HMS Pickle, a new view, Pickle in a Pickle sails again

HMS Pickle, a new yarn to add to the thread of the renowned schooner Pickle of unlikely name and much disputed origins, the Pickle which heroically carried the news of the battle of Trafalgar and the death of Nelson (“Sir, we have won a great victory but we have lost Nelson“) is splendidly illustrated as a Heritage quality, signed numbered edition picture in “I have urgent dispatches“.
We are rarely able to see Gordon Frickers artwork in its final location so this is a treat! Pickle_2010_0815_201114_d.JPG

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SEA HISTORY 132, AUTUMN 2010

Reproduced here, an article kindly sent to us by Sally C McElwreath written by Rear Admiral Joeseph Callo USNR (Ret.) written for the authorative American magazine SEA HISTORY 132, AUTUMN 2010, (National Maritime Historical Society) which includes the renowned painting “I have urgent dispatches,” by Gordon Frickers, urgent_dispatches_in_framed.jpg

available as a signed numbered edition from page: http://www.frickers.co.uk/prints.html ~ you can order easily and securely on line using PayPal.

I found the article most interesting including because it is at variance with some of my research into the story of HMS Pickle.

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Portsmouth, HMS Victory and Pickle

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Just back from an awesome visit to Portsmouth brought about by one of my “icon” marine paintings, “I have urgent dispatches”  http://www.frickers.co.uk/marine-art/urgent_dispatches.html,  WOT! you don’t have a copy in your collection yet? and it is going to be shown on TV? ~ available exclusively from this site as a limited signed edition.

Yesterday morning I joined Tom Cunliffe and the Forum Film team boarding HMS Victory at 07.30 to film part of an episode of “The boats that built Britain“,  and was pinching myself by 08.00 in the Admiral’s great cabin wondering if this was really happening…  The_great_cabin_IMG_6492_d.jpg

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HM Schooner Pickle, HMS Victory and the British Ambassador's residence, Paris

My flight was confirmed today. Apparently I’m going to be a starlet on TV a first for a marine artist?
This re HM Schooner Pickle, the gallant little ship that carried the news of the battle of  Trafalgar and the death of Nelson,  interview to be  with Tom Cunliffe…

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The boats that built Britain

I have been asked today to be on HMS Victory on the 4 th Dec for an interview to go onto a BBC Channel 4 documentary next spring.

To speak about HMS Pickle,  the Battle of Trafalgar and my marine art painting “I have urgent dispatches“.

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A Pickle meeting on Pickle night 04.11.09 "I have Urgent Dispatches"

Because of H.M. Schooner “Pickle“, carrying the news of the Battle of Trafalgar (see  http://www.frickers.co.uk/marine-art/urgent_dispatches.html }
Anne Maddever, descendant of Lieut. John LAPENOTIERE, meeting with Gordon Frickers, marine artist and probably the leading authority on HMS PickleA_M__GF__VD_IMG_6365_wp.JPG

Because of a forthcoming BBC Channel 4 TV documentary, “Boats that made Britain”, Anne and Gordon had been in touch by email and phone for several months and decided to have their first rendez-vous appropriately on 04.11.09, Pickle Night.

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Trafalgar Day – Pickle, advertising agencies, TV, and a marine magazine

I can barely keep, up with it!
This is one of those days which reminds me of the debt we owe those who went before us to build our world.
The marine painting “Trafalgar Dawn” still haunts me (available in prints see http://www.frickers.co.uk/marine-art/trafalgar_dawn.html).

I am planning a new piece of marine art, the opposite view.

Today was very 21st century though.

I have had today 3 enquiries about my marine painting which may be of interest and found myself yet again busy with Trafalgar and Admiral Nelson issues.  Pickle__detail_of_signal_2214__Popham__s_code_e.jpg

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H.M.S. Victory, a ship model by Bob Pearce for sale

I received today an email from Mike Ellis.

Possibly  you may be very interested in my reply to Mike?

You have raised such interesting topics, I am copying this email immediately to some friends who may know some one who will purchase, give a home , to this excellent ship model

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HMS VICTORY, a very high quality model for sale

While not a marine painting this is certainly from the photos I have seen, marine model!
A rare chance to acquire a high quality marine model as in large ship model.   HMS_Victory_wp.jpg

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