Estimated at £2,000 - £3,000
A VERY RARE ILLUMINATED TRAVEL AGENT'S SIGN FOR CUNARD LINE, CIRCA 1920
etched and hand-painted after the famous poster by Walter Thomas and depicting the Aquitania with distant view of the Mauretania arriving in New York, past the Statue of Liberty, with large seagull, inscribed over Cunard Line and entitled in sea 'Ocean Fliers' EUROPE-AMERICA, mounted within pressed metal frame with lighting components to top and later brass suspension hooks -- overall measurements 30½ x 39½in. (77.5 x 100cm.)
Gilt outlining to Cunard Line title worn, otherwise in fine overall condition.
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Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Wizard), Wed, 29th Oct 2014