Combat over Malta

Mark Postlethwaite





Combat over Malta Mark Postlethwaite

Major Gunther von Maltzahn shoots down a Hawker Hurricane of 126 Squadron, whilst piloting his Messerschmitt Me109 over Malta, 19 December 1941.



The Signed and Numbered Edition Printed on Fine Art Giclee Paper

The Entire Edition is signed in pencil by the Artist Mark Postlethwaite and individually printed on Fine Art Giclee Paper.

Over the years Mark Postlethwaite has had many enquiries about the availability of prints from his cover paintings for Osprey Aviation Books. Until now it has been impossible for Mark to produce prints from them as the contract didn't allow this type of reproduction.However, after a lengthy period of negotiation, Mark is delighted to announce that they have reached an agreement whereby he can now have full rights to reproduce and license all of his Osprey paintings.

All of these aviation art prints will all be printed to order using the fine art giclee process onto a superb Hahnemuhle heavyweight watercolour paper.The Seven ink giclee process provides a far better colour reproduction than the standard colour litho and as Mark prints them himself, you can be sure that the artist is happy with the final result!

If you would like a print from any other of Mark Postlethwaite's Osprey book covers, please contact us by email for details on availability.


Matching numbered certificate of authenticity included.

Overall Print Size 20" x 16" (inches)

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Signed and Numbered Print on Fine Art Giclee Paper
UK £60.00 Edition Size - 100


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Helpful information regarding our Limited Edition Prints

Limited edition print:

An edition of identical prints, numbered sequentially and individually signed by the artist, having a stated limit to the quantity in the edition. Following publication the printing plates are destroyed. Almost all the aviation art and aircraft prints featured on this website are authenticated with the original signatures of distinguished military personnel.

Artists Proof:

An old tradition of reserving a quantity of prints for the artist's use, usually equal to about 10 % of the edition. In the early days of printing, these prints were the only remuneration the poor artist received. Proofs are signed by the artist and numbered showing the quantity of Artist's Proofs issued in the edition. Because of their highly restricted number, Artist's Proofs are sold at a higher value than the regular prints in the edition.

Publishers Proof:

A quantity of prints, not always announced or issued at the time of publication, usually equal to no more than 10% of the edition. These are reserved for the publisher's use, mostly for donation to Museums, Service establishments, Service Associations, and the like. Quantities of Publishers Proofs, sometimes issued with a supplementary print, may be made available to collectors either at the time of publication, or at a later date, depending upon availability.

Remarqued print:

A print issued with an original pencil drawing by the artist in the margin, each numbered out of the quantity of individually remarqued prints in the edition. The quantity of remarqued prints in any one edition generally is between 25 and 50. Each remarque drawing made by the artist is slightly different, thus making each print totally unique. Remarqued prints may be available at the time of publication, or announced at a later date, depending upon the artist's work load at the time .Please be aware that Remarque prints can take up to six weeks for delivery. An artist remarqued print is the ultimate collector item in terms of reproduced work.

Companion print:

An additional print, usually issued with smaller dimensions, published to compliment a limited edition, and usually issued at the same time.

Matted (or mounted) print:

A print fitted into an acid-free or conservation matt (or mount), ready for framing.

Original drawing:

An original work individually drawn by the artist, completed in pencil, ink, or other medium, and personally signed by the artist. Being an original work each drawing is unique and different.

Certificate of Authenticity:

A certificate issued by the publisher stating the total quantity of prints issued in the edition, confirming authenticity of the signatures, and in the case of a limited edition, inscribed with the matching unique number inscribed on the individual print. Collectors are advised to keep certificates safely as a future means of provenance. All our aviation art and aircraft prints are issued with a certificate of authenticity.



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