Right, it’s Friday afternoon, so shall we order some posters?
I think that, as we’ve already got versions of the two Carol Barker ones, I’d like to order Foxes by Peter Roberson please.
Especially as the prices are so low.
As you may have guessed by now, we will have t o use some form of time travel if we actually want any of these posters sent to us; the catalogue, sadly dates from 1976. It’s a London Transport poster catalogue, detailing all of the reproduction and current posters that they were offering for sale.
There’s more on the other side too, and they’re even better.
I’d take pretty much any of these if they were on offer.
It’s also a reminder that there were some very good illustrators still being used in the early 1970s. We are lucky enough to own the Michael Carlo.
But the Graham Clarke one of Chenies is also very fine too.
(Apologies for the image sizes being all over the show today, but I’m not exactly spoiled for choice as these posters are clearly only of interest to me).
The catalogue has come, you won’t be surprised to learn, from Rik Shepherd, whose father kept all kinds of wonderful poster sales memorabilia – there’s a lot more where this came from and I’ll share some more of them on here in due course.
Rik also points out that some of the posters pictured in the catalogue are shown with the ‘This is a Reproduction of a London Transport Poster’ overprinting on them, as discussed on here before. He and I are currently debating why and when this over-printing happened. When it’s not so hot and my brain works properly, I’ll try and get our thoughts together and see what you reckon.