Just a quick post today, between the merry whirl of activities that is the Easter holidays, to point you at a poster auction over in the States at PosterConnection.
There isn’t a huge amount of British interest, but what there is covers a lot of rather high-quality ground. So there’s a Henrion and a Lewitt-Him for starters.
FHK Henrion, 1947, “suggested bid” $240
Along with this BOAC Eckersley, which I don’t think I’ve ever seen before.
It’s interesting seeing Eckersley doing his own version of someone else’s design, in this case Theyre Lee Elliott‘s Speedbird logo. The result is still a classic, but it doesn’t quite warm my heart enough to make me want it, for some reason.
Unlike this Zero design for London Transport, which I do rather covet, probably more than any other poster in this auction.
But in case those aren’t quite what you’re looking for, they’ve also got a Shell poster,
and some classic railways posters from both before and after the war,
as well as a delightful piece of 1950s kitschery – once again for Norfok. Is there something in the air over there?
All of which makes a pretty good whirlwind tour in a very few posters. And then there is also this – a chance to see Britain through the eyes of our fellow Europeans.
Although I’m not sure that Dover was ever that alluring, not even in 1956.
Next time on Quad Royal, more auctions, as the new Christies catalogue has just popped through the letterbox. But don’t get your hopes up too high, it’s definitely not as exciting as last time…