Droga Do Nieba (The Way to Heaven)

Mark Postlethwaite





Droga Do Nieba (The Way to Heaven) Mark Postlethwaite

Hurricanes of 303 (Polish) Squadron climb to intercept a raid on the morning of 27th September 1940. Within 20 minutes they were badly bounced by Me109s and three of the Hurricanes were shot down, two pilots died and one was badly burned. The artist Mark Postlethwaite said "I chose this day for many reasons, but principally because we could tell the story of the 11 pilots who went up that day. Each aircraft, pilot, serial number and position in formation is researched and identified. We even went to the extent of making sure the code letter style (there were two) and badge position was correct". As such, each print is supplied with a specially designed 16 page colour booklet / certificate of authenticity that details each pilot and aircraft in the scene and their fate.

As there are no surviving members of 303 Squadron from the Battle of Britain period, we have been honoured to have Sqn Ldr Franciszek Kornicki sign 100 of the prints on behalf of them. Sqn Ldr Kornicki joined the squadron during the Battle of Britain but didn't fly operationally until after the Battle. He went on to have an outstanding career as a fighter pilot with other Polish squadrons and went on to command both 308 and 317 Sqn.

Droga Do Nieba Certificate / Brochure
Droga Do Nieba Certificate / Brochure



We are delighted to announce that the first 100 prints have been signed by the artist Mark Postlethwaite and countersigned by Sqn Ldr Kornicki.


Sqn Ldr Kornicki 303, 308, 317 Squadrons

Matching numbered certificate of authenticity and brochure included.

Overall Print Size 62cm x 32cm.

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Signed and Numbered Edition : Print Nos 1 - 100 (1 Signature - Sqn Ldr Kornicki)
UK £75.00 Edition Size - 100

Artist Signed Edition :Print Nos 101 - 300 (Artist Signed Only)
UK £60.00 Edition Size - 200


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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.

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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.

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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.

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