Omaha, NE – November 13, 2013 – The Finest (www.thefinest.com), a sophisticated online Marketplace for fine art and rare memorabilia, will provide live online bidding for an exquisite collection of posters from the collection of Dr. Hans Sachs. The live auction, presented by Guernsey’s Auctioneers & Brokers, will take place November 22-24 at the Bohemian National Hall in New York, NY, daily at 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm Eastern with a live auction webcast via The Finest taking place at those times. Online bidding in all sessions is already available by visiting www.thefinest.com/guernseys.
“This is the most important poster collection of our time,” said Arlan Ettinger, President of Guernsey’s Auctioneers & Brokers. “Through our partnership with The Finest, we’re able to share this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with buyers from across the globe. These posters are extremely rare, and the provenance makes them all the more valuable. This collection is not to be missed.”
The Dr. Hans Sachs Poster Collection is known as one of the most significant of its type in existence. Dr. Sachs began his collection as a young student, growing the collection to more than 5,000 pieces that covered the worlds of art, propaganda and politics, entertainment, travel, film, sports, consumer products and scenes of war. In 1938, the Gestapo seized the collection and sent Dr. Sachs to a concentration camp. Dr. Sachs was released and fled to the United States, and believed the Nazis had destroyed his collection.
Several years ago, Dr. Sachs’ son began researching the collection and found it still existed in the vaults of a German National Museum located in what was once East Berlin. After a long court battle, the Sachs Family was able to recover the collection, which is said to be the very finest collection of its type. Now, the beautiful pieces from this collection will be available to buyers form across the globe, including the following featured items:
• Lot 2683: La Dame aux Camelias – Mucha, Alfons, 1896. 81.4 x 27.9 in. / 207 x 71 cm. Imp. Champenois, F. Cond. A- / JP / In Two Pieces
• Lot 2381: Fürst von Metternich’sche – Moser, Koloman, 1899. 22.8 x 70.8 in / 58 x 180 cm. Imp. Sperl, Friedrich Cond. B- / LB / Stained
• Lot 2004: Secession / 16. Ausstellung – Roller, Alfred, 1902. 36.9 x 12.2 in / 93.8 x 31.1 cm. Imp. Berger, Albert Cond. B / LB / Visible Stain
• Lot 2977: United States Lines – Maurus, Edmond, 1935. 39.4 x 24.4 in. / 100.2 x 62.1 cm. Imp. Publix. Cond. A- / P /
• Lot 2096: Berliner Secession – Anonymous, 1899 – 1905. 26.8 x 17.7 in / 68.3 x 45.2 cm. Imp. Cond. B / LB /
For more information about this auction, to view the online catalog or to place a bid, please visit www.thefinest.com/guernseys.
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