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Old May 16th 04, 09:09 AM
Mathias Koerber
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Has anyone taken a look at the Vintage Posters on Graham Watsons's
shop page (pictures not taken by GW).

Is it just me or are some of the vintage posters available
misprints? In most of them, the text is misspelt in some way or
other:

In detail:

Smokers:¨Tour of the '20s - Vervaeke and Gedhold smoked tthe cigarette¨

(note the text on the page itself also has typoes, but here the
poster itself seems to have ¨tthe¨ instead of ¨the¨)

Sailing: ¨Four of the '30s - Racing by the sailboats at Carassonne¨

s/Four/Tour/ surely
And is it not: s/Carassonne/Carcassonne/ ?

The text below the picture even says Concarneau :-(

Drinkers
same /Four/Tour/ error
s/reminescent/reminiscent/ ?

Long Road: s/Four/Tour/

Mathias


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Old May 16th 04, 09:11 AM
Mathias Koerber
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On Sun, 16 May 2004 16:09:03 +0800, Mathias Koerber wrote:

Has anyone taken a look at the Vintage Posters on Graham Watsons's shop
page (pictures not taken by GW).


Oops. missed the URL:
http://grahamwatson.safeshopper.com/89/cat89.htm?614

or via www.grahamwatson.com, then 'gw store', ¨posters¨, ¨vintage posters¨

Mathias


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Old May 16th 04, 11:15 AM
Marty Wallace
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"Mathias Koerber" wrote in message
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Has anyone taken a look at the Vintage Posters on Graham Watsons's
shop page (pictures not taken by GW).

Is it just me or are some of the vintage posters available
misprints? In most of them, the text is misspelt in some way or
other:

In detail:

Smokers:¨Tour of the '20s - Vervaeke and Gedhold smoked tthe cigarette¨

(note the text on the page itself also has typoes, but here the
poster itself seems to have ¨tthe¨ instead of ¨the¨)

Sailing: ¨Four of the '30s - Racing by the sailboats at Carassonne¨

s/Four/Tour/ surely
And is it not: s/Carassonne/Carcassonne/ ?

The text below the picture even says Concarneau :-(

Drinkers
same /Four/Tour/ error
s/reminescent/reminiscent/ ?

Long Road: s/Four/Tour/

Mathias


I'd say that that the F in four is actually a stylized T. If you look at the
Breaktime picture you can see that the F and T do look slightly different.
However there do seem to be other mistakes such as the spelling of Intinmate
in the Smokers picture. Maybe the posters are exact replicas of posters made
by a Frenchman for an English market and the grammer she is not so correct,
Oui?


Marty



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Old May 16th 04, 01:14 PM
Mathias Koerber
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On Sun, 16 May 2004 18:15:21 +0800, Marty Wallace wrote:


I'd say that that the F in four is actually a stylized T. If you look at


No, the stylized T actually does look different (the swing on the left
curls up to the left of the stem, rather than crossing it to form an F,
as can be seen on the Long Road in the work 'The')

However there do seem to be other mistakes such as the spelling
of Intinmate in the Smokers picture. Maybe the posters are exact replicas


Didn't even see that.

of posters made by a Frenchman for an English market and the grammer she
is not so correct, Oui?


So does that mean Carassonne is correct rather than Carcassonne (a mistake
a French printer would likely not have made)? I rather believe these are
sloppily made prints. A shame actually as the pictures are quite nice,
especially the Long Road ahead one and the Sailing boat one..
And they don't look like the mistakes will ever make them valuable either..
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Old May 16th 04, 01:18 PM
Robert Chung
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Mathias Koerber wrote:
On Sun, 16 May 2004 18:15:21 +0800, Marty Wallace wrote:


I'd say that that the F in four is actually a stylized T. If you look
at


No, the stylized T actually does look different (the swing on the left
curls up to the left of the stem, rather than crossing it to form an F,
as can be seen on the Long Road in the work 'The')

However there do seem to be other mistakes such as the spelling
of Intinmate in the Smokers picture. Maybe the posters are exact
replicas


Didn't even see that.

of posters made by a Frenchman for an English market and the grammer
she is not so correct, Oui?


So does that mean Carassonne is correct rather than Carcassonne (a
mistake a French printer would likely not have made)? I rather believe
these are sloppily made prints. A shame actually as the pictures are
quite nice, especially the Long Road ahead one and the Sailing boat
one..
And they don't look like the mistakes will ever make them valuable
either..


Some mapmakers include intentional errors on their maps to detect illegal
infringement.


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Old May 16th 04, 09:46 PM
HardwareLust
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Default Graham Watson shop: Vintage posters

Mathias Koerber wrote:
Has anyone taken a look at the Vintage Posters on Graham Watsons's
shop page (pictures not taken by GW).


Yup. I love that 'Smokers' print. One of my most favorite bicycle pics of
all time.

If it bothers you, just have a frame shop make a mat that covers the words,
and enjoy the picture by itself. No worries.

Regards,
H.


 




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