Published 17th December 2008
Currently I am cataloguing a collection of World War One recruiting posters and advertising posters. The posters date from 1914 through to the late 1920's and include examples of French, British, American and Canadian recruiting posters. Posters were designed to inform simply and quickly, with basic images in blocked colours and few words, something memorable but also cheap to produce.
Railway posters always prove popular with collectors and included in this collection is a poster for the London Underground providing information on fares. A previous collection of railyway posters were sold through our rooms and totalled £45,000. One of the top prices was for an L.M.S. poster "Blackpool" by the artist Fortunino Matania (1881-1963) which realised £4,200.
The collection of posters will be included in a forthcoming collectors sale in the new year. Dates and details to follow.