Sunday, October 22, 2006

Poster of the Grand Opening

I have a large framed advertisment Poster of the Grand Opening of the railroad in 1869. Its the one with a picture of a deer with large antlers. I was wondering the value. ...



Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

Do you have an original, or perhaps a modern copy of the Union Pacific Railroad museum's poster which shows tears. Is your copy intact with no paper tears, but shows copies of the tears? If you look at the poster with a high power magnifier, do you see a pattern of dots indicating a halftone printing process that did not exist in 1869?

10/22/2006 3:36 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

The poster is intact and shows tears. It does look like the one on your web site. I guess not much value can be placed on it.


10/22/2006 3:37 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

The torn UPRR original is the only surviving example of this fabulous poster that we know about. Some other historic transcontinental railroad posters can be seen at at the UPRR website.

Framing can be costly, so a nicely framed reproduction of such a wonderful poster does have some value. See auctions or for comparable sales to get an idea of pricing.

10/22/2006 3:43 PM  

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