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Vintage Posters Promoted “Exotic” Travel

Collectors are attracted to travel posters for a variety of reasons, including their fun-filled tourism themes, rich colors, stylized graphics, the particular artist, or fond memories of the time or place depicted. Swann Auction Galleries of New York City recently offered an assortment of rare and important travel posters. Sale prices ranged from $50 to $16,250.

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Pointing the Way to Rustic Weather Vanes

Now considered folk art, old weather vanes, like this green-eyed grasshopper, were made of cast iron, wood or cut and molded sheet metal. See auctioned examples, prices and collecting suggestions.

 

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