Of the 49 lots on offer eight were of New Zealand interest .The top price on the night of $1,400 for a New Zealand poster went to a Holeproof Queen of Hearts nylon stockings poster from the 1950's followed by $1,050 for a 1956 poster for the 3rd New Zealand International Grand Prix, which incidentally was won by Stirling Moss.
The large majority of the posters on offer were vintage travel posters and the demand for them is of course international, and Friday's auction was no exception with many of the top priced items going offshore to London and the U.S.A. where the market is huge and very strong.
Top price at the sale was for a strong art deco styled Italian designed poster Ala Littoria Linee Aeree which sold for $3,200.
A large format Norman Wilkinson designed poster of the Grangemouth Docks for the L.M.S. Railways executed in 1934 sold for $1,650, and a smaller poster for the London & North Eastern Railway sold for $2,500
In all the team at Dunbar Sloane's were very happy with the two sales,with the final total having exceeded their expectations bringing in a combined total of $1,340,000, Helena Walker and Anthony Gallagher who have each been with the Dunbar Sloane Wellington auction rooms for a decade have done a great job in recent years by lifting the performance levels and sale results of N.Z.'s oldest art and antique auction house.