FOUND - $4,000 Titanic Poster Discovered During Remodel

Couple Finds Rare Antique Poster Hidden In Wall

Poster
A rare lithographic of the Titanic. (Source: Henry Aldridge & Son)
April 15, 2016
By James Massey

WALES, UK - A couple renovating a Victorian home was surprised to find an early Titanic promotional poster, worth up to $4,000 (£3,000), hidden in a wall.

According to a story in the Daily Mail, the couple discovered a landscape painting hidden in the cavity of a demolished wall. After they removed the painting from its frame, they found the 23 x 32 inch poster underneath.

Why it's rare

The poster, produced for White Star Line sometime between 1910 - 1911 is extremely rare, according to a statement in the auction description provided by Henry Aldridge & Son;

"After the Titanic disaster their posters were withdrawn from service and destroyed which explains why there are only a handful in existence today."

The image on the poster was also created by Montague Birrel Black, a well known marine artists at the turn of the 20th century. Having few examples by the artist only adds to the posters rarity.

The poster will be sold on April 23, 2016. The online auction listing can be seen here.

Video: Andrew Aldridge on past Titanic Artifacts and Memorabilia sales. (source: Titanic Stories).


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