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 The Rules of Golf is a series of comical lithographs by Crombie of early golfers. The prints appear in many country clubs. there are numerous small reproductions, but the original prints are rare. Fishing is represented in a famous series of prints called Games Fishes of North America by SA Kilbourne. There is also a fine limited edition reproduction series. For fly fishing color trout and salmon flies have been illustrated by Fraser Sandemann and Mary Marbury Orvis. 

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a few examples

Rules of Golf

Games Fishes of the United States

Games Fishes of the United States

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  Colorful and humorous golf caricatures from a series illustrated by the British sports artist Charles Crombie.  The prints portray Edwardian golfers in various predicaments with associated "rule of golf".  A relevant Shakespearean verse is presented below the illustration.


These are original Perrier Rules of Golf, illustrations by Charles Crombie. The series contains 24 humorous chromolithographic illustrations. It is an original production with the Perrier adverts on the reverse side, copyright of Perrier, published by Golf Illustrated and printed by Bemrose of Derby. The comical Crombie prints on the rules of golf were first published by Perrier in 1905 and were reprinted several times thereafter. 


This is an original and rare 1905 print with the Perrier stamp on the reverse. It is not a cheap reproduction print or so called "vintage print". 

Games Fishes of the United States

Games Fishes of the United States

Games Fishes of the United States

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 The original Game Fishes of the United States was completed by Samuel Kilbourne in 1881 and became the most popular series of prints on American salt water and fresh water game fishes. Winchester Press reproduced this series of print in 1972 as a limited edition of 1,000 copies of twenty color prints. 

Fishing prints are highly collectible and with mats and frames used in wall decoration, often in combination in many homes and offices. 

Trout and Salmon Flies

Games Fishes of the United States

Portrait Gallery of Automobiles

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For  fly fishing enthusiasts we have a series of  fly prints including a noted collection of hand color prints of salmon and trout flies by Fraser Sandemann completed in 1894. In addition,   Favorite Flies by Mary Orvis Marbury is a unique series of prints from 1892 that compiles the stories and images of popular American artificial flies of the late 19th century. It is one of the earliest works to use chromolithography color plates and was considered by most fly fishers as the standard reference on flies in its era.  


Fly fishing prints are highly collectible and with mats and frames used in wall decoration, often in combination in many homes and offices. 

Portrait Gallery of Automobiles

Racehorses and Thoroughbred Stallions

Portrait Gallery of Automobiles

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The Portrait Gallery of Automobiles by Charles Horning  was a 16-year endeavor that quickly became a highly collectable and sought-after anthology of classic automobiles.  Hornung is considered "The Audubon of the American Automobile." These  are the original series of scarce prints by Collectors Prints and not the smaller and  later reproductions (Harry Abrams, publisher) that became popular. 

Racehorses and Thoroughbred Stallions

Racehorses and Thoroughbred Stallions

Racehorses and Thoroughbred Stallions

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  The series consists of sixty beautiful prints completed in 1890 of the most famous racehorses of the time. The prints were carefully engraved and are a fine representation of “turf celebrities”. 


The equine prints are highly collectible and with mats and frames used in wall decoration in many homes and offices. 

National Sports of Great Britain

Racehorses and Thoroughbred Stallions

Racehorses and Thoroughbred Stallions

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The National Sports of Great Britain first issued by Henry Alken in 1820 is a series of prints illustrating sporting pastimes "in vogue" in early nineteenth-century Britain"the land of  Sportsmen" Alken was  "the dominant sporting artist of the early nineteenth century". It includes horseracing, hunting, shooting grouse- partridge snipe, fishing pike- and salmon, as well as prize-fighting, cock-fighting bull- bear- and badger-baiting and otter-spearing.