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The Great London Circus. Seals and Polar Bears. Cincinnati: Strobridge Litho., 1879. Early color lithographed circus poster depicts a rowboat filled with sailors lassoing a snarling seal in the Arctic, while polar bears look on in the background. 19 ¾ x 29 ½”. Very minor toning and rippling, old linen backing. A-. Rare. The copyright on these posters dates two years before what was one of the most successful circus partnerships of all time began: Barnum & Bailey. Bailey became a partner in Cooper’s circus in 1872, and soon became one of Barnum’s chief rivals.
The Great London Circus. Seals and Polar Bears.
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Minimum Bid: $2,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,400.00
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Saturday, November 16, 2019.
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