On August 5, Swann Galleries will be offering 49 Mather work-incentive posters, making it the largest selection of Mather posters ever offered at one time. Eight of the posters have never been sold at auction before.
Among the images making their auction debut is this wonderful piece of New York history, a silhouette of the Woolworth building with the title, The Woolworth Building was built with 5 cent Pieces, by an anonymous artist, 1924 (estimate: $1,200 to $1,800).
Also of interest are a couple of posters warning of financial risks, Rats Carry Off the Dollars (showing vermin scurrying away with dollar signs in their mouths) $1,000 to $1,500; and Be a Tight Wad! --certainly a common sentiment these days ($1,500 to $2,000).
There are also Mather images with sports themes, flora and fauna, military, and historical figures.
The two-part Vintage Poster auction will take place at Swann Galleries, with the first session beginning at 10:30 AM, and the second at 2:00 PM.
Labels: Mather and Company, Vintage Posters