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Print of J Paul Nesse Sculptures 1966 GT 40 MK II Bronze Signed by Shelby & Neese +2

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  1. Manard317

    Manard317 Member

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    I am trying to find information and potential worth estimate of a print I recently bought at auction. I have spent hours trying to find out more about it and I have to admit I'm starting to get delirious! (Couldn't even find the button to start a thread at first!)

    Anyheeew,

    This print has photos of 2 sculptures, GT-40 ‘66 LeMans winner and GT-40 Ken Miles. It has 4 signatures: Carroll Shelby, J. Paul Neese and 2 others I am trying to identify.

    On the bottom of the print it reads:
    A Matter of Record the GT40MK II bronze – a limited edition of 24 each measuring 24x16.5x10.5 @ $12,500
    J. Paul Nesse Studio, 11510 Lockridge Grand Township, Stilwater, Minnesota, 55082
    For further information, call or fax 612-430-0460 Photography, Bill Miller Minneapolis.

    I bought it at an estate auction outside Detroit Mi. It was rolled up and stuffed in a box. The previous owner may have worked for Ford based on the other items for sale. Since I'm a fan of classic cars I couldn't pass this up.

    Any information about this item and / or the signatures would be greatly appreciated. I am attaching photos of the print for your review.

    Thank you so much for your time and consideration!
     

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    Re: Print of J Paul Neese Sculptures 1966 GT 40 MK II Bronze Signed by Shelby & Neese

    Am I correct you have a poster of two bronze scultptures?
     
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    Re: Print of J Paul Neese Sculptures 1966 GT 40 MK II Bronze Signed by Shelby & Neese

    Yep...It's a poster. It measures 22" x 16". I have not been able to find another one like it. I tried contacting J. Paul Neese, the artist to see if he can tell me more about it. I believe it was from a special occasion.

    Have you seen one like it before?
     
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    Re: Print of J Paul Neese Sculptures 1966 GT 40 MK II Bronze Signed by Shelby & Neese

    Just to clarify...I believe this would be considered a poster and not a print.

    It is a "poster" of two photographs. It is printed on glossy stock and the artist who created both bronze sculptures, J. Paul Neese, did sign it along with Carroll Shelby and there are 2 other signatures on it that I have not been able to identify. However it is not numbered. Thanks to Coralsnake for asking and bringing it to my attention. Sorry for any confusion.
     
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    Re: Print of J Paul Neese Sculptures 1966 GT 40 MK II Bronze Signed by Shelby & Neese

    Those are color copies of the original prints, figure to a collector you might get $75-$200 each for them.

    I have an identical set of them in my collection of shelby related posters. Think I originally paid $200 for the entire set at a silent auction.


    Bill S.
     
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    Re: Print of J Paul Neese Sculptures 1966 GT 40 MK II Bronze Signed by Shelby & Neese

    Good to know...Thanks for the information. Are you're signed also?
     
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    Re: Print of J Paul Nesse Sculptures 1966 GT 40 MK II Bronze Signed by Shelby & Neese

    I wish I had one of his sculptures. :thumbup:
     
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    Re: Print of J Paul Nesse Sculptures 1966 GT 40 MK II Bronze Signed by Shelby & Neese

    I know of a nice poster of 2 them that's available! ;)
     
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    Re: Print of J Paul Neese Sculptures 1966 GT 40 MK II Bronze Signed by Shelby & Neese

    I believe they are but have not even looked at any of my posters in 5+ years (I have over 200).




    Bill S.
     
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    I just purchased a J Paul Nesse sculpture from the John Atzbach Mecum auction. Been looking for one for quite a while.
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