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Original ballpoint pen drawing of a pike on an original 1983 Royal Mail first day cover with four stamps from the British River Fishes series - 29p perch, 26p Trout, 19 1/2p Pike and 15 1/2 p Salmon.

I love having a potter around local antique, vintage and retro shops and often across a few Royal Mail First Day Covers (an envelope bearing a stamp or set of stamps postmarked on their day of issue). For this one I immediately got the idea for a pike swimming drawn in biro (a much underrated drawing tool). It's an unusual combination to use in artwork but I like the depth and interest it adds to the end work and I have several ideas brewing for my next one.

The original artwork is signed on the front and care notes are included to help you make the most of your purchase. See additional photos for details.

Signed open edition prints of this artwork are also available for sale via my website:

All items will be posted within three working days of placing the order in suitable packaging to ensure it arrives undamaged and will be sent using:
UK: Royal Mail special delivery, 1 day delivery in most cases.
EUROPE: Parcel Force Worldwide, 3-5 days delivery in most cases.
WORLDWIDE: Parcel Force Worldwide, 6-11 days delivery in most cases.
This artwork will be shipped folded, to save on postage costs.
N.B. Customs fees and duties are the responsibility of the recipient. They vary from country to country but can be calculated at

Low resolution images are used on this site for copyright protection.
Please note that although every effort has been made to reflect colour as accurately as possible, different computer monitors/calibrations vary and I cannot guarantee that what you see on screen is an accurate depiction of the actual image.

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Materials used:

Ballpoint pen, Original 1983 Royal Mail first day cover stamp

Pike (2016)

$60.02 Sold

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This artwork is sold by Tracie Callaghan from United Kingdom

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