Vintage Ski Posters Making A Colourful Splash
Many of our school ski trip destinations have some great vintage ski posters and the originals are now selling for thousands
Vintage ski posters are making a colourful splash in Christie’s Auction house, the only major International auction house to hold an annual auction dedicated to ski posters. Originally made to hang as advertisements for a short period and then often destroyed at the end of the season, Old Ski Posters are now collector’s items and are becoming more and more difficult to find. Designed to catch the eye with a clear message of adventure and sporting challenge, Ski Posters from the late 1890’s to the 1960’s depicting glamorous locations around the world have become a rare commodity. Christie’s poster specialist Sophie Churcher commented that “Ski Posters are a very popular area, but the supply is short. Demand is very strong for striking and bold Art Deco Images”.
Luxury resorts in Switzerland and France are amongst the most popular for top collectors and vintage posters are fetching prices up to £3,000 and more. One such example is Diggleman’s “Chateau d’Oex” a resort offered by Ski Adaptable for school ski trips. Showing a woman in a striking yellow top holding her skis amid breath-taking mountains, Diggleman’s poster sold for £4,750. Other resorts which we offer such as Leysin in Switzerland and St Gervais in France all possess some great old ski posters and they are all available to see now on our Facebook page.
Like old vintage ski posters bar the price, Ski Adaptable offers an exciting blend of classical European resorts with a modern personalised service. We bring you the premier resorts of Europe at an affordable price and like vintage ski posters we offer a relaxing break from the daily stresses of school and college.
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