Rare and Important Travel Posters

 
 
Dear Collector,

It is with great pride that we are able to share with you some of the scarce and beautiful posters we have coming up in our Travel Posters auction. It's one thing to call a sale "Rare and Important Travel Posters" but we want to show you that we take this seriously.

The selection reflects the excitement and globalization of the early- to mid-twentieth century, with posters featuring popular new types of transportation to nearly every continent. If any of these images seem unusual to you it is because we believe they haven’t been seen for sale at any major auction for over 15 years, if at all. 
 
Mark von Arenburg, Fly to America / Pan American World Airways. $2,500 to $3,500.
Harry Rountree, New Zealand / The Sportsman's Paradise, circa 1920s. $4,000 to $6,000.
 
W.G. Hurrie, Visite Concordia / Para Vacaciones Ideales, 1930. $2,000 to $3,000.
Hanson Puthuff, The Chief to California / Cajon Pass, circa 1936. $2,000 to $3,000.
Tom Hall, Hunt This Fall / Canadian Pacific, circa 1940. $3,000 to $4,000.
 
Tom Purvis, Clacton On Sea, 1930. $4,000 to $6,000.
 
Paul Proehl, Chicago / Illinois Central, circa 1929. $4,000 to $6,000.
Palm Springs / Western Air Lines, designer unknown, circa 1954. $2,000 to $3,000.
Other highlights include A.R. Acott’s Visit India, designed for the Great Indian Peninsula Railway, which lures travelers with the promise of exotic sightseeing, and The Chief to California / Cajon Pass (shown above) which depicts “The Chief” speeding through the pass between the San Bernadino and San Gabriel mountains on one of its daily trips in 1936.
 
Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions on any particular lot, or the auction as a whole. 
 
Warm Regards,
Nicholas D. Lowry
 
 
Nicholas D. Lowry
President
Director, Vintage Posters
 
Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th St.
New York, NY 10010
 
(212) 254-4710 ext. 302

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