Art, Marine

Unique collage made from British navy sailors’ hat ribbons which for years the sailors pinned on ceiling of a bar in Spain.  The bar owner’s wife made them into this collage.  Includes 2 scrapbooks with incredible ephemera collected about the sailors and their ships, including official ship Christmas cards and official ship notecards from various officers, numerous photos of sailors and ships and background collected on the fate of the ships during World War II.  Truly a unique piece of naval history.  During Spanish Civil War, German U-boats caused terrible losses to commercial shipping off Spanish coast, leading to large British naval presence there in the 1930s which is why the ships and sailors represented in this collage were in the area of this Spanish bar.

Dimensions: 29″w x 30″h
Price:  $1,200