Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    World War I Propaganda (1917-1919). Poster (29" X 39"). "Invest in the Victory Liberty Loan. They Kept The Sea Lanes Open."
    Leon Alaric Shafer (1866-1940) was a painter, etcher and illustrator who exhibited his works in 1897 and 1905 at the Art Institute of Chicago. His body of work includes cover designs for the American Legion monthly and the Literary Digest as well as posters for the Great War. This poster is one of several issued by the United States government as part of their liberty bonds campaign between 1917 and 1919 to raise money for its involvement in World War I. Shafer skillfully captures a tense moment at sea, a German U Boat confronted by an American destroyer with a troop transport ship in the background. Touchup to pinholes in the borders, two tears in the top border, a tear in the right border that extends into the image, and tears in the bottom border. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2016
    26th-27th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 381

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 November 17 - 18 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Grey is a true asset to Heritage Auctions and Heritage Auctions are a true asset to the Movie Poster Hobby.
    Jim G.,
    Ray, MI
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Auction #161829 spotlights


    The Narrow Margin (RKO, 1952). One Sheet
    BID NOW


    The Outlaw Josey Wales (Warner Brothers, 1976). International Three Sheet
    BID NOW


    I Married a Monster from Outer Space (Paramount, 1958). One Sheet
    BID NOW


    Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster (Continental, 1965). One Sheet
    BID NOW


    From Hell It Came (Allied Artists, 1957). Insert
    BID NOW


    Revenge of the Creature (Universal International, 1955). Window Card Reynold Brown Artwork
    BID NOW


    Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (Columbia, 1956). Half Sheet Style B
    BID NOW


    The Drag Net (Paramount, 1928). Title Lobby Card
    BID NOW

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 April 7 - 8 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 April 7 - 8 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,954,288
    Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction
    Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction
    REALIZED $46,802.20