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AntikBar Vintage Poster Auction

AntikBar Vintage Poster Auction 3 August 2019

Saturday 3 August: Don’t miss our next online vintage poster auction of over 530 posters including around 100 motor racing posters in addition to a wide variety of original vintage travel, sport, advertising, war, propaganda and movie posters from around the world.

View our catalogue online and register in advance to bid in this auction via:

• Live Auctioneers at www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/144426_original-vintage-posters-inc-auto-moto-racing/
• The Saleroom at www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10015
• Invaluable at www.invaluable.com/catalog/nhclaenxoj

The auction preview will be open at our gallery from Wednesday 31 July to 1pm on Saturday 3 August. The auction will start online at 3pm (UK time) on Saturday 3 August.

Lot of the Day:

TT Races Assen Grand Prix  Jazz Jamboree
Paris Marc Chagall Romeo And Juliet Opera 


Featured:
Smirnoff “The Effect is Shattering”

smirnoff-accountancy smirnoff-friends smirnoff-kama-sutra 

 

 

 

These original vintage Smirnoff advertising posters are part of the 1970s campaign by the London-based Young and Rubican agency, which aimed to promote the vodka as a way to achieve glamour and excitement as an escape from the humdrum of daily life. (To emphasise the campaign’s risky innuendos, Avocado Sweet observes: “Substitute the word ‘heroin’  for ‘Smirnoff’ and it still makes sense.”)

The advertising campaign proved to be a great success for the company, resulting in vodka becoming so chic that it overtook gin in popularity and saw Smirnoff’s sales triple. In 1976 the campaign ended, following the tightening of the rules on alcohol advertising led by the government and the Advertising Standards Authorities in 1975.

These posters are all available in our Vintage Poster Auction on Saturday 3 August. Click here for more information with links to view our catalogue and register to bid via Live Auctioneers, The Saleroom or Invaluable.

 


More information is available on our website at www.antikbar.co.uk/antikbar-auctions/ and at our gallery at

AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters
404 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ
www.AntikBar.co.uk

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& visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to view all our original vintage posters from around the world (propaganda, war, sport, travel, advertising and movie posters), available online with worldwide delivery and at our gallery.

AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), UK Posters Network, London Art Deco Society, King’s Road Curve and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

Fun Travel Poster Quiz – Name The City

As the summer holiday period kicks in, we thought you might like to test your vintage travel poster knowledge with these ten cropped posters depicting different cities from around the world – you simply have to name the city (no cheating…don’t click on the image until you’ve given your answer!):

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PT1737a

PT1419a

PT2090a

PT1110a

PT2079a

PT1884a

PT1745a

PT1827a

PT1761a

Well done! Give yourself an extra pat on the back if you were able to correctly name any other information, such as the artist, year and name of the airline or railway company that issued the poster.

You can also share this quiz on social media via:

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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AntikBar.co.uk
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/antikbar.co.uk/
WordPress: https://antikbarposters.wordpress.com/

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

AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters
404 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ
www.AntikBar.co.uk

AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), UK Posters Network, London Art Deco Society, King’s Road Curve and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

 

 

 

 

Spotlight on Mid-Century Posters

Mid-century refers to the twentieth century design period that influenced all aspects of art and design, including architecture, interiors and graphic design. Typical features of this modernist style include more open floor plans, simple and natural sculptural shapes, Scandinavian forms and forward thinking atomic space age themes to produce objects that would prove to be popular, comfortable and functional.

Many of the posters created during this period are colourful and fun, featuring iconic designs by notable artists with curved geometric shapes, repeating patterns and bold colours. Below are a few of the original vintage mid-century posters that we currently have in stock (click on the images for more information):

PT2016_1_m  PS0680_1_m

PA2095_1_m  PT2060_1_m

PP0969_1_m  PT2031_1_m

PA0868_1_m  PA1824_1_m

PS0728_1_m  PA1920_1_m

Visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to view all our Mid-Century posters and our wide variety of other posters from around the world (propaganda, war, sport, travel, advertising and movie posters), available online with worldwide delivery and at our gallery, and follow us on Instagram for more art movement stories.

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

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AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), UK Posters Network, London Art Deco Society, King’s Road Curve and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

 

 

 

Don’t miss AntikBar’s next Poster Auction on 11 May!

Set of 3 Posters Lenin USSR Propaganda Constructivism Original Vintage Posters Auction including USSR and Palestine Propaganda Poster Collection 

Our next auction on Saturday 11 May of over 500 original vintage posters features a collection of Soviet and Palestinian propaganda posters as well as a wide variety of original vintage travel, cinema, sport, advertising, war and propaganda posters from around the world.

The auction preview will be open at our gallery from Wednesday 8 May to 1pm on Saturday 11 May and the auction will start online at 3pm (UK time) on Saturday 11 May. View our catalogue and register to bid in advance via:

The Saleroom — www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10014
Invaluable — www.invaluable.com/catalog/67cmv11cug
Live Auctioneers — www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/139883_original-posters-ussr-and-palestine-propaganda

→ This extraordinary collection of Soviet and Palestine posters was acquired by our seller during his trips to the USSR and Lebanon in the 1960s and 1970s. 

In March 1969, the seller joined a UK delegation of the National Union of Students on a visit to the USSR. During his stay in Moscow, Leningrad and Tallinn, he acquired some of the posters. Later that year, he wrote to the Soviet authorities who sent several parcels of posters to him at university. 

The Palestinian posters were obtained in Summer 1971 when the seller travelled to the Middle East to apply for a postgraduate course at the American University in Beirut. On arrival he realised the university was not fully functioning due to the unstable and rapidly deteriorating political and military situation. He stayed in Beirut for two months then visited Syria, Jordan and Israel, returning home via Beirut. At the time, he considered becoming a journalist so arranged an interview with Bassam Abu Sharif, the spokesperson for the PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine). During this meeting he was given many of the posters that form this collection. The new symbol of the PFLP was adopted in May 1969 and these posters are among the earliest published by the Palestinian resistance.

Auction Preview now open at our gallery until 1pm on Saturday:
AntikBar Poster Auction Preview photos1 – video clips and more images available on our social media (links given below).

Lot of the Day (scroll down to follow us also on social media for more image features in the lead up to this auction)

1 BeatCompetition2 a PopularFront LiberationPalestine
3 a GeneralMotors ConceptCar Chrysler
4 a GaleriesLafayette Children5 a BillGraham RockMusic SanFrancisco
6 a CigarettesSaphir ArtNouveau7 a Lot PolishAirline Dog
8 a OriginalSin Cider MsVeronique9 a Solidarity
10 a Guinness Fireman
11 a TierparkBerlin Zoo Elephants12 a MonteCarlo DivingGirl
13 a GoodCitizens AbrahamLincoln14 a DavidBowie LetsDance
15 a TheOtherWoman 16 a Fougasse CarelessTalk WWII
17 a Soviet USSR Construction Propaganda Poster AntikBar Auction 
**AUCTION TODAY!**

In The News:

ATG Preview Issue 2390 AntikBar Poster Auction 11 May 2019 Our upcoming auction featured by the Antiques Trade Gazette on their Previews page (p.32)   

Visit our website Auction Page and follow us on social media for more auction images and updates:

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WordPress: https://antikbarposters.wordpress.com/   

All our original vintage posters from around the world (propaganda, war, sport, travel, advertising and movie posters) are available online with worldwide delivery at www.AntikBar.co.uk and at our gallery at:

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

AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), UK Posters Network, London Art Deco Society, King’s Road Curve and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

Time For Tea!

Put on the kettle and enjoy a break browsing our current collection of original vintage tea posters over a cuppa (click on the images for more information):

PA0603_1_m  1930s poster advertising Lyons’ Green Label Tea, as recommended by Peter the tea planter. The Irish brand Lyons was founded in 1902 in Dublin and is now part of the Unilever family. Lyons continues to produce tea and is still one of the biggest brands in Ireland.

PA2047_1_m  1930s poster advertising Meinl India Tee featuring artwork by Otto Exinger (1897-1957) who was employed by Julius Meinl’s advertising design studio in 1926. In 1927 he became their studio director and worked there until his death in 1957. Julius Meinl was founded in Vienna in 1862 and continues to sell premium tea, coffee and other gourmet food products.

PA2048_1_m  1899 Thé Chinbara “the best black tea in China” advertising poster by the French graphic designer Daniel De Losques (Henri Daniel Casimir Paul Thoroude; 1880-1915), who also designed the 1910 Thé Chinbara “the best tea in Ceylan” (Sri Lanka) poster below:

PA2049_1_m  The talented artist and caricaturist, Daniel De Losques, studied law before becoming a graphic designer and setting up his own printing studio for commercial poster design in 1910. His life was cut short during World War One when he was killed in action while serving as a bombardier.

PA2045_1_m  1920s advertising poster for Thé Kooh-i-Noor black tea from Ceylon (Sri Lanka) featuring a man in traditional clothing enjoying a freshly brewed cup of tea.

PA1978_1_m  1960s advertising poster for Marco Polo Tee “full of flower fragrance and fullness” featuring the text on the sails of three sailing boats.

PA1526_1_m  1900s advertising poster for Produits Maxime Paris featuring a young girl holding a tray of tea, coffee, cacao and chocolate against a decorative Art Nouveau style background.

We also stock some tea-related posters, including this 1953 BOAC travel poster for Ceylon (Sri Lanka) by the Italian illustrator and poster designer Aldo Cosomati (1897-1977) and this 1940s World War Two pictorial map poster featuring India’s industries and technical skill in war and peace:

PT1726_1_m  PA1820_1_m

All our original vintage posters from around the world (propaganda, war, sport, travel, advertising and movie posters) are available online at www.AntikBar.co.uk with worldwide delivery and 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), UK Posters Network, London Art Deco Society, King’s Road Curve and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

 

 

AntikBar Auction – Original Vintage Posters Winter Sale

   

Saturday 2 February: Original Vintage Posters Winter Sale

Don’t miss our next auction of over 440 lots featuring a wide variety of original vintage travel, sport, advertising, propaganda, war and movie posters from around the world, many with low starting prices (from £10+).

This live online auction will start at 3pm (UK time) on Saturday 2 February. You can now view our catalogue and register to bid in advance for this auction via:

Live Auctioneers www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/133342_original-vintage-posters-winter-sale
Invaluable www.invaluable.com/catalog/b9tz45oms1
The Saleroom www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10013

The auction preview will be open at our gallery from Wednesday 30 January to 1pm on Saturday 2 February.

banner - antikbar poster auction 2 february 2019 Please visit our Auction page or contact us if you would like any more information, or visit us at:


AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters
404 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ
www.AntikBar.co.uk


Our Lot of the Day features in the lead up to this auction (posted here and on our website and social media pages):

superman greenkryptonite dccomicssmirnoffvodka pilot
3 dirty harry set of 3 clint eastwood posters3 dirty harry set of 3 clint eastwood posters23 dirty harry set of 3 clint eastwood posters3
4 lenin ussr sovietpropaganda5 simplon emil cardinaux
6 usa motorcycle grand prix
7 james bond video game8 loreal fashion scarf
9 Ski Winter Sports Education.jpg10 set of 2 guinness toucan posters
11 set of 4 motivational posters11a set of 4 motivational posters
11c set of 4 motivational posters11b set of 4 motivational posters
12 alfa romeo cars13 set of 8 propaganda posters
14wantedbritishtransportpolice 
15victoriaaustraliaski  16 Mac Fisheries 

Auction Preview now open at our gallery
(until 1pm on Saturday 2 February)
:
antikbarauctionpreviewopen

Auction Reviews

atg maps antikbar auction feb19  “Get lost in some of the excellent maps going under the hammer…” our Winter Sale auction featured by the Antiques Trade Gazette
atg antikbar auction preview buy british jan2019  “Patriotic efforts to support the economy have at various times resulted in campaigns to Buy British…” one of our original vintage 1930s posters featured by the Antiques Trade Gazette (issue 2376, p30)

Click the links below to follow us on social media for more news, images and updates:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AntikBar
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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AntikBar.co.uk
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/antikbar.co.uk/
WordPress: https://antikbarposters.wordpress.com/

All our original vintage posters from around the world (propaganda, war, sport, travel, advertising and movie posters) are available online at www.AntikBar.co.uk with worldwide delivery and at our gallery.

AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), UK Posters Network, London Art Deco Society, King’s Road Curve and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

What’s On: Art & Antiques Fair, AntikBar Poster Auction, WWI Exhibition


Save the Dates! We’re looking forward to a busy season ahead, and hope that you will be able to visit us at our upcoming events and at our gallery soon. Click on the images and links below or visit our News & Events page for more information:

 

WWI Who's Absent Is It You  1918-2018 World War One Poster Exhibition
Thursday 1 to Saturday 17 November

 

 

AntikBar WWI Poster Exhibition extended to end November  ** NOTE: Due to the number of visitors and interest we have received, we have decided to extend this exhibition until the end of November. **

To mark the centenary of the First World War, we will be holding an exhibition of original vintage World War One posters at our gallery in support of The Royal British Legion. Our feature display will include war and propaganda posters issued by all sides of the conflict, including the UK, USA, Germany and Russia. Please click here for more information.

AntikBar WWI Poster Exhibition gallery  AntikBar WWI Poster Exhibition seating area 
AntikBar WWI Poster Exhibition feature wall  2

ATG WWI Exhibition “War posters on gallery roll-callExhibition review in the Antiques Trade Gazette (Issue 2362 – Dealers’ Diary p.32)

PW0341_1_m  “To mark the centenary of the WWI, LAPADA Member are hosting an exhibition of original vintage posters issued by all sides of the conflict, and will be making a donation to the Royal British Legion for every poster sold. Visit the exhibition until Nov 17! ” @LAPADAorg post (6/11/18)

ATGNovember2018  “The horror of gas” One of the original WWI posters from our recent auction has been featured this week by the Antiques Trade GazetteThe centenary of the Armistice has been marked by the appearance of some poignant lots at auction revealing the human cost…” (issue 2368, p21)

 

 

 

Our next online auction of 500+ lots features a significant collection of Polish posters and World War One posters, in addition to a wide variety of original vintage travel, sport, advertising, war, propaganda and movie posters from around the world. The auction preview will be open at our gallery from Wednesday 7 to 1pm on Saturday 10 November. Please click here for more information. View our catalogue and register to bid via:

Live Auctioneers
 www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/128998_original-vintage-posters-wwi-and-polish-design/
Invaluable www.invaluable.com/catalog/s8eoij0b5e
The Saleroom https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10012

Our Lot of the Day features are posted below and on our website in the lead up to the auction:

LasVegasTWA DavidKlein  2 ADACRennenNurburgring SetOf3CarRacingPosters  
3 Gleneagles LMS Wilkinson
4 BritonsYourCountryNeedsYou WWI  5 Spring Mucha
6 ThoseMagnificentMenInTheirFlyingMachines  7 Churchill WWII
8 AnchorLine
9 MagicKarmi JosephHallworth  10 NorthernWinterGames Olympics1922
11 Paris MarcChagall 

12 TheFruitsOfVictory WWI  13 UnearthlyStories Czechoslovakia Starowieyski
14 DefenseNationale WWI
15 JamesBond LiveAndLetDie 007  16 BillGraham Concert 
17 RedRidingHood TheatrePantomime  18 FrankLloydWright 
19 SovietArmyNavyAirForce
20 BewarePoison ROSPA21 PolandSkiing
22 MercedesBenz220
23 YWCA24 JimiHendrix Swierzy
25 USNavy WWI  26 VisitIndia TajMahal
27 AlbertKlijn
28 CasinoDeParis  29 RussianWarLoan WWI 
AntikBar Poster Auction 3pm 10November

 

ATG AntikBar Poster Auction 10November2018  Auction Preview featuring our 1897 Art Nouveau decorative advertising poster by Louis John Rhead in the Antiques Trade Gazette (Issue 2365 p.28)

AntikBar AuctionPreview PosterAuction 7Nov18 The preview for our Original Vintage Poster Auction is open at our gallery until 1pm on Saturday 10 November. This live online auction will start at 3pm (UK time) on LiveAuctioneers, Invaluable and TheSaleroom on 10 November. www.antikbar.co.uk/antikbar-auctions

 

 

Monday 29 October to Sunday 4 November
Stand 17, Gallery Level, Olympia Exhibition Centre, London

 

This fair is being held at the same time and in the same venue as the Spirit of Christmas Fair and the Luxury Travel Fair, and “is the last important art and antiques fair before Christmas offering an extraordinary choice for creating stylish interiors, unique gifts and inspiring collections.” Please click here for more information, including opening hours and complimentary tickets.

AntikBar Stand17 Olympia set up  Set up complete! We look forward to welcoming you to our Stand 17 at the 2018 Winter Olympia Art & Antiques Fair this week. Click here for more information and complimentary tickets, or visit our gallery at AntikBar, 404 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ.

pt0666_1_m Olympia Fair Review: our To London by Jet Clipper Pan Am poster by Aaron Fine featured by BIG Magazine (issue 4, Art p35)

 


We have also been busy uploading our latest acquisitions to our website, which you can browse at www.antikbar.co.uk/latest_products …with more coming soon! 

All our original vintage posters from around the world (propaganda, war, sport, travel, advertising and movie posters) are available online with worldwide delivery and 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), UK Posters Network, London Art Deco Society (LADS) and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).


Original Vintage Poster Auction: Summer Sale

India Lloyd Triestino _  Saturday 23 June: Summer Sale

Our next original vintage poster auction will feature a variety of travel, sport, advertising, war, propaganda and movie posters from around the world.

You can now view our catalogue and register to bid via:

LiveAuctioneers at https://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/122737_original-vintage-posters-summer-sale/
The Saleroom at https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10011
Invaluable at https://www.invaluable.com/catalog/ixipg6yk9b

The auction preview will be open at our gallery from Wednesday 20 June to 12noon on Saturday 23 June. The auction will start live online at 3pm (UK time) on Saturday 23 June. We provide worldwide delivery.

Lot of the Day

Basketball  2 Pitlochry Scotland
3 French WestAfrica
4 Hitchcock TheBirds  5 Politiken
6 RollsRoyce  7 IllustratedBits
8 BuffaloSpringfield  9 JamesBond Moonraker
10 Diaghilev
11 PLM MontBlanc  12 BillGraham
13 Circus Friedlander  14 TheDoors
15 NorthernPacific Montana  16 CarSalon Bruxelles
17 WaltDisney DonaldDuck  18 UnionLine NZAustralia
19 ComedianHarmonists
20 RollingStones  21 Matterhorn Zermatt
22 Steamship

In The News

ATGJune2018  “This UK advance promotional poster for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 classic, The Birds, will feature in Antikbar’s summer sale of original vintage posters on June 23…” Our auction is featured in this week’s Antiques Trade Gazette

Visit our website at AntikBar.co.uk to browse our whole collection of original vintage posters from around the world (including travel, sport, advertising, cinema, war, propaganda), available online with worldwide delivery and 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), UK Posters Network, London Art Deco Society (LADS) and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

 


 

 

Spotlight on Original Vintage ROSPA Safety Posters

The British charity RoSPA – Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents – was formed in 1916 as the London Safety First Council (renamed RoSPA in 1941). The organisation has run a variety of successful campaigns over the last century addressing issues from road safety and safety at home to industrial and workplace safety.

Below are a few posters from our current collection of over 60 original vintage mid-century RoSPA posters that feature clever eye-catching designs by notable artists such as Pat Keely and Leonard Cusden. These posters were issued to help prevent accidents from drink driving, to demonstrate the importance of obeying the rules of the road and the dangers of being careless when using tools and machinery, and to provide advice on first aid and tips on avoiding accidents (click on the images for more information):

PP0864_1_m  PP0377_1_m

PP0863_1_m  PP0862_1_m

PP0517_1_m  PP0378_1_m

PP0823_1_m

PP0644_1_m  PP0824_1_m

PP0826_1_m  PP0578_1_m

PP0825_1_m 

PP0889_1_m  PP0768_1_m

PP0880_1_m  PP0892_1_m

PP0876_1_m  PP0860_1_m

PP0869_1_m  PP0890_1_m

PP0870_1_m  PP0868_1_m

PP0878_1_m  PP0894_1_m

PP0885_1_m  PP0857_1_m

PP0861_1_m  PP0872_1_m

PP0874_1_m  PP0865_1_m

PP0859_1_m  PP0879_1_m

PP0888_1_m  PP0873_1_m

PP0875_1_m  PP0866_1_m

PP0884_1_m  PP0893_1_m

PP0881_1_m  PP0891_1_m

 

Visit our website at AntikBar.co.uk to browse our whole collection of original vintage health and safety posters and all our other posters from around the world (including cinema, travel, advertising, sport, war, propaganda), available online with worldwide delivery and 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), UK Posters Network, 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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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

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