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I have six mounted prints of dogs on the bottom of the mount's is printed, From the original painting the property of JAMES BUCHANAN & CO LTD, SCOTCH WHISKY DISTILLERS. I have had them for over thirty years and got them from an antique shop. Has anyone any ideas or info please.Thank you
Please post photos - we will then see if we can obtain information on what you have. :)
Thank you for your quick reply.
Have attached two pictures of the prints (I hope).
Hope you got the pictures.
Have found out that these prints were also on the back of a set of playing cards given out by Black & White but don't no the year, hope this helps.
07-06-2012, 11:57 AM
Curious find you have there...I actually recognized a couple of them!
James Buchanan, the whisky maker, had a passion for among other things
hunting dogs and was known for collecting portraits of dogs by various artists.
In the early part of the 1910 ads for Buchanan's Black & White, you can find
many examples of the dog portraits he acquired (usually of single dogs), and
this continued into the 1920's with portraits for pairs of dogs.
Begining about 1930 Buchanan's began making regular offerings of prints for
some of these collected portraits to buyers of the company's whisky brands
(see attached photo).
To the Right are "Two Cairn Terriers" (above), and "Two Wire-haired Fox Terriers".
In the center are "Scottish Deer Hounds" (above), and "Great Danes" (below)....
from the 1930-spring offering.
To the Left are "A pair of black cocker spaniels" (above) and "A pair of English
All 6 of these are prints of works done in chalk by Arthur Wardle (1864-1949)
The originals to which were sold at Christie's London Auction House in May 2004.
These prints should date from 1929-1933, after which time Buchanans had settled
on using Black & White Terriers as 'mascots' to be used in all Black&White brand ads.
Walter C Hurst
Thank you for your information about the prints.
How things have changed three old pence in stamps got you a mounted colour print and you didn't even have to buy a bottle of whisky!!!
Your copy of an advertisement puts the Great Danes print at March 1930, (one down five to go) will have to try and find the others from other advertisement's from those years.
1929 to 1933 make's them at least 79 years old which answer's my question so thank you again Walter and Whisky.com
PS How much would three old pence be worth now?:)
07-09-2012, 11:55 PM
I'm not as familiar with old money as I am with old whisky, but on todays exchange rate it would be about $.05 (US) I believe...
However, on eBay you can buy the same 1930's 3-Pence price (UK) for $5-15/shipped.
*Given that price, I think the return value should be better on the prints!
Curious item for a whisky collector I think...I collect the Black & White (sealed) bottles, and must have 30-35+ in my collection now,
I'm sure that someone would collect the prints that went with the Brand!
Walter C Hurst
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