Warrington Auctions report that while print sales have been in the doldrums for a few years, that does not apply to signed, limited edition prints by LS Lowry. In a recent sale, five examples sold for a total of £15,500 split between two London telephone bidders. Most wanted was a monochrome view of St, Mary’s Church, Beswick, Lancashire, the original dated 1929 and the print numbered 445 from an edition of 500. Lowry reckoned a drawing was arguably more important than a painting, creating a more dramatic effect. It was also more difficult to achieve a satisfactory result in black and white because colours could be used to hide mistakes. The church was demolished in 1965.