Poster Auctions International’s Rare Posters Auction #87, 520 works, will be held Tuesday, July 12th



The lithographs and maquettes will be auctioned online and live in the PAI gallery in New York City. The catalog features rare and iconic images from a century of poster design.

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New York, NY, USA, June 21, 2022 — The 87th Rare Posters Auction from Poster Auctions International on Tuesday, July 12 features rare and iconic images from a century of poster design. The collection includes Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Modern, and Contemporary lithographs, decorative panels, and maquettes.

All 520 lots will be on view to the public June 21 to July 11. The auction will be held live in PAI’s gallery at 26 West 17th Street in New York City, as well as online at, beginning promptly at 11am EDT.

Jack Rennert, president of Poster Auctions International, Inc., said, “What makes this auction special is the high quality and rarity of this collection. Collectors have the opportunity to bid on seminal works that have not been available at our auctions for many years.”

The auction will begin with 50 historic designs for automobiles, starting with O’Galop’s 1898 Le Pneu Michelin / Nunc est bibendum, which introduced the beloved Michelin man to the world (est. $6,000-8,000). Further notable images include Leopoldo Metlicovitz’s powerful 1907 Mostra dei Ciclo e dell’Automobile / Milano (est. $25,000-$30,000), Burkhard Mangold’s striking 1907 Safir (est. $14,000-$17,000), Ludwig Hohlwein’s forceful ca. 1914 Mercedes (est. $30,000-$40,000), Marcello Dudovich’s extremely rare ca. 1925 Michelin (est. $17,000-$20,000), and Geo Ham’s sunny Monaco Grand Prix 1934 (est. $17,000-$20,000).

Next, 20 bicycle posters will be auctioned. Important works include Edward Penfield’s ca. 1896 Ride a Sterns and Be Content (est. $10,000-$12,000), the anonymously created ca. 1895 Cycles Gladiator (est. $30,000-$40,000), and Henri Thiriet’s 1897 Omega (est. $4,000-$5,000).

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