It’s time for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. They take place from July 27 to August 12. London is the first city to host modern Olympic games three times—in 1908, 1948, and 2012. This 20 by 15-inch poster advertised the 1948 London games. It was designed by Walter Herz, printed by McCorquodale & Co. Ltd., London, and sold for £488, or $767, at a Bloomsbury House auction in London. Some of the most popular Olympics memorabilia are the easiest to find—posters, mascots, patches, programs and of course, the commemorative pins. Search for more Olympics collectibles in our FREE online price guide.
Poster – 1948 Olympics in London
24 Maddox Street
Mayfair, London, W1 S1PP
Feb. 16, 2012, Lot 112, Sold For £400 + 22% BP = $766 USD
HERZ, Walter OLYMPIC GAMES, LONDON 1948
offset lithograph in colours, 1948, printed by McCorquodale & Co. Ltd., London, cond B-; not backed 20 x 15 in. (51 x 38cm.)