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In this article, Bonhams’ vintage poster expert Richard Barclay explains the value behind ‘once here today, gone tomorrow’ travel posters.Richard Barclay is just about to travel from his home in Brittany to London on Eurostar to set up the latest Bonhams’ vintage posters auction. He is understanding, but frustrated, over recent travel restrictions and has witnessed lockdowns creating ‘a renewed nostalgia’ for holidays and travel – and, in turn, many more people are looking for...

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Ewbank’s Auctions’ July 23rd Vintage Posters auction showed the popularity of kitsch classics with a top price of £12,000 for a poster for the 1956 B-Movie classic from MGM, Forbidden Planet. The 30 x 40 inch British Quad film poster features the first release of the iconic “Robby the Robot” artwork and had been consigned from a private collection. Ewbank’s specialist Alastair McCrea knew it would do well and had given it an estimate of...

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A consignment for Ewbank’s upcoming single-owner film poster collection is so large that the auction house has had to delay the auction by a week in order to complete cataloguing it. But the size of the Michael Armstrong collection, now set for May 7th, is not its most important feature, as Ewbank’s partner and specialist Alastair McCrea reveals. “The outstanding factor is its condition. Michael Armstrong was the longstanding and final projectionist at The Regal...

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Lyon & Turnbull is partnering with vintage poster specialist Tomkinson Churcher to present the annual Ski Sale in Edinburgh on 15 January 2020. This popular auction celebrates the golden age of travel, from the turn of the twentieth century through to the 1950s, a time when the first ski resorts competed to be recognised as the most glamorous, with some of the finest designers and artists commissioned to create stylish posters urging holiday-makers to visit....

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