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Auction Description for Poster Auctions Int'l: PAI-LIX: RARE POSTERS - NEW AUCTION DATE NOVEMBER 18
Auction Description:
PAI-LIX: RARE POSTERS - NEW AUCTION DATE NOVEMBER 18
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PAI-LIX: RARE POSTERS - NEW AUCTION DATE NOVEMBER 18

by Poster Auctions International, Inc


696 lots with images

November 18, 2012

Live Auction

601 West 26th Street

Suite 1370

New York, NY, 10001 USA

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The Wright Brothers / Dayton, Ohio. 1909

Lot 1: The Wright Brothers / Dayton, Ohio. 1909

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 21 7/8 x 31 1/2 in./55.6 x 80 cm Walker Litho, Dayton On the morning of December 17, 1903, Orville & Wilbur Wright set off to change the course of history by taking to the skies in the first controlled flight by a human in a motorized aircraft. It was only on their fourteenth attempt that Wilbur, strapped face down to the latticework of wood struts, wire, and cotton, managed to maintain an altitude of fifteen feet for one-tenth of a mile before crash landing after 59 seconds. Thus began the brothers’ lifetime dedication to the science of aviation. In 1908, after a year of record breaking flights both at home and abroad, the US Government accepted the Wright machine for army use, and the brothers established the Wright Company in Dayton. This poster uses the hometown heroes alongside a breathtaking view of their biplane soaring over the countryside to promote their appearance at a local air show. This lot also includes the original, complete program from the day’s events.

Condition Report: B/ Slight tears, primarily in top & bottom text areas.

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Wright-Flugvorführungen. 1909

Lot 2: Wright-Flugvorführungen. 1909

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Description: Artist: HANS RUDI ERDT (1883-1918) Size: 32 7/8 x 52 1/4 in./85.4 x 132.5 cm An exceptionally rare two-sheet poster featuring Orville Wright’s Model A biplane. Sponsored by a local newspaper, it advertises an airshow over Tempelhof Field in Berlin, and skillfully presents the majesty of these new flying machines against a sunset-orange sky.

Condition Report: B/ Slight tears, primarily at edges.

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Les Premiers Champions Aviateurs. 1910

Lot 3: Les Premiers Champions Aviateurs. 1910

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Description: Artist: ROBERT DICK Size: 42 3/8 x 14 1/2 in./107.5 x 36.7 cm Done in Sem-like caricature, this rare lithograph gives us a comprehensive lineup of the pioneers of flight. From left to right: Wilbur and Orville Wright, Curtiss, Count de Lambert, Gabriel Voisin, Santos Dumont, Sommer, Henry Farman, Paulhan, Hubert Latham, Rougier, Louis Blériot, and Delagrange.

Condition Report: B+/ Slight tears at edges.

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Wilbur Wright. 1909

Lot 4: Wilbur Wright. 1909

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Description: Artist: WEILUC (Lucien-Henri Weil, 1873-1947) Size: 8 1/2 x 12 in./21.6 x 30.4 cm As a popular cartoonist, Weiluc did endless renderings of celebrities. Here, he gives us a rather unimpressed Wilbur Wright, ignoring the many laurels around his feet in favor of attentively observing the uncharted horizon. Below, the artist has dedicated this drawing to Commandant Renard, the head of the French Defense Aviation Department.

Condition Report: Signed pencil drawing. Framed.

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Aérodrome de Cannes. 1909

Lot 5: Aérodrome de Cannes. 1909

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Description: Artist: RENE HERMANN-PAUL (1864-1940) Size: 29 1/2 x 46 3/4 in./75 x 118.7 cm Publicité Wall, Paris This is the only known copy of this remarkable poster promoting an early air meet in Cannes. With both trees and birds populating the white cloud below, and a pilot’s small feet peeking out of the biplane, we realize we are looking down on the earth from the sky, the pilot mid-loop-de-loop.

Condition Report: B/ Restored slight tears, primarily at vertical fold.

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Le “Wright” à Pau. 1909

Lot 6: Le “Wright” à Pau. 1909

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Description: Artist: W. D'ERTAHIAL Size: 29 1/8 x 19 5/8 in./74 x 49.8 cm Rundinettes, Paris “Paul Tissandier, an experienced balloonist and Wilbur’s newest student, persuaded him to transfer operations to the warmer climate of Pau, in the south of France. Delighted with the prospect of an influx of tourists, local officials offered the perfect flying field, 165 acres of flat landscape with no trees, known as the Pont-Long. They would also provide a combination hangar and living quarters, complete with a fully equipped shop. Meals would be prepared by a gourmet chef. . . . Wilbur completed 64 flights at Pau between February 3 and March 20. . . . A parade of notables continued to make the pilgrimage to the flying field. King Alfonso XIII of Spain, an avid amateur photographer, hoped to be mistaken for a tourist. England’s Edward VII looked on as Katharine flew for the first time as a passenger. Lord Balfour . . . asked if he could join the team of workmen raising the weight back to the top of the catapult tower before a flight. Noticing another young aristocrat tugging on the line, Lord Northcliffe remarked to Orville that he was sure ‘. . . it is the only useful thing he has ever done in his life’” (Crouch & Jakab, p. 174). Little of that hullabaloo is shown in this rare d’Ertahial pochoir lithograph, simply the agreeable clash of technology and countryside.

Condition Report: B/ Restored slight tears at bottom edge.

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Première Exposition Locomotion Aérienne / Grand Palais.  1909

Lot 7: Première Exposition Locomotion Aérienne / Grand Palais. 1909

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Description: Artist: ERNEST MONTAUT (1879-1909) Size: 22 5/8 x 31 1/4 in./57.5 x 79.3 cm Affiches Montaut & Mabileau, Paris “On the heels of the Rheims meeting . . . a memorable exhibition was opened to the public at the Grand Palais in Paris. Apart from a small collection previously shown at the 1908 Automobile Salon, this was the first time that aeroplanes representing the principal French manufacturers were assembled under one roof. Machines that had actually taken part in the Rheims meeting were included so that interested persons who had not been able to attend could obtain a close-up view of the Antoinette, Wright, Henry Farman biplanes, Louis Bréguet, and the diminutive Demoiselle constructed by Alberto Santos-Dumont. In the place of honor was Blériot’s Model XI with which he had conquered the English Channel. ... The huge public response left no doubt that the show would become a well-attended annual feature. The arresting poster by Montaut, the same artist who had memorialized the meeting at Rheims (see PAI-XXIX, 115), portrays in the foreground a primeval figure – seeming to be a blacksmith whose trade is hopelessly outmoded – gesturing toward those marvels in the sky. The Aviation Salon introduced by France was soon imitated in other countries, giving rise to a series of posters on the same subject” (Looping the Loop, pp. 43-44).

Condition Report: B/ Tears, largely at edges.

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Wright au Camp d’Auvours.  1908

Lot 8: Wright au Camp d’Auvours. 1908

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Description: Artist: ERNEST MONTAUT (1879-1909) Size: 34 3/8 x 16 1/2 in./87.2 x 42 cm Mabileau, Paris “Having captured the attention of the world during a single week of flying at Hunaudières, Wilbur shifted to a larger field at Camp d’Auvours, 11 kilometers east of Le Mans. An artillery testing ground, it had been his first choice as a flying field. Hunaudières, surrounded by trees, a grandstand and other obstacles, was selected only when French military authorities rejected a request for the use of Camp d’Auvours. Now, with every eye focused on Wilbur, the army relented. Wilbur made his first flight at Camp d’Auvours on August 21. The atmosphere was electric. The crowds grew so large that the local military commander was forced to introduce a ticket system. Wilbur was aloft every day, breaking records as soon as he set them. . . . Wilbur was the most celebrated figure in Europe. Crowned heads of state wired their congratulations and traveled to Camp d’Auvours to witness the miracle for themselves. Some days, Wilbur remarked to his family, ‘Princes and millionaires’ were ‘thick as fleas’ at the flying ground” (Crouch & Jakab, pp. 166 & 172).

Condition Report: B/ Slight foxing. P.

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Aerodrome de Vichy. 1909

Lot 9: Aerodrome de Vichy. 1909

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Description: Artist: ROGER-JOSEPH JOURDAIN (1845-1918) Size: 30 7/8 x 43 1/8 in./77.7 x 109.5 cm Publicité Vig, Paris Better known for his romantic oil paintings often compared to the work of John Singer Sargent (who, incidentally, painted Jourdain’s wife), Jourdain created this singular poster during his career. A daring but well-dressed woman has climbed to the top of a brick wall in order to be closer to the soaring biplanes above her at this early French airmeet.

Condition Report: C/ Expertly restored tears.

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Milano Circuito Aereo Internazionale. 1910

Lot 10: Milano Circuito Aereo Internazionale. 1910

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Description: Artist: ALDO MAZZA (1880-1964) Size: 27 1/4 x 55 in./69.3 x 139.7 cm G. Ricordi, Milano The 1910 Milan Air Meet marked the first midair collision between two planes in recorded history. On October 3, René Thomas in his Antoinette monoplane accidentally collided with the rear of Captain Bertram Dickson’s Farman biplane. Although both survived, Dickson’s piloting career was ruined due to extreme injury. This sweeping poster by Mazza is rare and wonderful on its own; however, this particular version has been written upon by Thomas, explaining in full detail the events of that fateful day. His signature has been verified, and is surrounded by various aviation award stamps.

Condition Report: B+/ Slight tears & stains at folds & edges.

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Saint-Omer / Fêtes d’Aviation. 1910

Lot 11: Saint-Omer / Fêtes d’Aviation. 1910

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 50 1/4 x 75 3/4 in./127.7 x 192.3 cm Dervaux Frères, Halluin Held on the heals of the nearby Brussels air show, the St. Omer Fêtes d’Aviation is little-known today. This poster, however, is one of the most delightful within the genre, the sunset-bathed ruins of the Saint-Bertin abbey looming quietly behind a sea of Bleriots and other early planes. Although stars are just appearing in the deep-purple sky, the spectators are still cheering on the brave aviators. This first flight over the city lasted only 19 minutes, but was witnessed by an audience of over 100,000 people. Four years later, this town would become famous as the headquarters of the British Royal Flying Corps throughout the First World War.

Condition Report: B+/ Slight tears at folds & edges.

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Grande Quinzaine D’Aviation.  1910

Lot 12: Grande Quinzaine D’Aviation. 1910

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 29 x 40 1/2 in./73.4 x 102.9 cm Imp. Dondé Frères, Paris “During the Le Havre air show, which took place ... at the same time as the meet in Deauville-Trouville, Léon Morane ... was not at his best, winning only the altitude event. He climbed up to 7,054 feet, as measured with a barograph aboard a balloon flying at 6,693 feet. It was the new world record ... The organizers managed advertising savings by grouping the Le Havre air show with the one in Deauville-Trouville on the same poster as the Great Aviation Fortnight” (Affiches de l’Aviation, p. 34).

Condition Report: B+/ Slight abrasions below flowers; slight tears at top edge.

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Grande Manifestation de Propagande Aèrienne.

Lot 13: Grande Manifestation de Propagande Aèrienne.

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 34 5/8 x 50 7/8 in./88 x 129.3 cm Imp. Pilts. Chabrillac, Toulouse Without reference to exactly when this event will take place, this poster advertises a Great Demonstration of Aerial Propaganda. Included will be such feats as aerial acrobatics, opportunities for the lay-person to ride in a plane, and novice flights.

Condition Report: B+/ Restored tears in printing information.

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Gde. Semaine Aéronautique / Nice. 1922

Lot 14: Gde. Semaine Aéronautique / Nice. 1922

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Description: Artist: E. BELLANGER Size: 30 1/8 x 42 3/8 in./76.6 x 107.7 cm Cornille & Serre, Paris A charming railway advertisement promoting travel to a lavish air meet in Nice. Featured are a variety of war heroes, including René Fonck (noted as top Allied fighter ace at the end of WWI), Willy Coppens (Belgium’s leading aerialist and champion balloon buster of WWI), Charles Nungesser (French rival of Charles Lindbergh), Henri Farman, Joseph Sadi Lecointe, Gilbert Sardier, Lucien Bossoutrot, and Gustave Douchy.

Condition Report: A-/ Slight tears at edges.

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Coupe de France. 1934

Lot 15: Coupe de France. 1934

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Description: Artist: VIC Size: 46 1/2 x 62 3/8 in./118.2 x 158.3 cm Imp. Petit Parisien An exciting design for an air show in which tricks such as the loop-the-lopp and death drops were to be had in spades. As the propellor plane rallies upside down toward the viewer, a bullseye-covered France hovers below.

Condition Report: B/ Tears at folds & edges.

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Coupe Internationale de Sphériques. 1936

Lot 16: Coupe Internationale de Sphériques. 1936

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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.

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Air Afrique. ca. 1964

Lot 17: Air Afrique. ca. 1964

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Description: Artist: JACQUES AURIAC (1922-2003) Size: 24 1/2 x 39 1/8 in./62.3 x 99.4 cm La Vasselais, Paris Founded in 1961, Air Afrique was an offshoot of Air France, primarily serving the former French colonies in Africa. Here, Auriac uses his bold, Modern style to give us the impression of an elephant peeking through the tall grass.

Condition Report: A.

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Air France / Amerique du Nord. 1948

Lot 18: Air France / Amerique du Nord. 1948

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Description: Artist: LUC-MARIE BAYLE (1914-2000) Size: 25 1/2 x 40 in./65 x 101.5 cm Hubert Baille, Paris Conveying seamless and expedient travel, this design merges Paris and New York, with the Statue of Liberty -- France’s gift to the US -- straddling the distance.

Condition Report: A-/ Slight creases in lower register. P.

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Air France. 1946

Lot 19: Air France. 1946

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Description: Artist: EDMOND MAURUS Size: 24 1/2 x 39 1/8 in./62.8 x 99.5 cm Goossens Publicité Just as at one point in time the sun never set on the British Empire, so does Air France claim that it alone shines light over the world.

Condition Report: A-/ Slight tears & stains at edges.

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TWA / L’Amerique. ca. 1950

Lot 20: TWA / L’Amerique. ca. 1950

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Description: Artist: FRANK LACANO Size: 24 7/8 x 40 1/4 in./62.9 x 102.2 cm One of the finest designs Lacano created for TWA, this particular poster presents the star-spangled wonders to see in the American capital.

Condition Report: A-/ Slight tears at edges.

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Vie du Monde: 13 Air France Posters. 1980-1981

Lot 21: Vie du Monde: 13 Air France Posters. 1980-1981

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Description: Artist: ROGER BEZOMBES (1913-1994) Size: Each: 23 5/8 x 39 1/4 in./60 x 99.6 cm Imp. Mourlot, Paris In 1981, Bezombes executed a series of 16 posters for Air France which were published in a portfolio entitled “Vie du Monde.” These are 13 of the original 16 posters. Bezombes believed in bright, solid colors, diverse graphic elements assembled to give the flavor of each destination, and startling typography. Some are embossed using gold and silver metallic inks, while others utilize photocollage.

Condition Report: A/ P.

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12 Early Automobile Designs. ca. 1907

Lot 22: 12 Early Automobile Designs. ca. 1907

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: Each: 15 3/4 x 9 3/4 in./40 x 24.8 cm Created at the Montaut Studios (famous for its early automobile designs), this is an unmatched collection of twelve original automotive images. Each features a different make of car, representing seven of the world’s most prestigious manufacturers of the day -- Lorraine-Dietrich, Excelsior, Benz, Fiat, Isotta Fraschini, Renault, and Sizaire-Naudin. One even features the famous Targa Florio raceway in Sicily.

Condition Report: Twelve gouache drawings.

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Esso. ca. 1923

Lot 23: Esso. ca. 1923

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 35 1/8 x 49 3/8 in./89.2 x 125.1 cm Known today as ExxonMobil, Esso was one of the many results of the 1911 Standard Oil trust breakup. Here, it is promoted in patriotic red, white, and blue against a wintry landscape for a German audience.

Condition Report: A-/ Slight stains at edges.

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Renault. 1939

Lot 24: Renault. 1939

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 30 3/8 x 46 3/8 in./77 x 117.8 cm Imp. Speciale Usines Renault As if peering through a cinematic viewfinder, we spy a ruby red Renault quickly overtaking another car.

Condition Report: A.

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Motricine. ca. 1900

Lot 25: Motricine. ca. 1900

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 12 x 29 5/8 in./30.5 x 75.2 cm A dramatic, almost Italianate composition in which the Goddess of the Automobile stares bravely off into the horizon, wishing she had some Motricine so that her car would start again.

Condition Report: B+/ Restored tears in margin.

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Grande Tribuna alle Tavernelle. ca. 1910

Lot 26: Grande Tribuna alle Tavernelle. ca. 1910

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 20 1/2 x 14 1/2 in./52 x 37 cm O. Minarelli, Bologna A rare and lovely promotional design for an early Italian automobile show just outside of Bologna.

Condition Report: A-/ Slight stains at edges. Framed.

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Une Entrée Sensationnelle.

Lot 27: Une Entrée Sensationnelle.

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Description: Artist: ALBERT BEERTS Size: 26 3/4 x 19 3/8 in./68 x 49.2 cm Albert Beerts, Paris Known for his light-hearted scenes featuring early automobiles (see PAI-LI, 110), this fun image really does show the modern man how to best make a dramatic entrance.

Condition Report: A/ P.

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24 H du Mans. 1961

Lot 28: 24 H du Mans. 1961

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Description: Artist: MICHEL BELIGOND (1927-1973) Size: 14 7/8 x 23 in./37.8 x 58.6 cm Imp. Thirillier At this 29th Le Mans Grand Prix, the Ferrari team took first and second place. Shown, though, is the winning Ferrari from the previous year -- a TR59 driven by Paul Frère & Olivier Gendebien.

Condition Report: A.

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Ideal.  1929

Lot 29: Ideal. 1929

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Description: Artist: ROGER BERCKMANS (1900-1957) Size: 45 3/4 x 61 3/8 in./116 x 155.8 cm O. de Rycker, Bruxelles Anthropomorphizing the can of Ideal motor oil so that it literally is what keeps your car running, this bright image by Berckmans has the enthusiasm and whimsy of Cappiello or d’Ylen.

Condition Report: A.

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Yacco. ca. 1922

Lot 30: Yacco. ca. 1922

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Description: Artist: MARCEL BLOCH (1882-?) Size: 45 1/8 x 60 1/2 in./114.2 x 153.7 cm Affiches Kossuth, Paris Founded in 1919 by Jean Dintilhac, Yacco is a high-performance motor oil used extensively throughout the history of automobile racing. This design, which links the use of the product to an increase in your car’s horsepower, was used twice by the company, this being the more graphic, colorful version.

Condition Report: B-/ Slight tears at folds.

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Automobiles Charron Ltd. / Puteaux. ca. 1906

Lot 31: Automobiles Charron Ltd. / Puteaux. ca. 1906

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Description: Artist: LEONETTO CAPPIELLO (1875-1942) Size: 51 1/8 x 78 1/2 in./129.9 x 199.5 cm Imp. P. Vercasson, Paris “Fernand Charron, who won the first Gordon Bennett cup in a car of his own design in 1900, eventually took over the Automobiles Charron firm and manufactured large, comfortable – and expensive – sedans. The closed cab shown in the poster was the natural automotive evolution from a carriage design – it was very popular with the aristocracy as it exuded elegance and luxury. All of this is reinforced in Cappiello's design, showing an elegant lady giving directions to her driver before entering the cab. The frame around the image, including the title plate, suggests that the Charron automobile is a masterpiece” (Cappiello/Rennert, p. 90).

Condition Report: B/ Restored tears at folds.

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Automoto. ca. 1931

Lot 32: Automoto. ca. 1931

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Description: Artist: L. CASSARD Size: 47 x 31 5/8 in./119.4 x 80.5 cm J. Bazaine, Paris While the subsequent poster for Automoto promotes its bicycle division (see Lot XXX), this strong Art Deco design implies that the brand is inseparable from the very idea of the motorcycle.

Condition Report: A.

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Motocycle Club de France. ca. 1932

Lot 33: Motocycle Club de France. ca. 1932

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Description: Artist: GEO HAM (Georges Hamel, 1900-1972) Size: 12 3/4 x 19 1/2 in./32.5 x 49.5 cm Max Corteau, Paris This is actually a diploma rather than a poster put out by the Motocycle Cub de France. They were given out sparingly, normally for such achievements as completing the Tour de France or other such automotive competitions.

Condition Report: B/ Tears near edges.

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Monaco / 37e Grand Prix. 1979

Lot 34: Monaco / 37e Grand Prix. 1979

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Description: Artist: ALAIN GIAMPAOLI (1946- ) Size: 15 1/2 x 23 3/8 in./39.5 x 59.3 cm A.I.P., Monaco The fiftieth anniversary of the race being a part of the European Championship, the 37th Monaco Grand Prix was the last race for many years in which the winning driver -- Jody Scheckter -- won in a Ferrari. It did not happen again for twenty-one years, when that honor went to Michael Schumacher.

Condition Report: A.

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Peugeot 12.  1935

Lot 35: Peugeot 12. 1935

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Description: Artist: ANDRE GIRARD (1901-1968) Size: 47 x 62 1/2 in./119.5 x 158.6 cm Création Girard, Levalloise The six-cylinder Peugeot 12 was one of Europe’s prestige cars in the early 1930s. Here, it is shown flying out at the viewer against a nationalistically-hued French road. A bold Art Deco design!

Condition Report: B/ Tears at folds.

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A. Mathieu. 1898

Lot 36: A. Mathieu. 1898

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Description: Artist: L. GOUVERNEUR & E. LÉGER Size: 45 5/8 x 31 5/8 in./116 x 80.2 cm Matot-Braine, Reims Similar to Colonial-era American paintings, this two sheet design soberly showcases the evolution of the A. Mathieu firm. In the far right, a man peddles frantically to keep up with a sporty woman on an early motorcycle. Further on, a couple in a car bid a stoic adieu to the now-defunct modes of transport.

Condition Report: B-/ Slight tears & stains at folds & edges.

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Monaco / 11 et 13 Avril 1936. 1936

Lot 37: Monaco / 11 et 13 Avril 1936. 1936

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Description: Artist: GEO HAM (Georges Hamel, 1900-1972) Size: 31 x 47 in./78.7 x 119.3 cm Imp. Monégasque, Monte-Carlo “Geo Ham’s 1936 poster brilliantly depicts the battle between Germans and Italians in the Monaco race. Here a stylish Auto Union GL, the first of the rear-engine racecars, leads a red Alfa Romeo through an extremely tight turn. The masterful portrayal of the intense competition at the races is wonderfully contrasted to the normally serene harbor and city. Ham’s orange-tinted course amplifies the heat of the race and his white speed lines accentuate the velocity of the cars . . . here again are Ham’s signature palm tree and scarf blowing in the wind” (Monaco, p. 30). In 1936 it was a real race again, and in the hard rain -- with one car losing oil -- cars were spinning all over the place. Chiron, Fagioli and Nuvolari were the casualties; Rudi Caraccioli, driving for the German team, managed to nurse his Mercedes through to win.

Condition Report: A. Framed.

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Automobile Club de France. 1903

Lot 38: Automobile Club de France. 1903

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Description: Artist: PRIVAT LIVEMONT (1861-1936) Size: 37 1/4 x 50 3/8 in./94.5 x 127.8 cm Imp. J. Barreau, Paris “In 1902 and 1903, Livemont created several posters for the Automobile Club of France and its shows, personifying the organization with his delicate Art-Nouveau women. Here, the figure is seated on a throne in front of the Grand Palais exhibition hall, drenched in roses and hints of an international throng come to admire progress. As was Livemont’s custom, he gives the auto goddess a white outline, this time adding a halo resembling an automotive flywheel” (Gold, p. 56).

Condition Report: A-/ Unobtrusive folds.

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Grand Prix Automobile / Lausanne. 1947

Lot 39: Grand Prix Automobile / Lausanne. 1947

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Description: Artist: PAUL LANDRY (1904-1990) Size: 25 1/2 x 39 1/2 in./64.8 x 100.3 cm R. Marsens, Lausanne For the 1947 Grand Prix in Lausanne, Switzerland, Landry created a fierce, if not downright aggressive poster. The fiery red and intense speed-lines almost make it feel like some menacing visage, teeth bared, is lunging toward the viewer. This was the second year for Grand Prix racing after World War II. At this particular event, Luigi Villoresi won behind the wheel of a Maserati. He would win a total of six Grand Prix that year alone.

Condition Report: A-/ Slight tears & creases at corners.

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FN / Van Hauteghem Frères. 1931

Lot 40: FN / Van Hauteghem Frères. 1931

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Description: Artist: MILO MARTINET (1904-1988) Size: 30 1/2 x 46 1/2 in./77.5 x 118 cm Imp. Bénard, Liége A classic Art Deco design promoting the latest car made by the Belgian state automobile, motorcycle, and arms manufacturer known as Fabrique Nationale.

Condition Report: B/ Slight tears at folds & edges.

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Monaco / 10 Mai 1964. 1964

Lot 41: Monaco / 10 Mai 1964. 1964

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Description: Artist: J. MAY Size: 14 7/8 x 23 1/2 in./33 x 59.6 cm J. Ramel, Nice In this first race of the 1964 Formula One season, Graham Hill came in first place in his BRM.

Condition Report: A.

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Automobiles Unic. 1928

Lot 42: Automobiles Unic. 1928

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Description: Artist: HENRY LE MONNIER (1893-1978) Size: 62 1/4 x 46 7/8 in./158.2 x 119 cm Les Affiches Lutetia, Paris Founded by the famous bicycle manufacturer Georges Richard, Unic produced automobiles as early as 1906. This poster promotes the company’s sports car division which first appeared in the 1920s, creating sleek, sexy automobiles that flew like arrows down the road. A rare & impressive design.

Condition Report: B+/ Slight tears at folds & edges.

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Monaco / 19 Mai 1957. 1957

Lot 43: Monaco / 19 Mai 1957. 1957

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Description: Artist: BERNARD MINNE (1918- ) Size: 31 1/8 x 47 1/4 in./79.1 x 120 cm Ed. J. Ramel, Nice As the second round of the World Drivers’ Championship that year, the 1957 Monaco Grand Prix was exceptionally dramatic. Many of the favorites crashed or suffered engine failure, leading to Juan Manuel Fangio taking first place in his Maserati. This poster, so magnificently executed to truly express the speed at which these racers drive, is quite rare.

Condition Report: A.

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The Great Arrow. 1907

Lot 44: The Great Arrow. 1907

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Description: Artist: EDWARD PENFIELD (1866-1925) Size: 9 3/4 x 14 1/8 in./25 x 35.8 cm Once one of America’s most prestigious luxury car manufacturers, Pierce-Arrow frequently referred to their most popular car, The Arrow, as “The Great Arrow” in advertisements. It became the official car of the US President in 1909, and was often purchased by Hollywood stars and foreign royalty. Their ads, such as this one by Penfield, were understated and elegant, offering a lifestyle image rather than simply the raw power of a car.

Condition Report: A.

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Automobile Club Show.  ca. 1900

Lot 45: Automobile Club Show. ca. 1900

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Description: Artist: W. S. ROGERS Size: 20 1/4 x 30 1/8 in./51.5 x 76.4 cm Waterlow & Sons, London This advertisement for an early British auto show takes aim at the potential female motorist. With her sash and scarf flapping behind her and wings attached to the bow in her unmussed coif, she appears to be ready to take flight. An interesting, and more-likely-than-not successful approach, especially reinforcing the role of women in early automobile and bicycle posters: not only was the machine a liberating force for them, but it was meant to convey the ease with which the new contraption could be driven.

Condition Report: B/ Slight tears & stains at folds & edges; recreated margins.

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Luce-Avviamento-Filis. 1922

Lot 46: Luce-Avviamento-Filis. 1922

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Description: Artist: CARLO BISCARETTI DI RUFFIA (1879-1959) Size: 26 1/4 x 37 1/4 in./66.5 x 94.6 cm Atelier Butteri, Torino With the Italian tricolor billowing behind her, this automobile muse promotes all the many accessories and parts Filis makes to keep your car or motorcycle running smoothly, from headlights to pressure gauges.

Condition Report: B-/ Restored loss at folds & margins.

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Gladiator / Cycles-Automobiles. ca. 1906

Lot 47: Gladiator / Cycles-Automobiles. ca. 1906

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Description: Artist: CHARLES TICHON Size: 15 x 22 1/8 in./38 x 56.2 cm Imp. Kossuth, Paris While an earlier poster promoting the company’s bicycle division is without a doubt the most famous of its advertisements (see Lot XXX), this simple, lovely backroad scene beautifully showcases both Gladitor’s cycle and automobile offerings.

Condition Report: A-/ Slight stains at edges.

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Motocycles Cottereau. 1905

Lot 48: Motocycles Cottereau. 1905

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Description: Artist: RENÉ VINCENT (1879-1936) Size: 63 3/8 x 46 1/8 in./160.8 x 117.2 cm Affiches Belleville, Paris A humorous early Vincent design showing off a very determined-looking rider tootling down the road.

Condition Report: A-/ Slight stains near left edge.

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Cycles Gladiator. ca. 1895

Lot 49: Cycles Gladiator. ca. 1895

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 54 3/4 x 39 5/8 in./139 x 100 cm Imp. G. Massias, Paris Arguably the most famous of all bicycle posters, this image of a redheaded sylph being propelled through the sky by the unparalleled speed of her Gladiator cycle appears on everything in contemporary culture from wine labels to our company’s blog. And yet the design itself remains uncredited, despite the presence of the faint initials L.W. in the lower right corner. A lithographic masterpiece.

Condition Report: A-/ Unobtrusive folds.

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Cycles Automoto.

Lot 50: Cycles Automoto.

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 46 x 61 3/4 in./116.7 x 157 cm Publicité Wall, Paris Founded in 1902, Automoto was a bit late in entering the bicycle business. Here, a dapper cyclist checks out a few passing competitors in a bike race -- they are all riding Automoto bicycles like himself. The small text notes the make of the rims, brakes, chains, pedals, and light, all of which would have been made by specialty manufacturers at the time.

Condition Report: B+/ Tears at folds.

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