Pan Am flights to the UK and train journeys to the Malverns: rare vintage travel posters to lure American tourists to the British Isles go to get thousands at auction
- A sale of vintage posters takes place on November 14 in the Swann Auction Galleries in New York
- The rare posters, dating from 1914, show off British attractions, including Stratford-upon-Avon
- The earliest poster is a striking graphic display in green, promoting Box Hill in Surrey and the local bus route
Vintage travel posters designed to lure American tourists to the British Isles in the early 20th century will bring thousands to auction.
The rare posters, which date from 1914, go on sale on November 14 under the hammer of Swann Auction Galleries in New York.
Many of the posters were designed by renowned artists and show off a range of British attractions, from Trooping the Color in London to the birthplace of Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon.
Others show the will of the Malvern Hills, the charming city of Royal Tunbridge Wells and a processional scene in London that advertises Pan American World Airways. The earliest poster is a striking graphic display in green, promoting Box Hill in Surrey and the local bus route.
The poster that is expected to raise the most money is a striking image of an elephant by Maurice A Miles, who promoted both the London Zoo and the London Underground in 1933. It is estimated that it is sold for $ 4,000 (£ 3,115) to $ 6,000 (£ 4,673).
Scroll down to see some of the offered lots …
A poster to the left of Mark von Arenburg encouraged tourists to fly to Great Britain by Clipper on Pan Am Airways in 1948. This is expected to yield up to $ 1500 (£ 1,168). On the right is a 1939 poster from Kenneth Shoesmith for Southern Railway to promote the city of Royal Tunbridge Wells. It is expected to be sold for up to $ 1,000 (£ 778)
The artist Christopher Clark made this poster in 1955 with a scene from Trooping the Color, an advertisement for British Rail. This is expected to raise to $ 1,800 (£ 1,400)
This Great Western Railway poster was created by Warwick Goble in 1931. It shows the Malvern Hills. It is estimated that it is sold for $ 1500 (1,168)
The oldest poster, on the left, dates from 1914 and promotes Box Hill in Surrey and the local bus route. It was designed by Paul Rieth and is expected to go up to $ 1,200 (£ 934). Pictured on the right is a striking statue of an elephant by Maurice A Miles, who promoted both London Zoo and the London Underground in 1933. It is estimated at a retail price of between $ 4,000 (£ 3,115) and $ 6,000 (£ 4,673)
A 1930s Gyrth Russell poster promoting Great Western Railway and Shakespeare & # 39; s birthplace Stratford-upon-Avon. It is estimated to sell for up to $ 1500 (£ 1.178)
Terence Cuneo, who was appointed as the official artist for the Queen's coronation, designed this poster for British Rail in 1949. It has an estimated price of $ 2,000 (£ 1,556)
A Warwick Goble poster with Southern Ireland in 1928. It promoted the Great Western Railway. It is estimated to sell for around $ 1500 (£ 1.178)
- The full catalog, bidding information and live online bidding details for these posters are available at www.swanngalleries.com.
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