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    Sale 5398

    Shipping & Vintage Posters

    3 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 158

    GILROY, JOHN (1898-1985)

    THE CORONATION

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    GILROY, JOHN (1898-1985)
    THE CORONATION
    lithograph in colours, 1953, printed by John Waddington Ltd., Leeds, condition A-; not backed
    30 x 20in. (76 x 51cm.)


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    Designed for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on 2 June 1953, this was the first British poster to have no text and no reference to the product it advertised.

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    Literature

    Sibley, p.126v
    Davis, p.56v
    Gilroy is good for you, p.15