Society News

   
01 Mar 2024EXHIBITION & AGMTHURSDAY 11 JULY 2024 – SUMMER EXHIBITION & AGM – to be held at Department of Typography at the University of Reading. Featuring an exhibition of some Baxter and Le Blond printing plates from the University’s Collection along with related items, and Michael Twyman will be discussing the printing processes used by Baxter and his Licensees
01 Mar 202340TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER, EXHIBITION & AGM17 & 18 JUNE 2023 – CELEBRATION DINNER, EXHIBITION & AGM – to be held at the Aubrey Park Hotel, Redbourn. Featuring a celebratory dinner on Saturday in a private room, and on Sunday an exhibition featuring the discoveries made and reported in the newsletter over the last 40 years
17 Mar 2022EXHIBITION & AGMWEDNESDAY 22 JUNE 2022 - EXHIBITION & AGM – to be held at Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections Reading Room. Featuring The Mary Butcher Collection of Baxter Prints and a talk on the collection and it’s conservation by Jeremy Parrett, Special Collections Archivist.
01 Sep 2021EXHIBITION & AGM9 OCTOBER 2021 - EXHIBITION & AGM – to be held at the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection, Salisbury. The exhibition of members ‘Favourite Things’ will open at 12 noon. There will also be an illustrated talk and discussion on Baxter prints, afternoon tea, and the ever-popular Bring and Buy Sale.
09 Mar 2021NEWSLETTER March 2021Our latest 24-page Newsletter has been posted out to members. We celebrate 100 years since the formation of the second Baxter Society. Articles include: - An original design by George Baxter for Joseph Mansell, Jenny Lind on silk, A review of Baxter’s serial numbers focusing on Lake Lucerne, Daughter of the Regiment, Brighton Chain Pier and the unrecorded Hastings & Scotch, A peep into the world of Baxter collecting in the 1920s, Dickes reward cards after Frith photos, the inspiration for Le Blond’s Brothers Water, Baxter’s Map of the Victories of Napoleon III, more on Kronheim’s pocket book prints, the Baxter Art Union revisited, and Views of Lake Scenery by Leighton Bros. Due to Covid we have been unable to meet up recently so we have included another 24-page Bonus Edition Newsletter with this posting. Features include: - Joseph Mansell at the Great Exhibition, George Baxter’s replications of Bolton Abbey and Lake Garda, a new Mansell reward card set, the Chalees Satoon or hall of Forty Pillars, more about the Leighton Family, George Cargill Leighton’s Baxter process prints, a look at how George Baxter’s “enlargements” were produced, and the Holy Family on music.
24 Oct 20202020 MEETINGSCANCELLED - 2020 MEETINGS - All event planned for this year (2020) have been cancelled due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in the UK. Our 24-page newsletters will however continue to be published as normal and we hope to return to a full schedule of events in 2021.
17 Mar 2020CANCELLATION - SUMMER MEETINGCANCELLED - SUMMER EXHIBITION & AGM - 6 JUNE 2020 - The event planned at Manchester Metropolitan University to see the Mary Butcher Collection of Baxter Prints has been cancelled due to the latest advice from the UK government regarding COVID 19. Arrangements for a future meeting will be advised once the current situation is resolved.
27 Nov 2019COLLECTION FOR SALEREMINDER - CLOSING DATE FOR OFFERS - 30 NOVEMBER 2019 - A collection of prints originating from the A E Owen Collection (President of the Baxter Society in 1926) is for sale and can be viewed by logging in to our members area. Photos/scans are available of every item, some of which are unique and very rare. Offers can be made by logging in to the members area and following the instructions.
11 Nov 2019NEWSLETTER November 2019Our latest 24-page Newsletter has just been posted out to members. Articles include: - Edmund Burke, one of Baxter’s rarest prints, but is the portrait of Edmund;? Baxter Print on silk; Cigarettes, Cuba and colour printing, a new discovery about J M Kronheim & Co.
11 Nov 2019COLLECTION FOR SALEA collection of prints originating from the A E Owen Collection (President of the Baxter Society in 1926) is for sale and can be viewed by logging in to our members area. Photos/scans are available of every item, some of which are unique and very rare. Offers can be made by logging in to the members area and following the instructions.
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