Tom Purvis’ East Coast Joys and Other Vintage Travel Posters Available in Upcoming Swann Auction Galleries EventNov 10, 2022 12:00 EST
Vintage travel posters are an art form in their own right besides being excellent souvenirs. Swann Auction Galleries is putting up for sale more than 200 rare travel posters featuring scenes from Northern Italy, Greece, Baghdad, and beyond. One of the highlights of the auction is a set of six posters designed by British artist Tom Purvis in 1931. Titled East Coast Joys / Travel by L.N.E.R, the graphic masterwork depicts travel and leisure scenes. The posters, when connected, form a scenic seaside vista.
Another impressive lot from the Swann sale, which features the Victor Ryerson Collection, is a poster by Alfred Reginald Thomson. Take Me by the Flying Scotsman shows a young girl looking up from the railway platform towards the driver, who is communicating with her through a megaphone. Among the other rarities on offer are Nantucket by John Held, Jr. (1889 – 1958), New York / The Upper Bay from Lower Manhattan by Leslie Ragan (1897 – 1972), and Berlin Via Harwich by Frank Newbould (1887 – 1951). Visit Swann Auction Galleries to view the complete catalog and place a bid.
Lot Categories:Collectibles (202)
# of Lots:202
Price Range:$800 - $30,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Tom Purvis (1888-1959)- East Coast Joys / Travel By L.N.E.R. Set Of 6 Posters. 1931.|| Estimate: |
|Alfred Reginald Thomson (1895-1979). Lner / Take Me By The Flying Scotsman.|| Estimate: |
|Michael Reilly (1898-?) Stratford - Upon - Avon.|| Estimate: |
|Walter Thomas (1894-1971) White Star Winter Cruises / Egypt And The Holy Land.|| Estimate: |
|Maurice Logan (1886-1977) New Orleans / Southern Pacific Lines. 1928.|| Estimate: |