Completed Restorations Information

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Lady_Hamilton_Hotel_-_LobbyStep into the reception of any World class hotel and you will be invariably greeted at the desk by an attractive young woman or handsome young man, always eager to help and make your stay as pleasant as possible, in the hope that you will visit them again or recommend the hotel to family and friends, was the room comfortable, the service and food good, all questions to make your stay as pleasant as possible. The facilities vary from hotel to hotel; some rely on Old World charm with a magnificent location, others modern and stylist, it’s a very competitive market.

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Bibliography - Richard Hunter


Printed copies of all articles are available on request for a small charge. To request copies please send your full name and address along with the title(s) of the article and number of copies required via the contacts page here.
I'll advise you of the cost of postage etc via email before dispatch.

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1995

"BRITISH FIGUREHEAD & SHIP CARVERS"
by P.N.ThomasPublished in the United Kingdom
by Waine Research Publications, ISBN 0 905 184 16 5

2001

"FLADENS ENSIGT GALIONSFIGURER FRA DEN DANKE MARINE"
by Jens Riise Kristenseen
Published in Denmark by Skib Forlag ISBN 87 90374 17 7

 



Articles & Other Items Published on the subject of
SHIPS FIGUREHEADS
by
Richard Hunter
 

1985

"SEA CLASSIC INTERNATIONAL"
Autumn Issue
"Use your Heads " page 66 to 69/82 ( line illustrations only )

"THE LOG"
The House magazine of the Furness Withy Group, Winter Issue
" Figureheads " page 14 & 15 ( line illustrations only )1987

"SEASCAPE"
International Maritime Magazine October issue
" Figureheads to the Trade " page 26 & 27 ( photos & Line illustrations )

"FRIENDS OF THE ROYAL NAVAL MUSEUM PORTSMOUTH YEARBOOK"
1987 issue
" The collection of Naval Figureheads at Portsmouth "
page 33 to 35 ( line illustrations only )

 


1988

"SEASCAPE"
International Maritime Magazine
April issue
" British Naval Figureheads " page 24 to 26 (photos & Line illustrations )

"THE SEAFARER"
Quarterly magazine of the Marine Society, Summer issue
" Training Ship Figureheads " page 85 to 87 ( photos )

"COUNTRY LIFE" June 9th 1988
" Taking their Bows " page 287 & 286 ( photos )

 


1989

"THE LOG"
The House magazine of the Furness Withy Group, " figureheads "

"FRIENDS OF THE MARITIME TRUST"
Newsletter Number 16
Spring Issue " Figureheads in London " page 11 to 14 ( photos )

"THE MARITIME TRUST REVIEW"
Number 10
May issue " New life for Old Heads " page 11 & 12 ( photos )

 


1990

"OLD GLORY"
Vintage Restoration magazine number 9 July/August issue
" Figures from Valhalla " page 66 to 69 ( full colour /B&W photos )

"NAUTICAL BRASS"
May/June Volume X Number 3 issue USA publication
" New Heads for Old Ships " page 8 to 11 ( photos )

"TRIANGLE"
Newsletter of Lloyds of London Employees Number 96 December issue
" The one-eyed man "s Lookout " page 6 ( photos )

"WARRIOR NEWS"
Newsletter of the Warrior Association Issue number 25 Winter
" Figureheads " back page ( line illustrations )

 


1994

"AUSTRALIAN SEA HERITAGE"
Magazine of Australia "s Maritime Museum
Number 38 Autumn issue
" Finding and Recreating Figureheads " page 14 to 16 ( Photos )

 


1997

"ROYALTY DIGEST"
A Journal of Record issue number 67 January.
" Figureheads of Queen Victoria " page 207 to 209 ( photos )

"SCOTTISH MEMORIES"
Scotland "s Magazine June issue,
" Saved from their sinking ships Ahoy there " page 16 & 17
( full colour & B/W photos )

 


1998

"OCEAN ADVENTURES TALL SHIP INTERNATIONAL"
Issue 12 October/November issue
" The Figurehead " page 18 & 19 ( full colour photos )

 


1999

"THE MERCURY MAGAZINE"
The Journal of the TS "Mercury Old Boys Association 1999 Edition.
" The Figurehead of HMS GANNET " page 18 to 20 ( photo )

"CAMBRIAN NEWS"
" Chipping away at Victoria "s secrets "
Thursday 23rd September 1999 page 18

"ROYALTY DIGEST"
A Journal of Record issue number 100 October 1999.
" Kings of Europe a Heritage in Wood " page 118 to 121 ( photos )

 


2000

"SEA HISTORY"
Journal of the National Maritime Historical Society of the USA
No 94 Autumn " Victoria Restored "
page 32 & 33 ( Full Colour & B/W Photos )

"COUNTRY QUEST"
the magazine of Wales and the Borders
" World Queen Victoria be amused "
March 2000 page 12 & 13 (illustration & B/W photos )

"COUNTRY QUEST"
" Can you figure it out "
Letter to Editor JULY 2000 page 47

"BANKS OF THE TYNE"
Tyneside "s Heritage magazine, Issue number 13 Spring 2000,
" Figuring out life of a carving " page 4-5 ( B&W photos )

"ROYALTY DIGEST"
A Journal of Record,
October 2000 issue number 112
News item on restoration of
Queen Victoria Figurehead ( with B/W Photo )

 


2001

"DEVON LIFE"
July issue Vol 6 number 1
" Spirit of the Seas " page 176 to 177 ( full colour photos )

"CHIP CHATS"
Magazine of the National Wood carvers Association of the USA,
Vol 48 number 6 November/Dec
" Victoria the restoration " page 62 to 65 ( Full colour & B/W photos )

 


2002

"WORLD OF WOOD"
Journal of the International Wood Collectors Society,
(USA) Vol 55 number 3 March issue
" Restoring Figurehead of 19th Century British Vessel " page 10 to 12 (photos)

"THE INDEPENDENT"
The Friday Review 8th March.
" Obituaries " Jack Whitehead ( Photo )


 


2003

"BYGONE KENT"
Volume 24 number 8 AUGUST 2003
" Ship-on-Shore " Sheerness Kent. ( photos )

"BRISTOL TIMES"
Tuesday November 18th 2003,
" One the trail of Maritime city "s lost figureheads " letter to the editor,
(copy with one B/W photo )

"BYGONE KENT"
Volume 24 number 12 DECEMBER 2003
" Letters to the Editor "
" Ship-on-Shore " Sheerness Kent (three B/W photos )

 


Printed copies of all articles are available on request for a small charge. To request copies please send your full name and address along with the title(s) of the article and number of copies required via the contacts page here. You will be advised of the cost via email before dispatch.Small Figurehead logo

 


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Professional Figurehead Valuations

Jenny Lind Figurehead Richard Hunter has an International reputation as the leading authority on the subject of Naval and Merchant Ships Figureheads, with a wealth of knowledge built up over 40 years of research and study in to the field of Ships Figureheads and Maritime Woodcarvings, Richard is able to provide confidential advice and information as to the authenticity of figureheads in both private and public ownership.

Past and current clients include the Maritime Departments of the three principal Auction Houses in the United Kingdom, Sotheby's, Christie's and Bonham's plus a number of independent dealers and private owners throughout the World.

If you require advice as to the authenticity of a carving or its value for re-sale, including insurance valuation please write in the first instance with more details of the carving. Contact me here, and I can advise you further. 

Sign
Richard Hunter,
Figurehead Historian.