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Chris, when can we see some of your fantastic remarques and other treasured prints? Waiting hopefully for that pleasure. πŸ™‚

Hi Nick

I had some pictures taken already but can’t find them anymore, seems i didn’t secured them when i had to re-install Windows once again.
But i will do it again to show some of my stuff and the Schr?ΒΆder paintings.

Below is a snapshot of my JG52, i have been told that the frame with the print was displayed in a aviation art magazine. Excellent framing with suede mattes and signed photos of the pilots. There are 3 signatures of Hartmann in there ( the photo of Hrabak is also signed by him ).

You can click on the image to get a larger version and no, it’s not a real RK but a good repro. Still wish it would be a orgianal RK wink

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October 26, 2005 - 7:52 pm
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I’m blown away Chris, that is absolutely fabulous…what a fantastic frame up for that particular print. Superb. :kudos

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October 26, 2005 - 8:10 pm
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I have been told that the frame with the print was displayed in a aviation art magazine. Excellent framing with suede mattes and signed photos of the pilots. There are 3 signatures of Hartmann in there ( the photo of Hrabak is also signed by him ).

What a great find – From the tone of your post, I’m assuming it originally belonged to another collector at the time it appeared in the magazine? 8)

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October 27, 2005 - 12:22 am
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Chris, I hope you don’t mind I posted the enlarged image but this is too good to miss or view only with another click. πŸ™‚

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October 27, 2005 - 1:01 am
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What a great thread. Thanks for sharing your collections :cheers

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October 27, 2005 - 7:26 am
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HEY! I have been looking for the owner of this framed JG-52 print for a long time! Fenris, I’ve finally found you!
:banana

I first saw a photo of this picture in the Volume 2, 1992 issue of Aviation Art magazine, published by Air Classics, and was blown away by the beauty of the framing work done.

The photo appeared in an article featuring The King’s Crown Gallery, which was reputedly famous for their unique and imaginative framing of aviation art. There was a photo of gallery owner Rene Hart posing with Robert Taylor in front of one of his prints, Hostile Sky. The article quoted Robert saying that “he had visited galleries all over the world, but had never seen art framed as well as that of The King’s Crown.”

I thought so too, at that time. However, a few years later I heard that this company had closed down and there were reports of fraud and that the shop had faked and sold signatures of famous personalities.

But, back to your picture, Fenris: are you the original owner, or did you purchase it from the original owner? If it is yours originally, do you remember where you had it framed? Was it The King’s Crown?

The photo in the magazine matches your photo exactly, except that the caption said the Knight’s Cross was original.

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October 27, 2005 - 7:54 am
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Fascinating…hope to hear more of the history of this beautiful piece. It would be a shame if there was some doubt on the authenticity of any of the signatures.

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I’ve considered framing some of my signed photos with a prints, such as ones of Rall, Grislawski, Galland, Schreib, Steinhoff, Barkhorn, Rudorffer, and others. I got a lot of signed photos from writing with aces but never found the print they seemed to go with. But one will come up I’m sure πŸ™‚

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I had ‘Abbeville Boys’ framed with a rare Luftwaffe eagle for the officer’s cape matted in below the print. When you can introduce artifacts such as this into the framing process it certainly greatly enhances the the final effect IMO.

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I have been told that the frame with the print was displayed in a aviation art magazine. Excellent framing with suede mattes and signed photos of the pilots. There are 3 signatures of Hartmann in there ( the photo of Hrabak is also signed by him ).

What a great find – From the tone of your post, I’m assuming it originally belonged to another collector at the time it appeared in the magazine? 8)

Yep, i got it from the first owner who ordered the frame. He had a lot of other prints with awesome custom framing. Unfortunally the framer does not exist anymore, i have an other print from an other collector which which was done in the same shop. I asked him for the address to send some print for framing there but he told me that they are not in business anymore.
It’s a shame, i really get a kick from a great framing alone and i will show you some of my first frames which look so poor and boring i will have them reframed once i find a good custom framer in my area.

Fenris
ps: thanks for uploading the larger photo, i tried to get the bigger one into the text but it never worked, so i had to take the thumbnail

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October 28, 2005 - 4:34 pm
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HEY! I have been looking for the owner of this framed JG-52 print for a long time! Fenris, I’ve finally found you!
:banana

I first saw a photo of this picture in the Volume 2, 1992 issue of Aviation Art magazine, published by Air Classics, and was blown away by the beauty of the framing work done.

The photo appeared in an article featuring The King’s Crown Gallery, which was reputedly famous for their unique and imaginative framing of aviation art. There was a photo of gallery owner Rene Hart posing with Robert Taylor in front of one of his prints, Hostile Sky. The article quoted Robert saying that “he had visited galleries all over the world, but had never seen art framed as well as that of The King’s Crown.”

I thought so too, at that time. However, a few years later I heard that this company had closed down and there were reports of fraud and that the shop had faked and sold signatures of famous personalities.

But, back to your picture, Fenris: are you the original owner, or did you purchase it from the original owner? If it is yours originally, do you remember where you had it framed? Was it The King’s Crown?

The photo in the magazine matches your photo exactly, except that the caption said the Knight’s Cross was original.

Bingo eHangar, the frame is from the The Kings Crown Gallery and i wish they would be still in business ….
I am the second owner now, the orginal owner who sold me the print had tons of german WWII items like docments, patched, flags and what ever. His JG52 print was a very inexpensive item compared to most of his +25 the few items the showed me and he wanted to sell. If i remember right he owns two Knights Cross as well ( not for sale btw. )

About the fake rumor: i was asking him for a cuffband from the JG3 Udet for a framing job and where i could get one, i would be if not possible pleased with a good repro and he replied to “get the real deal” and not be pleased with a repro.
It’s extremly unlikey that he had any used faked photos or let him sell faked ones, rather he had the photos signed personally by the pilots to him. I try to find his e-mail and ask him about.

Dunno about the orginal Knights Cross and i am not expert there, but a real KC would make this print/frame unafordable to me. I have no idea what the actual prices for a KC are ( if you can get one at all ), but surely in the 12-15k $ range.
And, the metal is to clean, bright and metalic and the band to “new” and the colors to strong to be +60 years old.

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I had ‘Abbeville Boys’ framed with a rare Luftwaffe eagle for the officer’s cape matted in below the print. When you can introduce artifacts such as this into the framing process it certainly greatly enhances the the final effect IMO.

Yes, that’s the kind of stuff in frames which makes my heardbeat go up as well and that is what i need still to find: a framer near me or at least in Germany who CAN do it it good quality and WANT to do it: not that easy to go in a shop in Germany and ask for a Luftwaffe Eagle like above added to a print which has german planes with even more swatikas on it πŸ™„

I alos want to make a custom frame with my grandpas’s photo and his medals and Garry Spicers “Wittmann’s Tiger 1 at Kursk”, showing tanks of his divison and a battle he fought in:

but that is something i need someone trustworthy for it.

Wait until i upload the other King’s Crown frame, i was sweating blood until it reached me because i feared the custom people could open the box and make trouble. Cudos to the seller, i told about my fears about and he wrapped and tapped it so strong that no custom guy dared to open it.
I needed about 45 min until i had take evenything out of the box and unwarpped it, but of course i took my time avoided to add any damage because of haste or not enough care.

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October 31, 2005 - 4:09 am
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I also want to make a custom frame with my grandpas’s photo and his medals and Garry Spicers “Wittmann’s Tiger 1 at Kursk”, showing tanks of his divison and a battle he fought in:

Good luck with that project, you should definitely do that….too many of these family items get lost along the way or the next generation just sell them for a quick buck. πŸ™

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October 31, 2005 - 4:18 am
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Wait until i upload the other King’s Crown frame, i was sweating blood until it reached me because i feared the custom people could open the box and make trouble. Cudos to the seller, i told about my fears about and he wrapped and tapped it so strong that no custom guy dared to open it.

Looking forward to seeing that one soon. 8)

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Fenris,

That JG-52 has to be the mother of all framed aviation art! I too saw it in an ad in one of the old Aviation Art magazines.

I visited the King’s Crown gallery several times. I used to travel out to LA on business back in the 1992 – 1995 timeframe, and made a point to check out their gallery. It was spectacular. The framing cost alone for a Taylor print started at about $1000 and went up from there. I have never seen anything to match their framing. Most pieces included an authentic badge/patch/etc. I wouldn’t even venture a guess at the cost to frame your JG-52 piece. Unfortunately, they went out of business during that time, as I stopped back one day and they had closed shop.

By the way, I could swear I saw your JG-52 for sale. There can only be one. Was it on eBay?

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November 3, 2005 - 9:06 am
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I wonder why the King’s Crown Gallery went out of business…? :think

The magazine article reported that they were 15 years old at the time, which means they were well-established.

Anyone knows?

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November 3, 2005 - 1:22 pm
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Fenris,

That JG-52 has to be the mother of all framed aviation art! I too saw it in an ad in one of the old Aviation Art magazines.

I visited the King’s Crown gallery several times. I used to travel out to LA on business back in the 1992 – 1995 timeframe, and made a point to check out their gallery. It was spectacular. The framing cost alone for a Taylor print started at about $1000 and went up from there. I have never seen anything to match their framing. Most pieces included an authentic badge/patch/etc. I wouldn’t even venture a guess at the cost to frame your JG-52 piece. Unfortunately, they went out of business during that time, as I stopped back one day and they had closed shop.

By the way, I could swear I saw your JG-52 for sale. There can only be one. Was it on eBay?

Yes, it was on ebay even twice. The second time i snaped it for a good price, and that it is a rather “famous” frame makes it even better for me πŸ˜€

Below an other print i am very happy with: it’s Taylor’s Lancaster under Attack with two remarques 8)

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PS: i used the photobucket service this time and loaded it up like Nick suggested ( i did the same with the imageshack url i got, i don’t know why it wasn’t working )
PPS: the dent on the top left white border is just a photo glitch, the print is mint

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November 3, 2005 - 6:09 pm
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Chris, your image of Lancaster Under Attack isn’t showing up. πŸ™

You might have better success with Photobucket rather than Imageshack. Go here: http://photobucket.com/login.php

It allows you to resize your image once you have uploaded it. Click the edit button and resize to 50% of original which is ideal for the forum if it starts out too large. Once done, click on the image in your Photobucket folder to open the resized pic and right click and highlight and copy image properties (Address URL). Paste into the forum and add at the end and your pic is ready for display. wink

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November 3, 2005 - 8:51 pm
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For gods sake, the image shows up way to big, dunno what is wrong now πŸ˜•

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Edit this large picture in your Photobucket folder – resize to 50% of original. The edit button is just above each picture in your folder assuming you have opened an account and now have a folder. So click edit button, check box for 50% of original and click resize.

Once it is resized, click on it and follow the same proceedure you used to post the full size image above. (If 50% is still too big, reduce the image again).

Just edit your post and replace the previous URL with the new one you have created with the 50% resized image.

Good luck, it will be fine once you have the hang of it. πŸ™‚ wink

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