BEA British European Airways Airlines Advertising Poster


Genre: Airlines
Genre 2: Transportation
Artist: Le Puy
Year Printed: c. 1946
Size: 25" x 38.5"
Country of Poster: Belgium
Printer: Publicontrol (Brussels, Belgium)
Restoration Detail: Restored
Condition: Linen Backed
Grade: Very Fine
Condition Detail: This poster has been professionally linen backed.
Additional Information: Original color lithographic poster, In this original vintage British European Airways poster (BEA), Le Puy depicts the Vickers Viking 1 in almost photographic accuracy flying above the billowing clouds, the flying key logo painted on its fin. In 1946, the Vicking 1 represented the first purchase for this newly created airline. The twin-engine plane could hold 21 passengers, seating more and flying faster than on BEA's original fleet of Dakota's and thus ushered in the "Keyline"era. BEA was the British flag carrier for both short and medium haul routes. For the British, BEA was indeed the key to Europe.

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