I have seen 'Can't You Talk' offered at several art print stores and
on-line. It's out there in glorious color for you to buy and frame.
There are several other prints from the same general time period that
feature Collie and old style Scotch Collie-English Shepard dogs. Two
that are particularly well known and loved are by Walter Hunt,
1861-1941, an English painter. In “Found” a snowy backdrop frames a
weak lost lamb, and the Collie who has just found it. “The Shepherd's
Pet” of 1887 is a tranquil barnyard scene of a baby lamb watched over by
a caring Collie.
It has become rather common for people to buy up old magazines for cheap
and sell individual pages, illustrations or ads. to collectors of
specific interest. It is not unusual to see magazines from the 20s
through the 60s sell for from 5 to 30 dollars on eBay, and less in local
thrift shops. Once an ad for a old car, or a old stove is cut out and
offered individually under the specific subject, collectors interested
in that subject will pay big for the page. As an example I have seen a
fellow who buys old railroad industry magazines for a dollar. He then
cuts out the ads for each railroad and eBays them to railroad fans who
have a 'favorite' railroad. Individual ads or articles usually sell for
around 7 to 10 dollars. In that manner, a 1 dollar magazine and and some
eBay time can bring in well over a hundred bucks. There are people who
do the same thing buying up cheap frames at garage sales and junk shops.
Find something nice that is almost free, like from an old magazine, and
the potential is there for a profit.
Personally, I dislike the cutting up of certain old magazines. I
collect A.P. Terhune stories. He wrote many hundred of stories never
published in books, ......mostly as serial installments in magazines
between the 1905 period and the late 1930s. As I search for the old
magazines, with the stories, I like them to be intact.
Barbara W. Hollands wrote:
> Hi, I have a color print of the picture on my bookcase. I think I
> bought it from Jan. I first saw it many years ago in The Bookshelf
> for Boys and Girls, the 1955 edition, as a young child and loved it
> immediately. I don't know how to scan, sorry. It is painted by G.A.
> Holmes. It is lovely, perhaps you can find it through googling the
> painter in poster shops? Barbara Hollands