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The all-new Poster Price Guide consolidates a full pricing history of over 40,000 of the rarest vintage posters sold in 75 proprietary auctions over the past 33 years.

Poster Auctions International, Inc. unveils its all-new expanded, revamped Poster Price Guide

Released: August 10, 2018

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Poster Auctions International, Inc., has unveiled its all-new Poster Price Guide, an expanded and revamped version of its poster-dedicated database, consolidating a full pricing history of over 40,000 of the rarest vintage posters sold in 75 proprietary auctions over the past 33 years. It’s a must-have reference tool for poster collectors and dealers worldwide.   The new Poster Price Guide includes a new, mobile-responsive database, larger images and links to auction listings, with all relevant details (to include references, sizes and printer and historical details). ...

Lot 365: Leonetto Cappiello, Carnaval / Vinho do Porto, 1911.  Estimate $20,000 to $30,000.

Rare Cappiello Posters Encourage Drinking: Temperance Society Says No at Swann Galleries

Released: July 10, 2018

Swann Galleries’ auction of Vintage Posters on August 1 brings to market the largest selection of food and drink advertisements the house has ever offered, along with premier examples of Art Nouveau, wartime propaganda and resort posters. Leading the sale is Alphonse Mucha’s exquisite quartet, Times of the Day, 1899. Four allegorical women in diaphanous gowns represent Morning Awakening, Daytime Dash, Evening Reverie and Nightly Rest. The set carries an estimate of $40,000 to $60,000. Also available are the iconic Bières de la Meuse, 1897, and Salon des Cent, 1896 (each $8,000 to $12,000...

work.  (Pre-sale estimate: $80,000 to $120,000)

$149K Man Ray Sets Record at Swann Graphic Design Auction

Released: May 07, 2018

Swann Galleries’ auction of Graphic Design on May 3 offered vintage posters that defined the styles of the twentieth century. In a highly-curated selection of just over 250 lots, the highlight was Man Ray’s iconic poster for the London Underground, which reached a record $149,000. Done in the surrealist master’s iconic “rayographic” style, the asymmetrical poster equated the reliability with the nascent tube system with the timeless regularity of the solar system. It was the world’s most expensive travel poster from June of 2007, when it sold for $100,906 at Christie’s, until 2012, when ...

Lot 76: Man Ray, [London Transport] – Keeps London Going, 1938.  Estimate $80,000 to $120,000.

$100K Man Ray Leads Swann Galleries Auction Celebrating Graphic Design

Released: April 10, 2018

Swann Galleries will offer an auction of Graphic Design on Thursday, May 3, celebrating innovation in the field, with an array of vintage posters, along with a coterie of fine graphically-oriented objets d’art including original maquettes, an Hermès scarf and playing cards. Leading the selection is an extremely rare panel from Man Ray’s iconic campaign for the London Underground, - Keeps London Going, evoking the artist’s signature Rayographic style. The indelible image equates the solar system with the functionality of the London subway system; it was the world’s most expensive travel p...

Oak-framed broadside poster for California Powder Works, the first American explosive powder manufacturing company west of the Rocky Mountains, circa 1885, 24 inches by 30 inches (est.  $12,000-$18,000).

Antique posters from America's Wild West and mining history will be part of Holabird's May 7-10 auction

Released: April 25, 2018

RENO, Nev. – Holabird Western Americana Collections’ big four-day sale coming up May 7th thru 10th is officially billed as an Americana, Railroad, Mining & More Auction, but those three categories are just the tip of a much larger iceberg. The sale also includes Native Americana, cowboy and Western collectibles, numismatics, tokens, rare soda and medicine bottles and more.   “We also have an incredible collection of antique woodworking tools in their original wooden chests,” said Fred Holabird of Holabird Western Americana Collections, based in Reno. “This represents a great opport...

Woodblock poster.  Nottingham, England: Stafford & Co.  (c.  1875).  After the John Gast painting American Progress (1872).  Collection of J.C.McElveen

Mapping the American West at the Grolier Club

Released: April 03, 2018

Exploring and settling the American West can be seen graphically in "Westward the Course of Empire: Exploring and Settling the American West 1803-1869,” an exhibition of maps and books from the collection of J. C. McElveen Jr., on view at the Grolier Club (47 E 60th St, New York, NY) through May 26, 2018.  “I have always loved American history, and maps have been a useful way for me to visualize battles, explorations and demographic changes. Maps also convey a tremendous amount of information in a very compact way,” notes Mr. McElveen. Installed in the second floor gallery, the 50 maps...

Rare Polish Star Wars one-sheet movie poster from 1978, unrestored.

Rare, dazzling, vintage posters will be offered in Weiss Auctions' April 19 sale

Released: March 23, 2018

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – Frank Sinatra’s original signed fingerprint card from his arrest in New Jersey in 1938, pre-fame, on a morals charge, and a studio multi-track master two-inch tape with eight different songs and segments recorded by Jimi Hendrix not long before his death, are star lots in Weiss Auctions’ next big sale, planned for Thursday, April 19th, at 10 am Eastern time.   The auction will be held online and in Weiss Auctions’ gallery at 74 Merrick Road in Lynbrook. Internet bidding will be provided by and The sale is packed with hundreds of lots o...

The auction will feature over 125 firearm and gunpowder poster signs and signs, like this one shown for Colt.

Rare, visually arresting old firearm and gunpowder posters will be in Showtime's April 20-22 auction

Released: February 27, 2018

BELLEVILLE, Mich. – Showtime Auction Services will hold its first big auction event of 2018 at a new venue and with new show dates. The auction will be held the weekend of April 20th, 21st and 22nd, about three weeks later than usual, at the Wayne County Fairgrounds, located at 10871 Quirk Road in Belleville, Mich.   Belleville is located east of Ann Arbor (the site of Showtime Auction Services’ previous auctions), right off Interstate 94 only about 5 minutes from the airport (DTW). The auction will be headlined by the lifetime collections of Thomas and Gloria Terry, who amassed a dive...

Lot 117: Erik Nitsche, General Dynamics / Hydrodynamics, 1955.  From the Gail Chisholm Collection.  Estimate $2,500 to $3,500.

Swann Galleries to Offer Scarce Highlights from the Gail Chisholm Collection

Released: February 06, 2018

Swann Galleries will offer an auction of Vintage Posters Featuring Highlights from the Gail Chisholm Collection on Thursday, March 1. More than 130 highlights from the collection of internationally renowned dealer and aficionado Gail Chisholm provide a colorful cross section of the variety of twentieth-century posters, from unusual images to midcentury masterpieces. Gail Chisholm was beloved in the poster community for her impeccable taste and sense of humor. The collection is led by a suite of three posters—unique to the travel poster genre—by Georges Dorival, titled Vers le Mont – Blan...

Corita Kent, The Cry That Will Be Heard (1969) Screenprint, Museum purchase, Erna Bottigheimer Sands (Class of 1929) Art Acquisition Fund 2008.4.  Image used with the permission of the Corita Arts Center, Los Angeles.

Vivid Posters Addressing Political and Social Issues On View in Exhibition at Davis Museum At Wellesley College

Released: February 05, 2018

The Davis Museum at Wellesley College presents Artists Take Action! Recent Acquisitions from the Davis, an exhibition of approximately 25 posters and prints addressing a variety of political and social issues. Works by Francisco de Goya, Shepard Fairey, Keith Haring, The Guerilla Girls, Sue Coe and others call attention to societal concerns, including sexism, racism, war, the AIDS epidemic, and climate change. The exhibition, co-curated by Meredith Fluke, Kemper Curator of Academic Exhibitions and Affairs, and Patricia Berman, Theodora L. and Stanley H. Feldberg Professor of Art, Wellesley...

Lot 33: Adolphe Mouron Cassandre, Normandie / Maiden Voyage, 1935.  Sold October 26, 2017 for $20,000.  (Pre-sale estimate: $15,000 to $20,000)

From Cassandre & Dupas to Yogi Bear, Swann Travel Poster Auction Runs the Gamut

Released: November 03, 2017

Bidders were treated to a voyage across time at Swann Auction Galleries’ Thursday, October 26, sale of Rare & Important Travel Posters, with spectacular examples that embodied a century’s worth of technological development. The top lot of the sale was Adolphe Mouron Cassandre’s promotional image for the maiden voyage of the Normandie, 1935, one of the most iconic posters of all time. It was purchased by a bidder in the room for $20,000. A fine selection of early ocean liner images opened the sale, as the earliest form of mass leisure transportation. A rare circa-1911 depiction of the...

Lot 181: Jean Dupas, Where is this bower beside the silver Thames?, 1930.  Estimate $15,000 to $20,000.

Scarce Posters from the Golden Age of Travel at Swann Galleries

Released: September 28, 2017

An auction of Rare & Important Travel Posters at Swann Galleries on Thursday, October 26 promises vicarious thrills and worldwide destinations, teeming with the work of renowned graphic artists such as Roger Broders, Adolpe Mouron Cassandre and Jean Dupas. The sale is especially remarkable for its dazzling selection of Art Deco works, embodying the Golden Age of luxury travel. The style is epitomized by Jean Dupas’s commission for the newly-formed London Passenger Transport Board, in which he envisions the city as an elysian wonderland; two landscape works from 1930—Thence to Hyde Pa...

Rare, 16th century Spanish (or Italian) combed morion, or tall dome-shaped infantry helmet, profusely etched ($7,675).

Rare 16th century Spanish or Italian infantry helmet brings $7,675 at Mohawk Arms' Auction #77

Released: July 26, 2017

BOUCKVILLE, N.Y. – A rare, 16th century Spanish or Italian combed morion (tall dome-shaped infantry helmet featuring a rim and upswept front and rear peak) sold for $7,675 to take top lot honors at Militaria Auction #77, a catalog and internet sale held June 16-17 by Mohawk Arms, Inc., online (via and in the firm’s gallery along Route 20 in Bouckville.   The body, brim and comb of the morion were profusely etched with floral designs to go with a rope pattern along the brim’s edges. A large etched panel on one side included a coat-of-arms, a drummer and a male figur...

Leonetto Cappiello, Le Petit Dauphinois, 1933.  Estimate $30,000 to $40,000.

Global Graphic Design Comes to Swann Galleries

Released: April 26, 2017

On Thursday, May 25, Swann Galleries will hold an auction of Graphic Design, featuring a premier selection of posters, books and magazines by outstanding designers from around the world. Early twentieth-century French posters lead the sale, with highlights ranging from A.M. Cassandre’s SS. “Côte d’Azur”, 1911, to Leonetto Cappiello’s Le Petit Dauphinois, 1933, an advertisement for one of the largest periodicals in the Alps at the time ($15,000 to $20,000 and $30,000 to $40,000, respectively). Also featured is Paul Colin’s complete portfolio Le Tumulte Noir, 1927, a tribute to Jazz-Age Pa...

Hanson Puthuff, The Chief to California / Cajon Pass, circa 1936.  Estimate $2,000 to $3,000.  At auction October 27.

Swann Galleries’ Travel Posters Auction Surveys Changing Trends in Transportation

Released: October 05, 2016

On Thursday, October 27, Swann Galleries will hold an auction of Rare & Important Travel Posters, with images reflecting the excitement and globalization of the early- to mid-twentieth century, depicting popular new methods of transportation to nearly every continent. One top lot in the sale is Leslie Ragan’s The New 20th Century Limited, 1939, a powerful art deco image of one of the last century’s most famous American trains. Estimated at $12,000 to $18,000, the image conveys the velocity with which the train sped from New York to Chicago; it was also featured on a limited-edition p...

This signed, life-size bronze figure with upside-down clock movement (also known as a "swinger" clock) will be sold May 27-29.

The many wild and wonderful collections of Preston Evans will be auctioned May 27-29 in Newnan, Ga.

Released: January 22, 2016

NEWNAN, GA. – The complete liquidation of all the inventory in two museums – the personal, 50-year lifetime collection of Preston Evans – will be held at a three-day auction on Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29, at 24 First Avenue in Newnan, in Mr. Evans’s gallery facility. Evans is known throughout the country as a longtime auctioneer and collector in over 20 categories. “I made the promise to my lovely wife that after 50 years of buying and collecting, I would auction everything I have in order to spend more time with my family and let others share in the joy that these many items have b...

Items for him and her at the December 9th Fine & VIntage Jewelry Auction with Gems, Timepieces, Coins, Couture, & more.

Holiday Auctions of Fine Jewelry, Timepieces, Wine & Spirits and more at Garth's

Released: December 01, 2015

Back for a hotly demanded third year, Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers of Delaware, Ohio is offering a fun night to celebrate The Art of Style, an exclusive preview event leading up to two days of auction excitement: a session of Fine & Vintage Jewelry, Timepieces, Coins and Couture on December 9th, together with A Gentleman’s Auction featuring fine furniture and decorative arts, sporting iconography, luxury accessories, collectible bottles and objets d’art on December 10th. The December 3rd preview party will be hosted from 5:00pm-8:00pm at Garth’s historic barn in partnershi...

At the Adirondack Museum’s Antiques Show and Sale, Saturday and Sunday, Sept.  19 and 20, displays will include authentic historic Adirondack pieces, including this century-old bench with unusual “paw feet,” from Appleton Manor Antiques (New Ipswich, N.H.).

Adirondack Museum Antiques Show and Sale Sept. 19-20 showcases vintage rustic items, fine art, more

Released: September 09, 2015

The nation’s top dealers in rustic antiques are loading up their vehicles and preparing for the trek to the annual Adirondack Museum Antiques Show and Sale, where their newest finds and treasures will be displayed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19 and 20, on the museum’s autumn-painted mountain campus, 9097 State Route 30 in Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y. The event is included with general museum admission. Their high-quality items – selected with an eye to the Adirondack sensibility – include antique camp, cottage, patio, and Mission furniture; rare books; vintage boats...

Lot 147: ROY LICHTENSTEIN, American (1923-1977), "Sweet Dreams Baby!"

First Ever On-line Only Auction at Shannon's

Released: June 12, 2015

SHANNON’S announces inaugural Online Discovery Auction, June 16, 2015, 2:00PM EDT The Discovery Auction will feature 150 lots of International Fine Art, antique to contemporary, including paintings, sculpture, watercolors and prints. This sale, featuring works by both listed and unknown artists, offers a range of quality artworks at affordable prices and low to no reserves. True to its reputation, Shannon’s Discovery Auction features many fine, original artworks by listed American artists in beautiful, ready-to-hang condition. Offerings include William Lester Stevens, The Old ...

This rare and antique Peters Ammunition poster with bold, imposing bear graphic sold for $12,540 at Showtime Auction Services, April 10-12.

Rare antique Peters Ammunition poster with imposing bear graphic claws its way to $12,540 at April 10-12 auction

Released: April 28, 2015

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – A rare, antique Peters Ammunition poster with a bold, imposing graphic of a bear on a mountain clawed its way to $12,540, while a 1912 Peters Cartridge Company die-cut paper display sign depicting a duck hunter brought $18,240 at a three-day auction held April 10th-12th by Showtime Auction Services, at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds in Ann Arbor. They were the top two lots in a sale of more than 2,100 items in many collecting categories. Headlining the event were the single-owner lifetime collections of Hal and Terri Boggess (firearms and gunpowder collectibles, m...

“Human Pin Cushion“ sideshow banner, signed "Fred Johnson" (estimate $600-1,200).  To sell April 3, 2015 at Garth's.

Garth’s Eclectic Auction Comes Alive with a Big Top Vibe

Released: March 17, 2015

On Friday, April 3rd, Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers will host their spring Eclectic auction where 900 items will be offered including: postcards, lighting, primitive furniture, Victorian, painted chairs, early chests, a Brunswick 9 foot pool table, paintings, a stickley bedroom suite, oriental rugs, stoneware, English Relief molded pitchers, sterling flatware, autographs, baskets, quilts, and coverlets, fountain pens, and autographs. Bidders are sure to be entertained with the carnivalesque atmosphere when 70 lots comprised of approximately 2,000 circus posters from a Northeast Ohio...

Perceval (Atelier), Air France, 1948, Lithograph backed on linen, 24.2” x 39.2” unframed.

Affordable Classics: Posters for the New Collector at the International Poster Gallery, On View March 24 - April 30, 2015

Released: March 04, 2015

BOSTON, MA - International Poster Gallery (IPG) proudly presents “Affordable Classics: Posters for the New Collector”, a show and sale of 50 original vintage posters under $2500 that reveal why the field remains one of the best for newcomers. The show features fine examples from several styles, subjects and eras to indicate the incredible breadth of opportunities for any budding collector or home decorator. Highly accessible, beautifully printed and designed, and often by world-leading artists, advertising posters have more than a 30 year track record of appreciation.  A “New Colle...

Courtesy of International Poster Gallery

“Getting Started: Affordable Poster Classics for the New Collector” at International Poster Gallery

Released: February 22, 2013

BOSTON, MA - International Poster Gallery (IPG) proudly presents “Getting Started: Affordable Poster Classics for the New Collector”, a show and sale of 50 original vintage posters under $2500 that reveal why the field remains one of the best for newcomers. The show features fine examples from several styles, subjects and eras to indicate the incredible breadth of opportunities for any budding collector. Highly accessible, beautifully printed and designed,  often by world- leading artists, advertising posters have more than a 30 year track record of appreciation. A New Collectors Nigh...

Leonetto Cappiello, Nitrolian, 1929.

Cappiello’s Nitrolian Poster Among New Acquisitions at International Poster Gallery

Released: January 17, 2013

BOSTON, MA - International Poster Gallery (IPG) announces an array of acquisitions and new additions to their offerings of over 5,000 original vintage posters, prints, luggage labels and graphics.  Included in the lineup is a 1929 poster for Nitrolian paint by Leonetto Cappiello and a number of additional works by artists including Philippe Sommer, Elieen Mayo, Andy Warhol, John Scotford Jr. and more.  The gallery is located at 275 Newbury Street and is open daily from 10am – 6pm and Sunday from noon – 6pm.  For additional information, please visit

Enoch Perry Oil on Canvas

Fine Art Starts the New Year at Clarke Auction

Released: January 03, 2013

  Clarke Auction of Larchmont, New York welcomes the New Year with a marvelous selection of Fine Art on Sunday January 6th at 2pm. The collection includes nearly one hundred works of art that range from works of Old Masters to the late 20th Century American.                 The American selection is of particular note and includes a large lot of American Artist Group prints.  The lot is comprised of over 40 un-cataloged prints. Individual artists in the grouping include Reginald Marsh, Joe Jones, and...

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