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Auction Description for Poster Auctions Int'l: PAI-LXI: Rare Posters
Auction Description:
PAI-LXI: Rare Posters
Viewing Notes:
Viewing: September 3rd to 11th Mon - Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat & Sun, 11am-6pm At the International Poster Center
Sale Notes:
Please contact Auction House for Terms & Conditions. www.posterauctions.com

559 lots with images

September 12, 2013

Live Auction

26 West 17th Street

New York, NY, 10011 USA

Email: info@posterauctions.com

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Cycles Gladiator. ca. 1895

Lot 1: Cycles Gladiator. ca. 1895

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 52 1/2 x 37 3/4 in./133.4 x 96 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: B+/ Slight tears, largely near edges. Framed.

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Bicyclette

Lot 2: Bicyclette "Acatène" Métropole. ca. 1895

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 40 x 26 7/8 in./101.7 x 68.2 cm Lith. J. Kossuth, Paris A handsome, straightforward design in cool monochrome promoting this shaft-driven gentleman's bicycle.

Condition Report: A-/ Slight stains in upper background area.

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Cycles Hirondelle.  ca. 1899

Lot 3: Cycles Hirondelle. ca. 1899

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 31 3/4 x 51 3/4 in./80.5 x 131.5 cm Imp. A. Waton, St. Etienne (not shown) Cycles Hirondelle was produced by Manufrance (short for Manufacture Française d'Armes, written at the top of the image), a company most noted for its mail order service. This particular brand of bike was the country's first Modern cycle, used primarily by policemen in Paris and considered to be more of a 'working' bicycle than a leisure vehicle.

Condition Report: B-/ Tears & stains at folds & edges; recreated left marign.

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Cycles Desaix. ca. 1908

Lot 4: Cycles Desaix. ca. 1908

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 15 3/4 x 23 in./40 x 58.3 cm Imp. Camis, Paris Showcasing both the practical and sporty nature of the brand, we see a gentleman steadily peddling off into the sunset while a young athlete whizzes down the road.

Condition Report: A.

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A. Dutheil / Manufacture de Bicyclettes.  1894

Lot 5: A. Dutheil / Manufacture de Bicyclettes. 1894

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Description: Artist: L. CORROIS Size: 25 1/2 x 39 7/8 in./64.7 x 101.2 cm Imp. Bourgerie, Paris An amusing bit of advertising exaggeration, visually claiming that Dutheil bicycles are so fast and smooth, they can outride a racehorse. Set against the nationalistic blue, white, and red of France, there is also a touch of patriotism for this Parisian brand. Noted above, one can choose from a variety of detachable parts to customize your bike.

Condition Report: A-/ Slight tears at edges.

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Moto Rêve. 1913

Lot 6: Moto Rêve. 1913

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Description: Artist: PLINIO CODOGNATO (1878-1940 ) Size: 38 3/4 x 59 in./98.5 x 149.8 cm Affiches "Sonor", Genève Literally translating as "Dreambike," Moto-Rêve moved into its first location in 1905, just down the road in Geneva from the more famous Motosaccoche firm. Its product was quite simple: the brand merely strapped a V-twin engine onto a standard bicycle frame, creating a motorized bike. Here, Codognato emphasizes the ease with which one can ride such a contraption; a young child merrily whizzing down the road, legs akimbo as he no longer needs to peddle.

Condition Report: B+/ Slight tears at folds.

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Cycles et Motos de Dion-Bouton. 1925

Lot 7: Cycles et Motos de Dion-Bouton. 1925

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Description: Artist: FELIX FOURNERY (1865-1938) Size: 45 7/8 x 61 1/4 in./116.6 x 155.6 cm Imp. Gaillard, 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 larger format version of the poster.

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

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Ravat. ca. 1935

Lot 8: Ravat. ca. 1935

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Description: Artist: FRITAYRE Size: 20 7/8 x 29 in./53 x 73.6 cm From 1900 to 1954, Ravat operated as a boutique motorcycle & bicycle manufacturer in France. Here, Fritayre puts the brand in the hands of a daredevil, fearlessly zooming up a rickety wooden incline, the sun setting like fire in the background.

Condition Report: B+/ Creasing; slight tears at margins.

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Automobiles et Cycles Clément. 1903

Lot 9: Automobiles et Cycles Clément. 1903

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Description: Artist: ALBERT GUILLAUME (1873-1942) Size: 35 3/4 x 51 in./91.2 x 129.6 cm Imp. Minot, Paris On an outlook point far above the twinkling lights of Paris, two young ladies with their bikes come upon a sporty gentleman in his automobile of the same make. Two lanterns carried by the ladies help to light up the scene, but it's the fireworks erupting against the dark blue sky that provides a machine-age geyser of illumination to the vehicles' logo.

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

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Motobécane.

Lot 10: Motobécane.

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Description: Artist: GEO HAM (Georges Hamel, 1900-1972) Size: 45 1/2 x 61 1/2 in./115.6 x 156.2 cm Imp. Max Courteau, Paris Geo Ham created one other design for Motobecane (see PAI-XXXIII, 367), which diverges so much from his later, more famous style that it's difficult to believe they are done by the same hand. This poster acts as a bridge between the two styles, still showcasing the tight lines and graphic matter-of-factness of his earlier work but hinting at the emphasis on speed and excitement that would dominate the rest of his oeuvre.

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

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Cycles Clement. ca. 1895

Lot 11: Cycles Clement. ca. 1895

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Description: Artist: MISTI (Ferdinand Mifliez, 1865-1923) Size: 16 3/8 x 23 3/4 in./41.6 x 60.5 cm Imp. Bourgerie, Paris The educated and beautiful female customer for Cycles Clement flips through the company's latest catalogue, its logo of a rooster on a wheel echoed in the elaborate Art Nouveau wallpaper behind her.

Condition Report: A-/ Slight tears in margins. Framed.

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Waverley Cycles.  1898

Lot 12: Waverley Cycles. 1898

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Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 43 1/8 x 34 1/4 in./109.4 x 87 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris "Waverley was an American brand of bicycle, manufactured in Indianapolis, but with representation in the major European countries. It was a sturdy machine, and Mucha did not bother to try to show it by drawing the cycle itself, but expressed it symbolically by having the rather resolute young lady leaning on an anvil. She is holding in her hand a branch of laurel leaves, probably to indicate the prizes won by the product. In keeping with this simple and direct sales message, Mucha's design is almost austere by comparison with some of his other works, but it must be admitted that here, such simplicity is effective" (Rennert/Weill, p. 206).

Condition Report: A-/ Unobtrusive folds.

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Fernand Clément & Cie. 1895

Lot 13: Fernand Clément & Cie. 1895

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Description: Artist: PAL (Jean de Paléologue, 1860-1942) Size: 40 3/4 x 56 3/8 in./103.5 x 143.2 cm Imp. Paul Dupont, Paris "The voluptuous beauty in ecstasy expresses the feeling of unrestrained freedom which the bicycle could bring into a 19th-century woman's life. Now able to cover distances under their own power, women felt there was a whole new frontier opening to them, as indeed there was. Pal gives the euphoria palpable substance" (Gold, p. 48).

Condition Report: B+/ Slight tears at edges. Framed.

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Falcon. ca. 1894

Lot 14: Falcon. ca. 1894

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Description: Artist: PAL (Jean de Paléologue, 1860-1942) Size: 41 1/2 x 57 1/8 in./105.6 x 145 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/ Restored tears & loss in bottom edge area.

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Liberator Cycles & Automobiles. ca. 1899

Lot 15: Liberator Cycles & Automobiles. ca. 1899

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Description: Artist: PAL (Jean de Paléologue, 1860-1942) Size: 41 1/8 x 56 3/4 in./104.5 x 144 cm Affiches Kossuth, Paris While the company's symbol may be a male warrior, Pal was not one to give up a chance to design a curvaceous beauty. However, with a name like Liberator, his usual array of showgirls and upper-class ladies simply would not do. And so, we have a Valkyrie, ready to ride out in battle on her newly-acquired bicycle. One of the more interesting aspects of this poster is that, due to popularity, it was redone dozens of times by various artists who merely added some foliage or altered the text slightly. This is the Kossuth variant of the poster.

Condition Report: B-/ Stains & tears at folds & edges; light stained.

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Whitworth Cycles.  ca. 1894

Lot 16: Whitworth Cycles. ca. 1894

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Description: Artist: PAL (Jean de Paléologue, 1860-1942) Size: 76 3/8 x 54 3/4 in./194 x 139 cm Imp. H. Hérold, Paris Pal executed a minimum of three designs for Whitworth Cycles, all of them featuring a gentleman cyclist showing his bike off to a group of six women either peering down from atop a wall (see PAI-XLVIII, 112) or dividing the group in two, with three women still partially obscured behind the wall and the others gathered around the rider (see PAI-LV, 49). In all cases, one thing remains constant: the women definitely seem more interested in the man than his Whitworth.

Condition Report: A-/ Slight tears at edges.

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La Marque Georges Richard. 1898

Lot 17: La Marque Georges Richard. 1898

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Description: Artist: PAL (Jean de Paléologue, 1860-1942) Size: 42 5/8 x 59 3/4 in./108.2 x 151.6 cm Affiches Caby & Chardin, Paris Founded by the brothers Georges and Max Richard in 1893, Georges Richard only had three years of bicycle manufacturing before turning to automobile production. This poster is from that in-between period for the company, showing off both its cycle and car options.

Condition Report: B-/ Slight stains & restored loss at edges.

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Cycles Clément. 1898

Lot 18: Cycles Clément. 1898

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Description: Artist: PAL (Jean de Paléologue, 1860-1942) Size: 42 1/2 x 61 in./108.2 x 154.8 cm Caby & Chardin, Paris Along with Gladiator, with which it merged financially in 1896, Clément was the bicycle manufacturer that accounted for more posters than any other ? this is also perhaps why it became France's most popular brand by 1890. Here, a Roman-style muse embodying the dawn, complete with cock's cap, holds winning laurels above this latest model.

Condition Report: B-/ Tears, stains, & restored loss, primarily at edges.

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Motocycles Comiot. 1899

Lot 19: Motocycles Comiot. 1899

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Description: Artist: THÉOPHILE-ALEXANDRE STEINLEN (1859-1923) Size: 51 5/8 x 76 7/8 in./131.2 x 195.4 cm Imp. Charle Verneau, Paris Based off of models by Dion-Bouton, Comiot Cycles was a short-lived brand produced around the turn-of-the-century. Here, the product could not be more charmingly portrayed, a pensive young rider flying through a swarm of geese as she breezes through the countryside. This is the larger, 2-sheet version.

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

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Cycles Automoto. ca. 1910

Lot 20: Cycles Automoto. ca. 1910

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Description: Artist: FRANCISCO TAMAGNO (1851-1933) Size: 15 x 22 3/4 in./38 x 57.6 cm La Lithographie Parisienne Founded in 1902, Automoto was a bit late in entering the bicycle business. That, however, did not stop them from building an impressive and successful factory, shown aglow at twilight in the lower half of this poster. Above, a blond muse picks lucky clovers as she kneels next to the brand's latest model. The company would branch out into motorcycle production before being bought-out by Peugeot in 1930.

Condition Report: A.

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Terrot / Dijon / Cycles Automobiles. ca. 1898

Lot 21: Terrot / Dijon / Cycles Automobiles. ca. 1898

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Description: Artist: FRANCISCO TAMAGNO (1851-1933) Size: 38 1/2 x 53 5/8 in./98 x 136.1 cm Lithographie Parisienne, Paris The trademark of Tamagno's Terrot advertising was the amount of attitude that flowed off of the paper, usually in the form of a woman taking supreme pleasure in outpacing her competition ? be it other riders, automobiles, or airplanes. Here, a picture in blue, she has managed to leave in her wake a steaming locomotive, the engine driver shaking his arms in frustration. Terrot bikes were successful enough during the 1890s, but the firm really came into its own with motorcycles as of 1901, remaining in business until the 1960s with one of the best makes in France.

Condition Report: B/ Tears at folds & edges.

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Automobiles Delahaye. 1898

Lot 22: Automobiles Delahaye. 1898

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 37 1/4 x 50 1/8 in./94.5 x 127.3 cm J. Barreau, Paris An elaborate and colorful Art Nouveau design targeting the burgeoning female market, this poster is one of the earliest on record for the Delahaye automobile company.

Condition Report: A.

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Dunlop Cord. ca. 1923

Lot 23: Dunlop Cord. ca. 1923

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 32 1/4 x 44 3/4 in./82 x 113.7 cm Developed after the First World War, cord tires are made by laying the strips of rubber which form the tire at a perpendicular angle from the direction of travel, resulting in the pressure radiating outward as one drives. This method remains the most commonly used today.

Condition Report: A.

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Prinetti Stucchi. ca. 1900

Lot 24: Prinetti Stucchi. ca. 1900

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 53 1/8 x 76 in./135 x 193 cm Officine Wild, Milano Founded in 1883, Prinetti & Stucchi began as an Italian manufacturer of sewing machines, quickly moving into the world of bicycles and more elaborate vehicles. Its real claim to fame, however, came in 1898 when the company employed Ettore Bugatti, who attached two De Dion engines to a Rochet-Schneider carriage, resulting in a motorized tricycle. In this two-sheet poster, three of the company's products are proudly on display.

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

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Automobiles de Dion Bouton. ca. 1905

Lot 25: Automobiles de Dion Bouton. ca. 1905

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 28 7/8 x 39 1/8 in./73.2 x 99.5 cm J. Barreau, Paris A rare and fanciful design in which the various bicycles and automobiles constructed at Dion Bouton's Puteaux factory compete in a nighttime race to the moon.

Condition Report: B+/ Restored tears near edges.

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Pontiac. 1928

Lot 26: Pontiac. 1928

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 46 1/2 x 62 3/4 in./118 x 159.2 cm Originally created in 1926 as a more affordable option to General Motors' already-established Oakland (see Lot 41), Pontiac remains the only make of car to surpass its parent model in popularity, effectively driving the Oakland off the market entirely. Here, the Native American chief typically seen as its hood ornament is scouting ahead of the female-driven vehicle, implying a sense of safety and simplicity for this latest six-cylinder design.

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

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Shell. ca. 1930

Lot 27: Shell. ca. 1930

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 46 3/4 x 61 5/8 in./118.6 x 156.7 cm Affiches Lutetia, Paris In the manner of the Object Poster, this anonymous artist presents us with an in-your-face container of Shell motor oil tilted so that some of it is dripping toward the bottom of the page. Below, the newly-minted catch phrase "every drop counts" emphasizes the precious nature of the product. This image would come to be seen on the back of numerous petrol station maps around the world.

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

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Ideal. 1929

Lot 28: Ideal. 1929

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Description: Artist: ROGER BERCKMANS (1900-1957) Size: 45 1/8 x 60 3/4 in./114.7 x 154.3 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-/ Slight tears at edges.

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Eclaireurs Blériot. ca. 1905

Lot 29: Eclaireurs Blériot. ca. 1905

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Description: Artist: PHILIPPE CHAPELLIER Size: 50 7/8 x 39 1/2 in./129 x 100.4 cm Imp. Philippe Chapellier, Paris Founded in 1897, Institutions L. Blériot specialized in automobile lamps and lanterns. Here, two sprightly nymphs team up to demonstrate the strength of the light supplied by this superior product.

Condition Report: B+/ Slight tears at folds.

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Unic. ca. 1910

Lot 30: Unic. ca. 1910

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Description: Artist: CHARLES DELAVAT Size: 62 7/8 x 47 1/2 in./159.7 x 120.7 cm B. Chapellier-Jeune, Paris A bright, clever design in which we see that even the railroad can be beaten by the latest line of Unic automobiles. While most other ads of the period show a car physically racing against a steam engine and winning, this poster simply shows that Unic vehicles are given preferential treatment at crossings, forcing trains to an absolute standstill.

Condition Report: A-/ Unobtrusive folds.

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36eme Salon de l'Automobile et du Cycle. 1949

Lot 31: 36eme Salon de l'Automobile et du Cycle. 1949

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Description: Artist: DELPY Size: 44 1/2 x 60 7/8 in./113 x 154.6 cm Imp. Bedos, Paris In October of 1898, industry pioneer Albert de Dion founded the Paris Motor Show. It would grow to become one of the largest and most important annual exhibitions for the automobile industry. By 1910, it had made the Grand Palais its permanent home, where it would remain until the late 20th century. Here, Delpy cleverly shows a very Modern-looking car flying off a wave-like blueprint for a bicycle design. This is the larger format version of the poster.

Condition Report: B/ Slight tears at folds.

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Forstenriederpark-Rennen / Bayer Automobil Club. 1925

Lot 32: Forstenriederpark-Rennen / Bayer Automobil Club. 1925

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Description: Artist: JULIUS USSY ENGELHARD (1883-1964) Size: 46 7/8 x 35 3/4 in./119 x 90.8 cm Oscar Consee, München Not to be confused with the chemical company whose assets were frozen after World War I, the Bayer sponsoring this automobile race is an offshoot of the cigarette and banking conglomerate. Engelhard lends an elegant, almost delicate hand to representing the sport, the cars skimming past the viewer in watercolor hues.

Condition Report: A-/ Unobtrusive folds.

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L'Isoflamme. 1913

Lot 33: L'Isoflamme. 1913

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Description: Artist: LOUIS HOUPIN Size: 31 1/4 x 47 7/8 in./79.2 x 121.8 cm Imp. Grenet, Paris At the turn of the 19th century, car fires were not all that uncommon, and fire departments were not well equipped to extinguish them in a timely and effective manner. So, small fire extinguishers that could be stored within the car appeared on the market, being shown here as a sensible investment against future hazards.

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

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Selnau 77.77. 1930

Lot 34: Selnau 77.77. 1930

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Description: Artist: CHARLES KUHN (1903-1999) Size: 35 3/4 x 50 1/4 in./91 x 127.6 cm Wolfsberg, Zurich A handsome & rare design for a taxi service in Zurich -- operating day and night, just dial 77-77.

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

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Standard Motor Oil.  ca. 1930

Lot 35: Standard Motor Oil. ca. 1930

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Description: Artist: ALEXIS KOW (Alexei Kogeynikov, 1901-1978) Size: 85 3/8 x 38 3/4 in./217 x 98.4 cm Agence Nationale d'Affichage, Paris After the antitrust breakup of Standard Oil in 1911, variations on the original name were created for the new regional outposts of the once-monopolic corporation in the United States. In Europe, however, the name remained unchanged. In this never-before-seen two-sheet design by Kow, we are introduced to Standard's latest concoction: Eco-Essence, a product which will turn your humble automobile into a veritable race car.

Condition Report: B+/ Slight tears & stains.

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Monaco Grand Prix 1932. 1932

Lot 36: Monaco Grand Prix 1932. 1932

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Description: Artist: ROBERT FALCUCCI (1900-1989) Size: 30 1/4 x 46 1/2 in./77 x 17.6 cm Imp. Monégasque, Monte-Carlo One of many posters Falcucci created for the Monaco Grand-Prix, this one depicts a set of drivers speeding around a precarious Riviera-side corner. First through third place that year was swept up by Italy, with Tazio Nuvolari in his Alfa Romeo leading the pack.

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

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Peugeot. 1926

Lot 37: Peugeot. 1926

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Description: Artist: CHARLES LOUPOT (1892-1962) Size: 61 3/8 x 46 1/8 in./156.6 x 117 cm Les Belles Affiches, Paris While many posters were created in promotion of the Peugeot brand, this design by Loupot stands apart as something going beyond a mere advertisement into the realm of fine art. We barely see much of the car, but we know instantly what it is and that it's going quite fast. It is an Art Deco masterpiece referencing the hard geometry and swift movement of the best of Italian Futurism, while also remaining true to the soft, wispy sense of line so essential to Loupot's oeuvre.

Condition Report: A-/ Slight tears at folds. Framed.

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Pneu Goodrich. ca. 1920

Lot 38: Pneu Goodrich. ca. 1920

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Description: Artist: LOUIS MAÎTREJEAN Size: 51 x 78 3/4 in./129.3 x 200 cm Imp. Vercasson, Paris In this rare design for Goodrich tires, a decorated French soldier is seen perched on the grill of a speeding vehicle, gesturing toward the red chevrons "awarded" to each tire for acts of valor over three military campaigns and six injuries.

Condition Report: B/ Tears at folds & edges.

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Michelin.  1913

Lot 39: Michelin. 1913

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Description: Artist: O'GALOP (Marius Rossillon, 1867-1946) Size: 27 7/8 x 31 1/4 in./58 x 79.5 cm Imp. Chaix, Paris An exceedingly rare, before sales-text design of this in-your-face image promoting Michelin tires. Usually seen with the accompanying text which translates as "the sole kick," this poster more commonly appeared in blue.

Condition Report: A-/ Unobtrusive creases.

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Le Protector. ca. 1930

Lot 40: Le Protector. ca. 1930

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Description: Artist: RED Size: 47 1/4 x 63 in./120 x 160 cm Publicité J.A. Lioté, Paris An elegant, dream-like design advertising the benefits of sun-shielding external visors for one's automobile. Rare & lovely.

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

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Oakland 6. ca. 1927

Lot 41: Oakland 6. ca. 1927

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Description: Artist: LAWRENCE STERNE STEVENS (1884-1960) & E. ADYNS Size: 47 x 62 3/4 in./119.4 x 159.4 cm A subsidiary of General Motors, the Oakland Motor Car Company specialized in filling the mid-priced market, somewhere between GM's Chevrolet and Oldsmobile models. Here, a feisty female driver speeds over a hill, referencing in silhouette the speed and freedom formerly available to her on a horse. It is interesting to note that the blue used is the same which gave Oakland the "True Blue Oakland" tagline in the early 1920s.

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

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De Dion Bouton. ca. 1898

Lot 42: De Dion Bouton. ca. 1898

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Description: Artist: HENRI THIRIET (1866-1897) Size: 29 1/8 x 43 3/4 in./74 x 101.2 cm J. Barreau, Paris Founded in 1883, Dion-Bouton was one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world by 1900. Given the gender of the person driving, one can assume that the point of the ad was to show that these cars are so simple to drive, even a woman can confidently navigate the open road.

Condition Report: A-/ Slight tears at edges.

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Monaco 1967. 1967

Lot 43: Monaco 1967. 1967

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Description: Artist: MICHAEL TURNER (1934- ) Size: 15 3/4 x 24 1/8 in./40 x 61.4 cm J. Ramel, Nice Strikingly offset against the Byzantine church and stone archways of the old city, the Formula One cars of the 25th annual Monaco Grand Prix fly around the turn. This was the first and only time Australia ever won a World Championship, with Denny Hulme taking first place.

Condition Report: A.

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Monaco 1968. 1968

Lot 44: Monaco 1968. 1968

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Description: Artist: MICHAEL TURNER (1934- ) Size: 23 5/8 x 15 1/2 in./60 x 39.4 cm Edition J. Ramel, Nice Although a Cooper is shown leading the way in this poster, England's Graham Hill would take home first place that year in his Lotus.

Condition Report: A.

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Buick. ca. 1929

Lot 45: Buick. ca. 1929

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Description: Artist: RENÉ VINCENT (1879-1936) Size: 47 1/8 x 62 3/4 in./119.7 x 159.4 cm Imp. Draeger, Paris Currently the oldest American automobile make, Buick was also the first brand to introduce the closed-bodied car in 1911. Here, Vincent strays from his typical elaborate explosions of color and whimsical graphics for a simple, sober image of camaraderie and conversation in red. A rare and handsome image.

Condition Report: B+/ Expertly restored tears, primarily at folds.

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Essolube / Bluft Smeren Ondanks Hoogste Temperatuur. 1935

Lot 46: Essolube / Bluft Smeren Ondanks Hoogste Temperatuur. 1935

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Description: Artist: JEAN WALTHER (1910- ?) Size: 28 7/8 x 37 5/8 in./73.3 x 95.5 cm Offsetdruk Kühn & Zoon, Rotterdam In 1912, Standard Oil became known as Esso on the international market, a phoneticized version of the parent company's initials. Here, in a brilliant palette of primary colors and simplified Deco shapes, one of its many products is being heralded as the best motor oil for those hot summer days.

Condition Report: B+/ Slight tears at edges.

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Docteur Dupuytren. ca. 1860

Lot 47: Docteur Dupuytren. ca. 1860

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 25 1/8 x 19 3/8 in./63.8 x 49.2 cm Lith. Bouisseren, Paris An interesting artifact from the mid-1800s, this elaborately detailed poster promotes the sale of Docteur Dupuytren's Genuine Pomade, "for the conservation and prevention of the loss of hair." A copy of this image resides in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Condition Report: A-/ Slight stains at edges.

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Gold Coin Tobacco. ca. 1890

Lot 48: Gold Coin Tobacco. ca. 1890

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 11 3/4 x 28 in./32.5 x 71.1 cm Donaldson Brothers, Five Points, NY This extraordinary example of highly detailed lithography from the Donaldson Brothers printing firm is promoting a free gift for those who save up 150 labels from Gold Coin tobacco. The company was the largest printer in New York, specializing in trading cards, labels, and posters -- all of which were put to full use by Gold Coin.

Condition Report: B/ Restored tears at edges & bottom text area.

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A La Samaritaine. ca. 1894

Lot 49: A La Samaritaine. ca. 1894

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 38 5/8 x 54 in./98.1 x 137.1 cm Imp. H. Laas. E. Pécaud, Paris A standard and elegant design promoting the latest winter fashions available at La Samaritaine department store. Although lacking a signature, some have said that this poster shares many indicators of the hand of Charles Tichon.

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

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La Dépêche. ca. 1895

Lot 50: La Dépêche. ca. 1895

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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 36 1/4 x 27 3/8 in./92 x 69.5 cm Lith. E. Arrault, Tours La Dépêche was a Toulouse-based newspaper, probably most famous in poster history for supporting an exhibition in which Toulouse-Lautrec's famous "Danse Excentrique" appeared. Here, a bare breasted muse donning the French tricolor listens attentively to the news as it comes in over the wire, transcribing it swiftly and accurately for the paper's vast audience.

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

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