BEING OFFERED FOR SALE HERE IS AN OFFICIAL AND AN ORIGINAL ‘BRITISH EMPIRE’ PROMOTIONAL POSTER FROM THE 1920’s – 1930’s. IT WAS ISSUED BY THE EMPIRE MARKETING BOARD…..AND IS ONE OF SEVERAL DIFFERENT TITLES DEPICTING A PART OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE!!!! THIS ONE IS TITLED ‘RANGOON PORT’ AND THE CATALOGUE NUMBER IS:- R.V.5. IT WAS PRINTED BY ROBERTS & LEETE LTD OF LONDON. SEVERAL DIFFERENT PRINTERS WERE USED TO ISSUE THESE OVER THE YEARS!!!! THE ARTIST WHO PRODUCED THIS STUNNING PIECE IS ‘B.A. NYAN’….HE WAS ONE OF SEVERAL AMAZING ARTISTS WHO WERE COMMISSIONED BY THE EMPIRE MARKET BOARD TO PRODUCE THESE MASTERPIECES!!!! THESE POSTERS WERE ORIGINALLY DISPLAYED THROUGHOUT THE EMPIRE….IN TRAIN…..BUS AND COACH STATIONS/SHELTERS…..IN ANY WAITING ROOM IN ANY OFFICE….UNDERGROUND TUNNELS….SHOP FRONTS….DISPLAY CABINETS….EVEN PASTED ON OUTSIDE WALLS…..ABSOLUTELY ANYWHERE THEY COULD BE SEEN BY THE EMPIRE POPULOUS!!!! THIS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING POSTER IS IN A VG/VG+ CONDITION….AND OVERALL IS QUITE WONDERFUL FOR IT’S AGE!!!! IT HAS SMALL AND MEDIUM TEARS TO ALL FOUR OF ITS EDGES. IT HAS PIN HOLES TO EACH CORNER FROM WHERE IT WAS ORIGINALLY DISPLAYED!!!! IT HAS SOME INK SPLASH MARKS HERE AND THERE….THESE ARE FROM THE ORIGINAL PRINTING PROCESS. THERE IS STAINING/FOXING MARKS OVER MOST OF THE POSTER….BUT NOTHING VERY DISTRACTING…...IT HAS GENERAL LIGHT AGEING….AND THE BODY OF THE POSTER IS IN REALLY NICE SHAPE…..AND IT PRESENTS VERY WELL INDEED!!!! IT MEASURES 30 INCHES 76 CM WIDE AND 20 INCHES 51 CM HIGH…..AND IF EVER A TRUE VINTAGE POSTER WAS CRYING OUT FOR SERIOUS PROFESSIONAL HANDLING…..MOUNTING AND FRAMING….THIS IS IT FOR SURE!!!! MAYBE YOU COULD HAVE IT RESTORED AND HESSIAN BACKED….IT ABSOLUTELY DESERVERS IT FOR SURE….IT SHOULD REALLY BE HANGING ON DISPLAY IN A MUSEUM!!! SO….PLEASE DON’T THINK TOO LONG ABOUT OWNING THIS AMAZING AND VERY RARE POSTER….I’M SURE YOU’LL SERIOUSLY REGRET MISSING OUT ON IT IF SOMEONE DOES BEAT YOU TO IT!!!! IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBTS AT ALL…..THEN JUST IMAGINE IT HAVING BEEN RESTORED AND PROFESSIONALLY MOUNTED AND ARCHIVED FRAMED…..AND HANGING ON YOUR FAVOURITE WALL AT HOME…..OR WORK RIGHT NOW…..IT REALLY DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS…..DOES IT!!!!! WOW…..WOW…..WOW…..WOW!!!!!!
Empire Marketing Board
From 1926 to 1933 The Empire Marketing Board, with state funds began a massive poster campaign to promote the goods of the empire. The EMB published around 800 different designs and aspired to secure the best from many of the most distinguished designers of the period and the high quality of much of the work produced in a remarkable variety of styles is one reason for preserving and collecting the posters. The majority of these posters were printed in either double crown size (76cm x 51cm) which are more common…..or the larger quad crown and single sheet sizes which do not survive in quantity. Many of the smaller posters were sent out to schools for educational purposes, which may explain why they survive in greater numbers!!!