This highly collectible original 1918 Banque De France framed poster is an amazing rare find. Connoisseur Services recently valued this piece for $650.00 (see last two pictures for complete details.)
Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to purchase this poster for a fraction of its estimated value. Priced to sell!
This is what Connoisseur Services had to say about this fabulous poster:
From research of contemporary posters, the war loan posters of France were almost certainly the largest category of any posters produced in France during World War 1 in the years between 1914 and 1919. The vast majority featured catchy pictures of soldiers in various poses but some were used as information only. This particular poster was decorated with colorful borders in orange, pink and turquoise, now faded, but still artfully executed with Laurel branches signifying victory in the margins.
This particular poster is touting for a loan to the national French defense debt so it will be debt free. The bond would have paid a four (4%0 tax on retirement funds. They were appealing to the Civilians’ desire to aid the war effort rather than to any monetary value to be gained. The posters are appealing to patriotism and historical identity and played on the sense of guilt that might be experienced by those who did not fight. In this time, the later stages of the war they claimed that supporting the French Army Defenders through this tax on their retirement funds would help to speed the end of the war.
Measurements: 29” x 43”