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1927 Tipped-In Blackmore Tintex Print Grand National Steeplechase Bechers XAL6

1927 Tipped-In Blackmore Tintex Print Grand National Steeplechase Bechers XAL6

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This is an original 1927 tipped-in Blackmore Tintex color print of the 1839 Grand Liverpool Steeplechase, which was the first official running of what would later be known as the Grand National. It was held at Aintree Racecourse, and although eighteen runners entered, one dropped out shortly before the event. A point of note is that this race had no handicap, all riders carried twelve stone. This particular jump is an early version of the infamous Becher's Brook, so named because Captain Martin Becher fell with his horse Conrad, and had to dive into the brook to avoid injury from other riders. In the background is another casualty, which was either racehorse Rust or Cannon Ball, along with their unfortunate rider.

This sporting collection of tipped-in color prints employed a Blackmore Tintex Printing technique, which, at the time, served as a precursor to offset lithography. The method was revolutionary in the color printing industry and produced quality art prints that closely resembled the time and labor-intensive technique of hand colored stone lithographs.


This 84+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Blackmore Tintex Print; Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 11 x 7.5 inches; 28 x 19 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

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