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TRIPLE TITLED PICTURES

MANUFACTURED BY THOMAS STEVENS


The Triple-Titled Stevengraphs are basically normal silk pictures, in a normal frame, except they have three titles printed, typically in English, French and German.

A full list is given below within the following article, given to me by the Stevengraph Collectors Association.

TRIPLE-TITLED STEVENGRAPHS

November 5th, 1971 - the day I came across my first triple-titled Stevengraph - "The Water Jump". It had titles in French and German, as well as in English. I did not own this particular silk, although I had been collecting for a little while, so I bought it, thinking there was nothing unusual about it. At that time I did not possess either Godden's book or Sprake's. After buying these books, I looked up "The Water Jump". In neither book did the mount pictured look like mine. I searched both books and found nary a reference to the triple-titled mounts.

July 9th, 1974 - the day on which I found my second triple-titled mount - "The Start". I found my ninth just two years ago. Eight of the nine have the same brown mount with no identification under the silk. On the reverse all eight have the same Stevens 29+38 label (see Godden p97). Mr Godden says this label was issued in 1893. The mount is identified as Type C3 (see Godden p64). He says it is found on labels listing 31 and 32 main titles, and dates from 1895 - 98. These statements do not quite gibe.

The ninth silk, "The Last Lap", has a mount that is a lighter brown and a 29+34 label. Mr Godden pictures this label on page 98 and cites the four deletions from the 29+38 label.

Since 1971 I have seen, or heard of, exactly one duplicate of the nine triple-titled mounts in my collection. This leads me to believe that these mounts were produced for a very short period of time - perhaps only once. Indeed, they may have been produced for foreign sales. I consider these mounts to be exceedingly rare.

Herewith my nine triple-titled mounts:-
(addenda - subsequent to the writing of this article, so far fourteen titles have been found.)

       
English title
Catalogue
Number
Sprake
Number
Godden
Number
 
French title
German title

           
st650 STG169 1 ARE YOU READY?
      EN ROUTE! DER ABLAUF VOM MOLE
           
st652 STG179a 3a CALLED TO THE RESCUE
      LE CANOT DE SAUVETAGE DIE RETTUNG NAHT
           
st654 STG190 26a FOR LIFE OR DEATH
      L'INCENDIE DIE RETTUNG NAHT
           
st656 STG166 28 FULL CRY
      LA CHASSE JAGDGESCHREI
           
st658 STG168a 29a GOD SPEED THE PLOUGH
      LE LABOUREUR GOTT SEGNE DEN FLEISSIGEN LANDMANN
           
st662 STG167 12 THE DEATH
      LE TRIOMPHE DER FUCHS IST TODT
           
st664 STG170 18 THE FINAL SPURT
      LE DERNIER COUP DE RAME AM ZIEL
           
st666 STG160 19 THE FINISH
      L' ARRIVEE AM ZIEL
           
st668 STG188 30a THE GOOD OLD DAYS
      AUTREFOIS SONST
           
st670 STG177 40a THE LAST LAP
      LE DERNIER EFFORT AM ZIEL
           
st674 STG165 43 THE MEET
      LE RENDEZ VOUS SAMMELN
           
st678 STG196 51 THE PRESENT TIME
      AUJOURD 'HUI JETZT
           
st682 STG157 61 THE START
      LE DEPART VOM ZIEL
           
st686 STG158 67 THE WATER JUMP
      LE SAUT DU RUISSEAU HINDERNISS RENNEN
           




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