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AntikBar Poster Auction + London Underground guest speaker talk

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ORIGINAL VINTAGE POSTER AUCTION – 1 JULY 2017
FEATURING A COLLECTION OF LONDON UNDERGROUND POSTERS
+ ‘ART ON THE UNDERGROUND’ GUEST SPEAKER TALK ON 22 JUNE

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Our next Original Vintage Poster Auction on Saturday 1 July will start online at 3pm (UK time) via Live Auctioneers and The Saleroom. A preview will be open at our gallery from Wednesday 28 June until 12noon on Saturday 1 July.

This auction will feature a unique collection of London Underground posters and memorabilia alongside a wide variety of over 300 original vintage posters from around the world – travel, cinema, sport, advertising, war, propaganda. New and experienced collectors and dealers will benefit from our low starting prices with no reserves. Worldwide delivery.

To accompany the auction, we are pleased to announce that the former Marketing Director of the London Underground, Dr Henry Fitzhugh, will be giving a talk at our gallery. Dr Fitzhugh introduced the Art on the Underground series, commissioning leading artists of the day, including many Royal Academicians. The initiative was seen as good decoration for the stations to benefit passengers and as a way of continuing the Underground’s long history of responsibility towards art and heritage.

The talk will start at 6:30pm on Thursday 22 June. Tickets cost £5, available online [click here] and at our gallery.

Auction Preview open from
28 June – 12noon on 1 July: 

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Lot of the Day:

Mao  DWB 1911  
LU Whitechapel  Zoo panther 
London Underground map
LU Be Alert  David Hockney
Italy Propaganda

 Misfits Marilyn Monroe Clark Gable  Football
Sunday World  USSR Propaganda
Little Boy Blue Little Bo Peep
LU Farringdon enamel sign  Dali
Stamps WW2  BOAC Europe
Soviet Sports  French Riviera
London Transport Coronation
Careless Talk WW2  Ski Jump
Oberehnheim
LU Piccadilly Circus  Monte Carlo
Lenin  Birds
LU Children Anarchy  James Bond Octopussy
Munich Olympics Horse  
USSR Map
LU Oranges Lemons  Steam Engine
Chinese Sports  Holiday Land
LU Cricket  Pearson

Antiques Trade Gazette:
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[via our Facebook page] In the Spotlight: the subtle humour of the Signs of the Times series by the notable British photographer Martin Parr for a fly-on-the-wall BBC documentary on people’s homes in the early 1990s.
LU Children Anarchy “To come home in the evening to find the kids have carried out their own form of anarchy is just about the last thing I can face
LU Buying Things “We keep buying things thinking “that’ll look better” and it just doesn’t
LU Cottage Stately Home “We wanted a cottagey stately home kind of feel
LU Feminine Touch “Sue has definitely given the bathroom the feminine touch 
LU Taste “I think we are very lucky to have informed taste – with my position as a fine arts valuer 

 

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Address: AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters,
404 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday 11am-6pm (by appointment on Sundays and Bank Holidays)

+ Visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters from around the world (cinema, travel, advertising, sport, war, propaganda), with worldwide delivery. For more News & Events, images and updates, follow us on:

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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).

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In the Spotlight: American World War One Posters

100 years ago, in April 1917, the American Congress voted to declare war on Germany, followed by a declaration of war against Austria-Hungary in December 1917.

PP0325_1_mAlthough keen to remain neutral and keep out of the war, America had started to build up its military forces as a defensive measure following the sinking of the Lusitana in 1915 by a German U-boat, killing 128 American citizens.

In 1917 German submarines resumed sinking ships crossing the Atlantic, including American merchant ships, and President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to “make the world safe for democracy” by voting in favour of war.

Joining the war as an independent power, the U.S. provided supplies, raw materials and war loans, and sent soldiers to join the allied forces on the Western Front in 1918. Their involvement PW0278_1_multimately led to a victorious end to WW1 in November 1918.

At home, Americans were encouraged to help with the war effort by increasing the production of munitions and food supply to support the country and troops. A nation-wide propaganda campaign to educate and enforce a sense of patriotism across the whole population included speeches at public gatherings, news articles and the display of posters.

Most of these posters were torn down and destroyed after the war; those that did survive now form an important part of social history.

Here is our current collection of American World War One posters (click on the images for more information):

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Visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters from around the world (cinema, travel, advertising, sport, war, propaganda), or visit us at our gallery:

AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters
404 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ

For more News & Events, images and updates, follow us on:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AntikBar
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/AntikBar
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AntikBar.co.uk
WordPress: https://antikbarposters.wordpress.com/   

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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