1942 You Buy 'Em We'll Fly 'Em Defense Bonds Stamps Walter Wilkinson WWII
Artist: Wilkinson, Walter G.
Size (in): 14” x 10”
Size (cm): 35.5 x 25.5
Linen backed: No
This poster was created by British born artist and puppeteer Walter G. Wilkinson to help promote the Defense Bond Stamps program of the United States government during WWII. A cheerful pilot gives the “thumbs up” from his cockpit on the tarmac as the sky above him fills with U.S. Army Air Force planes and the poster’s tagline “you buy ‘em we’ll fly ‘em!”. This poster is a vintage original produced during the first year of American involvement in the war. The poster was issued folded and as a result has a lateral fold across the center and is otherwise in nearly perfect “like new” condition with great color.