Cassard by A Calzolari illustrated by S Briston is now up for auction. I had the opportunity to interview Sarah Briston a few years back about her artwork. You can see the interview here. I have a few of her pieces in my personal collection, but would love to have something as beautiful as this added. This auction is for the Alberto Calzolari Cassard fly and the wonderful artwork. I’m looking forward to seeing more offering like this pair from Sarah in the future as each discipline complements the other so nicely.
I keep an eye out for collectibles on eBay all the time and you know there is always bound to be something on there that I can add to my collection of famous tyers. This week I found a couple great auctions from one of my favorite sellers and some art by a UK artist I have admired for some time.
Auction 1 is for a Dick Talleur feather wing streamer called the Shushan Postmaster. If you are not familiar with Dick, just open up a copy of Fly Tyer magazine to find some of the many articles he has written or head out to your local bookstore to pick up one of the numerous books he has authored. Years ago when I first started tying, it was one of his books that helped guide me through the ins and out of the art of dressing flies. Click here for the auction.
The second auction is a mounted, framed and signed Jock Scott from the famed tyer Ron Alcott. Surely a piece to be treasured in any collection. Click here for the auction.
The last item today is some artwork by Sarah Briston. She is a talented artist and her work is on display in my living room featuring flies tied by Damian Welsh. This auction is for 5 limited edition prints featuring flies from internationally renowned tyer Fabrizio Gajardoni. The prints include Popham 12/20, Sicilian 2/50, Speyside 3/50, Childers 7/50 and McIntyre 2/50. If you plan to bid, hurry as the auction closes later today. Click here for the auction.
Here is another favorite artist of mine. I have a nice set of prints she did of Damian Walsh’s flies hanging on my wall at home. A 5 hour painting condensed into 2 minutes. There was an interview done with Sarah a while back on Flyangler.ca as well. Click here for the interview and more of her work. Also stop by here site to view her portfolio.