RESULTS: Travel and Vintage Posters

Travel and Vintage Posters

South Kensington – Friday, 5 November 2010

Sale no: 5484 – Top Three

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]






Lots Sold:  298

Lots Offered: 343

Sold by Lot: 87%

Sold by £: 90%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.618  /  €1.138






Estimate (£)


Purchase Price



Herbert Bayer (1900-1985)


lithograph in colours, 1930,


£30,000 $48,540



Anatoly Belsky (1896-1970)


lithograph in colours, 1929


£25,000 $40,450



Adolphe Mouron Cassandre (1901-1968)


lithograph in colours, 1925,

Printed by Hachard & Cie., Paris






Comment: Nicolette Tomkinson, Director and Sophie Churcher, Specialist, Christie’s commented:

“This was the best Travel and Vintage Posters sale ever held at Christie’s, since the department began in 1982 and confirms Christie’s place as the market leader for this category. These exceptional results demonstrate the great International appeal of the best in 19th and 20th century graphic design.

We are delighted that the exceptional Private Collection of London Transport and Vintage Posters was 100% sold, realising a total of £234,038 / $378,673 / €266,335 – far surpassing the pre-sale estimate of £140,000.

Herbert Bayer’s design for Section Allemande was the top lot, whilst excellent prices were achieved for Russian avant-garde artists such as Antoly Belsky and the Stenberg Brothers. The saleroom was full, with bids coming from the room, telephones, and via Christie’s LIVE. 39% of the sale was either bought or directly underbid online from all over the world, including clients hailing from the UK, US, Germany, Belgium, Turks and Caicos Islands, and Norway.”


Press Contact:

Leonie Ashfield        +44 (0)20 7752 3121       

Next Sale Date:

The next vintage posters sale will be the annual Ski Sale, to be held in South Kensington on 26 January 2011.

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