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Posters - General

The poster as it is recognized today did not fully emerge until around 1860, though its roots in reproduced public advertising can be traced to the 15th century with the invention of lithography. Lithography made the production of bright, multicolored posters inexpensive and simple. The 1890s saw the rise of the poster’s popularity as the Art Nouveau style came into fashion.

Before the proliferation of television and film, the poster held the most political power of all visual media. It was simple to produce, able to be displayed anywhere the public could view it, and had an immediate and intimate influence on audiences. In 1914 with the onset of World War I, the poster took on new importance as war propaganda, fueling biases, galvanizing troops, and motivating the recruiting effort.

As the early 20th century ushered in the reign of industry, the poster took on new life in advertising for practically any and all goods, services, and occasions, from the rudimentary folk stylings of early harmonica flyers to the sleek and otherworldly geometry found in successive World’s Fair announcements. While the propagation of the physical poster has diminished in light of a digital society, the poster remains a critical and crucial form or artistic, social, and political expression in the 21st century.

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Maitres Affiches by Steinlen - Motocylcles Comiot. 190
by Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
Est: $2,000- $4,000
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Maitres Affiches by Mucha - Papier a cigarettes Job. 202
Dec 03, 10:00 AM CST
Maitres Affiches by Mucha - Papier a cigarettes Job. 202
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Matires Affiches by Mucha - Gismonda. 27
Dec 03, 10:00 AM CST
Matires Affiches by Mucha - Gismonda. 27
by Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
Est: $4,000- $6,000
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ED MELL "QUEEN OF THE NIGHT" SIGNED POSTER
Dec 04, 9:00 AM MST
ED MELL "QUEEN OF THE NIGHT" SIGNED POSTER
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Est: $0- $0
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Plakate - Ehrwald - Uhlich, F., "Ehrwald/Tirol Ausgangspunkt der Zugspitzbahn.
Nov 30, 10:00 AM CET
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by Zisska & Lacher
Est: €0- €360
€3304 Bids
Richard N. Roland Holst (1868-1938) Lucifer
Dec 04, 10:00 AM EST
Richard N. Roland Holst (1868-1938) Lucifer
by World Auction Gallery
Est: $800- $1,000
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[HUMAN ZOOS, ORIENTALISM, ETC.] [NATIVE AMERICANS. BISONS] "NATIVE AMERICANS HUNTING BISON"
Dec 08, 7:00 PM CET
[HUMAN ZOOS, ORIENTALISM, ETC.] [NATIVE AMERICANS. BISONS] "NATIVE AMERICANS HUNTING BISON"
by Zwiggelaar Auctions
Est: €100- €200
€1603 Bids
[POSTERS] RICHARD AVEDON. THE BEATLES
Dec 07, 7:00 PM CET
[POSTERS] RICHARD AVEDON. THE BEATLES
by Zwiggelaar Auctions
Est: €125- €250
€1603 Bids
LARGE DEALERSHIP POSTER STUDEBAKER CARS 1956
Dec 02, 9:00 AM CST
LARGE DEALERSHIP POSTER STUDEBAKER CARS 1956
by Millers Auction Co.
Est: $0- $0
$303 Bids
Maitres Affiches by Heilbronn - Messaline. 187
Dec 03, 10:00 AM CST
Maitres Affiches by Heilbronn - Messaline. 187
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25 th Defense America ' S Cup Newport 1983 Cordon Rouge Mumm Champagne Sponsoring
Nov 30, 2:00 PM CET
25 th Defense America ' S Cup Newport 1983 Cordon Rouge Mumm Champagne Sponsoring
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Est: €1,500- €3,000
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America'S Cup Perth Western Autralia October 1986 January 1987 Chalenger Races
Nov 30, 2:00 PM CET
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by Millon Riviera
Est: €1,000- €2,000
€8002 Bids
America'S Cup Valencia Spain 16 Avri 12 Juin 2007 Challenger Race
Nov 30, 2:00 PM CET
America'S Cup Valencia Spain 16 Avri 12 Juin 2007 Challenger Race
by Millon Riviera
Est: €2,000- €4,000
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Pierre Louys (1870-1925).
Dec 08, 2:00 PM CET
Pierre Louys (1870-1925).
by Galerie Moderne
Est: €700- €1,000
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Nov 30, 2:00 PM CET
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by Millon Riviera
Est: €2,000- €4,000
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Leopoldo Metlicovitz (1868-1944).
Dec 08, 2:00 PM CET
Leopoldo Metlicovitz (1868-1944).
by Galerie Moderne
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Dec 07, 7:00 PM CET
[POSTERS] [SWIP STOLK] ALLESANDRO MENDINI
by Zwiggelaar Auctions
Est: €100- €200
€1002 Bids
Ben Hur Promotional Posters Display Group
Dec 09, 3:00 PM EST
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by Plain City Auction
Est: $10- $500
$132 Bids
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Dec 08, 7:00 PM CET
[MAGIC AND ILLUSIONISM] [MAGICIANS] "MAGICIAN PERFORMING VARIOUS ACTS"
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Est: €100- €200
€1602 Bids
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Est: $5- $500
$152 Bids
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