3/19/18 – This week’s pick comes to us from our March 26th online only auction. Every Pook and Pook online sale always seems to be filled with treasure just waiting to be uncovered. The lot that I picked is lot 1314 French cycling poster for La Marque Georges Richard. So who was Georges Richard? Well, a quick Google search tells you everything you ever wanted to know and then some. The most interesting thing I learned was during the 1890’s Georges and his brother worked in a bicycle repair and manufacturing business. They were so confident and proud of their work that they offered a lifetime guarantee on manufacturing defects on every bicycle that they sold. Eventually the brothers got into cars and made autos for a short period of time before a family squabble ended with a lawsuit and a dis-banding of the relationship. Maybe they should have stuck with making bicycles. Who doesn’t love a nice bike ride? I know I’m ready for spring and some cycling on one of our great rail trails!
by: Jamie Shearer