Poster Auctions International's Rare Posters Auction #88, November 13th, Presents 510 Seminal Works

Top Quote The lithographs and maquettes will be auctioned online and in PAI's New York City gallery located at 26 West 17th Street in lower Manhattan, starting promptly at 11 am Eastern time. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 13, 2022 - New York, NY - The 88th Rare Posters Auction from Poster Auctions International on Sunday, November 13th features rare and iconic images from a century of poster design. The collection includes Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Modern and Contemporary lithographs, as well as decorative panels and maquettes.

    All 510 lots will be on view to the public October 21st to November 12th. The auction will be held live in PAI’s gallery at 26 West 17th Street in New York City, as well as online at, beginning promptly at 11am Eastern time.

    Jack Rennert, president of Poster Auctions International, Inc., said, “Our 88th auction includes the esteemed works that collectors expect to see at our sales—but rare and little-known works are also well represented. From early American lithographs to European Art Nouveau and Art Deco images, there is truly something for every collector here.”

    The auction will begin with 16 Olympics posters that span from Olle Hjortzberg’s first official Olympics poster, Olympische Spiele / Stockholm 1912 (est. $3,000-$4,000) to Primo Angeli’s 1995 Atlanta Olympics (est. $800-$1,000). Notable posters in this collection also include Jan Willem Sluiter’s 1916 Olympische Spelen / Amsterdam (est. $4,000-$5,000) and Yusaku Kamekura’s Tokyo 1964 Olympics (est. $1,000-$1,200).

    As always, a range of designs for bicycles and automobiles will be available. Important images include Edward Penfield’s The Northampton Cycle Co. from ca. 1900 (est. $10,000-$12,000); William H. Bradley’s 1895 Victor Bicycles (est. $4,000-$5,000); Max Schwarzer’s 1914 Prowodnik-Pneu Columb (est. $5,000-$6,000); René Vincent’s 1920 Salmson / 10 HP (est. $15,000-$20,000); Geo Ham’s incredibly rare 1924 Amilcar, featured on this auction’s catalogue cover (est. $7,000-$9,000); Marcello Dudovich’s ca. 1924 Foltzer, seen here for the first time (est. $3,000-$4,000); and Jean d’Ylen’s ca. 1926 Shell (est. $5,000-$6,000).

    For aviation buffs, 34 posters are offered, from the earliest air meets to contemporary airlines. Highlights include Ernest Montaut’s 1909 Grande Semaine d’Aviation (est. $7,000-$9,000), Charles Léonce Brossé’s 1910 Meeting d’Aviation / Nice (est. $8,000-$10,000), Jupp Wiertz’s 1936 Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei / 2 Days to Europe (est. $5,000-$6,000), and David Klein’s 1962 Fly TWA Jets / Paris (est. $1,200-$1,500).

    Collectors of War & Propaganda images will have over 50 designs to choose from. Notable lots include the anonymous 1918 Colored Man is No Slacker (est. $3,000-$4,000), the never-before-seen 1919 True Blue by an anonymous designer (est. $3,000-$4,000), James Montgomery Flagg’s iconic 1917 I Want You for U.S. Army (est. $7,000-$9,000), Howard Chandler Christy’s 1918 Clear-The-Way!! (est. $1,000-$1,200), and Ches Cobb’s ca. 1942 WPA / Production Lines are Battle Lines! (est. $3,000-$4,000). Further works include powerful images for Vietnam, Palestine, and Israel.

    For collectors of Art Nouveau, hundreds of fantastic works are offered. This auction includes 30 works by the progenitor of the poster, Jules Chéret, including several early designs from his own printing firm. Three variations from his ebullient Palais de Glace are included (ests. range from $1,200-$4,000). Other highlights include his 1893 Folies-Bergère / La Loïe Fuller (est. $5,000-$6,000) and three lovely paintings (ests. range from $7,000-$20,000).

    Four operatic works are included from the Italian Art Nouveau master, Adolfo Hohenstein: his 1895 La Bohème (est. $5,000-$6,000), the never-before-seen 1895 Vitalis (est. $4,000-$5,000), his 1900 Monaco / Exposition de Canots Automobiles (est. $10,000-$12,000), and his impressive 1899 Tosca (est. $15,000-$20,000).

    Public viewings will be held daily from October 21 to November 12. To learn more, visit

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