Tag Archives: John Burningham

Be prepared

Hurrah, an auction.  It’s about time we had a nice chunky set of British posters for sale, and it’s Bloomsbury Auctions who are obliging this time, on the 16th February. Once again, there are incalculable quantities of airline posters.  Where do they all come from? I don’t remember them being in auctions a few years […]

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The Price of Everything

Today, a miscellany of stuff, mostly for sale.  And it’s a mixed bag of good, bad and ugly.  Shall we start with the latter? This, um, rarely seen poster is being sold by an American auction house in an internet auction on Sunday.  Although I tell you this more as a warning than an invitation […]

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Missing

Meet Royston Cooper. I rather wish I had, actually.  Quite a few people have contacted the blog over the last year or two about him, and they all remember an extraordinary and extrovert character. The picture was drawn by James Holland, a friend of Royston’s, in 1954, and was very  kindly passed on by the artist’s […]

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U-Turn (on the river)

As I am sure many of you will remember, when we debated the subject of reproduction posters, and London Transport reproductions in particular, I said something about how I really wouldn’t want to buy a poster with ‘This is a Reproduction’ stamped all over the bottom. It turns out that I am wrong, because we’ve […]

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Put it there

What do these four posters have in common? John Burningham, London Transport, 1961 Andre Amstutz, British Railways, 1956 Daphne Padden, Royal Blue Coaches, c. 1957 Edward McKnight Kauffer, Shell, 1934 Well, three out of the four of them are on the walls here, but you’re not really expected to know that.  Perhaps more to the […]

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Autumn thoughts

One of the pleasures of the last Morphets sale was a few of John Burningham’s delightful London Transport posters.  We bought this one. It’s even better in person, as everyone on the poster, the people, the dogs and especially the birds, are all real characters. Perhaps that’s not so surprising.  Because, if you have anything […]

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