Celebrating 25 Years
This yearare very proud to have been in the Aviation and Signed book business for
We have been on the air show circuit hosting signing events and raising many thousands of pounds for
RAF Charities over the years.
This year we will be exhibiting and producing some very collectable items to coincide with this milestone in our business.
We have been very honoured to have been associated with some of the most historical aviation aircrew from the Second World War.
Here's looking forward to seeing you all as the air show season approaches us.
Hello and welcome to Vector Fine Art Prints. Here you will find a wide selection of Aviation Art prints by renowned artist's such as Frank Wootton, Robert Taylor, Nicolas Trudgian, Gil Cohen, John Shaw, Michael Turner, Richard Taylor and Ron Stark.
The choice of signed books is second to none and is so extensive that nowhere else can match it online.
We specialize in limited edition bookplates and take part in several book launches throughout the year.
For our forthcoming calendar visit the special events page.
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Colin and Rose
We are proud to announce the release of this must anticipated book
Men of The Battle of Britain
at the Flying Legends Air show on the Saturday 11th July and Sunday 12th July
Since it was first published in 1989, Men of the Battle of Britain has become a standard reference book for academics and researchers interested in the Battle of Britain. Copies are also owned by many with purely an armchair interest in the events of 1940.
The book records the service details of the airmen who took part in the Battle of Britain in considerable detail. Where known, postings and their dates are included, as well as promotions, decorations and successes claimed flying against the enemy. There is also much personal detail, often including dates and places of birth, civilian occupations, dates of death and place of burial or, for those with no known grave, place of commemoration. There are many wartime head-and-shoulders photographs. Inevitably the high achievers who survived tend to have the longest entries, but those who were killed very quickly, sometimes even on their first sortie, are given equal status.
The 2015 third edition will include new names and corrected spellings, as well as many new photographs. Plenty of the entries have been extended with freshly acquired information. The stated nationalities of some of the airmen have been re-examined and, for example, one man always considered to be Australian is now known to have been Irish.
Vector Fine Art are very proud to announce THREE limited editions of the stunning New Book,
which all come in a custom made slip case.
The Main edition is a bookplate consisting of 15 original signatures of ‘The Few’ This is limited to only 20 copies worldwide with a custom built slipcase
The signatures are:
£195 + postage and packing
The Battle of Britain edition is a bookplate consisting of 26 signatures of ‘The Few’
This is limited to only 25 worldwide
The signatures are:
£275 +postage and packing
Very Low Inventory
The Battle of Britain Tribute edition is a bookplate consisting of 45 signatures of ‘The Few’
This is limited to only 15 worldwide
The signatures are:
£495 + postage and packing
Also being proud sponsors of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust we will be hosting a shop front with the trusts merchandise and also unsigned copies of the Men of the Battle of Britain, all of these sales go direct to the Memorial Trust.
The price unsigned is £60 we have very limited stock for sale
Available for this weekend only we have a small variety of bookplates and bookmarks for sale, samples are shown below.
For these bookplates it will be cash only
A stunning new limited edition pencil print exclusive to Vector celebrating
the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain
Readiness at Dawn - The Battle of Britain 1940
Spitfires of 74 Squadron return to their base from an intense dogfight over the English Channel. As soon as they land they are hastily re-armed and re-fuelled by their diligent ground crews, so at a moments notice they can be scrambled to intercept another raid from the German Luftwaffe.
By the end of October 1940 The Battle of Britain was won by the gallant 'Few' and the plans to invade England were terminated.
This stunning new limited edition is exclusive to Vector Fine Art celebrating 25 years in business.
MAIN EDITION: LIMITED TO 125 WORLDWIDE £45 + postage and packing
carries the original signature of
Wing Commander John Freeborn DFC*
BATTLE OF BRITAIN EDITION: LIMITED TO 80 WORLDWIDE £75 + postage and packing
with the following signatures of 10 of 'The Few' is
Wing Commander John Freeborn DFC*,
Air Commodore John Ellacombe CB DFC*,
Wing Commander Bob Foster DFC AE,
Wing Commander Tom Neil DFC* AFC AE,
Flying Officer Ken Wilkinson,
Squadron Leader Nigel Rose,
Wing Commander Terence Kane,
Squadron Leader Tony Pickering AE,
Flight Lieutenant Terry Clark DFM AE,
Leading Signalman Luiz Flower.
TRIBUTE EDITION: LIMITED TO 10 WORLDWIDE £175 + postage and packing
with the signatures above and the following matted signatures
Squadron Leader Gerald Stapleton DFC,
Air Commodore Pete Brothers CBE DSO DFC*,
Squadron Leader Peter Brown, AFC
Wing Commander Peter Olver DFC,
Wing Commander George Unwin DSO DFM,
Squadron Leader Edward Smith DFC.
ARTIST SIGNED EDITION: LIMITED TO 90 WORLDWIDE £25 + postage and packing
Paper size 41cm x 30cm
Exhibiting at Duxford for 25 Years
1990 This is where it all started, we set up trading at Duxford and Flight Lieutenant Anderson popped in to wish us good luck, he was a Battle of Britain pilot flying Blenheims
At the start of 1991 we began to expand the business needing more and more room to exhibit our ever growing range of prints.
This was taken from the back of our van with the enormous crowds that would gather
This was our first major launch in 1994 which was Air Combat paintings volume 2 by Robert Taylor, with us was Sir Ivor Broom and
A V M 'Birdy' Wilson, we blocked the isle twice with queues.
On the Saturday evening we had to drive and pick up more stock of the books.
Colin is seen here getting a signature from Flight Lieutenant Bill Reid VC
In 1995 Robert Taylor joined us for the Flying legends air show seen here with Group Captain John Cunningham
1996 - can't believe that Pete and Phil all these years later are still our closest friends.
The end of a hard day – steak and beer!
What a line up of Battle of Britain pilots, Dennis David, Peter Parrott, 'Birdy' Wilson, Raymond Puda
1996 The launch of Robert Taylor's Air Combat Paintings book Volume III with Roland Beamont and Johnnie Johnson
1997 at Duxford with our dear friend Nicolas Trudgian and Dennis David
Our two daughters sitting in the cockpit of the Messerschmitt 109, perks of the job!
Over the years Vector have hosted some of the worlds most famous Battle of Britain pilots and become friends with so many. With their help we have managed to raise enormous sums of money for they charities.
We hosted our dear friend Nicolas Trudgian's first book launch with Dennis David and Gunther Rall
Colin with his biggest supporter and best friend 'the old chap'
Sadly at the end of last year he passed away, but still looking down telling me where to hang the pictures.
Reminiscing a small piece of Vector's history.
Duxford 2015 - Another successful signing event!
The next generation! Not many two year olds can say they met Battle of Britain veterans.
VE Day Anniversary Air Show
Saturday 23rd May and Sunday 24th May 2015
At the Duxford Air Show we will be celebrating our 25th year of exhibitions of signed aviation art by the world's leading aviation artists and signed aviation books.
Please come along and join us Saturday morning, where we will be hosting some of the 'Few'.
We have an extensive range of signed rare prints and books.
On Saturday morning we were very honoured to have Four Battle of Britain air crew with us signing for their charity.
Wing Commander Terry Kane
Flight Lieutenant Tony Pickering
Flight Lieutenant Terry Clark DFM AE
Flying Officer Ken Wilkinson
I am very sorry to say that we had a call from our great friend Tom Neil to say he was unable to come to Duxford as he is feeling a bit under the weather, he wishes everybody the very best with this fund-raising event.
We raised £1005
Thank you to you all for the support
This is the only Duxford event that the Battle of Britain aircrew will be signing at, as the Flying legends and the Battle of Britain air show in September clash with official engagements to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
Footnote: Check out the updated books page too!
A Very Proud Moment
On Thursday 26th March 2015, six members of the Few, Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum, Wing Commander Tom Neil, Wing Commander Paul Farnes, Squadron Leader Tony Pickering, Flying Officer Ken Wilkinson and Flight Lieutenant Owen Burns were on hand as Her Majesty The Queen unveiled The Wing, the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust’s visitor and education centre at Capel-le-Ferne.
Her Majesty The Queen meeting Paul Farnes and Tony Pickering
Her Majesty The Queen talking with Colin and other Trustee's
Maintained by the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, the site at Capel-le-Ferne is dedicated to Churchill’s famous “Few” who fought in the skies overhead to keep this country free from invasion.
The Memorial itself inspires quiet reflection on the bravery and sacrifice shown by the aircrew – fewer than 3,000 men – who flew, fought and sometimes died in probably the most crucial battle fought by this country in the whole of the 20th century.
The Christopher Foxley-Norris Memorial Wall lists the names of all those who took part in the Battle of Britain, while a replica Spitfire and Hurricane stand nearby as a reminder of the iconic machines they flew to victory.
The high-tech, multi-media Scramble Experience gives people a taste of what life was like to be one of the Few in 1940, while the Geoffrey Page Centre has been designed as a learning environment that is now available to schools.
The Memorial itself is free to visit and can be accessed on foot all day, every day. The car park and the Wing, including The Scramble Experience, open from 10 am every day and close at 4pm from 1 October to 28 February, at 5pm from March to the end of May and then at 6pm through to the end of September. There is a charge for The Scramble Experience.
A proud family around the unveiling plaque
We have been proud supporters and fundraisers for the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust since 1992. We have raised large sums of money through signing events and auctions over the years.
Please visit http://www.battleofbritainmemorial.org/
Thank you for your continued support
This tree was planted at the National Arboretum with the monies collected from Duxford Air show.
Thank you for your support