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Seven large advertising posters for Brown & Bigelow featuring pinup art by Rolf Armstrong and others

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Estimate: US$300 - US$500
Price realised:  US$270
Lot number 302, Views: 70

Title: Seven large advertising posters for Brown & Bigelow featuring pinup art by Rolf Armstrong and others Author: Place: Saint Paul, Minnesota Publisher: Brown & Bigelow Date: 1937-1940 Description: 7 color posters. 112x57 cm (44x22½"), each with large color illustration, cloth hanging loops affixed to top edges. Seven large, 3 panel folding posters for the Brown & Bigelow Company, known for their calendars and novelty items. Each poster features lavish artwork by legendary pinup artist s of the era. Included here are 4 by Rolf Armstrong 2 by Jules Erbit, and 1 by Caryl Hopkins Slocum. These are advertising posters spanning the years 1937-1940; beneath each illustration is a calendar page for a single month of the respective year. A nice group of scarce vintage pinup posters by masters of the genre. Lot Amendments Condition: General light wear, mostly at edges and folds, with a few chips and minor closed tears, some areas of light foxing, mostly to backsides, one Rolf Armstrong piece with a larger chip to right edge and another with a few noticeable tears and bit of loss at one fold; all very good. Item number: 282034

Informations about the auction
Auction house: PBA Galleries
Title: Sale 619: Art & Illustration - Fine Children's Literature
Date of the auction: 13 Jul 2017
Address: PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
94109 San Francisco, CA
United States
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