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Turn-of-the-Century French Wrestling Poster
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,800
Colorful French wrestling poster heralding the "Grand Championnat de Rouen" (great championship of Rouen) on September 23, 24, and 25. The large illustration features two wrestlers battling each other, with one set to flip his opponent over his head. The text further notes that this will be a "Turnoi International" (international tournament) with a prize of 1,000 francs. The printer's credit, "Ch. Levy/4 Rue Martel Paris," appears in the lower left corner. The poster (34 x 47 inches), which is linen backed, displays slightly wavy borders and a number of former tears along the fold lines that were originally repaired by tape on the front (tape still remains). Technically in Good condition, but closer to Excellent in its overall appearance. Reserve $500. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,800
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