Will everyone just stop it please. Right now. Because I can’t keep up.
Yes, this kind of thing. It’s a 1925 Underground poster by Alma Faulkner, and what it signifies is that yet more high quality London Transport posters are up for auction. As if we hadn’t had enough already
These are at Tennants Auctioneers up in Yorkshire, and although there are only a few of them (in a huge general sale), they’re all rather splendid.
Particularly interesting are these two, both by Andre Marty and from 1931.
They’re intriguing not just because they’re good, which they are, but also because they form part of a quad poster series, all designed to be hung together. Which I had never heard of until now
There are a few on the London Transport Museum site, including, to my surprise, this one.
Which is by Anthony Blunt. Well knock me down.
But the most interesting lot of all has, of course, no images with it.
Six Small London Transport Advertising Posters, for both underground and bus, lithographed in colours, comprising Wimbledon Championships by Phylis Bray, Richmond Royal Horse Show, Derby Day, Aldershot Tatto by E A Marty, The Royal Tournament, Olympia by E A Marty and Ascot Summer by Walter E Spredbery, various sizes, in matching frames
Guide Price: £300-500
It’s not the work of too long to track them down – although it would still be nice to see the real thing.
So if you missed out at Christies, you know where to go. And as all of the single posters above are estimated at £100-£200, you may also get more poster for your buck too.
Should you be interested, there’s also this rather good Bawden print too.
Along with another Bawden, and two John Pipers too. Estimate £300-500 for that Bawden, a bit less for the others.
There’s more too, much more, but I’ve run out of time for today. More auctions when I can face it, something different tomorrow.