$100 gifts available for the holiday season.

Item #00091 NEAR MINT Original Blondie Record Store Promo for Autoamerican

Description:  Follow Me? Rapture? The Tide Is High? Are you kidding me? Gotta love it!!!! This is not only a Blondie fan's dream, but an Interior Designer's dream as well. The vibrant colors are sure to brighten up any room.

According to Wikipedia, "Autoamerican was released in November, 1980. Besides rock and pop tracks, the band explored a wide range of other musical genres: Here's Looking at You and Faces show jazz and blues influences. The reggae hit, The Tide Is High, was a cover of The Paragon's 1965 Jamaica ska hit, whereas Rapture combined funk, rock, jazz, and even saw them embracing the then budding genre of rap. The closing track, Follow Me, was a cover of a torch song from Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's 1960 Broadway musical Camelot, based on the King Arthur legend."

Date:                     1980 / 1981

Item:                      Original Vintage Record Store Promo

Material:                Slick card stock

Size:                      25" wide x 12.625" high

Created by:          Chrysalis Records and Tapes

Text:                      Nothing printed! This piece was meant to be displayed and admired.

Condition:            NEAR MINT!

The yellow, black, gray, and a little bit of red iconic image is beautiful and in NEAR MINT condition.

One very, very small bend on the bottom left corner and some minute fraying on the other corners make it NEAR MINT and not mint.

Debbie looks insanely fabulous!

Shipping:  Due to the material and size of this item, it can not be rolled or folded.

 

Item #00046 Original WWI Poster: I Summon You to The Comradeship with Woodrow Wilson

Description: This WWI poster depicts a pensive President Woodrow Wilson. The purposeful message states, "Answer the Red Cross Christmas Roll Call for Universal Membership."

Artist:                    Leo Mielziner

Signed by Artist:  Yes - Printed on poster

Date:                     1918

Item:                      Original Antique Poster

Size:                      20" wide x 27.5" high

Created by:          The U.S. Prtg. & Lith. Co., N.Y.

Note:                     Item photographed with plastic covering.

Condition:            Good

Horizontal fold mark halfway down poster.

Edges show some aging with small pieces missing. Does not interfere with image.

Slight water stain and rippling in bottom left corner.

A few unnoticeable tears that can be repaired with archival tape.

Shipping:  Poster will be shipped rolled and in a mailing tube.

 

Item #00047 Original WWII Poster: American Red Cross - A Word of Thanks - with Union Bug

Description: This original WWII poster was printed with bold and clear red and black ink to send a bold and clear message of thanks. It states, "By oversubscribing the 1943 War Fund you have proved again that your American Red Cross is truly a people's partnership... Your generous support enables you to share... in supplying blood plasma to wounded fighting men... in bringing new hope to forlorn prisoners of war... in shouldering many personal worries of our soldiers and sailors and in providing help and comfort for their families... in serving suffering humanity throughout the world... To you who have made this partnership possible - THANKS! AMERICAN RED CROSS"

Of special interest, it was printed by Chicago area craftspeople in the printing union as evidenced by the Union Bug at the Bottom of the poster. The Allied Printing Trades Council Union Label represents that the printed product was produced by Allied Printing Trades craftspersons under a registered trademark and through a license agreement with a union trades employer. No other label meets the standards of the Allied LAbel. This is the only label that offers and enforces uniformly prescribed rules and regulations governing its proper use, provides employee compensation consistent with prevailing union wages and benefits of the printing industry in the area, and oversees the maintenance of equality standards on Allied Label products.

Artist:                    Unknown

Signed by Artist:  No

Date:                     c 1943

Item:                      Original Antique Poster

Size:                      22" wide x 28" high

Printed by:           Allied Printing Trades Council in Chicago (22)

Text on Poster:    Poster 1103

Note:                     Item photographed with plastic covering.

Condition:            Excellent

Faint signs of original folds.

No defects.

Border is continuous and straight.

Superb red color.

Shipping:  Poster will be shipped flat and folded as originally issued.

 

Item #00087 Original WWII Poster: James Montgomery Flagg - You Can Lick Runaway Prices

Description: The US Government needed help in controlling costs during WWII and this poster was one way to encourage citizens to do their part. It says, "You hold the 7 keys to hold down prices."

According to Wikipedia: He created his most famous work in 1917, a poster to encourage recruitment in the US Army during WWI. It showed Uncle Sam pointing at the viewer with the caption "I Want YOU for U.S. Army." It was revived for WWII. Flagg used his own face for that of Uncle Sam (adding age and the white goatee), he said later, simply to avoid the trouble of arranging for a model. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt praised his resourcefulness for using his own face as the model.

Artist:                    James Montgomery Flagg

Signed by Artist:  Yes - Printed on poster

Date:                     1944

Item:                      Original Antique Poster

Size:                      16.25" wide x 22.50" high

Created by:           Office of Economic Stabilization

Text on Poster:     Distributed by O.W.I.

Note:                     Item photographed with plastic covering.

Condition:            Excellent

Faint signs of original folds.

No defects.

Border is continuous and straight.

Superb color.

Shipping:  Poster will be shipped flat and folded as originally issued.

 

Item #00040 Original WWI British Recruiting Poster: "We're Both Needed to Serve The Guns!"

Description: This original WWI chromolithograph recruiting poster depicts a British infantryman shaking hands with a worker, artillery in action, and an industrial scene in the background. The messages on the poster are:

     "We're both needed to serve the guns!"

     "Fill up the ranks!"

     "Pile up the munitions!"

Artist:                    Unknown

Signed by Artist:  No

Date:                     1915

Item:                      Original Antique Poster

Poster Number:    85c

Size:                      29.5" wide x 20" high

Printed by:            Chorley & Pickersgill Ltd, Leeds and London

Published by:       The Parliamentary Recruiting Committee

Note:                     Item photographed with plastic covering.

Condition:            Good

The beautiful poster was (perhaps unprofessionally) mounted onto matte board.

Some ripping and some creases.

Brilliant and striking images.

Shipping:  Since this poster was mounted on matte board, shipping and handling costs will reflect the large size of the package.

 

Item #00044 Original WWI Poster: "See Him Through" - National Catholic War Council

Description: This WWI poster urged people to volunteer with or donate to the National Catholic War Council's war effort. A man is shown in a Knights of Columbus uniform extending his arm toward soldiers in battle. Puffs of smoke are seen in the background. This fund raising campaign was for the week of November11, 1918. This is the day the war ended with Germany signing the Armistice document. However, the "boys" were still "over there" and needed help to "see them through" until their return home.

 

Artist:                    Burton Rice

Signed by Artist:  No

Date:                     1918

Item:                      Original Antique Poster

Size:                      19.75" wide x 29.5" high

Sponsored by:      The National Catholic War Council, Knights of Columbus, United War Work Campaign

Note:                     Item photographed with plastic covering.

Condition:            Very good

Shipping:  Poster will be shipped rolled and in a mailing tube.

 

Item #00049 Original WWII Poster: "Victory News - They Depend On Us" - with Union Bug

Description: This extremely difficult to find original WWII poster depicts live action photos with a clear message that the US Army depends on the home front for success. It is a historical document that any history buff needs for the collection. This poster deserves a home with a WWII collector, a library, a history class, a Veteran's organization, a WWII veteran's family, a college or university, or anyone who appreciates how WWII changed the world.

Of special interest, it was printed by Essex County (7) craftspeople in the printing union as evidenced by the Union Bug at the Bottom of the poster. The Allied Printing Trades Council Union Label represents that the printed product was produced by Allied Printing Trades craftspersons under a registered trademark and through a license agreement with a union trades employer. No other label meets the standards of the Allied Label. This is the only label that offers and enforces uniformly prescribed rules and regulations governing its proper use, provides employee compensation consistent with prevailing union wages and benefits of the printing industry in the area, and oversees the maintenance of equality standards on Allied Label products.

Artist:                    Unknown

Signed by Artist:  No

Date:                     c 1943

Item:                      Original Antique Poster

Size:                      (need to measure)

Text on Poster:

Top panel --> "U.S. soldiers firing 37mm gun at Buna Mission in ______ that drove Japs from Papua, New Guinea. Note empty shells." (Buna was General Douglas MacArthur's first offensive campaign against Japanese troops in WWII. There is a missing word above because a piece of tape obscures the text on the poster.)

Middle left panel -->  "Douglas A-20 bomber, 100 feet off ground, strafes Japanese airfield at Lae, New Guinea. Circles show wrecked planes."

Middle right panel -->  "Ambulance moves through smoke toward flames ahead, after Nazi attack on Allied airbase at Souk El Arba, Tunisia."

Bottom panel  -->  "Wreckage of Nazi Stuka shot down over Allied air base in North Africa by an American P-38."

Message on poster  -->  "Now, on a larger scale than ever before, our fighting men are meeting the enemy in fierce do or die combat. Now, more than ever before, what we do on the home front is translated in terms of lives lost or saved on the battlefield. Upon our constant, determined, all-out efforts at home - upon the war materials we produce, the bonds we buy, the sacrifices we make - depend the lives of our boys and the freedom of America!"

Created by:           Photo News Display Corp., 15 East 40th Street, N. Y. C.

Printed by:           Allied Printing Trades Council in Essex County (7)

Note:                     Item photographed with plastic covering.

Condition:            Fair

Signs of original folds.

Has some tape and small pieces missing on top border.

Small water stains on bottom border.

Small tears around border.

Pinholes on corners.

Shipping:  Poster will be shipped flat and folded as originally issued.

 

Details of panels on Item #00049