Hong Kong Environs For Sale

For Sale  £10.00  (postage £2.90)


Genuine old watercolour circa 1950’s

“Hong Kong Environs” Unsigned.

Mounted in acid-free board, hand lined.

If you are a Veteran Cyclist…..

Post War cyclists will remember this type of advertisement …

For Sale £10.00 (postage £2.90)

Rear cover from ‘The Bicycle’ March 16th 1949

‘The Bicycle’ was a popular weekly magazine of the post war period.

Interesting Prints

We are selling some interesting old prints from a variety of interests.  To purchase you can call 07761478625 and pay by card, or visit the shop between 09:00 and 14:00 most days.

Here is an example…..

For Sale £14.00 (postage £2.90)

1907 print from French magazine ‘le Rire’

By de Vadas a regular contributor to the magazine.

Little is known about him.  

This piece is titled “ A Word in Your Ear”

JULY 14th 2020

WHATS HAPPENING?      My dad last came into the shop on Wednesday  March 11th.  That is 127 days ago!  We have re-started, or rather, I have (Mich’al).

Currently I am processing work in as near as possible as it was before ‘lockdown’ which we have renamed ‘breakdown’.

Ideally, I would prefer you to email me for an appointment (like you might for the dentist!) and I will respond to you and arrange things.  If you can’t do that then, call by on chance.

Opening hours: Tues-Fri 09:00-14:00 and Sat until 12:00

I have made the shop ‘protective’ so we can do things without contact.

These are the email addresses you can use:



If you prefer to text or call,  my dad’s number is: 07761478625

I have an ambition to mount and sell some interesting prints over the coming months

….watch these pages or the shop window.





From June 23rd we expect to open:

08:30 – 2:00 TUESDAYS – FRIDAYS 

and until NOON on Saturday.


We expect visitors to observe full 

‘social distancing’.

If you come over the doorstep we expect you to

have facial covering. 


To re-establish our flow of work for a few weeks we are going to prefer using email rather than  phone calls.  We will respond promptly to your email.





March 25th 2020


Dear Customers, Friends and Visitors

Our adherence to the Government Directive for non-essential shops during the Corona Virus high-risk period means our door is closed until futher notice.

If you have work in our shop, when the restrictions are reduced by the Government,  we may be able to:

  1. take a payment over the telephone and then
  2. deliver it to you whilst 
  3. strictly observing the 2 metre minimum distance requirement.

We look forward to hearing from you anyway about anything!

Email either of us at:



Whatever your enquiry we will then respond to your email and take it from there.

Meanwhile…..best wishes and STAY SAFE!


Royal Wedding

This highly detailed limited edition print reflected weeks of work by the artist, not to mention the skill involved. We have framed it simply in a narrow black not wishing to detract in even the smallest way from all that is going on in the image.  There is some  distortion and fade in our  photo  that distracts from the clarity.  

Goody Two Shoes

Unusual challenge.  Frame a pair of shoes. So, two frames, top and bottom with glass all round. Easy…..well not really.

“Just Do It!”

This is a lovely child’s work.  We felt it would have more impact than professionally commisioned advertising posters or pages in magazines.  Put so simply it says,  “Just Do It!”

Just Do It!

Old but young

It has 1659 painted on as a date.  If its not an addition then it is the oldest work we have restored and framed.  You can see, it has at one time been in an oval surround.  A lot of the shining gold decortation on the garment was almost obscured.  Cleaning has revealed it.  The frame is not so old; about 1900 maybe.   And the gold slip is modern.