Poster Auctions International's Rare Posters Auction #83, March 14, features 500 rare, iconic works
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All 500 lots will be on view to the public February 26-March 13. The auction will be held live in PAI's gallery at 26 West 17th Street in New York City, as well as online at posterauctions.com, beginning promptly at 11am Eastern time.

NEW YORK - eMusicWire -- The 83rd Rare Posters Auction from Poster Auctions International slated for Sunday, March 14th features masterpieces and rarities from a century of poster design. Top artists include Cappiello, Cassandre, Mucha, and Toulouse-Lautrec.

All 500 lots will be on view to the public February 26-March 13. The auction will be held live in PAI's gallery at 26 West 17th Street in New York City, as well as online at posterauctions.com, beginning at 11am Eastern time.

Jack Rennert, president of Poster Auctions International, Inc., called this auction "one of our best collections yet," adding, "Not only do we have the beloved designs that collectors expect to see from us, but we are also offering a number of especially rare designs that we have not seen at auction in many years."

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The auction will begin with 30 Winter Sports posters from around the world. Emil Cardinaux's 1920 Palace Hotel / St. Moritz is one of his most evocative designs (est. $8,000-$10,000), while Roger Broders' Winter Sports in the French Alps presents the joy of a ski day (est. $5,000-$6,000). Further highlights include Leonetto Cappiello's 1929 Superbagnères-Luchon (est. $5,000-$6,000), Ludwig Hohlwein's 1936 Olympic Winter Games / Garmisch-Partenkirchen (est. $2,000-$2,500), and four images from Sascha Maurer, including his graphic Ski Lake Placid (est. $1,700-$2,000).

Next, 15 designs for the Mele department store and Italian culture will be offered. Important works include Cappiello's 1903 Mele / Novità per Signora (est. $8,000-$10,000), Leopoldo Metlicovitz's 1904 Mele & Ci. / Confezioni per Uomo (est. $4,000-$5,000), Adolfo Hohenstein's 1898 Iris (est. $3,500-$4,000), and Leonardo Bistolfi's 1902 Prima Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte (est. $8,000-$10,000).

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For collectors of transit posters, options abound. Twenty designs for ships will be auctioned, including A. Schindeler's epic 1891 design, Voyage Autour du Monde / Round the World (est. $17,000-$20,000) and Henri Cassiers' circa 1899 Red Star Line / New York-Antwerp (est. $2,000-$2,500). Aviation buffs will delight in Charles Ramberts' 1910 Grande Semaine d'Aviation (est. $6,000-$7,000), the anonymous 1912 Panama and the Canal from an Aeroplane (est. $6,000-$8,000), and Jupp Wiertz's 1936 Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei (est. $10,000-$12,000).

Public viewings will be held daily from February 26-March 13. For more information and to order the catalogue, visit www.posterauctions.com. You may call the gallery at (212) 787-4000. For general inquiries, the email address is info@rennertsgallery.com.

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Source: Poster Auctions International, Inc.
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