Vintage ski poster fetches £32,450

By Oliver Hurley,
26th January 2012 - 17:19
Roger Broders 1930 lithograph is star lot at the annual sale of ski posters at Christie's
 
We love vintage ski posters, with their bold, decorative designs and sense of nostalgia. So it's little wonder the annual Christie's sale of ski posters attracts furious bidding.
 
The 2012 sale – which took place yesterday (25th January) at the Christie's saleroom in South Kensington, London – ended with a combined hammer price of £733,525 for 219 lots.
 
A 1930 lithograph, Les Sports d'hiver a St Pierre de Chartreuse by Roger Broders (pictured), attracted the highest bid of the day, eventually selling for £32,450, from an estimate of £5,000-£7,000.
 
The Swiss resorts of St Moritz and Gstaad also fetched high prices. Emil Cardinaux's depiction of the Palace Hotel in St Moritz (pictured) went for £25,000, while his image of a horse-drawn carriage toddling through the St Moritz forest reached £23,750.
 
Don't be alarmed though if those prices are way beyond your budget: websites such as pullmaneditions.com and originalskiposters.com provide high-quality limited editions or prints for a fraction of the price. Not that we'd say no to a Broders original, you understand…
 
To find out more about ski posters, read this feature by Antiques Roadshow expert Katherine Higgins.
 

Picture credit: Christie's Images Ltd 2012

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