Thursday, August 4, 2011

Bon Voyage!

The following poster for Cunard U.S.A. was sold on November 15, 2010 at Swann Galleries.  This absolutely stunning image makes one yearn for the grand old days of transatlantic travel on a luxurious ocean liner.  The scale depicted here is simply breathtaking.  Admit it, don't you want to live the life shown in this poster, dressed in high 1920's fashion and excitedly waving good-bye to your less fortunate shorebound friends?

Sale 2230 Lot 59
40x25 inches, 101 1/2x63 1/2 cm.
Condition B+ / B: pinholes and losses in corners; abrasions in image; pencil number in bottom margin.
Passengers bid farewell to those on shore from beneath the mighty funnels of the Berengaria. Weallans p. 95, Passenger Ships p. 173 (var).
Estimate $1,000-1,500
Sold for $6,500

Blog Updates: 

My very recent post on Walter Herdeg's posters of St. Moritz is here, now updated with Wednesday's auction results.

 My post on Nice has been  updated here with the disappointing auction results.


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