Sunday 8 January 2012

Another great Headstone Catalogue

This Maile and Son brochure illustrates a wide selection of Crosses, Memorials and Headstones that the company had on offer. The prices are listed. I must remain to start looking all around memorials as I visit churchyards and cemeteries to see if I can identify any 'Maile' products. Remember to click once and then again to get a close up view of the pages.

Thursday 5 January 2012

Two Types of Cross

Another pamphlet from the Maile archive was produced to advertise the company's new premises. The centre spread advertises the Graceful Latin Cross and the 8th Century St Paul Cornish Cross. Note the prices. Click on an image and then again for a really clear view of the content.

Tuesday 3 January 2012

Exhumation of US Airmen in Moravia


An Air Force History Index Card can be viewed HERE

Monday 2 January 2012

Monumental Receipts

Another find from the Funerary Treasure Box. At the bottom of the box, I found 50 or so receipts for headstones and memorials from all parts of the country. Some of the Monumental Masons' letterheads are works of art in their own right. Here is one example.

Sunday 1 January 2012

The Art of Maile and Son

Searching through my recently re-discovered box of funerary treasures, I found some really fascinating brochures and price lists issued by the Cornish Granite Sculptors - G. Maile & Son Ltd of Euston Road in London. They must have been well-known at the time and it is intriguing to see the cost of memorials. As an example of what I have found, here is there 'Beautiful Churchyard Memorials' Catalogue. It seems no expense was spared as the publication is very nicely printed. To me, the papers provide a useful guide to pricing and the types of memorials and headstones that were on offer. Enjoy!

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