In addition to our WWII posters, and our fine collection of restaurant and travel menus, we now add a very large collection of Vanity Fair Spy prints from 1888 to 1994.
Among these lithographs are some of the biggest names in politics, sporting life and society of the day. There is a Rudyard Kipling, a Prince George, before he was the Prince of Wales, and many prominent rowers, cricket players and golfers of the era.
Many of the works contain a stamp for the Castle and Falcon, an inn and tavern, built in the 1680’s and demolished in 1901 in Aldersgate Street, London. Another great collection find from the intrepid Louis Keene.
Spy prints received their moniker from one of the artists who instead of signing his name Ward, signed it Spy.