Normandie Posters: The Rare and Iconic

A.M. Cassandre, Normandie / Voyage Inaugural, 1935. 
Estimate: $4,000 to 6,000.

Three rare poster images of the Normandie appear tomorrow in the Chase Collection of Ocean Liner Posters auction. While Swann has offered A.M. Cassandre's Normandie / Voyage Inaugural, 1935, in several of its travel poster auctions—it is the artist's most famous image—the other two images of the Normandie are exceedingly rare.  
Montague Birrel Black, French Line C.G.T. / France-England-U.S.A., circa 1936. 
Estimate: $5,000 to 7,500.

We have found only four previous appearances of Montague Black's French Line poster depicting the famous ship (above) at auction.

French Line C.G.T. / Southampton to New York, circa 1936. 
Estimate: $6,000 to 9,000.

Swann President and Poster Specialist Nicholas Lowry could find only one auction record in the last two decades for the Normandie poster by an unknown artist above. 


Savvy collectors and Normandie aficionados, please send us your additions and comments on the rarity of these images.

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