Archive | March 2014

Original Vintage Cycling Posters

Cycling is enjoyed by millions of people around the world, whether simply as a means of getting from A to Z or for keeping fit. Since its invention in the 1800s, the humble bicycle has been the subject of many cycling posters, from the promotion of safer cycling to advertising events such as the Tour de France. Riding a bike is undoubtedly a liberating and healthy sport that can be enjoyed by the whole family. For those looking to improve their mood and general lifestyle, it’s also a good alternative to being stuck inside a train carriage during the rush hour commute to work. 

Cycles Clement Gentleman  

We stock a variety of original vintage posters which, like cycling itself, are very eco-friendly. These posters represent a moment in time and would look great on the wall of any keen cyclist’s home or office, as well as making an ideal gift for an enthusiast. Original vintage posters are also collectible items that are recognised as a sound art investment to be enjoyed as they appreciate over time. 

In the inspiring words of the Sherlock Holmes novelist, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930): “When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.” 

Clement Cycles Lady

Below is a selection of original vintage cycling posters available to purchase online from our website with worldwide delivery. Visit our home page at www.AntikBar.co.uk to search by product (sport, advertising, travel), country or keyword to browse the whole selection. Please contact us if you have any specific requests or queries. 

PS0254_1_m   PS237_1_m

PP0077_1_m   PA0389_1_m

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PS0252_1_m   PS0182_1_m

PA0632_1_m

PA0648_1_m

PS0253_1_m   PA0402_1_m

PS0212_1_m   PS0243_1_m

PP0227_1_m

PA0467_1_m   PS0197_1_m

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PP0154_1_m

PA0059_1_m   PT0094_1_m

PS0209_1_m   PS0278_1_m

This feature was originally published on our new original vintage cycling posters page. Please visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters – cinema, travel, advertising, sport, war and propaganda. You can also follow us on:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AntikBar
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AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), the London Art Deco Society (LADS) and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

James Bond is 007 – shaken, not stirred…!

PC0198_1_m  As fans of Ian Fleming’s fictional MI6 secret agent, James Bond, and his collection of classic cars and gadget-laden vehicles can rejoice at the extended opening of the Bond in Motion exhibition at the London Film Museum (and the widely anticipated opening of the next James Bond movie Spectre starring Daniel Craig), we take a look at some of the iconic movie posters produced for the 007 movies currently listed on our website.

PC0247_1_m  This long-running popular series full of seductive Bond girls, evil villains, high speed car chases, witty one-liners, exotic locations and Martinis “shaken, not stirred” hit the screens in 1962 with the first actor to play the dapper British spy master, Sean Connery (1962-1971, 1983: Dr No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, Diamonds Are Forever and a later adaptation of Thunderball, Never Say Never Again):

PC0396_1_m  PC0259_1_m

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PC0307_1_m  PC0235_1_m

PC0387_1_m  PC0501_1_m

PC0258_1_m PC0357_1_m

PC0502_1_m  PC0472_1_m

PC0317_1_m  PC0436_1_m

PC0385_1_m  PC0369_1_m

PC0341_1_m

In 1969, between You Only Live Twice and Diamonds Are Forever, the Australian actor, George Lazenby, was chosen to play the role of James Bond in one movie only – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service:

PC0262_1_m  PC0257_1_m

In 1973 the English actor, Roger Moore, then well known for his role as Simon Templar in The Saint, took over and became the oldest and longest serving 007 actor, portraying a more suave James Bond (1973-1985: Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, OctopussyA View to a Kill):

PC0126_1_m   PC0447_1_m

PC0172_1_m PC0391_1_m

PC0310_1_m  PC0348_1_m

PC0331_1_m  PC0445_1_m

PC0301_1_m  PC0448_1_m

PC0467_1_m

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PC0332_1_m  PC0393_1_m

PC0309_1_m  PC0358_1_m

As we specialize in original vintage posters primarily from the 1800s to 1970s, our James Bond poster collection ends with Timothy Dalton’s role as 007 in The Living Daylights (1987):

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Please contact us if you would like any further information on our poster collection and if you are interested in any James Bond movie poster not currently listed on our website as our stock is regularly updated. We also provide a search on demand search service for individuals, interior designers and collectors looking for specific posters; most of our 007 film posters have been bought by individuals to decorate their cinema rooms and as gifts for James Bond fans, notable birthdays and children/teenagers.

Visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters – cinema, travel, advertising, sport, war and propaganda. You can also follow us on:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AntikBar
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/AntikBar
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AntikBar.co.uk

AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), the London Art Deco Society (LADS) and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

News Bite: Caption Competition!

Win a copy of the catalogue for the “Kino/Film: Soviet Posters of the Silent Screen” exhibition in our caption competition, open from Saturday 15th to Saturday 22nd March.

Send us your caption by email for the image below:

Engineer Strong's Project

We will put all the best captions into a draw on Saturday 22nd March and contact the winner for their mailing address details.

The “Kino/Film: Soviet Posters of the Silent Screen” exhibition showcases some of AntikBar’s original vintage movie posters from the 1920/30s alongside screenings of the silent films, open until Saturday 29 March at the Gallery for Russian and Design (GRAD) in London. Free entry. Click here for more information on the exhibition, including images, reviews and online audio guides.

Kino/Film exhibition catalogue

Copies of the Kino/Film exhibition catalogue are available to purchase at the gallery. The catalogue is a fully illustrated book that costs £25 and includes biographies of the poster designers and film directors.

Good Luck!

Featured Image: Engineer Strong’s Project by the Stenberg Brothers (1929)

Visit the News & Events page on our website at www.antikbar.co.uk for more information. You can also follow us on:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AntikBar
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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AntikBar.co.uk

AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), the London Art Deco Society (LADS) and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

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