October 27, 2015
I’m new to this site and have started a temporary trial in order to use the forum and see if this might be something I’d like to participate in. I have always shot Winchester firearms. It started with the 9422 I grew up with. Anyway, I now own a few different models and for me there really isn’t anything else that compares. I began collecting Winchester advertisements a few years ago after I was gifted an old torn calendar top from 1915 by Lynn Bogue Hunt. While my growing collection definitely does not contain top shelf (mint) examples, I really enjoy the hobby.
My question for anyone who can enlighten me is this:
What is the timeline for the types of printing methods used for these old calendars and posters? I know that the early ones are hand lithographs and that there are countless reproductions out there (I’ve been burned before). That said, does anyone know what year Winchester actually switched to offset lithography?
I hope someone can help me out here.
September 19, 2014
I would guess that the best source right now for such information may be Jennifer and/or Gary Gole. They had an article on Winchester flashlights in the last “The Winchester Collector”, but I do know that Jennifer at least has a fair understanding of the printed Winchester advertising. They buy/sell/trade such items. Her e-mail was listed at the end of the article, and I would try that venue to find answers.
October 27, 2015
I appreciate the lead. I emailed Jennifer and I’m hoping to hear back soon.
I’m trying to authenticate a 1926 Winchester Calendar (artwork by Philip Goodwin). The dimensions are correct and it appears to be an original. Only issue I can see is the fact that it is an offset lithograph. Maybe someone else has this same piece and can chime in.
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