These Glamorous Vintage Travel Posters Are Up for Auction
Photos and videos of faraway places often serve as the first impetus to start planning a new vacation. Whether scrolling through Facebook or flipping through the pages of a magazine, images of desert islands and snowy slopes can send anyone into a holiday daydream.
Nothing quite evokes the glamor of travel like vintage posters from the mid-century, dotted with 1960s hairstyles, corny tag-lines, and retro sunglasses.
Swann Auction Galleries in New York City is selling this fantasy with an enormous collection of posters, set to open for bidding at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. The auction house is selling several hundred items in an event that will take place both live in New York City and online via eBay.
Resort, ski, and cruise advertisements feature prominently among the collection that includes Art Nouveau, Work Incentive and Judaica styles, according to Swann.
The prices are expected to range from $300 all the way up to $18,000.
Norway: a Fistful of Fun
The auction will begin Thursday at 10:30 a.m. EST.
Southern California Via United Airlines
This Stanley Walter Galli poster is expected to sell for $600-900.
Chicago United Airlines
United Airlines first emerged as early as the late 1920s.
This French colonial map of Madagascar was created in 1953.
The Lac d'Annecy is located in the Savoie region of France near Switzerland, and it has long been a popular summer vacation spot.
Ryndam Maasdam: Holland-America Line
The starting bid for this cruise advertisement is $375.
New York's World Fair 1939
The 1939 world's fair took place across 1,200 acres of Queens, New York on top of a former ash dump.
L'Été à Monte-Carlo
"The most beautiful women in the world spend their summers in Monte-Carlo," the poster reads.
Bernard Villemot created this poster, reading "Spain," in French.
Sun Valley Lodge
The starting bid for the 1940 image of this dapper gentleman is $900.
Eneret Mittet created this 1954 poster.