Poster called "June 18th": Extremely rare... - Lot 176 - Pousse-Cornet

Lot 176
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Poster called "June 18th": Extremely rare... - Lot 176 - Pousse-Cornet
Poster called "June 18th": Extremely rare original "A Tous les Français" poster, 1st print: "Printed for General de Gaulle by A.O. Fallek, London. S.E.1", published in London, appeared in The Times on August 5, translated into English, the poster having been posted in London two days earlier. The text of this poster was also published in the first and only issue of the official bulletin of the Free French Forces on 15 August 1940 with the note: "Text of the poster which was posted on the walls in England". Several typographical errors can be noticed: the "d" of "servitude" is an inverted "p" and slightly shifted upwards, "ce jour-là" and "danger" are without accent, "français" is without cede. Inverted tricolour frame of the "English" type, blue stripe on the outside. 76 x 51.8 cm. Good condition (slight wear on 20 cm on the lower right side) This poster known as the 1st edition poster was printed by Achille Olivier Fallek, a small craftsman printer with only 1000 copies. This copy is in very good state of conservation and shows no folds or traces of glue, it has certainly never been glued on the outside. On the other hand, it presents pin holes at the four corners. It is believed to have been displayed in the headquarters of 4, Carlton gardens.... Three prints of this poster are made in England. The first one was printed, at the end of July 1940, by Printinghouse A. O. Fallek at 1,000 copies. A second print run of 10,000 copies was made by the J. Weiner Ldt. printing works in November or December 1940, and a third by Harrison & Sons Ldt. The dimensions are quite modest, about 76.5 cm high and 51.5 cm wide. The text is mistakenly surrounded by the English colours: blue on the outside, red on the inside. It contains typographical errors. An English translation is shown at the bottom left because this poster was displayed on the streets of London from July 1940. In the larger prints produced from autumn 1944 o
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