Sometimes you get offered a poster that is in less than prime or mint condition...but you sort of have to purchase it because where/when are you going to find another one? This was the case for me with this 1967 Porsche "Superb Sporting" showroom poster. When I purchased it, I knew it was intact, but that it had multiple areas of cracking and color loss from improper storage. In fact, the poster looked like it had been crumpled up at some point. That being said, it was a rare and cool poster, illustrating the dual nature of the Porsche 911....
While I had been collecting posters with other subject matter for some considerable time before, the poster image that drew me into Porsche Poster collecting was the one pictured here - 1964 World Championship.
As the pandemic started to subside in late 2020, it seemed that people started to relax and start buying things that would enhance the spaces. I cover two online auctions held in October 2020 for Porsche Club of America. One was held by Heritage Auctions and the other was through Gooding & Company, a leading auctioneer of truly amazing motorcars that has just recently dipped its feet into the selling of automobilia.
One universally accepted thing to avoid is permanently adhering a poster to its backing. From the 1960s – 1980s it was popular to have posters dry mounted to a board so that they would lie flat in their frames. This process is (almost) irreversible and posters that have been dry mounted are considered by the vast majority of collectors to be both compromised and diminished in value.
Most of the posters I sell here on my website are archival linen backed. Why do I do this?
Linen backing is the best way to preserve and stabilize your poster and provides a canvas for further restorative work.
Linen backing a poster on canvas requires three elements. Linen, acid-free lining paper and a Wheat starch solution containing an alkali buffer which when all combined together produces a stable - but reversible - acid free environment for mounting a poster.