My last two blog posts have shown postcard art and Indo China postcards from a fabulous collection Reynard Collectables have just bought at auction, but they are only part of a much larger whole. There are many hundreds of vintage comic cards (a whole album with 100’s of Tom Browne cards), not particularly the very racy cards of the 1950/60s but more the gentler humour of the golden age and into the 1920/30s.
Also seen are a collection of vintage advert cards, some of which I will show in a couple of weeks but for this blog I thought I would show a small selection of the theatrical cards (again several 100 different in the collection) with most being the art poster types.
There are a few of the “playbill” type and one I have shown here includes a mixed bill including Louis Armstrong and Max Miller which I think must be from the 1930s? Also shown a nice early card promoting an individual artist Robert Steidl (I have several similar of different artists). I also particularly like the more minimalist art deco type cards by Nerman of which I show the one of the play “Thark”.
Just as stylish in their own way as the art nouveau and deco cards in my previous blog, but also they compliment very well Reynard Collectables large stock of vintage theatre,opera and ballet programmes and ephemera.
Some of these will be listed for sale shortly possibly on the new Reynard Collectables website (tba) or on their ebay or delcampe stores which will both be open again for business after the christmas holiday.
Enjoy these for now as a taster!