Whether they are defined by their historical relevance or commercial value, vintage travel posters take an artistic look at travel and vacation destinations. Swann Auction Galleries’ upcoming Rare & Important Travel Posters auction will include almost 200 of these posters. One designed by Hubert Herkomer advertises the Normandie, a luxury cruise ship that set sail in 1935. This work was one of the last portraits of the famous ship before it sank in a fire a few years later.
Exotic travel destinations were advertised to draw business to railroads, cruises, and airlines in the early 20th century. A poster created by Air France in 1946 shines a positive light on post-war America, showing a towering city in the clouds. The sky is overlaid with stars and stripes. Other posters are noted for the artist who designed them. Roger Broders, an illustrator who promoted tourism within France, used travel posters as an artistic medium. His design for Dunkirk shows a fashionable couple in the foreground, looking out at the city’s shoreline. To view these lots and register for online bidding, visit Invaluable
# of Lots:198
Price Range:$600 - $20,000.
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|HUBERT HERKOMER (1881-?)|| Estimate: |
|ROGER BRODERS (1883-1953) DUNKERQUE. Circa 1930.|| Estimate: |
|PERCIVAL (PERCY) ALBERT TROMPF (1902-1964) AUSTRALIA. 1929.|| Estimate: |
|GUY ARNOUX (1890-1951) AIR FRANCE / AMÉRIQUE DU NORD. 1946.|| Estimate: |
|VICTOR VASARELY (1908-1997) AIR FRANCE / AMÉRIQUE DU SUD. 1946.|| Estimate: |
|DESIGNER UNKNOWN VISITE ESPAÑA.|| Estimate: |