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Onslows Auctioneers to offer rare travel posters June 29

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Written by Auction House PR   
Thursday, 14 June 2012 13:21

This rare and colorful travel poster is expected to sell for about $10,000 to more than $15,000. Oslows Auctions image.

STOURPAINE, England – Onslows’ Summer Vintage auction on June 29 will offer some rare posters not seen on the market before. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

Onslows will be selling one of the rarest and most desirable of British Railways beach posters, dating from the 1930s and designed by Fortunino Matania for the London Midland and Scottish Railway. It depicts the famous Southport Lido a wonderfully evocative scene with bright young things at play. It is estimated to sell for between £7,000 and £10,000 (about $9,900-$15,500).

Other top posters include a great rarity designed by Helen McKie for the Southern Railway of Waterloo Station in wartime. There’s also the sister poster that depicts the same scene but in peacetime. The former poster seldom turns up for sale and is likely to fetch over £4,000 ($6,200), the other version could sell for around the £3,000 ($4,650) mark.

Another group well worth a mention is a rare group of early Shell posters by the French artist Charles Fouqueray, he is better known for French World War I posters. The posters also known as Lorry Bills were commissioned by Shell in 1925 we are selling four out of the 18 he designed, perhaps the most evocative of the group is of Lynmouth on the edge Exmoor in Somerset.

In the aviation department Onslows will offer 12 super designs by David Klein for Trans World Airlines.

Onslows will offer a fine selection of the best posters of the Big Four British Railway Companies and London Underground, a collection of late 19th century showcards, and many other great advertising posters for a wide range of products.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


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This rare and colorful travel poster is expected to sell for about $10,000 to more than $15,000. Oslows Auctions image. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 June 2012 13:54
 
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