Patrick Sercu, Leandro Faggin, Peter Post, Rik Van Steenbergen, 1965

$380.00

This poster is an original first printing, not a reproduction.

This early poster from the Antwerp Omnium in 1965 features some big stars of the day: Patrick Sercu, Leandro Faggin, Peter Post, and Rik Van Steenbergen.

The headliner, Patrick Sercu, was just beginning his ascent to ultimately becoming the winningest 6-day rider of all time.  Italian rider, Leandro Faggin, was an Olympic Champion and World Track Champion. Peter Post raced on both the road and track but is best remembered for Six-Day racing.  Post competed in 155 races on the track winning 65.  Belgian champion Van Steenbergen was a three-time World Champion and has 40 Six-Day wins on his illustrious record.

This poster has been archivally and professionally linen backed. Virtually all original vintage posters of this era were viewed as temporary advertising and were printed on very thin paper. While expensive, linen backing is a conservation method used to mount, stabilize, preserve, and protect vintage posters so they can be displayed or framed without compromising value.

Artist: N/A

Year: 1965

Size:  53.5 x 72 cm ( 21 x 28.25 inches) – Linen Backed Archival Mounting

Printer: N/A

Condition: Linen-Backed

This is a one of a kind item; please review the photos carefully to determine the condition.

Only 1 left in stock

SKU: PT-200088 Category:

Description

Vintage posters are the original form of advertising. These posters, made to advertise products, were never intended to last; they were hung outdoors, rained on, and eventually torn down or covered up. The early process of stone lithography created beautiful images, but quantities were small; generally, only 2,000 to 3,000 were printed. The examples that have survived are those that were not displayed; they are the extras that didn’t get used.

By the 1950s, posters were being printed using processes much more technologically advanced than labor-intensive stone lithography. Modern Era Posters are crisp, vibrant, and capture the riders at the perfect moment in time. Official race posters have bold color schemes that jump off the wall. From its roots in the second half of the 1800s, contemporary posters continue to tell the ever-evolving story of cycling.

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This is a one of a kind item, please review the photos carefully to determine condition.

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs