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New York, NY, United States
DoneJan 20, 2013 6:00 PM UTC

The Hans Sachs Poster Collection Day 3

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.
 
833: Heraus!
Sold for $18,000
Jan 20, 2013
835: Krakauer Zeitung!
Sold for $400
Jan 20, 2013
836: A Somme-Menti Ütközet
Sold for $600
Jan 20, 2013
840: U.S. Marines
Sold for $450
Jan 20, 2013
841: The Spirit of the Red Cross
Sold for $1,100
Jan 20, 2013
842: Le Cinema aux Armées
Sold for $900
Jan 20, 2013
843: Prestito Credito Italiano
Sold for $800
Jan 20, 2013
844: Mainzer Opfertag
Sold for $850
Jan 20, 2013
846: Jegyezzünk Hadikölcsönt
Sold for $1,000
Jan 20, 2013
848: Kamerad, Komm
Sold for $400
Jan 20, 2013
849: Zeitfreiwillige Heraus!
Sold for $650
Jan 20, 2013
850: Flieger zur See
Sold for $6,500
Jan 20, 2013
852: Csak a Fejét!
Sold for $450
Jan 20, 2013
853: Die Schweizerische Armee
Sold for $450
Jan 20, 2013
854: Fight or Buy Bonds
Sold for $700
Jan 20, 2013
856: Buy War Bonds
Sold for $750
Jan 20, 2013