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Prince of Speed Georges Hamel designed nifty posters now sought after by collectors

20 May 2024

Original printings of two of the most familiar automotive posters sold for £15,000 each at Lyon & Turnbull (26% buyer’s premium).

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Posters that steal the show

13 May 2024

Designs promoting exhibitions can be a great way to collect on a tight budget

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Copy of Toulouse-Lautrec's first poster emerges in US sale

15 April 2024

'Moulin Rouge, La Goulue' was Henri Toulouse-Lautrec’s first commissioned poster and it launched his poster-making career overnight.

Geo Ham Monaco GP Poster 1934

Geo Ham's Monaco Grand Prix designs lead Travel & Vintage posters auction

09 April 2024

Original printings of two of the most reproduced of all automotive posters come for sale at Lyon & Turnbull this month.

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Hitchcock warns don’t be late or else…

08 April 2024

Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) took great delight in making cameo appearances in the films he produced and directed.

War recruitment poster

Pick of the week: Poster recruiting Jewish women to the war effort triples estimate at auction

18 March 2024

Second World War posters recruiting British and American women to the war effort are a familiar sight at auction.

Spalding Baseball World Tour promotional poster

Barnstorming performance for recently discovered 1888 Spalding Baseball World Tour poster

29 February 2024

Discovered by an auction house in Ohio, a baseball poster described as ‘the finest known’ has sold at auction for a record $200,000/£158,000 ($240,000 including premium).

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Collector interview: I’m all wrapped up in my passion

19 February 2024

Robert Opie, consumer historian and collector, has been saving “evidence of the branded world” since he was 16.

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A new demonic possession: a 1950s horror film poster in demand at auction

22 January 2024

Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins and Niall MacGinnis are not exactly household names these days but they starred in what is now regarded as one of the best horror films of the 1950s.

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The web shop window: Vintage ski posters for Swiss resort Arosa

18 December 2023

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Indulge your wanderlust with two travel poster exhibitions

04 December 2023

London poster specialist stages two shows – one held in an embassy

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Epitome of Art Deco that sailed into oblivion

17 July 2023

The SS Normandie was both the apogee and the nadir of the Art Deco movement.

Sir Roger Moore

For Your Eyes Only: Roger Moore memorabilia comes to auction

11 July 2023

Items from the collection of the late actor Sir Roger Moore are coming to auction at Bonhams this autumn.

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Pick of the week: Support band turned out to be The Sex Pistols

01 May 2023

This rare rock and pop poster advertises a performance by ‘Bazooka Joe’ with ‘Support Band’ at the common room of St Martin’s Art School on November 6, 1975. Entrance was 50p.

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When dealers host in-house auctions: 'It's a valve for our storage'

17 April 2023

While most dealerships look to existing auction houses to sell off excess stock, some dealers have brought the practice in house.

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First 007 film Dr No still a thriller for poster fans

27 March 2023

In the 007 collecting scene Dr No (1962) is usually the film poster buyers are most keen to say yes to.

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Poster from era with Sex Pistols on the cusp of success

27 March 2023

On November 26, 1976, the Sex Pistols released their first single, Anarchy in the UK.

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The web shop window: A vintage biology poster

13 February 2023

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Dam Busters poster is stirring stuff

16 January 2023

Considered one of the best British movies about the Second World War, the British quad-sized poster for 'The Dam Busters' (1955) was not too bad either.

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Lust and found: van Gogh film poster

16 January 2023

Top price at the Ewbank’s (25% buyer’s premium) poster auction on January 6 came for a design that was a work of art in itself.