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Auction History Result

2t438 GESANGSWETTSTREIT 27x37 German special poster 1899 art of bard with harp, singing contest!

Date Sold 12/12/2017
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An Unfolded German Special Poster (measures 27 1/4" x 36 1/2" [69 x 93 cm]) (Learn More)

Gesangswettstreit (literally translates to "Singing Contest"), the 1899 German poster (with taglines that translates to "According to the rules of his Majesty the Emperor and King"; "Singing contest of German male choral societies") promoting a music/singing contest which took place in Kassel, Germany from May 25th to the 27th. Note that this poster features ED art of a bard with a harp
Artist: ED
Important Added Info: Note that this poster is one of a remarkable collection of 46 pre-World War II German posters that we were consigned (and we are auctioning them in 46 separate auctions). They date from the 1880s to the late 1930s, but most are from the 1920s and 1930s. Posters from this time period are extremely scarce, due to the massive paper shortages in Germany during World War II. Many of these posters are for specific events that were held, and naturally, those posters would figure to be even more rare, since they could only have been used prior to the date of the event. This is a rare opportunity to purchase these extremely rare posters! Also note that this poster has been trimmed and it now measures 27 1/4" x 36 1/2" [69 x 93 cm].

Condition: good to very good. The poster was never folded. It is printed on a heavyweight paper, but it is "roll-able". It had some tears on the back of parts of the borders that had tape on the back, some of which bled through to the front. It had brown paper tape on the back of all four borders and some of it is gone. It must have been trimmed in at least the bottom border, because the small text is affected, but it does not appear that the other borders were trimmed. In spite of the poster's defects described above, it has survived pretty well, considering it is over 118 years old!
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