Another Christies auction of posters is coming up soon – and while I really like a lot of the old posters, the fact that a lot of other people share my interest tends to push the prices to unaffordable levels. Alas.

Fortunately, the Christies website is quite good at displaying the posters being sold, and provides for a gentle 10 minutes of viewing pleasure.

Don’t put your computer mouse over the poster on their website though, otherwise you may cry at the prices some of these sheets of paper can command.

A few of my personal favourites are:

MILES, MAURICE FOR THE ZOO lithograph in colours, 1933

MILES, MAURICE FOR THE ZOO lithograph in colours, 1933

CUNEO, CYRUS CINCINATTO; FLYING AT HENDON lithograph in colours, 1914

CUNEO, CYRUS CINCINATTO; FLYING AT HENDON lithograph in colours, 1914

BRENET, ALBERT (1903-2005) IMPERIAL AIRWAYS (just 10.5 days to Australia - wow!)

BRENET, ALBERT IMPERIAL AIRWAYS

(just 10.5 days to Australia – wow!)

KLEIN, DAVID; NEW YORK, FLY TWA, c.1963

KLEIN, DAVID; NEW YORK, FLY TWA, c.1963

(reminds me of the end sequence to 2001, A Space Odyssey)

HANS SCHLEGER; THESE MEN USE SHELL, JOURNALISTS, 1938

HANS SCHLEGER; THESE MEN USE SHELL, JOURNALISTS, 1938

(One of the more surreal posters from a series of adverts)

Finally, something topical…

BATEMAN, HENRY MAYO COUGHS AND SNEEZES SPREAD DISEASES, MINISTRY OF HEALTH, c.1940

BATEMAN, HENRY MAYO COUGHS AND SNEEZES SPREAD DISEASES, MINISTRY OF HEALTH, c.1940

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  1. SW

    Did you know you can buy prints of some of these amazing posters at http://www.scienceandsociety.co.uk/ (no i don’t work for them!)

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