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, This rare, early British European Airways poster (BEA) features the Vickers Viking 1 in almost photographic accuracy. This plane represents the airlines first purchase of new aircraft in 1946. The Viking 1 both supplemented and replaced their fleet of Dakota's C-47 which BEA received from the RAF transport Command; they were faster and could seat more passengers.

For BEA, this was the "Keyline" era and for the British, BEA was indeed "the key to Europe".

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