Auction Report: GoAntiques Online Posters

With more than 500 posters in its Dec. 16 live auction, GoAntiques has cornered the market for period, authentic posters in this very exciting sale. GoAntiques is the only virtual marketplace in the art, antiques and collectibles industry offering an integrated, one-step solution for both storefront and live-auction selling.

GoAntiques offers more than 500,000 items from 1,450-plus dealers in 27 countries and logs more than 1 million visits and thousands of transactions each month.

Posters have long been a recognized form of serious collecting by serious collectors. This online sale has it all. The estimates encompass a wide range from the hundreds to the high thousands. This particular collection is setting a standard based on rarity, condition, condition, condition, quality and superb artistic design.

Lot 11091, a vintage French liquor poster advertising Relshy Vodka designed by Cappiello in 1925 is an original restrike from the 1925 printing. The poster is in excellent condition. Linen backed and measures 31.5 by 47 inches. The estimate is $2,750 to $4,000. Bidding is in $50 increments.

Cappiello’s Relshy vodka

Lot 9936, a vintage French entertainment poster featuring the Fête du Lion de Belfort. This well-colored and rendered poster by Choubrac is from the original printing, circa 1900. The condition is excellent, linen backed and measures 37 by 49.5 inches. The estimate is $2,500 to $3,750.

Choubrac entertainment poster

Lot 10899, the JOB Papier Cigarettes Vintage products poster by Pal is taken from the original strike, circa 1895. Linen backed, in excellent condition the poster measures 42.5 by 56 inches and has an estimate of $7,500 to $8,750.

Ooh-la-la papier poster

When people say it’s not worth the paper it’s printed on, refer them to this sale.

– By Christopher Kent, a member of the WorthPoint board of advisers and director of evaluations for WorthPoint. He is also an antiques and collectibles generalist, fine-arts broker and president of CTK Design.

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