VintageDecorPrints

ORIGINAL ANTIQUE PRINTS, ENGRAVINGS, AND MAPS.

Westbury, United Kingdom · 725 Sales

VintageDecorPrints

ORIGINAL ANTIQUE PRINTS, ENGRAVINGS, AND MAPS.

Westbury, United Kingdom 725 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Thank you for visiting Vintage Decor Prints. We specialize in Hand coloured Original Antique Prints, Antique Engravings, Vintage Prints and Maps. NONE of our prints are Modern reproductions. We are constantly adding more to our shop from our many 1000's of prints, and engravings covering all subjects and Genre from our collection.
We are retired professional colourists and have worked for most of the leading print sellers in our career. We still undertake individual requests to hand colour items to order.

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 1, 2016

Thank you for visiting Vintage Decor Prints. We specialize in Hand coloured Original Antique Prints, Antique Engravings, Vintage Prints and Maps. NONE of our prints are Modern reproductions. We are constantly adding more to our shop from our many 1000's of prints, and engravings covering all subjects and Genre from our collection.
We are retired professional colourists and have worked for most of the leading print sellers in our career. We still undertake individual requests to hand colour items to order.

peter frith

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peter frith

About

Passion For Prints

Born in London just after the war, I would play on bomb sites, and discover old things that had been partly destroyed by the bombing. I started to collect these items, and began to cherish them.
As I grew up I started to appreciate the older things, in particular I was fascinated with old prints. So I started to collect old dis-bound books that were beyond repair as a more affordable way of collecting prints and engravings.
I learnt how to repair and clean the prints that needed attention, and also learnt how to color these images as they would of been colored originally. Please see the images above.
As my collection grew I started to do this professionally, and opened a gallery and picture framers.
Even though I am now retired my love for antique prints and engravings has never diminished, and I still collect subjects that interest me.
My collection now runs into many 1000's, and covers many genre's.
Now being at home full time, I opened a website, which did quite well, but became out dated by modern technology. So I opened a shop on Etsy, where I can offer some of my stock, many of which I have colored in water color.
My wife Minnie also has a shop on Etsy selling re-productions of the prints we have.
This is good because if the image is for decorative reasons, rather than investment you can purchase a top quality print from $12 rather than much more for the original. You can visit her shop on
http://etsy.me/1QqtDH0
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  • Peter Frith

    Owner, Antique Print Collector

    I specialize in the collecting and selling of antique prints and engravings from the 17th -20th century. Hand coloring them when needed as close as possible to how they would of been originally colored when they were first published.

  • Minnie Swanborough

    Swanboroughprints Owner

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