White Star Line Poster Breaks Record at Swann

Montague Birrel Black's White Star Line / “Olympic” & “Titanic”, circa 1910, sold at Swann Galleries' auction of Rare & Important Travel Posters yesterday for an astounding $36,000, a record price for the artist at auction. The poster is extremely rare, with only a few copies having come up for auction over the past 25 years, likely because the White Star Line would have pulled and destroyed as many of these posters as they could after the Titanic sank on April 15, 1912.

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