The second auction of three will be held between the 22nd and 24th November to sell a coveted collection of posters.
The items belonged to Dr Hans Sachs and were only recently discovered, as they were previously believed to have been destroyed during World War II. The sale has attracted a lot of attention as the collection includes pieces from a number of categories, along with work by well-known artists.
The auction will be handled by Guernsey’s in New York at the Bohemian National Hall.
It is believed that Sachs first started collecting the posters during the late 1800s and continued until the 1930s. When he was captured by the Nazis and held in a concentration camp, it was accepted that the collection had been destroyed by the enemy.
The pieces were recently found in a Berlin museum and the family of Sachs decided to auction over 4,000 of them. A selection of the posters will be donated to a number of museums. Some buyers have expressed interest due to the collection’s striking graphics or its historical significance.
Those who are lucky enough to purchase the posters will pay more than they may at a reputable antiques dealer, as they will pay a buyer’s premium in addition to the sale price. For some items like antique furniture and open bookcases, collectors may prefer to see the items prior to purchase, which is possible at an antique dealers.
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