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559 lots with images

March 10, 2013

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Clément. ca. 1890

Lot 1: Clément. ca. 1890

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 37 1/8 x 51 1/4 in./94.2 x 130 cm Imp. Kossuth, Paris Along with Gladiator, with which it merged financially in 1896, Clément was one of the bicycle makers that accounted for more posters than any other. In a genre full of fanciful imagery and exotically costumed muses, here is a straightforward narrative scene: as other soldiers fuss with stubborn horses in the background, this fellow chooses a reliable Clément bicycle to head off to duty. The tip-on is for a Rochefort-based distributor.

Condition Report: B/ Tears at folds & edges.

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Hurtu. ca. 1891

Lot 2: Hurtu. ca. 1891

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 38 7/8 x 53 3/4 in./98.7 x 136.5 cm Imp. Charles Verneau, Paris One of the early posters promoting the company’s bicycle output, this design shows a woman and young boy enjoying a lovely time in the countryside, waving at nearby sailboats.

Condition Report: B/ Tears & stains, primarily at folds & edges.

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Charles Terront / Bicyclette Rudge. 1894

Lot 3: Charles Terront / Bicyclette Rudge. 1894

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 39 3/8 x 59 1/2 in./99.7 x 151 cm Lith. F. Appel, Paris After winning the famous Paris-Brest-Paris race atop a Rudge cycle in 1891, Charles Terront became the company’s most notable spokesperson. Rudge would later merge with Whitworth Cycles in 1894.

Condition Report: B-/ Expertly restored tears.

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Cycles Mégret. ca. 1895

Lot 4: Cycles Mégret. ca. 1895

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 39 5/8 x 55 1/8 in./100.7 x 140 cm Imp. Charles Verneau, Paris A small French producer of bicycles and tricycles in the 1880s & 1890s, F. Mégret shows here how the trusty steed has fallen short in stamina compared to the new bicycle.

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

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New Howe. ca. 1895

Lot 5: New Howe. ca. 1895

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 39 x 58 7/8 in./99 x 149.5 cm F. Appel, Paris Based in Scotland, the Howe Machine Company was actually best known for its sewing machines, being the main competitor to Singer in the 1870s. However, by the 1880s, the factory was also producing a full range of bicycles. Here, a dapper young gentleman points to the brand name as the finest ride around.

Condition Report: B/ Tears & stains at folds & edges.

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La Favorite. 1898

Lot 6: La Favorite. 1898

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 31 3/8 x 46 1/2 in./79.5 x 118 cm Imp. Charles Verneau, Paris A simple but straightforward design promoting the latest in bicycle comfort. Note that the image of the saddle is a tip-on, presumably covering the previous year’s model.

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

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Cycles

Lot 7: Cycles "Le Globe" / George Hetley. ca. 1899

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 12 5/8 x 18 1/8 in./32 x 46 cm Imp. J. Kossuth, Paris Comparing the record speeds of all major (and minor) forms of transport, from locomotives to ice skaters, George Hetley’s Globe bicycle is the clear winner.

Condition Report: B+/ 8” vertical tear at bottom.

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Armor. 1912

Lot 8: Armor. 1912

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 47 x 63 in./119.5 x 160 cm Publicité Wall, Paris A handsome design promoting Armor brand bicycles and motorcycles.

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

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Cycles Guyot. ca. 1920

Lot 9: Cycles Guyot. ca. 1920

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 30 7/8 x 46 in./78.5 x 116.7 cm Affiches Gaillard, Paris A famous Swiss brand, Guyot combined the most prestigious and reliable parts (Caminade handlebars, Bowden brakes, Lamplugh saddle, Wobler tires) to create the most comfortable ride in the industry. Not only was it ideal for the well-heeled lady out for an afternoon jaunt, but also, as the corner cameo implies, for the competitive racer.

Condition Report: A-/ Slight tears at edges.

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Alcyon. ca. 1927

Lot 10: Alcyon. ca. 1927

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 30 1/2 x 46 1/8 in./77.6 x 117.2 cm Affiches Gaillard, Paris A popular French bicycle manufacturer, Alcyon formed a cycling team in 1906, promoted here as being held to the same level of excellence as the brand itself. They would win the Tour de France six times before being disbanded in 1955.

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

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Pneumatique Stella.

Lot 11: Pneumatique Stella.

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Description: Artist: MARCELLIN AUZOLLE (1862-1942) Size: 31 3/4 x 48 7/8 in./80.6 x 124.2 cm Imp. H. Hérold, Paris A bizarre design in which an amputee merrily passes a galloping steed and breathless cyclist thanks to the reliability and swiftness of his Stella tires.

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

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Favor.  1937

Lot 12: Favor. 1937

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Description: Artist: JACQUES BELLENGER (1903-1985) & PIERRE BELLENGER (1909-?) Size: 45 x 61 in./114.5 x 155 cm Imp. de la Vasselais, Paris From 1919 to 1959, Favor was a “simple, practical, and elegant” brand of French motorcycle, not unlike the scarlet-hued rider shown here.

Condition Report: A-/ Very slight stains at edges.

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Favor. 1937

Lot 13: Favor. 1937

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Description: Artist: JACQUES BELLENGER (1903-1985) & PIERRE BELLENGER (1909- ) Size: 62 3/4 x 47 1/8 in./159.4 x 120 cm Et. de la Vasselais, Paris A fine Art Deco design giving a strong nod to the topical theme of The Worker in public art. Like many advertisements at the time, it was more appealing to showcase the common craftsman behind a product than an elegant and sophisticated purchaser of the item. Here, we see that both Favor’s bicycles and motorcycles are given equal attention and weight by its maker.

Condition Report: A-/ Very slight creasing.

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Fernand Clément. ca. 1890

Lot 14: Fernand Clément. ca. 1890

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Description: Artist: FIRMIN BOUISSET (1859-1925) Size: 53 1/4 x 40 3/8 in./135.2 x 102.6 cm Affiches Camis, Paris With a lifelong love of cycling, Adolphe Clément opened his first bicycle manufacturing business in 1878, complete with a repair shop and cycling school. By 1890, his small, local business had become the most popular bicycle brand in France. Here, the entire family line is on display, including a skirt-sensitive female tricycle.

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

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Captivante. ca. 1929

Lot 15: Captivante. ca. 1929

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Description: Artist: BOB Size: 23 x 31 1/4 in./58.3 x 79.4 cm Imp. Delcey, Dole With all the oversized adorable features of a Kewpie doll, this bicycle mascot makes the Captivante bicycle brand appear saccharine sweet and positively precious.

Condition Report: A-/ Unobtrusive folds.

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Cycles Humber. ca. 1905

Lot 16: Cycles Humber. ca. 1905

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Description: Artist: HENRIETTE BRESSTER Size: 40 1/2 x 55 3/8 in./102.8 x 140.6 cm Imp. Caby & Chardin, Paris Formed in England by Thomas Humber in 1869, Humber Cycles would eventually, like so many bicycle companies, become dominated by its automobile division. At the turn of the century, though, bicycles were still all the rage, as can be seen in this dreamy design which gives a heavy nod to Mucha’s poster for Cycles Perfecta (see Lot 23). In both, only a hint of the bicycle is shown, while the heavenly muse grabs our attention.

Condition Report: B+/ Restored tears at folds.

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Goodrich Tires / Mr. Barnes. ca. 1895

Lot 17: Goodrich Tires / Mr. Barnes. ca. 1895

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Description: Artist: W.A. CLARKE Size: 21 3/4 x 28 1/8 in./55 x 71.4 cm Werner, Acron, OH Part of a rare series for Goodrich tires, the posters take archetypes from around the country and have them interact with a bicycle using the Goodrich brand. Here, Mr. Barnes of New York reads his morning paper while riding to work.

Condition Report: A-/ Slight tears & stains in margin.

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Goodrich Tires / Miss Foote. ca. 1895

Lot 18: Goodrich Tires / Miss Foote. ca. 1895

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Description: Artist: W.A. CLARKE Size: 22 x 28 3/8 in./55.8 x 72 cm Henderson Lith, Cincinnati Another testimonial for Goodrich tires, this one from a Miss Foote of Chicago.

Condition Report: A.

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Cycles de Dion-Bouton. 1925

Lot 19: Cycles de Dion-Bouton. 1925

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Description: Artist: FELIX FOURNERY (1865-1938) Size: 31 x 47 1/8 in./78.7 x 119.7 cm Imp. J. Barreau, Paris A lot of credence has been given to the theory that the bicycle contributed in large part to the suffrage movement of the late-19th century, allowing women a degree of freedom they had not be offered prior. This poster, however, doesn’t really focus on women’s lib so much as a flirtatious damsel out for a seaside joyride, obviously aimed at the man purchasing said bike for his ladyfriend. This is the smaller format version of the poster.

Condition Report: A.

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Peerless Cycles. ca. 1892

Lot 20: Peerless Cycles. ca. 1892

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Description: Artist: LOUIS GALICE (1864-1935) Size: 38 7/8 x 53 1/2 in./98.5 x 135.8 cm Affiches Louis Galice, Paris Wearing a standard clown costume of the era, this shapely performer calls to mind both Pal’s poster for the Cirque Molier (see PAI-XXX, 147) and Lautrec’s various renderings of the clowness Cha-U-Kao. Here, though, rather than ride a showpony, she opts for the lithe dexterity of a Peerless brand bicycle.

Condition Report: B/ Tears at folds & edges. Framed.

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Phébus. ca. 1898

Lot 21: Phébus. ca. 1898

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Description: Artist: H. GRAY (Henri Boulanger, 1858-1924) Size: 40 x 56 1/8 in./101.6 x 142.5 cm Papier-Monnaie, Paris One of Gray’s most imaginative works, an angel is seen descending from heaven to grab a Phébus bicycle wheel.

Condition Report: B/ Expertly restored tears.

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Psycho Cycles. ca. 1892

Lot 22: Psycho Cycles. ca. 1892

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Description: Artist: G. MOORE Size: 39 x 59 1/2 in./99 x 151.2 cm Dangerfield Printing Co., London Psycho Cycles was known for its patented steering apparatus in which the front wheel automatically returns to a straight line after a turn. The name was taken from a popular magic trick being performed in London at the time, in which the magician would invite audience members up to the stage where a young woman named Psycho would engage in a trance-like game of whist, always predicting the volunteer’s move and, ultimately, winning.

Condition Report: B/ Tears at folds & edges.

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Cycles Perfecta. 1902

Lot 23: Cycles Perfecta. 1902

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Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 39 x 57 in./99 x 144.8 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris “It is clear that Mucha understood well the principles of selling not the object itself, but the feeling that is associated with it. Here, he is barely showing a piece of the bicycle -- not enough to tell one brand from another, anyway -- but as to the pleasure of riding, this sylph has it all over any dreary mechanical details. Airily she caresses the machine, her windblown hair embodying motion and a restless spirit, a vision of idle loveliness and a perfect Mucha maiden. Her gaze at us is straight and direct, not flirtatious but inviting and challenging, daring us to take her on in a race. The face is still in repose, btu the unruly tresses have already anticipated her wish and commenced to [billow] wildly in the breeze. Mucha finally had a perfect subject that justified hair in motion, and he took full advantage of it, giving her the most dizzying configurations of his famous ‘macaroni’ [hair.] The Perfecta was an English brand bicycle, which makes this one of the very few Mucha posters for an English client. It was also sold in France” (Rennert/Weill, p. 294).

Condition Report: B/ Restored tears & losses at folds & edges.

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Falcon. ca. 1894

Lot 24: Falcon. ca. 1894

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Description: Artist: PAL (Jean de Paléologue, 1860-1942) Size: 41 1/4 x 58 1/8 in./105 x 147.7 cm Imp. Paul Dupont, Paris Along with Bixton, Falcon was one of two brands which formed the Franco-American Bicycle Company. This is one of Pal’s finest cycling designs, the sky a tempestuous mix of burgundy, peach, and navy, while the ghostly rider brandishes a pure, beaming falcon, illuminating the otherwise ominous road ahead.

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

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Déesse. ca. 1898

Lot 25: Déesse. ca. 1898

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Description: Artist: PAL (Jean de Paléologue, 1860-1942) Size: tctctctctc Imp. Paul Dupont, Paris “Déesse” (“Goddess”) was a name used in France by the British bicycle manufacturer Rudge. For it, Pal gives us a bold and startling image, with a virtually nude soaring nymph holding a bike aloft for an admiring crowd. As befits a goddess, she rules not only over the Paris skyline, but over the entire world, as evidenced by the international make-up of the awestruck populace below.

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La Péoria. ca. 1898

Lot 26: La Péoria. ca. 1898

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Description: Artist: PAL (Jean de Paléologue, 1860-1942) Size: 42 5/8 x 62 7/8 in./108.3 x 159.6 cm Imp. P. Leménil, Asnières Most bicycle brands at the turn of the century had mythical and exotic names, the Péoria being no exception. Should you not know that a péoria is a type of moth, then the sheer wings and diaphanous garment of the flying nymph hurling herself toward the flame-like saffron trajectory of the bicycle might lend you a clue.

Condition Report: A-/ Slight tears at bottom edge.

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Michelin / Brunet.  1913

Lot 27: Michelin / Brunet. 1913

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Description: Artist: O'GALOP (Marius Rossillon, 1867-1946) Size: 30 3/8 x 47 1/8 in./77.1 x 119.8 cm Imp. Chaix, Paris A cigar-smoking rake on wheels, Michelin’s Bibendum mascot rides off into the sunset, a sign indicating the brand as the ‘best & cheapest’ in the industry taped to his back.

Condition Report: B+/ Slight tears at edges.

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Cycle Eyllé.

Lot 28: Cycle Eyllé.

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Description: Artist: PIERRE-SEVERY Size: 45 1/4 x 62 in./115 x 157.6 cm Imp. Mary, Paris Knowledge of the once well-known fairytale Le Petit Poucet is necessary in order to fully understand the point behind this design. In the story, the smallest child in a family of seven saves the lives of his siblings by making off with one of a giant’s ‘seven-league boots.’ Once inside the boot, the brothers are able to travel great distances in a matter of minutes. Here, not even those magical shoes can outrun the sheer speed of a Eyllé bicycle.

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

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Larue. ca. 1896

Lot 29: Larue. ca. 1896

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Description: Artist: CHARLES HENRI WILLEMS (1865-?) Size: 42 3/8 x 56 3/4 in./107.5 x 144.1 cm Imp. Dupont, Paris A rare, ingenious design promoting Larue tires. While being chased by Indians across the plain, two pith-helmet wearing colonials have made armor out of the impenetrable product, continuing their merry journey unscathed.

Condition Report: B/ Tears & stains at folds.

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Two Early Base Ball Posters. 1877

Lot 30: Two Early Base Ball Posters. 1877

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: Each: 11 3/4 x 17 1/4 in./29.8 x 43.8 cm Journal Association Steam Job Printing House, Ithaca, NY Two exceptionally rare, early baseball posters for three upstate New York teams competing in May of 1877, including Cornell and Syracuse. It is interesting to note that on both announcements, “ladies are invited.”

Condition Report: C+/ Tears, stains, & slight losses at folds & edges.

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Twin Brothers Yeast. ca. 1880

Lot 31: Twin Brothers Yeast. ca. 1880

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 41 1/2 x 27 3/4 in./105.2 x 70.3 cm Detroit Litho. Co., Detroit Arguably the most animated and exuberant advertisement the company ever produced, this poster for Twin Brothers’ Yeast is a classic example of simple, eye-catching American lithography. The brand was considered the standard throughout the 1880s, and is referenced in numerous early cookbooks. It also makes an appearance in the 1901 novel The Master-Knot of Human Fate, by Ellis Meredith, wherein one character claims to have found a packet of it.

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

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Scribners / November. 1884

Lot 32: Scribners / November. 1884

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 17 x 12 1/4 in./43.2 x 31 cm A rare piece of political memorabilia, this poster for the November issue of Scribners focuses on that year’s election, showcasing serious portraits of presidential candidates James Blaine and Grover Cleveland.

Condition Report: A/ P.

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Raoulski. ca. 1885

Lot 33: Raoulski. ca. 1885

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 25 3/8 x 37 1/8 in./64.5 x 94.3 cm Imp. Louis Galice, Paris Although noted here as the ‘king of the violin,’ little is known about Raoulski and his comedic musical routine. The poster, however, is a fine example of early vaudeville-style performances in France.

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

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Régénérateur de Mme. S. A. Allen. ca. 1886

Lot 34: Régénérateur de Mme. S. A. Allen. ca. 1886

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 33 x 47 in/83.8 x 119.4 cm Strobridge, London Started in the 1840s by Mrs. Susan A. Allen, her hair restoring tonic was sold out of her husband’s Manhattan dentistry. By the 1880s, it had international distribution, with ads running in Cuba, Canada, France, and Great Britain. According to a recipe surviving from that period, the serum involved dissolving lead acetate in perfumed water before mixing it with sulfur and glycerin.

Condition Report: B+/ Unobtrusive folds.

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3e Exposition de Blanc et Noir. 1888

Lot 35: 3e Exposition de Blanc et Noir. 1888

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 23 3/8 x 33 1/2 in./59.5 x 85 cm Imp. Chaix, Paris While this poster was created after Chéret’s merger with the Chaix printing firm and possesses a taste of his early graphic style, there is no signature to tie the image to the artist. It does, however, stand alone as a lovely historic document, promoting the Third International Exhibition of Black & White Art. Eventually, these shows would evolve into ‘magic lantern’ spectacles; however, at this time, they still focused on engraving, illustration, decorative design, and prints.

Condition Report: A-/ Very slight tears at edges.

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Claude Duval Novels. ca. 1860

Lot 36: Claude Duval Novels. ca. 1860

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 21 3/8 x 28 7/8 in./54.3 x 73.5 cm N.L. Munro, NY Based on the real-life exploits of the 17th-century French gentleman-turned-highway robber Claude Du Vall, novels such as those advertised here were extremely popular in the 19th century. After being stripped of his title, Du Vall fled to England where he took on the guise of a nobleman, looting coaches while strictly maintaining the utmost of courtly manners. He was eventually executed. This hand-colored pochoir over woodblock engraving advertises the first twelve novels in the series.

Condition Report: B/ Tears & stains at edges & folds. P.

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The Black Cat. 1896

Lot 37: The Black Cat. 1896

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Description: Artist: Size: 6 x 9 in./15.4 x 23 cm A delightfully cute handbill promoting the November issue of The Black Cat, an American literary magazine based in Boston. It was one of the first publications to feature science fiction short stories, as well as the works of Jack London & Henry Miller.

Condition Report: A/ P.

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Emporium / Settembre 1896. 1896

Lot 38: Emporium / Settembre 1896. 1896

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 14 7/8 x 21 1/8 in./37.6 x 53.6 cm Ist. It. d’Arti Grafiche, Bergamo Emporium was Italy’s leading monthly publication covering literature, science, and the arts. Here, an educated young woman glances up at us while flipping through its pages.

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

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S.F. Cody’s Klondyke Nugget. ca. 1898

Lot 39: S.F. Cody’s Klondyke Nugget. ca. 1898

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 40 1/8 x 88 1/4 in./102 x 224.3 cm Willson’s New Walk Colour Printing Works, Leicester A marvelous three-sheet typographic poster promoting Cody’s Klondyke Nugget show, which promises not only magnificent scenery and splendid costumes but 5 trained ponies & a donkey to boot! He was a Buffalo Bill impostor who had great success throughout Europe.

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

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St. Nicholas / Christmas Number. ca. 1898

Lot 40: St. Nicholas / Christmas Number. ca. 1898

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 16 1/4 x 21 1/2 in./41.2 x 54.7 cm G. H. Buck & Co., N. Y. In 1872, Dr. Josiah Gilbert Holland approached The Century publishing house with his idea for "a magazine for children, a magazine of lively, well-written stories, poetry, and articles, a magazine with the same high standards as the monthly which they published for adults." The publishers agreed, and writer Mary Mapes Dodge was chosen as editor, knowing immediately that she wanted the magazine to be a "child's playground; where children could be delighted as well as be in charge." What St. Nicholas would not be was didactic. It ceased publication in February, 1940, having survived both the Great Depression and World War I.

Condition Report: B+/ Slight tear at edges; slight speckling.

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Grang-Jack.

Lot 41: Grang-Jack.

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 37 1/8 x 51 1/4 in./94.3 x 130.3 cm Affiches Louis Galice, Paris An exceptionally rare early theatrical design promoting the African clown Grang-Jack (noted here as being the only black clown in existence). This should not be confused with the Minstrel shows of the early-to-mid 1800s, as it would appear that his routine is that of a traditional clown and not one which specifically mocks his race.

Condition Report: B+/ Unobtrusive folds.

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Coca des Incas. ca. 1899

Lot 42: Coca des Incas. ca. 1899

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 42 1/8 x 57 1/8 in./107 x 145.2 cm Affiche G. Reverchon, Paris While often touted for its beauty and health benefits in other posters (see PAI-XLVII, 320), this design merely plays off of this sweet beverage’s tasty desirability as the finest of apéritifs.

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

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Gabriel & Miss Hollya. ca. 1900

Lot 43: Gabriel & Miss Hollya. ca. 1900

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 31 5/8 x 23 7/8 in./80.2 x 60.7 cm Affiches Faria, Paris Half vaudeville routine, half circus performance, Gabriel & Miss Hollya were a traditional tongue-in-cheek comedy act involving the madcap interactions between a scullery maid and a tramp.

Condition Report: A-/ Slight tears at folds.

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Jacob Hoffmann Brewing Co. ca. 1899

Lot 44: Jacob Hoffmann Brewing Co. ca. 1899

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 19 7/8 x 28 3/4 in./50.4 x 73 cm J. Ottmann Lith Co., NY Emigrating from Germany in 1854, Jacob Hoffmann gradually entered the beer business, buying up various breweries until Jacob Hoffmann Brewing Company was formed in 1887. This poster elevates the otherwise pedestrian beverage to the level of a high-class still life.

Condition Report: A. Framed.

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Cartes à Jouer / Grimaud. ca. 1901

Lot 45: Cartes à Jouer / Grimaud. ca. 1901

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 17 x 24 3/8 in./43 x 62 cm A finely detailed design promoting playing cards with elaborate personifications of the various face cards.

Condition Report: A.

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Bière Karcher. 1900

Lot 46: Bière Karcher. 1900

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 19 x 38 1/2 in./48.1 x 97.8 cm Lith. Bouquet & Barry, Paris This design was recreated by another artist to promote the Brasserie in Paris of the same name. Here, though, the lovely French barmaiden holds up two mugs of Karcher beer, encouraging us to imbibe.

Condition Report: B/ Restored loss at upper right corner; unobtrusive folds.

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Woodroffe’s. ca. 1910

Lot 47: Woodroffe’s. ca. 1910

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 40 x 59 7/8 in./101.6 x 152 cm Petty & Sons, Leeds A terribly sweet and romantic image of a man proposing to his true love with an engagement ring from Woodroffe’s.

Condition Report: B-/ Restored tears, largely at top text area & edges.

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King Eight. 1910

Lot 48: King Eight. 1910

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 29 7/8 x 45 1/4 in./75.8 x 114.5 cm Founded in Detroit in 1896, King Automobiles manufactured the first gasoline-powered cars in the country. In this understated poster, we learn that the latest models will be on view at the New York Automobile Show that winter. This is the same show that the New York Times lauded for using a Pal-designed poster as a promotion.

Condition Report: A.

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Marineschauspiel-Theater. ca. 1910

Lot 49: Marineschauspiel-Theater. ca. 1910

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 18 x 27 1/2 in./45.9 x 69.8 cm Lith. Adolph Friedlander, Hamburg A quietly romantic design promoting a ‘theatrical marine spectacle’ simply entitled Venice. Below, the five acts are noted by locations, which range from the port of Naples to the North Pole.

Condition Report: A-/ Slight stains near edges.

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Formosa Tea. ca. 1915

Lot 50: Formosa Tea. ca. 1915

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 23 1/4 x 34 3/4 in./59.1 x 88.3 cm Mitsuma Printing Works, Tokyo Not actually a specific brand, Formosa is a type of oolong tea from Taiwan. Here, the classical image of a Geisha is used in this in-store display for the New York City-based import store.

Condition Report: Printed on board in original in-store display frame for Seeman Brothers.

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