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Coming up at auction…

This Edward Lawson poster of the River Spey was used to publicise the delights of travelling by British Railways. It comes at Bloomsbury Auctions on November 14 as part of a vintage posters sale. The 40in x 25in poster, backed on linen, dates around 1950 and is estimated at £600-£800.

This collection of 19th carved and painted fish decoys and floats is for sale at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries in Maine on Sunday November 4. The lot carries a $1000-$1500 estimate.



A collection of  silver-plate reticulated fish, like this attractive 12in pair with cabochon inset eyes, comes up at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago on November 8.


This attractive watercolour may have an English look to it, but it’s actually by a German/American artist, Frederick Vezin. It’s being sold at Lempertz’s Old Masters & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture auction on November 17 in Cologne, Germany. Frederik Vezin worked particularly as genre and landscape painter. In addition, also his skills as a portrait painter were very much in demand. He is particularly known for his depiction of society scenes. The picture carries a 200-2500 euro estimate. By the way, the angler’s companion looks incredibly bored, doesn’t she?

Keith Elliott
Keith Elliott
Editor and publisher of Classic Angling magazine. Founder member of UK Angling Writers' Association and current chairman. Former winner of Writer of the Year. I wrote a weekly angling column for The Independent for 23 years, having previously written columns for The Guardian and Sunday Mirror. If it swims, I'll fish for it: marlin or mackerel, trout or tench, salmon or snook. I've written several books on fishing, from one for the Duke of Edinburgh's award to the notorious Catchmore Sharks (don't look at the pictures) and Bob Nudd's autobiography, How to be the World's Best Fisherman. I love exotic travel for fishing (been to Mongolia and Ecuador, the Great Barrier Reef and Arunachal Pradesh) and wish I could afford to do such trips more often. My favourite fish? Anything with fins, though I have a special love for mahseer, and I’m Founder and former Chairman of the Masher Trust.

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