Major collection of Nazi-confiscated posters to be sold at auction

(CNN)Dr Hans Sachs wanted posters. Taken with the strong graphics and speculative design of early twentieth century poster design, the German-Jewish dental expert started a collection that spiraled into the thousands and included the leading artists of the age.

So dedicated was Sachs to this interesting and brand-new type of marketing that in 1905 he formed the world’s very first poster picking up society in Berlin. He went on to release Das Plakat (The Poster), a global publication with a faithful following.