Blackpool, camels and shandy
I’m posting like fury this week to try and catch up with all the auctions that are going on. Although this post is in fact about a couple of auctions that have already happened, but are still worth noting.
The first of these is the recent GWRA auction, where we had been hoping to get this Daphne Padden, but were outbid and it went for £280.
I don’t think we’ve seen that one before ever, so I am a bit sad about that. We also failed to buy this Lander too.
Although as it went for just £140 you may deduce that we weren’t trying that hard.
We did, however get this Lander, which I am rather pleased about.
Again, it’s not one that you see very often (something I have mentioned on here before now). But it’s a brilliant piece of what I believe people now refer to as ‘mid-century’ and will look rather good framed.
The auction was chock-full of posters including, interestingly, another two for Blackpool – as far as GWRA knows, both anonymous.
The first one went for £300, the second for a whopping £700, which was almost the record for the entire sale. The actual top price, though was £750, which was paid for this.
With this Fred Taylor coming a close second at £720.
But if you just wanted a nice pictorial seaside poster, quite possibly with a bit of kitsch in it, and you wanted to pay £200-300, you would have been spoiled for choice. Here’s just one of the dozens.
That went for £240, and for ten pounds less you could have had yourself another Daphne Padden as well.
I do like that cat.
But there were a few bargains here and there, at least if you like Peterborough.
Just eighty of your pounds.
There are even one or two bargains still to be had as well. This rather striking Bromfield failed to sell, and is now on offer with a reserve of just £50.
Surely that must have some midcentury appeal somewhere; I’m sure it would go for more than that on eBay.
Also passed and worthy of note is the recent Christies sale, which I did manage to blog about beforehand.
Apart from the obvious conclusion that expensive posters are expensive, what has most caused me to raise an eyebrow here is the price of the little bus posters. Several, like this Anna Zinkeisen, went for more than a thousand pounds.
Although interestingly, this Herry Perry, which had an estimate of £1000-1,500, only fetched £875. And not everything sold either, although I haven’t had the time to do the forensics and find out exactly what.
All of which will make it particularly interesting to see how this Anna Zinkeisen will do on eBay.
It’s currently at £9.99, but with 6 days to go and a reserve that hasn’t been met yet. Watch that space.
While we are watching that eBay space, a few more things that have turned up. This Quantas poster is mostly of interest because it is quirky, has a picture of a camel on it and is not overpriced at £39.
While someone by the name of prbs1929 is also selling a job lot of coach posters at very reasonable prices. This is my favourite.
This, on the other hand, does seem a bit expensive to me.
Although I know nothing about the Maltese poster market and may turn out to be completely wrong about that.
Finally, I think we have a collectable in the making here.
I have no idea what it is trying to tell me, but that’s part of the fun. I think. And there are plenty more to be had if that tickles your fancy.