Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Army recruitment poster, $12,000, Potter & Potter

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Army recruitment poster, $12,000, Potter & Potter

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far
by Ken Hall

A 1917 World War I U.S. Army recruitment poster titled Destroy This Mad Brute/Enlist, illustrated by H.R. Hopps, sold for $12,000 at a Fine Books & Manuscripts Sale held July 28th by Potter & Potter Auctions in Chicago, Ill. Also, Emil Orlik’s 1904 documentation of everyday life in Japan titled Aus Japan coasted to $18,000; an engraving of The Declaration of Independence by Peter Force brought $16,800; and a first edition copy of Kahlil Gibran’s Jesus the Son of Man rose to $2,160. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Army recruitment poster, $12,000, Potter & Potter