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Lot 16: Coupe Internationale de Sphériques. 1936Platinum House
November 18, 2012
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 40 5/8 x 72 3/4 in./103.3 x 184.8 cm La Publicité Générale, Le Mans An early and important poster announcing an international air meet & festival specifically dedicated to the art of hot air balloon navigation. Most interesting is the notice that Professeur Piccard (August Piccard) would be in attendance, as he was one of the foremost scientists in the field. He built the first air-gondola in 1930, and had plans to make it also capable of deep-sea travel had WWII not interrupted his research.
Condition Report: B+/ Slight stains & creases near edges.
Dimensions: 40 5/8 x 72 3/4 in./103.3 x 184.8 cm
Artist or Maker: ANONYMOUS