A.M. Cassandre poster, $156,000, Swann Auction
Gavels ‘n’ Paddles
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
A rare and important poster by A.M. Cassandre, titled L.M.S./Best Way, sold for $156,000 at a sale of Rare & Important Travel Posters held Nov. 8 by Swann Auction Galleries in New York City. Only 50 copies of the horizontal-format tour-de-force design for the London, Midland and Scottish Railway were printed. It was the most ever paid at auction for a Cassandre poster. Also, Paul George Lawler’s colorful tropical image, Fly to the South Seas Isles / Via Pan American (circa 1938) breezed to $16,800. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.