COUP DE GRÂCE – COMMEMORATIVE BOOK AND PRINT PORTFOLIO

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250 Limited Edition One signature $170.00
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50 617 Squadron Edition Seven signatures -
40 Bomber Command Artist Proof Thirty five 617 Sqn signatures -
35 Dambusters Edition Forty two 617 Sqn signatures -
75 Giclee Studio Proofs on stretched canvas $525.00
15 Remarques Forty two 617 Sqn signatures -
10 Double Remarques Forty two 617 Sqn signatures -
5 Tribute Edition Fifty 617 Sqn signatures -

Description

The fifth aircraft to attack the Möhne dam on the night of 16 / 17 May 1943, Flt.Lt. David Maltby powers Lancaster AJ-J away from the target as his Upkeep mine successfully detonates against the already damaged dam wall. Within seconds the dam will rupture releasing a terrifying wall of water flooding into the valley below.

This prestigious limited edition portfolio, issued as a lasting tribute to the Dambusters and the men of 617 Squadron, includes an individually numbered copy of the book THE DAMBUSTERS. Presented in its own luxury embossed slipcase, each book is accompanied by a matching-numbered copy of Anthony Saunders’ dramatic limited edition print COUP DE GRÂCE – THE MÖHNE DAM.

THE LIMITED EDITION

Joining artist Anthony Saunders in signing every print of Coup de Grâce is one of the most highly-regarded veterans who flew on the Dambusters Raid:

Squadron Leader GEORGE JOHNSON MBE DFM

THE CANVAS STUDIO PROOF

Pre-stretched on to artist’s canvas ready for framing, each Giclée is individually numbered, hand-signed by the artist. The portfolio includes a matching-numbered book THE DAMBUSTERS containing a specially issued bookplate signed by George “Johnny” Johnson and presented in its own luxury embossed slipcase.

THE 617 SQUADRON EDITION

With Seven Signatures

With all the components of the Limited Edition, each book contains a special collector’s bookplate signed by seven Aircrew who flew with 617 Squadron during WWII:

Wing Commander JOHN BELL MBE DFC
Warrant Officer FRANK TILLEY
Squadron Leader LAWRENCE “BENNY” GOODMAN
Flight Lieutenant KEN TRENT DFC*
Flight Lieutenant SYDNEY GRIMES
Flight Sergeant CHARLES AVEY
Squadron Leader GEORGE JOHNSON MBE DFM

THE BOMBER COMMAND ARTIST PROOFS

With Thirty Five Signatures

Recognizing the incredible sacrifice made by the airmen of Bomber Command, this highly restricted edition comprises all the components of the 617 Squadron Edition, but the collectors’ bookplate is additionally signed by 28 aircrew who served with great distinction in RAF Bomber Command during WWII:

Flight Sergeant TOM SAYER DFM
Warrant Officer ROY BRIGGS
Warrant Officer DEREK GURNEY
Flight Lieutenant TOM PAYNE
Warrant Officer CHARLIE DARBY
Flight Lieutenant GEORGE DUNN DFC MID
Flight Lieutenant ALAN PAYNE DFC
Squadron Leader DOUGLAS JOSS MBE
Warrant Officer REX STATHAM
Warrant Officer ERIC HORSHAM
Warrant Officer KEN JOHNSON LD’H
Flight Lieutenant JOHN COOPER AFM
Warrant Officer FRANK TOLLEY
Warrant Officer HARRY IRONS DFC
Warrant Officer CECIL CHANDLER LD’H
Flight Lieutenant JACK BLANCHARD DFC
Flight Sergeant RON GARD
Flight Lieutenant GORDON MELLOR
Warrant Officer TED KEY
Warrant Officer RON TOMLIN
Flight Lieutenant RUSSELL “RUSTY” WAUGHMAN DFC AFC LD’H
Flight Lieutenant JOHN TROTMAN DFC*
Flight Sergeant LEN MANNING
Warrant Officer REG PAYNE
Warrant Officer HARRY WINTER
Flying Officer VIC FARMER
Flight Lieutenant STEVIE” STEVENS DFC AE
Warrant Officer HAROLD KIRBY LD’H

THE DAMBUSTERS EDITION

With Forty Two Signatures

To commemorate the 133 airmen who took part in Operation Chastise, this historic and exclusive edition comprises all the elements of the Bomber Command Artist Proofs but includes an additional bookplate which is personally autographed by EIGHT veterans of the legendary Dambusters Raid:

Sergeant DOUGLAS WEBB DFM
Squadron Leader LES MUNRO CNZM DSO QSO DFC
Sergeant FRED SUTHERLAND
Sergeant RAY GRAYSTON
Corporal MAUREEN STEVENS
Dr. MARY STOPES-ROE
Corporal KEN LUCAS
Squadron Leader GEORGE JOHNSON MBE DFM

THE DAMBUSTER REMARQUES

With Forty Two Signatures

The Dambuster Edition is further enhanced by the inclusion of two remarque editions, each containing an original pencil drawing, crafted to order by artist Anthony Saunders in the lower margin of the print.

THE TRIBUTE EDITION

With Fifty Signatures

With all the components of the Dambusters Edition, each highly-collectible FIFTY SIGNATURE portfolio is issued with a unique original pencil drawing by Anthony Saunders which is signed by two of the most iconic pilots ever to fly with 617 Squadron:

Group Captain JAMES “WILLIE” TAIT DSO*** DFC* ADC
Flight Lieutenant BILL REID VC

Each drawing has been conservation matted to include the signatures of six more highly-decorated Bomber Command aircrew:

Squadron Leader NORMAN SCRIVENER DSO DFC AE
Air Commodore DIM” STRONG CB AFC
Group Captain DRANE LOWE CBE, DFC, AFC
Marshal of the RAF SIR MICHAEL BEETHAM GCB CBE DFC AFC FRAES
Warrant Officer ERNEST KENWRIGHT DFC DFM
Flight Lieutenant ERIC JONES DFC

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Overall Print Size

27 ½ x 20 inches

Release Date

May 2017

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