Specialist revamps online poster price guide

NEW YORK – Poster Auctions International, Inc., has unveiled its all-new Poster Price Guide, an expanded and revamped version of its poster-dedicated database, consolidating a full pricing history of more than 40,000 of the rarest vintage posters sold in 75 proprietary auctions over the past 33 years.

Jane Avril (1899), by the French illustrator Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), sold for $180,000 at Poster Auctions International, Inc., Oct. 11, 2015.

Jane Avril (1899), by the French illustrator Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), sold for $180,000 at Poster Auctions International, Inc., Oct. 11, 2015.

The new Poster Price Guide includes a new, mobile-responsive database, larger images and links to auction listings, with all relevant details (to include references, sizes, printer and historical details). Poster Auctions International, Inc., has also redone the user interface, allowing for easier browsing and searching. The firm promises even the technologically challenged will find it simple to navigate.

Access is priced at $4.99 per week, $14.99 per month or $149.99 for a year.

“It’s an essential tool for collectors, auctioneers, and scholars,” company president Jack Rennert said. “Since you have a full history – every poster, estimated price and final sale – you can learn about sales trends for individual posters, artists or the artistic movements, such as Art Nouveau.”

Since the late 1980s, Poster Auctions International, Inc., has held three to four auctions per year. Poster aficionados, enthusiasts, collectors, galleries, and art museums around the world value it as one of their most trusted venues for successful consignments, unique buying opportunities, an unequaled experience in the field, and an impeccable source for top quality in original poster art.

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Poster Auctions International, Inc.’s gallery, located at 26 West 17th Street in New York City, hosts rotating exhibitions of original poster art. Additionally, it offers for sale a wide catalogue of “Contemporary Classics” poster originals from the 1960s to the 1980s, with specialties in local New York topics, plus late 20th-century Polish, Japanese, and Israeli designers and more.

The gallery is also a veritable bookstore of research and coffee-table volumes on poster art, as well as an extensive research archive, open to the public by appointment. Poster Auctions International, Inc., accepts for consignment and sells only poster originals.

Rennert is regarded as one of the world’s foremost authorities on rare vintage posters. He’s authored (either solo or in collaboration) two dozen books on poster art, including catalogue raisonnés for Leonetto Cappiello and Alphonse Mucha; studies on bicycle and circus posters; and Buffalo Bill’s Wild West. His book Posters of the Belle Epoque has sold more than 30,000 copies.

Rennert is currently at work on the definitive catalogue of Edward Penfield’s graphic art. He was a consultant at Time-Life Books for the poster section of the Collectibles Encyclopedia. Rennert has organized poster exhibitions around the country, including the Lincoln Center Museum for the Performing Arts, Radio City Music Hall, the French Embassy and banks and corporate buildings.

To learn more about Poster Auctions International, Inc., visit www.posterauctions.com. To schedule a gallery appointment, call 212-787-4000, or e-mail to info@postersplease.com. 


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