North West Wales

Welsh language WW1 poster sells for £440 at auction

A World War One recruitment poster written in Welsh
Image caption A quirk of the poster is "Annibyniaeth" ("Independence" in English) is misspelt

A World War One recruitment poster written in Welsh has sold at a Conwy county auction for £440.

Measuring 50cm x 76cm (19.6in x 30in), it was bought by a Welshman living in England at Rogers Jones & Co auctioneers in Colwyn Bay on Saturday.

Its guide price had been £200-£300.

The poster features soldiers beside a cannon, with the caption: "Anibyniaeth sydd yn galw am ei dewraf dyn" - or "Independence calls for its bravest man" in English.

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