Vintage Tennis Posters

Our 2014 summer auction of Vintage Posters at Swann Galleries includes an outstanding group of tennis images from a private Australian collection. Featuring works by the biggest names in design, remarkable ads for famous tournaments by unknown artists, and posters that depict fashionable athletes in their finest tennis gear, the selection offers a wide variety of vintage advertisements, and covers more than a century. With more than 70 images related to tennis in the sale, it is the largest single offering of tennis posters ever to come to auction.


Walter Goetz, Davis Cup Wimbledon, 1936. Sold for $1,792.



Left: Louis C. Kalff, Nationale Lawn-Tennis Kampionschappen, 1922. Sold for $3,750.

Right: Hans Rudi Erdt, Lawn-Tennis Turnier / Heilgendamm, 1908. Sold for $4,750.



The Art of Tennis / And How to Play It, by an unknown designer. Sold for $1,000.
Maurice Lauro, Automoto, circa 1928. Sold for $3,250.


Ludwig Hohlwein, Kaffee Hag, 1913. Sold for $15,000.
P.H. Lobel, [Salons des Cent], 1899. Sold for $1,875.


The Dunlop / Frank Sedgman, by an unknown designer, 1954. Sold for $1,188.


This is an archived page. For further information on the sale or the works seen here, contact Swann's Poster Department.

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