Militaria page 2 - London and Westminster Light Horse Cavalry

Militaria Page 2

Here you will find more examples of Militaria we have available. Not all our stock is on the website so please check back soon as we will be adding more Military books for sale as well as numerous interesting and historic items. 

Unusual Item for Mail Coach Pistol/Blunderbuss Collector

* * New stock * * MAIL COACH - ORIGINAL SIGNED WATERCOLOUR PAINTING by BEVAN RIDER of GOLDEN FLEECE COACHING INN, THIRSK, NORTH YORKSIRE

Original Signed Watercolour Painting by Bevan Rider of Golden Fleece Coaching Inn, Thirsk, N. Yorks

An original pen, ink and watercolour, gouache painting, "The Change at the Golden Fleece, Thirsk". Painted and signed circa 1980 by Bevan Rider to illustrate his 1984 book on "The Story of the Royal Mail Coaches - A More Expeditious Conveyance", this watercolour is the original illustration which appears on page 100 in the chapter describing the London- Edinburgh Mail which stopped/staged at the Golden Fleece en route. The Golden Fleece still exists today - see their website for downloading a history of this coaching inn.


The painting measures approx 15 inches by 11 inches. It is in good condition but with some bumping and creasing at the corners, some pinholes at the edges (most likely from the artists drawing board). Painted on Watercolour Board. Requires mounting and framing but an attractive and unusual item for the  Mail Coach Pistol / Blunderbuss collector.


Price:   £165.00  Including UK delivery 


Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing this item  - quoting reference: SKU  919D

Mail Coach Pistol/Blunderbuss Related Painting

* * New Stock * * MAIL COACH - ORIGINAL SIGNED WATERCOLOUR PAINTING by BEVAN RIDER of MAIL COACH IN FLOODS NEAR NEWARK

MAIL COACH - ORIGINAL SIGNED WATERCOLOUR PAINTING by BEVAN RIDER of MAIL COACH IN FLOODS NEAR NEWARK

An original pen, ink and watercolour, gouache painting, "Floods Near Newark". Painted and signed circa 1980 by Bevan Rider to illustrate his 1984 book on "The Story of the Royal Mail Coaches - A More Expeditious Conveyance", this watercolour is the original illustration which appears on page 95 in the chapter describing the London- Edinburgh Mail which frequently encountered flooding near Newark en route. The book recalls that the Newark bridge crossing was often liable to flooding resulting in the ‘up’ Mail Coach in midwinter having to negotiate these floods in darkness leaving the passengers cold and wet even if they took the precaution of standing on their seats with their backs arched against the roof! Sometimes the floods were just too deep resulting in the Mail Coach Guard having to wade in or swim, unhitch the leading horse, remove mails from the box and proceed on his own to the next stage. He would probably have taken his pistols or blunderbuss with him as well!    


The painting measures approx 15 inches by 11 inches. It is in good condition but with some bumping and creasing at the corners, some pinholes at the edges (most likely from the artists drawing board). Painted on a Watercolour Board. Requires mounting and framing but an attractive and unusual item for the  Mail Coach Pistol / Blunderbuss collector.



Price:   £165.00  Including UK delivery 


Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing this item  - quoting reference: SKU  920D