RESULTS: Vintage Posters

Vintage Posters
South Kensington – Thursday, 13 May 2010
Sale no: 5483 – Top Three
[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]






Lots Sold:  162

Lots Offered: 234

Sold by Lot: 70%

Sold by £: 80%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.488  /  €1.173





Estimate (£)


Purchase Price



Edward McKnight Kauffer (1890-1954),
 lithograph in colours, 1918


£32,450 $48,286

US Private


Alexander Rodchenko (1891-1956),  
lithograph in colours, 1925


£28,750 $42,780



Edward Alexander Wadsworth (1889-1949)ENGLISCHE GRAPHIK
lithograph in colours, 1923


£18,750 $27,900




Comment: Nicolette Tomkinson, Director and Head of Sale said:

The Daily Herald poster by Kauffer, named as ‘the finest invention of his career’ and one of the best examples of British poster design, took the top spot in a buzzing saleroom, selling for £32,450. Busy telephones, and much participation from online bidders also helped to achieve great results for Alexander Rodchenko’s The Battleship Potemkin and Edward Alexander Wadsworth’s, Englische Graphik. Over 20% of the sale was bought or directly underbid online.

One lot which received much publicity prior to the sale was a poster promoting the 1966 World Cup in England - the only edition of the tournament ever won by an English team, as yet – which sold for £2,250.”


Press Contact:

Leonie Ashfield                     020 7752 3121            

Next Sale Date:

The next sale will be held on 5 November 2010.


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