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Swann Galleries Offers Virtual Travel Via Travel Posters

“Australia 1929.” by Percival (Percy) Albert Trompf SWANN GALLERIES

By Everett Potter

Exotic travel is at a standstill right now for most of us, but the next best thing may well be acquiring a vintage travel poster. Maybe an Art Deco example that depicts a beach on the Riviera, or a midcentury airline poster or perhaps a Cunard poster dating from the decades when that famous line ruled the Atlantic.

These classic posters not only offer a glimpse of a romantic, long gone world but they are collectible artworks that, in the current time, may help to ease your wanderlust.

No one knows this better than Nicholas Lowry, president of Swann Galleries in Manhattan, Lowry is also head of Swann’s poster division and a familiar appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow. Swann holds poster auctions …

 

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