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Chad Arnow
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PostPosted: Sun 26 Mar, 2006 9:10 am    Post subject: Sources for brass rubbings?         Reply with quote

Does anyone know of good places that sell rubbings of monumental brasses that can be framed and hung on a wall?

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Sun 26 Mar, 2006 6:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

If you haven't been here before, maybe these folks can help:

http://www.mbs-brasses.co.uk/

They have a contact stateside for making payments for society dues, surprisingly, about 45 minutes from my house.
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PostPosted: Tue 28 Mar, 2006 5:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jonathon Janusz wrote:
If you haven't been here before, maybe these folks can help:

http://www.mbs-brasses.co.uk/

They have a contact stateside for making payments for society dues, surprisingly, about 45 minutes from my house.


Jonathan,
Thanks for the reply. I have seen their site. If I had more money, I would have joined a while back. Happy I may contact them.

I'm looking for things like the following, but with a larger selection. I'd prefer gold on black, too:

http://www.celticstitchery.com/BrassRubbing/MediumRubbings.htm
http://www.exmoorbrassrubbing.co.uk/products.htm# (This one is promising)
http://www.whitewinds.co.uk/acatalog/index.ht...atalogBody

It would be great to find a US source, too.

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PostPosted: Wed 29 Mar, 2006 12:34 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I found a fellow a couple of miles from me that has a load of them. I made a deal for a couple and Im supposed to check back with him in a week to see if he has made a list of what he has. I scored a rubbing of Robert De Bures, cosidered by many to be the finest of the military brasses and one of the oldest to boot. Its 7 ft tall and I have to fix a couple of small places that arent on the figure proper. Here is a pic of him next to a sword I engraved recently. I believe the De Bures brass was laid down in 1308. I also got a 15th century rubbing of Robert Le Strange that is hanging next to me. The figure is about 40in tall.


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PostPosted: Wed 29 Mar, 2006 12:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The Le Strange rubbing.


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Chad Arnow
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PostPosted: Sun 18 Jun, 2006 6:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I finally found some sources.

1) http://www.javianinbrass.com/ These people are really nice and sell on Ebay, too. I have three miniature brasses on their way as we speak. They have a pretty good selection.

2) http://www.wachsbrc.com/index.php The person who answered my emails was very helpful. I ended up going with Javian's smaller versions, though, since they fit the wall and budget much better.

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PostPosted: Tue 20 Jun, 2006 6:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here are the ones I have on order. The figures themselves are about 17 inches high by 5 or so wide, plus 2-3 inches of blank paper all around.

John D'Abernon (1277)


William de Setvans (1306)


William Fitzralph (1323)


The color is a little uneven in the pictures, but I've been told that they are actually an even gold throughout.

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PostPosted: Sat 24 Jun, 2006 7:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Perhaps I'm the only one interested in this stuff, but here's a scan of one of the brass rubbings I received from http://www.javianinbrass.com/ 's Ebay auctions. I'm really happy with the quality, considering their low price of $12 USD for decent sized rubbings.

The scan loses some detail and makes the gold color look slightly uneven.



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Part of John d'Abernoun's brass, the oldest surviving military brass in England.

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PostPosted: Sat 22 Jul, 2006 8:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

For anyone interested, here is the final result. These three brass rubbings are from http://www.javianinbrass.com/ and are made from scaled-down reproductions of the original brasses. The figures are 18" high.


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PostPosted: Sat 22 Jul, 2006 3:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks great,Chad, thanks for sharing !
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PostPosted: Sat 22 Jul, 2006 4:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Chad,

Nice arrangement. I've seen the large ones displayed individually, but I like the look of several smaller ones framed together!

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PostPosted: Tue 25 Jul, 2006 6:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Dan and Steve,
Thanks for the kind words. I love how it turned out. My wife likes it, too, which is always good. Happy It works well in our living room.

I almost went with two figures, about 36 inches tall each, framed separately. this was cheaper and looks better, too, I think. If anyone is looking to buy small rubbings, I recommend Javian. The quality was much better than I expected for the cost, and the scaled-down repro brasses they work from have a lot of detail and still retain imperfections from the originals.

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PostPosted: Tue 01 Aug, 2006 3:47 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I went to school in the UK as an exchange student in 1973. I took a train every weekend out into the country to make brass rubbings. I have a collection of over 100 rubbings, from 1'x3' up to 8'x12', most are gold heelball on black paper but several are black on white paper. Would like to get some of them out of the tubes in which they have been stored all these years and into the hands of people that would enjoy them. Email me if interested.
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PostPosted: Tue 01 Aug, 2006 3:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Del Penny wrote:
I went to school in the UK as an exchange student in 1973. I took a train every weekend out into the country to make brass rubbings. I have a collection of over 100 rubbings, from 1'x3' up to 8'x12', most are gold heelball on black paper but several are black on white paper. Would like to get some of them out of the tubes in which they have been stored all these years and into the hands of people that would enjoy them. Email me if interested.


Del,
Hello and welcome to myArmoury.com. Happy Thanks for your message. I think I'm all stocked up on rubbings right now, but if you're interested in selling some of your collection, you could snap some pics and list them for sale in our Marketplace forum. Happy

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