Hundreds of war posters hitting Fla. sale


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Approximately 1,600 lots in a wide range of collecting categories, including hundreds of posters, will be sold at the fifth annual Palm Beach Auction slated for Feb. 15-17 by Louis J. Dianni LLC at the Hilton Hotel & Conference

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A single-owner collection of 530 World War I and World War II-era posters will be auctioned. (Photo courtesy Louis J. Dianni)

Center, 150 Australian Avenue in West Palm Beach. Start times all three days will be 12 noon (EST).

The Feb. 15 session will be dedicated mainly to period furniture and decorative accessories; Feb. 16 to militaria and weaponry; and Feb. 17 to artwork and art glass. Internet bidding will be facilitated by and (formerly

Decorative accessories selling Feb. 15 include a circa-1750 Chinese export pitcher, made in Sweden, with the coat of arms of Major, Count Carl Johan Morner (1698-1782), with winged griffins and a dragon form handle ($500-$1,000) and a pair of lidded urns from around 1890, armorial with a coat of arms by Samson, hand-painted with enameled decoration ($200-$400).

World War I posters will also be sold Feb. 15, to include a 1918 poster by Albert Herter (Am., 1871-1950), titled “His Home Over There,” 27 inches by 41 inches ($400-$600); a 1918 poster by Alonzo E. Foringer (Am., 1878-1948), made for the Red Cross and titled “The Greatest Mother in the World,” 28 inches by 42 1/2 inches ($300-$500); and a 1919 poster by Howard C. Christy (Am., 1872-1952), titled “Americans All,” 26 1/2 inches by 40 inches ($200-$400).

The Feb. 16 session features militaria items, including an 18th century Dutch East India Company Javanese steel sword with carved and hand-checkered rhinoceros horn, with a 24 3/4-inch-long blade ($1,000-$2,000).

Also offered will be an 18th century leather and silver mounted Dutch East India Company notebook (or diary) with blank pages, measuring 5 1/4 inches by 3 inches, with the original binding and cover and the leather dry ($1,000-$2,000). Historical photos will feature a

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Armorial porcelain from the Swedish Count of Morner, mid-18th century (est. $500-$1,000). (Photo courtesy Louis J. Dianni)

circa-1900 hand-colored photo of the Native American Standing Elk by the photographer Carl Moon, showing the subject dressed in Northern Plains attire, probably props from Moon’s studio ($500-$1,000).

Items from the Feb. 17 session include a hand-woven 18-karat gold necklace by A. A. G. Correa & Son, 16 inches long, from the Turk’s Head Collection, with no noticeable flaws ($3,000-$4,000) and a bronze sculpture of a winged male holding a female on his shoulder, by Mathurin Moreau (Fr., 1822-1912), cast circa 1900 and standing 39 inches tall ($2,000-$3,000).

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