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Auction History Result

2k036 SORGET FUR DIE ALTEN 36x50 Swiss charity benefit poster 1922 H.B.W. art of sad elderly woman!

Date Sold 12/13/2018
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A Paperbacked Swiss Charity Benefit Poster (measures 35 1/2" x 50 1/4" [90 x 128 cm]) (Learn More)

Sorget Fur Die Alten (literally translates to "Take Care of the Old"), the 1922 Swiss poster encouraging people to donate to the Cantonal Collection in October to benefit the elderly. Note that this poster features wonderful art of a sad elderly woman.
Artist: H.B.W.
Important Added Info: Note that this poster has been paperbacked. What is paperbacking? This means the poster was backed onto a light paper backing (acid-free), that is similar in feel to that of the original poster (it means that the poster must be handled carefully, as the backing does not give it much added strength, but it is similar to having an unrestored poster, and yet it has been properly preserved). It is a similar process to linenbacking, except that most collectors use linenbacking for one-sheets and paperbacking for half-sheets, inserts, window cards.

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Overall Condition and Pre-Restoration Defects with Quality of Restoration: good to very good. Prior to paperbacking, the poster was never folded. It had darkening, small tears, and some paper loss in the right blank border (see our image). Other than the right border defects, the poster was in nice condition prior to paperbacking. The person who paperbacked the poster did no restoration to the above defects (of course, they will not show if the poster is framed; see our image).
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