Shell advertising poster, sold for £190
They are collectable because of their highly artistic qualities and historical interest. They also have great visual power and impact when hung on a wall.
For most enthusiasts and collector’s, the idea of hanging a poster which is a talking-point, provides visual stimulation, and is, for many, a good investment, is an attractive proposition.
Designers such as A.M Cassandre, Ludwig Holwein, David Klein, Jean Dupas, Roger Broders, Emil Cardinaux, Edward McKnight Kauffer, Frank Henry Mason, Norman Wilkinson, Edward Wesson, Dorothea Sharp and Terence Cuneo, to name but a few, are highly sought after by collectors today.
There are several factors which determine the value of a poster which include print method, originality, designer, theme, rarity and condition.
Original examples from the 1880’s through to the 1980’s have achieved the best possible prices at our auctions in recent years.
Poster themes of interest to our specialists include:
All of our poster auctions offer live online bidding which, together with our extensive worldwide database of collectors and dealers, ensure that your items obtain the best possible price.
Please remember, selling by auction in the only way to achieve the true value of your possessions. We act as your agent at all times and are here to maximize your return, for which we take a fixed percentage commission.
Don’t be misled, misguided or even tricked into selling your items to unscrupulous and unregulated Auction houses or Dealers for cash deals. In our experience, they offer way under market value and often go on to sell the items for a vast profit.
Simply fill out the online valuation form below for a free pre-sale estimate or ring 0191 430 3000 to arrange a free pre-sale valuation with one of our specialists at our Newcastle salerooms. Home visits are available for larger collections.
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