Winter Olympics Posters
January 31, 2011 § 4 Comments
If you follow vintage poster collecting, then you know that Winter Olympic posters are quite rare and prized by collectors. These original posters are collectible from the minute they are printed because of their association with the Olympics, and because they refer to a dated event.
There will ALWAYS be a market for Olympic posters and there are few in circulation. Auctions show very strong results for Olympic Ski Posters and we never find them in Europe, because those that turn up are sent straight to auction where they fetch top dollar.
From a decorative standpoint, Olympic posters are also in high demand. Many people love skiing and skating and want these winter sport posters to adorn the walls of their cabins and lodges.
Here at VEP we have never been able to get enough ski posters to satisfy all of our clients who want them. In fact, we have had our collection raided on two occasions by folks who decide to decorate their entire ski houses in one fell swoop and decimated our inventory. As a dealer, I know I am not allowed to complain about this though!
I am happy to announce that this week, I have doubled our ski poster inventory with an exciting find of three Official Squaw Valley Olympics posters and 4 Squaw Valley Posters. We won’t have these for long and their provenance is perfect. I bought them from a fellow who attended the Squaw Valley Olympics in 1960, and brought the posters home as souvenirs. He has stored them in a metal trunk for 51 years. Also in his collection- 2 Switzerland posters, 5 BOAC posters, 3 United Airlines posters, 1 Scotland poster and more! These have all been rushed to the paper conservator to be mounted.
Please visit our website www.vepca.com , view the collection, and click on sports to view our summer Olympics posters and other sport related original collectible posters.
The Olympic posters will debut at the Hillsborough Antiques Show February 11-13, 2011. www.hillsboroughantiqueshow.com.