5 British posters, mid 20th century, the first 3 all in metallic 1/4" wide frames, the other two unframed. 1st item: Gordon Niecal (also known as Gordon Nicoll) lithograph in colors, travel poster for British Railways – "Visit London in Coronation Year", 1953. Printed in Great Britain by Waterlow & Sons. Depicts procession of the Queen's Guard with the Queen Victoria Monument and Buckingham Palace in the background. A special variation of the British Railways 'Visit London' poster, printed in 1953 to coincide with the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. 39-1/2" x 24-1/2". 2nd item: Kerry Lee lithograph in colors, "Edinburgh: Queen of the North / The Auld Reekie of History and Romance", published circa 1960s by the Travel Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Scottish Tourist Board, depicting various castles, abbeys, and other tourist spots in Edinburgh, along with coats of arms and the Princess LMS Railway Station. 37-1/2" x 24-1/2". 3rd item: "A Map of Great Britain, issued by the British Travel and Holidays Association. Printed in Great Britain by Chromeworks Ltd. 53/23/14." Circa mid to late 20th century lithograph in colors, depicting a map of England, Scotland and part of Ireland, featuring a border of coats of arms along with various historical events, a cartouche showing the Crowns of English Sovereigns, and sites such as Hampton Court and the Tower of London. 38-1/2" x 24-1/2". 4th item: Lithograph in colors, "Britain – Scotland: A Member of the Royal Company of Archers, published by the British Travel and Holidays Association and Printed in Great Britain by Bemrose & Sons Ltd. 50/75/14". Additional text reads "This corps, believed to have been founded in the 15th century, has the distinctive right, when commanded, to be the King's Royal Bodyguard on all state occasions in Scotland. Circa 1950. 30" x 20". 5th item: Coronation Poster depicting Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, printed in Great Britain by Clark and Sherwell Ltd. Offset photographic lithograph with printed decorative border, circa 1953. 29-1/2" x 19-1/2". Condition: 1st item: Water staining to bottom 2 inches, 2" x 1" loss to lower left corner, 5" L torn section to upper right corner, 2" diameter area of wear/staining to upper right corner, scattered small margin tears, light toning. 2nd item: Toning and fading, scattered small margin creases, 1/4" stain to lower left corner, some large water stains to back that do not appear to affect front. None of these items have been examined out of the frame. 3rd item: 1" area of loss to upper left corner (in sea/background), 1" area of wear/ small losses to upper left corner on the Shrewsbury coat of arms. Some scattered faint stains, most notably to upper right and lower left corners, scattered light creasing. 4th item: 2"L crease at upper margin, scattered smaller creases, minor edge chipping, overall good condition. 5th item: Fair/fragile condition with numerous creases, tears up to 1-1/2" on upper and lower margins.
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