This 1948 image promoting St Moritz by Franco Barberis is estimated at £600-800 in the Lyon & Turnbull auction on January 20.

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For the many keen skiers who make an annual pilgrimage to the Alps in the winter months this season promises to be something of a disappointment. However, one way to get something of the skiing ‘hit’ in the New Year is to peruse The Ski Sale to be held by auction house Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh on January 20.

The sale features a fine selection of original lithographed posters focused on winter sports and travel curated by former Christie’s vintage poster specialists Nicolette Tomkinson and Sophie Churcher. The pair first teamed up with Lyon & Turnbull to launch dedicated poster sales in 2018.

The sale features a group of ski posters of resorts in Switzerland as well as others from France, Austria and Norway – all of them in colourful and striking designs redolent of the eras for which they were made.

This 1948 image shown top, promoting the merits of a sunny post-war St Moritz by Franco Barberis (1905-92), is expected to bring £600-800. The Italian-Swiss artist first worked as a graphic designer for shoe brand Bally before becoming a freelance illustrator and cartoonist for Swiss newspapers and numerous children’s books.

While care has been taken in compiling ATG previews, we strongly advise that you also check with the saleroom concerned in case of cancellations or postponements because of the latest Covid-19 lockdowns and restrictions.