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In The Spotlight: Ludwig Hohlwein (1874-1949)

LudwigHohlweinMunchenThe notable German graphic artist Ludwig Hohlwein initially trained and worked as an architect. In 1906 he shifted his focus to graphic design and went on to become a prolific poster designer. Hohlwein’s distinctive style is instantly recognisable through his creative use of colour, composition and typography.

We have recently added an impressive collection of posters by Ludwig Hohlwein to our website. These posters were created during the 1900s, through the 1910s and World War One to the early 1920s (click on the images for more information):

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Visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to view all our original vintage posters from around the world (cinema, travel, advertising, sport, war, propaganda), available online with worldwide delivery, 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:

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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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AntikBar Poster Auctions – Clearance Sale Timed Auction & Original Vintage Poster Auction

 

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Don’t miss our upcoming auctions! Bid now on our Clearance Sale timed auction that ends on Sunday 12 November, and view our catalogue and register to bid for our last auction of the year on Saturday 18 November. Visit www.antikbar.co.uk/antikbar-auctions or click on the links below for more information:

 

James Bond For Your Eyes OnlyClearance Sale
Timed Auction ends Sunday 12 November

Our timed auction of over 500 posters from around the world ends at 5pm (UK time) on Sunday 12 November. View our catalogue and register to leave your bids today:
Invaluable – www.invaluable.co.uk/catalog/qqrawdf1gn

 

 

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Original Vintage Posters Auction
Saturday 18 November

Our last auction of the year features a significant collection of vintage art exhibition posters, in addition to a variety of posters covering all subjects 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.

This auction will start online via Live Auctioneers and The Saleroom at 3pm (UK time) on 18 November. The auction preview will be open at our gallery from Wednesday 15 November to 12noon on Saturday 18 November.

View our catalogue and register to bid online via:

Live Auctioneers at www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/110976_original-vintage-posters-incl-art-exhibitions/

The Saleroom at www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10008

Lot Of The Day

Monaco 1989  Munch Scream
High Flight
Turner  Semperit
Ballet  Futurism
CocaCola
RSPCA  Abstraction
Ireland  Klee
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Degas 1879  Horses
Linder  BlueStarLine

Antiques Trade Gazette preview:

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Visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to view all our original vintage posters from around the world (cinema, travel, advertising, sport, war, propaganda), available online with worldwide delivery, 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:

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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).

 


 

 

100 Year Anniversary of the 1917 October Revolution in Posters

PC0197_1_mThe twentieth century was shaped by several key global events. One of them – the 1917 October Revolution in Russia – led to the creation of a completely new social structure, government and system of beliefs. The events of the Russian Revolution have been described in many books and portrayed in films but very few documents that bear true witness to this era have managed to carry through the essence of the dramatic changes and immense struggle between the old and the new to today. Posters are one of the few documents that have survived as silent visual yet very vocal witnesses to the events that tore the country in half and led to the formation of the USSR (the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics also known as the Soviet Union – Союз Советских Социалистических Республик or СССР). Historic memorabilia from that time is very rare as paper was scarce and, as such, these original posters from the period are highly collectable.

After the October Revolution in 1917, the Bolshevik government was faced with the task of swaying a largely illiterate population to its side in the resulting Russian Civil War and beyond. Posters proved to be an ideal medium to deliver their message using bold and striking designs with minimum text. The imagery clearly distinguished the ‘bad guys’ from the ‘good guys’ and instructed the people on what to do and how to fight the enemy. As the country established itself, poster art grew more sophisticated and the government further developed this means of propaganda art and the print runs increased. Due to this proven effectiveness, the Soviet Union became one of the few countries where artists PP0399_1_mwere specifically trained as poster designers.

The unique combination of striking artwork, powerful imagery and important social history makes these posters of great interest to collectors. A growth in nostalgia and reconciliation with the country’s past is resulting in more demand for high-end posters from the Soviet Union’s early 1917-1939 period as well as the more affordable period from the 1960s to the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s.

A few of our original vintage Soviet posters will be displayed in our gallery from 25 October to 7 November for this centenary and all are available to view online at www.AntikBar.co.uk and at our gallery on request. Click on the images featured below for more information on this slideshow selection:

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3rd anniversary of the Vseobuch Red Army military training for conscripts (1921)

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October – Ten Days That Shook The World movie poster for the groundbreaking silent film by Sergei Eisenstein (Y. Ruklevsky, 1927)

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Mikhail Frunze (1885-1925): Bolshevik leader during the 1917 Revolution and Red Army commander during the Russian Civil War (1920s) 

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Shock brigade of the world’s proletariat Proletarians of all countries, defend (G. Klutsis, 1930s)

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Progress of collectivisation in Uzbekistan (Z. Ratem, 1931)

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Let’s build a powerful Soviet airship “Klim Voroshilov” (A. Deineka, 1931)

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Five year plan (Abramovich, 1932)

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“There is nothing that the Bolsheviks can’t conquer” Stalin (P. Karachentsov, 1937)

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Constitution of the USSR (El Lissitsky, 1937)

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All Soviet people will vote for further strengthening of our glorious Red Army and Navy! (V. Stenberg, 1938)

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They Wanted Peace / The Great Dawn movie poster (P. Finogin, 1938)

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Movie poster for a film about Valery Chkalov (1904-1938): awarded hero pilot of the Soviet Union (1941)

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Long live the XXVI anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution! We will win (M.A. Gordon, E.P. Efimov, 1943)

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Collective farmers of Siberia! More bread to the Soviet country! (V. Klimashin, 1946)

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Increase steel production to make our country stronger! 25.4 million tonnes of steel in 1950 (V. Klimashin, 1946)

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Soviet warrior, be an excellent skier! (E. Maloletkov, 1953)

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Sport in the USSR – Sport of millions! (I. Toidze, 1956)

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Communists always ahead! (1956)

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Live, work and fight like Lenin! (V. Suryaninov, 1958)

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“…Everywhere and in everything the name of Lenin is with us…” V. Mayakovsky (I. Ippolitov, 1959)

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Pravda “Lenin is with us, eternal and majestic, his thoughts, words and deeds spread through the galaxy” V. Mayakovsky (N. Dolgorukov, 1960s) 

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Printer’s proof for Pravda (V. Klimashin, 1960)

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Glory to the Great October! (A. Antonchenko, 1960)

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Every new record – new glory for our motherland! (D. Pyatkin, M. Strezhenov, 1960)

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People and party are united! (V. Ivanov, 1961)

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Forward with the party of Lenin! (K. Ivanov, 1961)

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The people and the army are united! (L. Golovanov, 1961)

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With the name of Lenin! (I. Solovyov, 1962)

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Glory to the USSR! (M. Solovyov, 1964)

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We are first in space Let’s be first in the chemical industry!  (V. Koretsky, 1964)

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Long live the socialist revolution! (B. Kalensky, 1966)

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Time works for communism 1917-1967 (L. Levshunova, 1967)

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The sport and youth of the country are uniquely united! (R. Suryaninov, 1968)

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Riders Of The Revolution movie poster (A. Lemeshchenko, 1968)

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The most human person (V. Ivanov, 1969)

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“All education should aim to nurture communist morale in the youth” V.I. Lenin (V. Suryaninov, 1969)

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Our ideological foundation is Marxism-Leninism Our goal is communism (E. Briskin, 1969)

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Victory of communism is unavoidable (I. Kustov, 1971)

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Victory of communism is unavoidable (I. Kustov, 1971)

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…Revolution has a beginning, but revolution has no end! (V. Koretsky, 1972)

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The Warsaw Pact is a dependable shield of socialism (A. Adashev, 1975)

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“The teachings of Marx are ever powerful because they are right!” V.I. Lenin (E. Artsunyan, 1976)

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To new achievements in the name of victorious communism! (I. Toidze, 1976)

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Glory to Soviet science! XXV Congress of the Communist Party of the USSR (V. Viktorov, 1976)

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RVS RevVoyenSoviets movie poster (A. Ulymov, 1977)

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Steadily increase the efforts in the fight for stable peace! (D. Filatov, 1977)

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Our socialist republic of Soviets will stand firm, like the torch of international socialism and as an example in front of the working masses (B. Reshetnikov, 1977)

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1918 1978 You were born under a red flag in the troublesome year… (V. Viktorov, 1978)

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Personal five year plan to mark the 110th anniversary of Lenin’s birth! (I. Kominarets, 1979)

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23 February – Soviet Red Army and Navy day (V. Fekliev, 1984)

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The young will carry on the tradition! 50th anniversary of the Stakhanovite movement (Y. Poltoran, 1984)

In addition to over 500 Soviet posters, we also stock a selection of historical newspapers, constructivist magazines and books including:

Lenin's Letter
ROSTA: Lenin’s letter (1919)

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Booklet: Proletariat leader of peasants (1925)

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Intourist travel brochure: Visit the USSR (1930s)

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Magazine: USSR in Construction (one of a series, 1930)

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Magazine: Za Rulem (back cover Stenberg Brothers, 1931)

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Pravda newspaper (G. Klutsis, 1933)

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Izvestia newspaper (1937)

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RussianRevolution FeatureWall Exhibition

HistoryOfCommunism  Twitter feature by @HOCommunism

RussianArtCulture Event listed by Russian Art + Culture

LAPADA Soviet Exhibition Event listed by LAPADA 

A few of our Soviet posters on display at Bentley & Skinner‘s “Faberge and the Russian Revolution” exhibition, open 7-11 November:
B&S exhibition

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Visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to view all our original vintage posters from around the world (cinema, travel, advertising, sport, war, propaganda), available online with worldwide delivery, 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:

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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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AntikBar’s next Original Vintage Poster Auction – 30 September

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Our next Original Vintage Poster Auction of over 400 posters includes a unique collection of 1960-1970s Cuban propaganda and movie posters in addition to a wide variety of posters covering all subjects 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.

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The auction preview will be open at our gallery from Wednesday 27 September to 12 noon on Saturday 30 September. The auction will start online at 3pm (UK time) on Saturday 30 September.

View our catalogue and register to bid via:

– LiveAuctioneers  liveauctioneers.com/catalog/107641_original-vintage-posters-inc-cuban-propaganda
– The Saleroom  the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10007

Please contact us if you would like any further information.

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Lot of the Day:

LA MardiGras  TS ColmansMustard
LA MOMA  TS SriLanka
LA CarnivalOnIce  TS CubaPerez
LA WinterSchool
TS OperaMunich  LA SocieteGenerale
TS TinTin
LA EMBlion  LA CubaDragons
LA Lawyer  TS SwanSoap
TS Friday13
TS 8March  LA FranceBoat
TS Battle of Britain  TS CubaExhibition

TS CarryOn
F1 Set
LA Swans

Antiques Trade Gazette (p46):
ATG Auction30Sep17

Auction Preview – all the original vintage posters listed in our auction are now on display at our gallery until 12noon on Saturday:
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Visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to view all our original vintage posters from around the world (cinema, travel, advertising, sport, war, propaganda), available online with worldwide delivery, 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
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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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Waste Not, Want Not: Food and Healthy Eating During WWII

A few of the 300+ recent additions to our website include these historical British World War Two food propaganda posters encouraging people not to waste food and teaching them how to grow their own vegetables and make meals with limited supplies during the period of food rationing – advice that still holds true today:

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PP0745_1_m  PP0749_1_m

PP0742_1_m  PP0743_1_m

PP0746_1_m  PP0741_1_m

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Visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to view all our original vintage posters from around the world (cinema, travel, advertising, sport, war, propaganda), available online with worldwide delivery, 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
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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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Travel Posters

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A few of our original vintage travel posters are featured in the latest Period Living magazine in their article on Travel Posters by BBC Antiques Roadshow specialist Marc Allum who “takes a nostalgic look at these illustrative works of art” (September 2017 issue, pp34-36)

Pick up a copy of the magazine to read the full article and visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to view all our original vintage posters from around the world (cinema, travel, advertising, sport, war, propaganda), available online with worldwide delivery, 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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Summer Health and Fitness – Original Vintage Sport Posters

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If you want to be like this, work out!

Feeling motivated by one of our recent additions, here are a few of our original vintage posters from around the world promoting a healthy and fit lifestyle through a variety of sports (click on the images for more information):

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After work to the stadium!

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To fresh air!

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Health, strength, will – to our motherland!

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Sport all year round!

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Cycling prepares you for skiing

Browse our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to view all our sporting posters and more, including these posters for improving your health, fitness and strength:

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Visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to view all our original vintage posters from around the world (cinema, travel, advertising, sport, war, propaganda), available online with worldwide delivery, 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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NEW! Latest Products

PA1525_1_m  Enjoy a browse through our most recent original vintage and antique poster additions from around the world, including sport, advertising, cinema, travel, war and propaganda – here’s a snapshot of just a few our latest products (+ 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), available online with worldwide delivery, 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
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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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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:

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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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):

PW0080_1_m  PW0239_1_m

PW0276_1_m  PW0262_1_m

PW0277_1_m  PW0286_1_m

PW0194_1_m  PW0035_1_m

PW0242_1_m  PW0248_1_m

PW0279_1_m  PW0269_1_m

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404 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ

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