Title - Isle of Man - Port St Mary.
Artist - Peter Collins.
Description - A beautifully vibrant waterfront scene of Port St Mary, used to encourage people to travel by train to get to the Isle of Man via steamers from Liverpool and Ardrossan (a summer service which continued until 1985). The artwork for this poster was painted for it's first poster use in 1950, and British Railways used it for a number of succeeding seasons through the 1950s and 1960s. This example is one of very few artistic posters carrying the "British Rail" branding, as photographic posters had all but taken over by the mid-60s.
This is the second example of this poster that we have acquired.
Year Published - 1964/65
Size - Quad Royal (approx 50 x 40in or 127 x 101.5cm)
Original Vintage British Railways Travel Poster.
Published by British Railways (London Midland Region) LM 31164
Printed in Great Britain by Waterlow & Sons Ltd
Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: B+, un-conserved.
Not folded, edge creasing and small tears, mainly at lower right side, a little age discolouration to lower white area. More detailed photos are available on request if required.
More About The Artist:
We have to admit to knowing nothing about Peter Collins, other than that he produced the art for this poster and one for North Wales, which we also have for sale. If anyone knows any more we'll be happy to hear.