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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

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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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In the News: Why vintage posters make brilliant Christmas gifts

AntikBar has been featured by Homes & Antiques and The Resident on why original vintage posters offer something unique and make ideal Christmas presents:

ha-dec-2016  Before the advent of television, posters were the most effective and broad-reaching medium for advertising and propaganda. Designed to grab the attention of people passing by, posters presented artists with the challenge of distilling a commissioned message into minimal words with maximum visual impact.

Some of the designers achieved this goal by creating spectacular designs that exuded warmth, comfort and style; others rallied the masses to new victories in war and peace. Being topical, posters absorbed and reflected the prevailing and changing art styles and fashions at a rapid pace and became part of the avant-garde art movement.

They were meant to be displayed temporarily on walls and discarded. For this reason, not many survived and this makes them highly collectable.

Today original vintage posters make a great statement and ideal Christmas presents. With such a variety of subject matter, styles and colour schemes, they can work in modern offices, apartments, Victorian houses, or children’s rooms. Posters can often trigger emotional responses, appealing to our sense of nostalgia and happy memories of childhood, travel, or hobbies, such as the Austrian art deco skiing poster above.

The other benefit is that their wide price range suits any budget. They make a fantastic talking point and a sound investment – if you get it right.

ha-dec2016  Five top tips for buying vintage posters

  • Authenticity is a key factor in determining and maintaining the value of your poster.  Consult a specialist dealer so you can be sure you’re buying an original and not a reproduction print.
  • Art Deco posters are very stylish and have a strong collector base. They look fantastic in modern homes and maintain their value.
  • Designs that represent good investments include ski posters for their timeless appeal and cinema posters, especially Oscar winners, popular actors and cult classics (such as James Bond).
  • Posters from the 1950 and 60s can be a great entry point into collecting as the designs are often bright, bold and quirky.
  • Make sure that the poster is reasonably good condition without significant losses, stains or tears. They can be restored but, depending on the extent of restoration required, this will add cost to your purchase. Avoid posters that are backed on board or posters that are laminated as this decreases their value.

When hanging, keep framing simple.  Most poster designs are bright and colourful and don’t need any additional boost or distraction.

A simple black frame works well in separating the poster from the background.  Non-reflective glass will allow it to be seen to its best effect and, like all artwork, they should never be displayed in direct sunlight.

With little of that about in December, it’s the ideal time of year to choose, share and enjoy these pieces of history. – Homes & Antiques

kings-road-antikbar-kirill-308x367  kings-road-antikbar2-residentdec2016  Christmas on the King’s Road:

Is Christmas always an exciting time for you?
The build up to Christmas is always busy for us. Posters are ideal for someone looking to give something more memorable and special. They can be tailored to a person’s interest; for example, a favourite film, holiday destination, sport or as a fun gift relating to their job or hobby, and we get quite a lot of orders.

What do you think will make you stand out this Christmas?
We are putting together a winter related poster exhibition – Let It Snow – at our gallery opening in November, which should generate some seasonal interest. A lot of the posters that will be on display are from the 1930s-50s and show a glam side to winter travel.

If you had to select one must-buy item from you, what would it be and why?
We have nearly 2,000 unique original posters in stock and it would be challenging to pick only one. My personal favourite at the moment is a fun Guinness poster – Guinness When You’re Tired – featuring a pint of Guinness sitting with hands crossed and a big smile on the creamy foam. It always makes me smile.

If you had three wishes this Christmas what would they be? It would be nice to have a bit of snow (but not too much). No disruptions to the public transport would be a bonus. Plenty of festive R&R with the family after the Christmas rush. The Resident

xmaslights  AntikBar, 404 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ.

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 11am-7pm; Saturday 11am-6pm (by appointment only on Sundays and Bank Holidays) / Christmas and New Year: the gallery will be open on 24 December 11am-3pm then closed from 25 December until 6 January.

post-early-this-christmas  AntikBar offers worldwide delivery. Please click here for the latest delivery dates before Christmas.

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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. 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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June 2016 Newsletter

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Firstly, we would like to thank everyone who was able to make it to our first exhibition, The Age of Steam. If you missed this exhibition but are interested in steamship and railway posters, our catalogue is available to purchase via our website.

Exciting News: A virtual tour of our gallery is now available to view via our Google page (featuring The Age of Steam exhibition), and more information on our gallery is given here. We hope you enjoy your “walk around” and hope you’ll be able to visit us in person the next time you’re in London.

Here is our upcoming calendar of events for the summer:

Wednesday 29 June, 7-8pm
Talk – Introduction to Collecting Posters

We would like to invite you to our talk on collecting posters, which will include a brief history of posters, covering some of the main art styles and collectible subjects with an explanation of printing techniques. We will also cover posters as an alternative investment in art, give guidance on how to spot a fake and provide practical information on poster condition, preserving posters and starting a collection. Tickets cost £10 (includes a copy of our catalogue and welcome drink). Places are limited so please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to book a place at this event. Update: Tickets are now available to purchase via our website [please click here].

Saturday 23 July
Original Vintage Poster Collector Auction

Our next auction will feature a variety of posters from around the world, including a significant collection of European exhibition and Soviet propaganda posters. New and experienced collectors and dealers will benefit from the low starting prices (with no reserves) – from only £5. A preview will be available at our gallery from 20-23 July. Please visit our News & Events page nearer the time for full details.

1-31 August
Summer Exhibition – Come Fly With Me

Experience the thrill and elegance of travelling to exotic destinations by propeller plane in the 1920-30s and the excitement of boarding a new jet plane in the modern mid-century era. Step back in time and travel the world in style this summer through the stunning artwork that will be on display at our next exhibition.

Looking ahead, we will be participating at the next annual LAPADA Fair, Berkeley Square, London, from 13-18 September at Stand C6. Full details will be posted on our website nearer the time. Please let us know if you would like a complimentary invitation to visit us at this event.

Please keep an eye on our News & Events page and click on the links below to follow us on our social media pages for more news and updates.

We look forward to welcoming you at our gallery soon!

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

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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. For more updates, 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).

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Announcement: AntikBar Gallery Now Open

SignAddress: 404 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ
Telephone: 020 7352 9309 
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 11am-7pm; Saturday 11am-6pm (by appointment only on Sundays and Bank Holidays)

AntikBar Gallery  We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Please visit Google maps and scroll down for additional parking and public transport options to our gallery. A Google virtual tour is also available if you’d like to “walk around” inside our gallery online (featuring the display from our April-May 2016 exhibition, The Age of Steam):

You can also leave us a rating and review on Google by clicking here and on Yell by clicking here. Please contact us if you would like any further information. Thank you!


In The News

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“Specialist dealer AntikBar launch gallery on the King’s Road… This will be London’s first specialised poster gallery offering exhibitions, auctions and talks on topics such as poster collection and design, as well as poster restoration services and a diverse range of original vintage posters… the next auction, Soviet Propaganda Posters, is set for mid-May. March will be a soft opening. The first exhibition The Age of Steam opens in April.” Antiques Trade Gazette (cover and p30, issue 2233)

“AntikBar is a leading player in the thriving market for original vintage posters. Its new gallery in London’s Chelsea opens in mid-March and will showcase its vast collection of posters from around the world… Posters offer fascinating insights into earlier eras and they’re highly collectible; and they’re also a very eco friendly artform. AntikBar’s collection covers cinema, advertising, travel, sport and politics, with prices from the low £100s. The gallery will also host talks and lectures and auctions…” Deco Mag

“AntikBar is an online poster gallery that specialises in original vintage posters…Imported in from across the globe, the posters feature a wide variety of subjects and styles; from travel and advertising to propaganda and sport. AntikBar’s collection is always growing and, this month, it will be opening a gallery in Chelsea…” The Resident

Directions

Find us on Google maps and visit Transport for London for more information and to plan your journey.

By Public Transport

London Underground tube and Overground stations (15-20 minute walk): Sloane Square, South Kensington, Fulham Broadway, West Brompton, Imperial Wharf

There are quite a few bus routes that operate in this King’s Road/Fulham Road area of Chelsea; the routes with stops nearest our gallery (1-5 minute walk) include:

Bus 11: Victoria – Hammersmith
Bus 19: Finsbury Park – Battersea Bridge
Bus 22: Piccadilly Circus – Putney Common
Bus 49: White City – Clapham Junction
Bus 211: Waterloo – Hammersmith
Bus 319: Sloane Square – Streatham Hill
Bus 328: Golders Green – Chelsea World’s End
Bus 345: South Kensington – Peckham
Bus C3: Earl’s Court – Clapham Junction

London River Services (10-20 minute walk): Cadogan Pier, Chelsea Harbour Pier

By Car

Pay and display parking is available on side streets in the area. Car parks nearby include Sydney Street and Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. There is a drop off/pick up area outside our gallery.

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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. For more updates, 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).

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AntikBar in the News: Financial Times, The Times and Luxury Living Magazine

header_logo  “Read All About It!” Here’s a round-up of the recent news articles featuring AntikBar‘s original vintage posters:

The past decade has seen a dynamic uplift in demand for vintage ski art, from Art Deco glamour to pop-art skidelica…” says Ming Liu for the weekend edition of the Financial Times, How to Spend It (10/1/15, p47):

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Featured poster:
Piz Nair St Moritz Switzerland

As winter sports enthusiasts flock to resorts across Europe to enjoy the thrill of downhill skiing and snowboarding, prices for vintage ski posters are scaling new heights… While some pieces sell for thousands, good quality original posters can be bought for as little as £200 to £300…” says Claire Carponen for The Times (9/1/15, pp8-9):

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Featured posters:
Ski Mont Blanc
Innsbruck Winter Olympics

Colourful, dynamic, glamourous and stylish – original posters are recognised as a good art investment and an entry into collecting… Article on investing in original posters with a brief history of poster design, including artists, periods and styles, with advice on collecting posters featuring AntikBar, published in the latest issue of Luxury Living Magazine (issue Jan-Feb 2015, pp72-79):

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Featured poster:
London Underground – Shop in Town 

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Featured posters:
Pullman for winter comfort
To Egypt, Ceylon, Burma by Bibby Line
Queen Mary – Cunard White Star

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Featured posters:
Austin Reed Air Force
Britain by Clipper Pan Am

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Featured posters:
Piz Nair ski region Switzerland
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
24 Heures du Mans 1963

Note: see our blog posts below for more skiing posters and an invitation to visit us at the next Decorative Fair from Tuesday 20 to Sunday 25 January.

Please visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters. For more updates, 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).

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Winter Wonderland: A nostalgic swoosh down the slopes, from Austria to Zermatt…

BannerWinter  Skiing posters, like many advertising posters, were originally produced to entice holiday-makers and winter thrill-seekers to resorts and alpine areas. The early- to mid-century skiing posters were often designed by notable artists of the time and are colourful, dynamic, glamorous, nostalgic and stylish, sometimes also fun and quirky. The ones that survived now make for a good investment, ideal for decorating chalets and “back home” as a stunning reminder of a memorable ski trip. Visit our original vintage skiing posters page for more reviews, further information and images.

Get ready for some retro swooshing down the slopes now with a few of our original vintage skiing and winter posters; click on the images below and visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to view our whole collection:

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Upcoming Event –

Banner1  The Winter Decorative Fair in Battersea Park will feature a “chalet chic” foyer theme. We will be taking part in the theme and exhibiting at our usual stand by the hall entrance from Tuesday 20 to Sunday 25 January. We look forward to seeing you! Please visit our News & Events page for more information and contact us or click here for a complimentary invitation to this event.

[The popularity of skiing posters: our full article was originally posted on our blog in June 2013 and updated in February 2014. This update primarily showcases a handful of our currently listed skiing and winter posters. A full update will be posted on our original vintage skiing posters page after Christie’s next Ski Sale in January 2015.]

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Please visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters. For more updates, 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).

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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:

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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
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).

Announcement: Linen Backing and Poster Restoration Services

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AntikBar is pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Poster Mountain, the world’s premier vintage poster and fine art conservation and restoration studio, to offer linen backing and restoration services. Please visit our Poster Restoration page or contact us if you would like any further information.

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Linen backing and restoring vintage posters using acid-free and reversible methods will preserve and protect these works of art, making them more durable and smoothing out minor paper folds and creases. Further restoration may be required for water staining, paper loss, mildew, colour fading etc. to bring a poster back to its original glory.

Poster Mountain’s exceptional restoration services will ensure your poster’s long-term monetary stability and aesthetic qualities. Based in California, USA, their international client base includes The Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences (The Oscars) – the Margaret Herrick Library Graphic Arts Collection, MGM Studios, Universal Studios, Warner Bros. Studios, art galleries, dealers and private collectors.

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Please visit our Poster Restoration page or contact us if you would like any further information.

AntikBar is a London based online gallery specialising in original vintage posters. We offer worldwide shipping, collection advice, consultancy and search on demand services for collectors, individual clients and interior designers. We attend various events throughout the year, listed on our News & Events page; we are currently participating in the Kino/Film: Soviet Posters of the Silent Screen exhibition at GRAD London until 29th March and we will be at the Winter Decorative Fair from 21st to 26th January.

Please visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk for more information. 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: LAPADA Membership

lapada-app-logo We are pleased to announce that AntikBar is now a Member of LAPADA, The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, as well as the IVPDA.

“Since its inception in 1974, LAPADA’s membership has grown to over 600 members making it the largest association of professional art and antiques dealers in the United Kingdom. Although the majority of its membership is UK based, LAPADA also currently has 50 members in 16 other countries. Membership is only open to those who meet the Association’s requirements as to experience, quality of stock and knowledge of their subject. Between them, members cover virtually every discipline from antiquities to contemporary fine art.”

For more news & events and to browse our original vintage posters, please visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk. 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

Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA) and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

Update: AntikBar has now also joined the London Art Deco Society.

AntikBar announces new Facebook page

AntikBar now has a new page on Facebook, which you can visit and “like” at www.facebook.com/antikbar.co.uk.

You can also browse the website at www.antikbar.co.uk and follow @AntikBar on Twitter and Pinterest for “Poster of the Day” tweets/pins and other news, images, information and inspiration!  

That Friday Feeling…” is a new regular round-up on our Facebook page of last week’s “Poster of the Day” tweets/pins, starting with 5-11 October:

                    

Looking Ahead –  
AntikBar will be participating at the Spirit of Christmas Fair, Olympia, from 30th October to 4th November. Further information on this festive event has been posted on the News & Events page. We look forward to seeing you there!

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