Vintage Poster Auction on
Friday 14th December 2018
Lots: 180-191 of 191
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Lot 180
Eileen Evans (1921- died c. 1990) Your blood could save a life, original poster printed for Ministry of Health HMSO c. 1950 - 76 x 51 cm; and Fight in the Streets National Savings , printed for HMSO by Lowe & Brydone c. 1944 - 76 x 51 cm (2)
Estimate:  £40 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £40
Lot 181
Pat Keely (1901-1970) Lookout for the platform, original poster printed for BR, GWR, LT, LNER, SR and LMS, by McCorquodale 1941 - 102 x 63 cm
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 182
Reeves (Freddie dates unknown) Be Like dad Keep Mum !, original WW2 poster printed for HMSO by J Weiner c. 1940 - 102 x 62 cm
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 183
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

This set of posters were sent to a Mrs Harold S Gillette of 2741 Sixth Avenue Fort Worth Texas in November 1940 by Hugh Gibson Ambassador to USA in Belgium, the posters where given to her niece who gifted them to the vendor ( see 1940 US Newspaper cutting to be sold with the lot relating to the story behind the posters)

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:  £1200 - 1400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 184
Beaufighter, cutaway diagram, original WW2 National Savings poster printed for HMSO by Norbury c. 1940 - 50 x 36 cm
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £42
Lot 185
A Bit of Home, Red Cross & St John, Help for Prisoners of War, original poster printed by Lowe & Brydone c. 1940 - 37 x 24 cm
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 186
Miles Harper Red Cross & St John Needs your Help, original poster printed by Adams Bros. c. 1940 - 75 x 49 cm
Estimate:  £70 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 187
Air Show posters 1974 to 1979, five including Air Tattoo RAF Greenham Common three different, and Bassingbourne Angl American Royston , the largest - 76 x 51 cm (5)
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 188
Royal Navy Recruiting posters, inc HMS Simitar, Hong Kong, HMS Norfolk and Bristol, six colour photographic printed for the RN Public Relations by COI 1973, each - 51 76 cm (6)
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 189
Sidney Strube (1892-1956) Coal and More Coal, Hit Hit Hitler, original WW2 poster printed by Chromoworks c. 1942 - 76 x 51 cm; and another The only thing is to beat Hitler (2)
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £100
Lot 190
Sidney Strube (1892-1956) Coal... the keystone of Britain's War Effort, original WW2 poster issued by Mines Dept. printed for HMSO by Lowe & Brydone c. 1942 - 76 x 51 cm ; and another The Country Needs Coal Now (2)
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £90
Lot 191
German Armoured Vehicles Identification WW2 period posters , titled "Deutsche Panzerfahrzeuge", two original monochrome sheets no. A and B, showing two views of different types of tanks and armoured vehicles, the larger sheet - 111 x 71 cm (2)
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £190
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