Today we are excited to offer for sale a rare and truly wonderful “Scotland – Fly B-O-A-C” airline poster! BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) was a British airline owned by the British government. It was founded in 1939 after the merger of Imperial Airways and British Airways, Ltd. During WWII BOAC kept Britain connected with its’ colonies and the allied world. The airline traveled around the world to many destinations, the first flight to Hong Kong was carried out in 1936. The airline was operative and traveling overseas until 1974, after being merged with BEA (British European Airways) which evolved into today’s British Airways. In this fanciful image we see three men in their traditional Scottish kilts and accessories dancing a highland fling. It is a spirited image with a slight bit of humor to it. This is one of a series of posters created in the 1950’s to support BOAC’s marketing efforts post World War II. The piece presents very well and is in very good vintage condition, with very minimal display wear, and no rips/tears/fading. There is light wear to upper left corner. There is a very light (and hardly noticeable) smudge, made during the printing process, on the airplane contrail by the word “Fly” (see last photo). Professionally mounted with plastic corners on a foam core board and heat shrink-wrapped. Bring the elegance and refinement of the golden era of aviation home with this fantastic poster! Fresh to the market!
Dimensions: Height: 30″ Width: 20″
Please Note that the cost of shipping is virtually all insurance. We do not mark up shipping costs otherwise. ***ALSO Please note this item will be removed from the mounting and carefully rolled up and mailed in a shipping tube (we will retain the foam board and shrink wrap) in order to minimize shipping costs. If you wish to have the poster shipped flat, with the foam core board and shrink wrap intact, there will be a $20 flat additional charge, which is for shipments within the continental United States only. Please message us if you prefer this option and we will send you a revised invoice. If you are not in the continental U.S. and you prefer we ship the poster as mounted, please send us a message so we can determine applicable additional costs which will vary from country to country.***
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