January 14, 2010 § Leave a comment
The Poster Market has gained strength in the latter half of 2009. Rare posters have continued to fetch high prices at auction here in the US, in fact Toulouse Lautrec’s “La Goulue” 1891 sold at Swann auction for $300,000 in December. My visits with other dealers this year have indicated that due to supply side issues, the average price of an entry level poster has increased dramatically in the past couple of years. We at VEP have seen strong sales both in Northern and Southern California in the second half of 2009.
A weak dollar continues to make buying in Europe difficult (read about how we outsmarted the currency later) for dealers and collectors alike, luckily there are still posters to be found in the US.
Our sales on the web continue to grow, both to existing clients and to new clients out of state and overseas. I expect the trend to continue, as more and more people looking for specific topics of posters find us on the web. We love shows though! So you will still find us, all over the state this year. Please, if you love your posters, come and say hello! Send your friends and neighbors to see us, friend us on Facebook – search for vep ca. If we don’t support the local shows, we risk losing them!