The Boats that built Britain, BBC 2 documentary, HMS Pickle

Great fun yesterday: the Forum Films having discovered me via this web site because of my renowned marine picture “I have urgent dispatches” and because of  my friend Ann Maddever (a decendant of the commander of HMS PicklePickle_detail_Lt_Lapentiore__commander..png made a documentary series “The Boats that built Britain” series narrated by Tom Cunliffe which was broadcast prime time (20.30) last Saturday.

If you live in GB you can see the programme via the BBC web site on their Ipod and you can add a copy of “I have urgent dispatches” to your collection quickly and securely on page http://www.frickers.co.uk/prints.html.urgent_dispatches_in_framed.jpg

The latter also gives you acces via “further reading” to much of the brief yet facinating history of the historic and famous schooner Pickle.

Unfortunately I only found out an hour before the happening via a very kind friend so have not seen it.

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HM Schooner Pickle original for sale! ~ and late news of Nelson at Gibraltar

HMS Pickle, the schooner Pickle, The Pickle the ship that famously carried the news of Trafalgar to England and the Admiralty; I heard last week that the original of I have urgent dispatches is up for sale.
Now to be sold separately, a change of plan, sold separately from the rest of the owners Victory 2005 collection which I hear has a prospective buyer for the rest of the collection.
I’m not sure how much the owners want for it, my impression is 10 to 15,000 pounds, which is about 15 to 23 thousand USD.

This is the renowned marine painting, reproduced in several learned books and considered by some leading experts the definitive marine painting of HMS Pickle, a painting from which even the prints have created a history with copies going to among others, Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, The Royal Naval Air Service and the New York Yacht Club!72_dpi_dispatches_with_texts__1_.png

I have urgent dispatches is still available as a prestige limited edition.

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