Auction starts! Handwritten story by Emma Collingwood, illustration by Amandine de Villeneuve!

26 September, 2008 at 9:30 pm Leave a comment

Today’s the 260th birthday of Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood. What better date to start a charity auction that will hopefully raise a bit of money for the Morpeth Lions Club Flood Fund? Morpeth was, after all, the place where he spent some of his happiest days. And we’re geeks. 🙂

You have now the chance to bid on two unique items.


OUR WEBSITE WITH INFORMATION ON THE CHARITY

AUCTION I: ORIGINAL GEORGIAN ROYAL NAVY GHOST STORY BY EMMA COLLINGWOOD

Be the first person to read “Last Service”, one of four Georgian Royal Navy Ghost Stories from the upcoming book by Emma Collingwood! Not a printout, mind you – the tale comes handwritten (in ink, of course!) on 18th century-style, handmade, heavy cream-coloured paper (courtesy Museum for Paper, Writing and Printing). The paper alone has a value of ~ £ 30.00.

“Last Service”, set aboard HMS Victory, honours the tradition of the classic 18th and 19th century ghost stories as well as the memory of the men who served on her.

AUCTION II: ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATION BY AMANDINE DE VILLENEUVE

The drawing shows Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood and his dog “Bounce”. The technique is “ink and wash”; umbra-coloured, waterproof ink on heavy, cream-coloured handmade paper (60% cotton, 40% flax, ages well). This is the original illustration to go with “Last Service”.

Many people in Morpeth have to rebuild their lives from scratch. Every bit helps, so please, do spread the word, post a link to either the website or this entry here in communities where it fits, herald the news, shout it from the roof and/or the fighting top. Thank you so much in advance for your support!

With the festive season just around the corner, this is a wonderful chance to get a very special present for that Age of Sail aficionado in your life. 🙂

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