Rare and unusual poster collections at Poster Auctions International, Oct. 22nd

PAI image 1 Magnificent automotive two-sheet poster by Leopoldo Metlicovitz from the 1907 Milan Auto Show in Italy, 54 ¾ inches by 78 inches (est. $20,000-$25,000).

Rare and unusual poster collections will come up for bid on Saturday, October 22nd, at Poster Auctions International (PAI), online and at Rennert’s Gallery in New York City, at 11 am Eastern time. Works by famed artists such as Cassandre, Cappiello, Cheret, Loupot, Mucha and Toulouse-Lautrec will be offered. The aviation category will include 20 historically significant lithographs and aquatints from the early history of human flight from the collection of Jacques Perier. A fine collection of 33 vintage automobile posters will include an iconic Metlicovitz and classic British travel posters from Shell, among others.

PAI image 2 Aviation poster from Great Aviation Week in Lyon, France, executed in 1910 by Charles Tichon, 46 ½ inches by 62 ¾ inches (est. $8,000-$10,000).

Anticipating the December release of The Last Jedi, PAI has six posters from the original Star Wars trilogy, including the rare Revenge of the Jedi (the unreleased poster for Return of the Jedi, with alternate name). All were acquired from LucasFilm, Ltd. On the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, PAI will offer 19 posters for San Francisco psychedelic rock shows (1966-1969), almost exclusively from the Fillmore West. Seven Sean Connery as James Bond posters will be sold, from France and Italy. The sale will also have 25 works by Alphonse Mucha, 17 by Toulouse-Lautrec, nine by Gesmar and 14 by Loie Fuller. Click here to find out more.

PAI image 3 Rare, highly sought after Star Wars poster from 1982 for Revenge of the Jedi, later changed by LucasFilm, Ltd., to Return of the Jedi, artist unknown (est; $4,000-$5,000).





Pair of major collections will headline Abell Auction’s next big sale, Oct. 15th

AA image 1 Fine jewelry in the auction is by all the famous makers: Chanel, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Company (all of whom are represented in this photo), plus many others.

Abell Auction Company’s fine art, antiques and jewelry auction on Sunday, October 15th, online and in the firm’s Los Angeles gallery, will feature two major collections. The first is the estate of Bea Hyp, owner of Summerhill Antiques in Santa Barbara. Bea’s passion for art and antiques made her shop a premier destination for antique dealers, designers and collectors from around the world. The second is the Bel Air estate of Paul and Carole Cramer. Carole was once a singer with Tommy Dorsey’s big band. The Cramers’ estate showcases 19th century drawings by renowned artists, English sterling hollowware, and French furniture and furnishings.

AA image 2 Lithograph in colors by Jasper Johns (Am., b. 1930), titled #6 (After Untitled 1975), signed, dated and numbered (49 of 60), measuring 30 inches by 20 ½ inches.

But the auction catalog doesn’t stop there. Also sold will be a Tiffany Studios Daffodil table lamp; a collection of Chinese furniture and appointments; lithographs by name artists such as Stella, Warhol, Picasso, Hockney, Wesselmann, Albers, Tamayo, E. Kelly and Jasper Johns; fine jewelry, including a Cartier tennis bracelet, earrings and watches; and more. The Picasso lithograph figures to be one of the top lots of the sale, with an estimate of $35,000-$40,000. Titled Tete de Jeune Fille (Head of Young Girl), the 1949 litho is signed and numbered (18 of 50). Abell Auction Company is located at 2613 Yates Avenue in Los Angeles. Visit www.abell.com.

AA image 3 Tiffany Studios Daffodil table lamp, circa 1900-1920, with a 20 inch diameter shade (stamped ‘Tiffany Studios / 1497’), and standing 25 ½ total inches in height.