Swann Auction Gallery’s annual Rare and Important Travel Poster sale was full of neato vintage Canadian bid bait this year. Travergence is a travel company with roots in Canada (we are in the U.S. too!), so naturally we got a little geeked when we saw these posters.
It looks like we could have got a bit of a deal if we’d entered a bid (the auction was held two weeks ago). None of these posters came close to the top lot—which was a 1912 Titanic poster that went for $72, 000. The Canadian poster that was assessed at the highest amount didn’t even sell. Is this proof that Canada is priceless? Maybe …
Rod Ruth: Go Greyhound/Canada. Circa 1960
Designer Unknown: Ski in Canada/Canadian National Railways. Circa 1940
Designer Unknown: Visitez/Visit Quebec
Tom Purvis: Canadian Pacific/Happy Cruises. 1937