1945 For Peace and Security Buy Bonds by Linn Ball Christmas WWII
Artist: Ball, Linn
Size (in): 13” x 9.25”
Size (cm): 33 x 23.5
Linen backed: No
This vintage original WWII poster was created by the artist Linn Ball and issued by the United States Treasury in 1945 to help promote the Christmas season sale of war bonds. The image of the biblical magi or Three Wise Men riding camels under a Christmas star is used to promote the sale of war bonds as holiday gifts. The artist’s name Linn Ball appears in print in the lower left hand corner of the image area. This poster is usual in that it contains the only typo we’ve ever encountered in an officially issued United States Treasury poster in that the date printed in the lower margin is show as “1495” rather than 1945. We also have the larger variation of this poster on which that typo is corrected as the date shown as “1945”.
This vintage original small poster is folded as issued and looks unused with no tape or pinholes and only slight toning from age and modest handling wear including slight creasing to the upper left hand corner. Overall condition is excellent.