Vintage Ski Posters Could Prove A Good Investment

Published: 24 January 2011 By Diane Ray Leave a Comment

It’s Monday and I’m busy here on MoneyHighStreet.com. Having written about travel insurance for holidays though, my mind started wandering to a skiing holiday, something I still have a strong desire for, paticularly this year with the snow generally so good.

Anyway, as often the case, one thing led to another and I found myself reading a thisismoney article on ‘How to invest in vintage ski poster’.

What a fascinating article.

It seems that orginally ski holidays were enjoyed by a privileged few and to entice them to the slopes, top artists produced posters for travel agents and railway stations showing ski resorts. Examples of such posters that perhaps fetched £4,000 in the late Nineties can now attract up to three times that amount.

A great investment and one that supports the whole idea that collectables really can boost your investments – and a big plus with posters is that they can be enjoyed whilst rising in value, as long that is that they are stored away from direct sunlight and behind UV-screening.

Christie’s have a vintage ski poster auction coming up and among the posters is a 1930 Sports D’Hiver poster by Broders valued at up to £6,000 and one by Francisco Tamagno from 1900 for up to £7,000.

Mind you, according to the article, the record price for a ski poster is £36,500 for a 1952 picture of a downhill race in Russia and it had a pre-auction price of just £600!!

If you’re interested in collecting ski posters, you might like to visit the Christies website for more information or visit one of the other sites dedicated to such posters, including originalskiposters.com.

Just wish I had more space in my house to delve into some of these collectables.


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