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Mrs Housewife on Display

There are some things I haven’t been telling you recently, and it’s time to fess up. The biggest omission is the Bloomsbury Auctions sale which happened last week. Now this wasn’t the most exciting collection of posters I have ever seen in one place, but there was one significant exception. This was three lots, right […]

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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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Surf, psychosis and Audrey Hepburn

Remember I asked last week where all the traditional railway posters have gone?  Well now I know the answer: they’re all in the forthcoming Onslows Sale. Ronald Lampitt, 1948, est. £500-600 There’s no shortage of them yet, that’s for certain.  In fact, in some wierd inversion of the natural order of the world, Onslows are […]

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Modern selling

The auction season really is upon us; no sooner do I promise you the Christies highlights, than the Swann Galleries catalogue also pops into my email box.  And to my surprise, the American auction is, I think, the winner.  But let’s take a quick canter through both of them, and then you can make up […]

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Selling, cont.

There were so many railway and London Transport posters in the Onslows catalogue, that I ran out of time on Friday to consider the rest.  So, today, any other business. The bulk of this is World War Two posters.  Onslows usually have a fair selection and this sale is no different. Clixby Watson, est. £100-150 […]

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Small but perfectly formed

So, back on the auction rounds once more, and first in our sights is Van Sabben, on December 11th. I’ve already skipped through a few of the French ones in passing last week, but there are also a small selection of British posters in there which are worth looking at. Lewitt Him, c.1947, est. €250 […]

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