RESULTS: Vintage Posters

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

 

Sold:

£409,738

$609,690

€480,623

Lots Sold:  162

Lots Offered: 234

Sold by Lot: 70%

Sold by £: 80%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.488  /  €1.173

 

Lot

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

 Buyer

87

Edward McKnight Kauffer (1890-1954),
SOARING TO SUCCESS! DAILY HERALD - THE EARLY BIRD
 lithograph in colours, 1918

20,000-30,000

£32,450 $48,286
€38,064

US Private

130

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

12,000-18,000

£28,750 $42,780
€33,724

Anonymous

84

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

4,000-6,000

£18,750 $27,900
€21,994

Anonymous

 

 

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                    lashfield@christies.com  

Next Sale Date:

The next sale will be held on 5 November 2010.

 

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