Thriller purchaser pays £300 for 1950 poster of Portstewart (News)


A uncommon railway poster promoting Portstewart as a vacation vacation spot has offered for £300 at an public sale in America.

The poster, produced by British Railways in 1950, is the work of prolific London-born poster artist Montague Birrell Black.

Within the early and center components of the 20th century, when comparatively few folks owned vehicles, railway corporations commissioned artists to supply eye-catching posters to spice up rail journey all through the UK.

Earlier than the sale, at Swann Public sale Galleries in New York on Wednesday, the poster had been anticipated to fetch between £300 and £450.

Ultimately, it was snapped up by a thriller bidder for £300.

Among the many corporations which employed Montague Birrell Black to supply promoting posters was the White Star Line, house owners of the Titanic.

Belfast Telegraph


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