462: Peter Pathe / Maria Hagen
801: Winter in Zwitserland772: Pontresina
New York, NY, United States
DoneJan 19, 2013 6:00 PM UTC

The Hans Sachs Poster Collection Day 2

Dr. Hans Sachs Poster Collection is universally described as being the most significant collection of its type in existence. The story starts, however, in the late 1800's when a German Jewish student, fascinated by the strong graphics applied in promotional posters, began a quest to collect. Thus began what is internationally regarded as the first major poster collection. As the student graduated into the world of dentistry, so did his Collection grow. The categories of posters the young Dr. Sachs sought out covered the worlds of art, propaganda and politics, entertainment (from cabarets and dining to opera and early film), travel, sports, consumer products (from cigarettes to the first automobiles) to scenes of war. Dr. Sachs acquired posters by such noted artists as Mucha, Steinlen, Cassandre, Cheret, Schnackenberg, Hohlwein, Christy, Flagg... more than five hundred artists in all. In time, his interest was so great that he organized the first poster collecting society and, in 1911, followed that by publishing Das Plakat (The Poster), an international magazine devoted to poster art. By 1938, under the direction of Josef Goebbels, the Gestapo seized the Collection, placing Dr. Sachs in a concentration camp. Although, with the help of family and friends, Dr. Sachs was able to gain his release, he never saw nor heard of his Collection again, believing that it had been destroyed at the hands of the Nazis. With war clouds brewing, Dr. Sachs and family were able to immigrate to the United States. Following a conscientious effort to select the firm most well suited to properly represent this most important Collection, New York City-based Guernsey's was chosen for the prestigious task. The auction house is now considering offers from those interested in acquiring the Collection intact, thereby preserving the integrity of this unprecedented body of material.
 
425: Erlangen!
Sold for $1,500
Jan 19, 2013
428: Militär Sport
Sold for $300
Jan 19, 2013
429: Fritz Schulze
Sold for $500
Jan 19, 2013
431: Isidor Bach
Sold for $900
Jan 19, 2013
433: Brongebouw
Sold for $2,250
Jan 19, 2013
435: C. Werner-Blust
Sold for $4,250
Jan 19, 2013
436: Fortuna-Räder
Sold for $1,500
Jan 19, 2013
437: Kassel Ausstellung
Sold for $350
Jan 19, 2013
438: Turn-Schule
Sold for $350
Jan 19, 2013
439: Sosa
Sold for $2,250
Jan 19, 2013
440: Fußball-Wettspiele
Sold for $300
Jan 19, 2013
441: Schweizer Jura
Sold for $3,750
Jan 19, 2013
442: Armbrustschiessen
Sold for $400
Jan 19, 2013
443: Tournoi de Lutte de Liège
Sold for $1,000
Jan 19, 2013
444: Untitled
Sold for $350
Jan 19, 2013
445: DMV-Avus-Rennen
Sold for $1,200
Jan 19, 2013
446: Sonnabend / Studentenfest
Sold for $400
Jan 19, 2013
447: Ludwig Hesshaimer
Lot Passed
Jan 19, 2013
448: Circus Albert Schumann
Sold for $6,500
Jan 19, 2013