I'm hoping someone with deeper references than I can help me out. I recently resacked a modern Conway-Stewart Dandy for someone, who said, "Can I trade you a Tuckaway for the work?"
And it turns out to be a blue TD version... with a Valiant-style cap band and an oblique stub Triumph point. Which is very neat, and I feel I've done well out of the exchange, but looking into my 1949 and 1951 catalogues, I don't find that there was a Valiant Tuckaway. In the '49, there's a Sentinel Tuckaway, then Valiant and Statesmen without the Tucky counterparts, and following them a just plain Tuckaway (with very Statesman-like trim) on a page with the Admiral and Craftsman. The '51 has even less in the way of Tuckies.
So... given the hardware match, would I be astray in calling it a Valiant Statesman? Does anyone have documentation for such a creature? I'm not concerned it will fade from existence if I can't hang a reference on it (that only happened once, with a Waterman) but I do want to stick it on my site and I'd rather not spread misidentifications around... any more than I already have.
Edited by Ernst Bitterman, 13 June 2018 - 15:45.