Vintage Posters Auction
on Friday 13th July 2018
Lots: 51-100 of 186
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Lot 51
Concealment of Weapon Slits, original WW2 instructional poster, printed for HMSO by Fosh & Cross 1941 - 67 x 76 cm
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 52
Personal Concealment Learn to see and know how the enemy sees you, Sheet 1 and 2, two original WW2 lithograph posters, printed for HMSO by Fosh & Cross 1941, each - 69 x 76 cm (2)
Estimate:  £250 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 53
Tilley (Patrick fl. 1960's) Thanks mum ! clean white teeth, original COI poster printed for HMSO by Thorpress - 76 x 51 cm
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £30
Lot 54
Anon Cod Liver Oil, see your baby is strong and fit, original poster printed for the Min of Food HMSO, printed by Chromoworks c. 1948 - 76 x 51 cm
Estimate:  £70 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 55
Anon Careless Talk may cost his life, original photomontage poster of airman, printed for HMSO by Brent Press c. 1940 - 37 x 25 cm
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 56
Anon Telling a friend may mean telling the enemy, original poster printed for the HMSO by J Weiner c.1940 - 76 x 51 cm
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £105
Lot 57
Anon They talked.. .. This happened, Careless Talk Cost Lives, original poster printed for the HMSO by Lowe & Brydone c.1940 - 50 x 34 cm
Estimate:  £70 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £76
Lot 58
Anon Careless Talk may cost his life, original photomontage poster of airman, printed for HMSO by Brent Press c. 1940 - 50 x 34 cm
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 59
Freedom is in peril defend it with all your might, original poster printed for the Ministry of Information 1939 - 50.5 x 38 cm

With Britain formally declaring war on Germany on September 3, 1939, the newly re-formed Ministry of Information immediately began working on a giant poster publicity campaign to prepare the British populace for what the ministry feared would be an "appalling series of shocks, resulting in shattered nerves, a lack of confidence in ultimate success, and therefore a lack of will to work for victory" (Three Posters). The posters were intended as "general reassurance material" (ibid.). Three slogans were chosen and put into production on broadsides with white text against boldly coloured red backgrounds. Instead of a photograph or an illustration, each poster bore a depiction of the crown of King George VI at the top as an indication that the messages came from the King himself. The first two of these posters, "Freedom is in Peril / Defend it With All Your Might," and "Your Courage Your Cheerfulness Your Resolution Will Bring Us Victory," were distributed and posted around Britain in late September and October, 1939, the third poster was "Keep Calm and Carry On"

Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £910
Lot 60
Warning Thousands of lives were lost in the last war.... Be on guard, original poster printed for HMSO by Greycaine c.1939 - 38 x 25.5 cm
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £150
Lot 61
Builders you are hitting back, original poster printed for HMSO by Lowe & Brydone c.1940 - 76 x 51 cm
Estimate:  £50 - 70 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 62
Take Care ! you must not loose documants or drawings, Official Secrets Act, small original poster printed for HMSO by Gothic Press c. 1950 - 18 x 51 cm
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 63
War Savings, a set of four WW2 posters "Soldiers at Sea","Action Stations", Troops who fly by night" and Guns behind the British Barrage, printed for HMSO by W R Royle 1944, each - 50 x 36 cm
Estimate:  £70 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 64
WRNS Join the Wrens and free a man for the fleet, original WW2 poster printed for HMSO by Weiner c.1940 - 76 x 51 cm
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £90
Lot 65
Ramon Puyol (1907-1981) El Pesimista (The Pessimist) original lithograph Spanish Civil War poster, printed for S.R.I (International Red Aid) published by UGT CNT Valencia 1936 - 88 x 64 cm
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 66
Ramon Puyol (1907-1981) El Espia(The Spy) original lithograph Spanish Civil War poster, printed for S.R.I (International Red Aid) published by UGT CNT Valencia 1936 - 88 x 64 cm

Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 67
possibly John Gilroy (1898-1995) Are you a fuel hog ? Save Fuel At Work, original WW2 poster printed for HMSO Ministry of Fuel & Power by J Weiner c. 1940's - 76 x 51 cm
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 68
Anon [attrib. Zero (Hans Schelger 1898-1996)] Carry your identity card always, issued by Ministry of Health, printed for HMSO by St Michael's Press 1942 - 37.5 x 25 cm
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 69
Mary Tunbridge (dates not know) Dig for Victory, original poster printed for HMSO by Manley c. 1943 - 37.5 x 25 cm
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £500
Lot 70
Fred Taylor (1875-1963) "Back Room Boys" Car Maintenance 'They also serve', original poster printed for London Transport by Baynard 1942- 63 x 51 cm
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 71
Fred Taylor (1875-1963) "Back Room Boys" Cable Maintenance 'They also serve', original poster printed for London Transport by Baynard 1942- 63 x 51 cm

Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 72
Fred Taylor (1875-1963) "Back Room Boys" Boiler Maintenance 'They also serve', original poster printed for London Transport by Baynard 1942- 63 x 51 cm

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 73
Fred Taylor (1875-1963) "Back Room Boys" Power Control 'They also serve', original poster printed for London Transport by Baynard 1942- 63 x 51 cm

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £90
Lot 74
David Langdon (1914-1911) and Misha Black (1910-1977) For comfort's sake stagger office hours, featuring Billy Brown, original poster printed for LT 1942 - 63 x 51 cm
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 75
H M Bateman (Henry Mayo 1887-1970) Coughs and Sneezes spread diseases (women in office) original poster printed for Ministry of Health HMSO by Stafford c.1942 - 76 x 51 cm

Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 76
Victory is in your hands! Tighten your grip - get into War Work, original WW2 photo montage poster issued by Ministry of Labour and National Service, printed for HMSO by Johnson Riddle - 76 x 51 cm

Estimate:  £70 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 77
Frank Newbould (1887-1951) Tighten Your Grip !, original poster printed for HMSO by Fosh & Cross c.1940 - 50 x 34 cm
Estimate:  £250 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 78
German Army World War Two, a collection of fifty officially issued colour photographic prints the original photographs taken by various War photographers , each titled in German, printed circa 1940 by Forster & Borries Sachsen, each - 32 x 37 cm, showing military vehicles, weapons and various theatres of war to be viewed by German public, possibly for recruiting or propaganda purposes. (50)
Estimate:  £200 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £200
Lot 79
Fougasse (Kenneth Bird 1887-1965) Careless Talk Cost Lives, The Gentleman's Club , printed for HMSO 1940 - 31.8 x 20.4 cm This size was extensively used for display in the Red Telephone box design by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

Estimate:  £50 - 70 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £72
Lot 80
Fougasse (Kenneth Bird 1887-1965) Careless Talk Cost Lives, Two women taking tea , printed for HMSO 1940 - 31.8 x 20.4 cm This size was extensively used for display in the Red Telephone box design by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

Estimate:  £50 - 70 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £72
Lot 81
Fougasse (Kenneth Bird 1887-1965) Careless Talk Cost Lives, two men in railway carriage, printed for HMSO 1940 - 31.8 x 20.4 cm This size was extensively used for display in the Red Telephone box design by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

Estimate:  £50 - 70 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £62
Lot 82
Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) Mine America's Coal, original WW2 poster printed by US Govt. for the War Power Commission 1944 - 51 x 36 cm; Twice a Patriot !, original WW2 poster printed by US Govt. for the War Power Commission 1943 - 51 x 36 cm; H Koerner, Save Waste fats for explosives, original WW2 poster printed by US Govt. for Office of War Information 1943 - 58 x 41 cm; Don't Travel - unless your trip helps win the war, original WW2 poster printed by US Govt. for the US office of Transportation 1944 - 69 x 51 cm; and They did their part, the five Soloman brothers "missing in action", original WW2 poster printed by US Govt. for the Office of War Information 1944 - 69 x 51 cm (5)



Estimate:  £200 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 83
Fougasse (Kenneth Bird 1887-1965) Careless Talk Cost Lives, The complete set of eight posters , printed for HMSO 1940 - 31.8 x 20.4 cm (8) This size was extensively used for display in the Red Telephone box design by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

Fougasse, whose real name was Cyril Kenneth Bird, was a well-known cartoonist and editor of the magazine Punch when war broke out. He convinced the Government to use humour for wartime propaganda. He believed the sharing of a joke enabled a poster to persuade without causing resentment by appearing to preach. Fougasse designed the series of eight posters for the Careless Talk Cost Lives campaign, like a lot of his official work he did not charge the Ministry of Information a fee for what became the most famous set of posters of World War 2. They were produced in a variety of formats both for indoor and outdoor display, and proved so popular that they were even reproduced on textiles. with thanks to the V & A

Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 84
John R Skeaping (1901-1980) Mare and Foal , SP 1, original lithograph printed by Barnard Press for School Prints Ltd. 1945 - 49.5 x 76 cm
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £100
Lot 85
Tom Gentleman (1892-1966) The Grey Horses, SP11 original lithograph printed by Barnard Press for School Prints Ltd. 1946 - 49.5 x 76 cm

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £92
Lot 86
Felix Kelly (1914-1994) Drifter and Paddle Steamer, SP15 original lithograph printed by Barnard Press for School Prints Ltd. 1946 - 49.5 x 76 cm

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £160
Lot 87
Russell Reeve (1895-1970) The Elephant Act, SP17 original lithograph printed by Barnard Press for School Prints Ltd. 1946 - 49.5 x 76 cm

Estimate:  £70 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 88
Adolf Dehn (1895-1968) Minnesota, SP23 original lithograph printed by Barnard Press for School Prints Ltd. 1947 - 49.5 x 76 cm

Estimate:  £70 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 89
Henry Moore (1898-1986 Sculptural Objects, SP30 original lithograph printed by Barnard Press for School Prints Ltd. 1949 - 49.5 x 76 cm

Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 90
Imperial Airways, two original publicity brochures showing Ensign Air Liner and Imperial Flying Boats 1938 (2)
Estimate:  £40 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 91
Aviation ephemera, eleven items including Famous Aviators, A Souvenir of the Aero ExhibtionLondon 1929, published by Shell-Mex, designed by McKnight Kauffer , 1929; Leaflet for the Second Inter. Aircraft Exhibition Milan 1937; Leaflets for Percival Prentice 1945, F27 Friendship 1960, Super DC-6, SNCASO Salon 1946 (11)
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 92
Great Western Railway Air Services, cover artwork by Chas Mayo, Time Table 1933; Great Western & Southern Air Lines Time Table, 1939, Railway Air Services, three Time Tables, 1936-37, 1939, RAS Air Map, n.d. , Provincial Airways and British-American Airs Services, Time Tables and Rates, c.1935 (8)
Estimate:  £40 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £48
Lot 93
BEA (British European Airways publicity ephemera, six items including Take it Easy 1947, Calendar of Special Events 1960, and A look at London Airport 1955 (6)
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 94
Air Line Ephemera, five publicity items including MISR Airwork Egyptian Airlines 1930, Voyage Au Bresil including Graf Zeppelinc.1938, Rhodesian and Nyasaland Airways Map and Fares c. 1930, Quantas Empire Airways Fly to the East c.1930, and TAA (Trans Australia Air Lines) folder with inserted items, c.1960 (5)
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 95
V L Danvers (Verney 1895-1973) The Comfort of Air Travel by Imperial Airways, poster brochure showing cutaway view of Heracles Class "Horatius" Air Liner, printed by Ben Johnson June 1932 - 74 x 50 cm
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 96
Cunard USA & Canada, original poster printed in England c. 1950 - 102 x 64 cm
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 97
Cunard USA & Canada, original poster printed in England c. 1950 - 102 x 64 cm

Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 98
Cunard USA & Canada, original poster printed in England c. 1950 - 102 x 64 cm

Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £50
Lot 99
Cunard to Canada The new look Ranconia and Carmania, original poster printed in England 1961 - 102 x 63 cm
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 100
C E Turner (1883-1965) Cunard LIne "Queen Elizabeth" 83,673 tons, colour lithograph print c.1950 - 50 x 75 cm
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £30
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