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Posters Attract Attention at Swann Galleries’ Auction of Vintage Posters on August 3

NEW YORK, NY.- Timeless images by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, classic WWI and II posters and a large selection of Mather Work Incentive posters were among the top lots at Swann Galleries’ August 3 auction of Vintage Posters. Nicholas D. Lowry, Swann Auction Galleries President and Poster Specialist, said, “This was a lively auction, with both dealers and collectors competing vigorously for prized items. The crowded saleroom and active online bidding suggest an infusion of new life into this sector of the collecting market. This was the second highest-grossing August Vintage Posters auction Swann has seen, the highest being right before the collapse of the economy, in August 2008.” The Lautrec images included the sale’s top lot, a poster he designed for May Belfort, an Irish lass who become the toast of Paris, 1895, it sold for $19,200*. Other Lautrec highlights were Deuxième Volume de Bruant, 1893, $7,200; and La Vache Enragee, Paris, 1896, $9,000. Also