March 19 2007 Press Release


Our First Online Poster Auction is deemed a success.


Who says people don’t like change. We were very pleased with outcome of our first internet auction held on December 19th. We invited customers to leave us commission bids having viewed the sale on our website. We still printed a catalogue for the diehards but in the end only sold a handful. On the day of sale we had 108 registered bidders who bought about 65 % of the lots on offer. The result was nearly what we would have expected for a traditional auction in central London. The online catalogue with good descriptions, images and condition reports and our of course 23 years of reputation in the poster market gave buyers the confidence to bid without viewing in person. Our in house post and packing service ensured that once lots were paid for they were efficiently despatched without delay.


Unsold lots remained available for a further month after the sale, with sensible offers being accepted, this too proved a great success with buyers who either missed the sale or the lots they bid on getting the chance to buy. Another 15 % were sold.


Some notable lots included Hendon War Display £800, Salute Them War Savings  set of six £450, Fougasse Careless Talk set of eight £550, O’Galop’s Le Pneu Michelin £2900, Jersey Road Race 1949 £600, Norman Wilkinson Gilbey’s Spey Royal Whisky two framed advertisements £700, E J  Waters Shaw Savill Line to New Zealand £700,  Abram Games Commando Medical Services £650, Barnett Freedman Circus by Underground £550, Frank Wootton British Railways  Wales £490, Maurice A Miles Underground For the Zoo    £1700, Tom Purvis LNER Northumberland £2100, and Frank Brangwyn LNER Forth Bridge £2900.


We are now accepting entries for our auction of Vintage Posters to be held in June, we have a promising sale coming together with a single owner collection of one hundred travel posters mainly bought through Onslows over a twenty years, a collection of Eastern National Omnibus Company posters from the thirties, a wonderful group of London Transport posters, and rare posters of the London and North Eastern Railway and the big four railway companies.


Have a look at some of them at our Preview page on the website.