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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
Munich Summer Olympics 1971 Basketball  The Idler 1898
Bal du Moulin Rouge cancan cabaret dancers Paris Rene Gruau Frou Frou  Save Waste Fats WWII USA
London Zoo Panda Chi Chi An An WWF LOTD Sun 28
Mercedes Benz Holland 1955 Grand Prix Fangio Stirling Moss  Donovan Fillmore Bill Graham Concert Psychedelic Music Poster
American Airlines Mexico Edward McKnight Kauffer  Aosta Valley Ski Winter Sport ENIT Travel
Gambling Mug's Game Fool And His Money  Rolling Stones Voodoo Lounge Music Album 

Milano ENIT AntikBar Poster Auction  One hour until the auction starts and this Milano (1920s) poster is the most popular with 22 bids, up from £30 to £650. Don’t miss our auction! Click here for more information with links to view our catalogue and register to bid online.

AntikBar Auction Preview  The auction preview is now open at our gallery until 1pm on Saturday – AntikBar Original Vintage Posters, 404 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ 

In The News:

ATG Auction Previews AntikBar Poster Auction 3 August Venice Cassandre “Renowned commercial graphic designer AM Cassandre (1901-68) produced this poster promoting the Italian city of Venice in 1951…” One of the vintage posters from our auction on Saturday 3 August is featured in this week’s Antiques Trade Gazette (Previews, p26)

Post-Auction Highlights:

ATG AntikBar Poster Auction Top Selling Lots Bid Barometer 3Aug19  “ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week includes a Venetian travel poster of a gondolier… offered online by poster specialist AntikBar of King’s Road, Chelsea, on August 3. It soared over its estimate of £1200-2400 to make a hammer price of £4800…” Read more in this week’s Antiques Trade Gazette (Bid Barometer Top Selling Lots – issue 2404, page 17).

ATG Auction Report AntikBar Original Vintage Posters Graphic Design Sporting Memorabilia Two of the “remarkable Mexico 68 posters” in our August 3 auction were featured by the Antiques Trade Gazette in their September Market Report on Sporting Memorabilia (issue 2410, page 18)


Smirnoff “The Effect is Shattering”

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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.


ERP Marshall Plan Posters

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A few of the original vintage posters produced for the post-war US sponsored European Recovery Program (1948) Marshall Plan are listed in our next auction. These designs were all submitted for the Intra-European Cooperation for a Better Standard of Living poster competition on the theme of cooperation and economic recovery that was held in Europe.

PP1045  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.

ERP AntikBar Auction 2  PP1025  ERP AntikBar Auction 3  PP1030
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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

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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).

Visit us at The London Classic Car Show, 23-26 February

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AntikBar will be exhibiting at Stand B220 next to the Grand Avenue Club at the London Classic Car Showthe capital’s biggest classic car event” held at ExCel London E16 1FR from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 February. We look forward to seeing you!

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3pm-9:30pm on Thursday 23
10am-6pm on Friday 24 and Saturday 25
10am-5pm on Sunday 26

Tickets cost £18-£70 and can be purchased online or on the day.
Discounted Tickets: We are delighted to be able to offer our visitors a discounted rate of £42 for two tickets. This offer is valid on standard adult Friday-Sunday tickets purchased in advance. Please click here to purchase your tickets entering ‘ANTIKBAR’ as the code to receive your discount.
Free Tickets (one ticket per person): We also have a limited number of complimentary tickets available on a strictly “first come, first served” basis. Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like us to send you the code for one of these tickets.


About This Event

The London Classic Car Show is the must attend event for any discerning classic car owner, collector, expert or enthusiast. Bringing together an international celebration of the very best dealers, manufacturers, car clubs and products it’s the perfect day out for all. One of the show’s unique and most crowd pleasing features is an indoor driving runway where classic cars are fired up and driven. This is the only place to see, hear and smell these beautiful iconic classics in action, all under one roof.”

pa1283_1_m  Visit www.AntikBar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters from around the world and to request to join our newsletter. 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
WordPress: https://antikbarposters.wordpress.com/

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

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).


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):

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).


News Bite: our recent Facebook slideshows

Here’s a quick look at a couple of slideshows featured on our Facebook page this week (for more images, slideshows and updates, “like” our page at www.facebook.com/antikbar.co.uk):

Happy 125th Birthday to the Eiffel Tower…!

The iconic Eiffel Tower was designed by Maurice Koechlin and Emile Nouguier for the 1889 Exposition Universelle (World’s Fair). It was built on the Champ de Mars in Paris between 1887-1889 and opened on 31 March 1889 with a permit initially for 20 years (until 1909). This grand entrance arch for the Fair was named after Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. As a valuable asset for communication, the Eiffel Tower was not dismantled and it has become one of the most visited tourist attractions in the world. At 324m tall, it was the tallest man-made structure at the time (until 1930); now it is the tenth tallest lattice tower the world (the Tokyo SkyTree currently holds the number one position at 634m tall). “Joyeux Anniversaire!”

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“The unveiling of the Le Mans 24-Hours poster is always an eagerly-awaited event by the fans… This poster defines an area of rich expression aimed at a wide-ranging public by projecting them into a powerful and attractive imaginary environment: Pride of place goes to the new prototypes launched in 2014 which, propelled by luminous, electric colours, leap out of the poster; A cleaner and less figurative universe than in the past, which fits perfectly with the new slogan – A new era dawns!; The integration of spectators of all ages whose faces show the expressions of awe and the incredible emotions experienced…” Read the full news article at News via http://www.24h-lemans.com/en/news/the-2014-le-mans-24-hours-poste-unveiled-in-geneva-_2_2_1746_14271.html 

View the new 2014 poster below with a few of AntikBar’s original vintage Le Mans posters from 1961, 1963, 1972 and 1974, as well as a couple of other related posters featuring Dan Gurney (winner of Le Mans in 1967) and Steve McQueen (1971 movie poster). For more Le Mans and other racing posters, visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk


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

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AntikBar
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).

NEW! Latest Products

PS0222_1_m  Have you browsed AntikBar’s Latest Products page recently? We recently uploaded over 100 more original vintage posters to our website, including the following selection:


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Propaganda and War

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and a few in a series, such as the Orient Express

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London Underground


Salvador Dali


and the 1957 International Youth Games


Click on the links given above or visit the AntikBar website to browse all our Latest Products.

Upcoming Event: AntikBar will be at Stand H6 at the Spirit of Christmas Fair, London Olympia, from 5-10 November. Further information is listed on our News & Events page. Please contact us if you would like to join our mailing list. We look forward to seeing you there!

PS0226_1_m   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).

Snapshot: Latest Products

Over 30 more posters have recently been listed on the AntikBar website; visit the Latest Products page to browse the selection:

Let the painter come when summer is over   Visit Amager - Besog Amager

Skiing - Winter Sports in France   Casino de Monte Carlo

Badner Land im Winter   Italia

Banff   Sunny Winter in Carinthia

Winter in Austria   Region de la Jungfrau

Zermatt   Halsingborg

Ski Around the World   Cote d'Azur

The Seven Year Itch   Saturday Night Fever

Supergirl   Steam Engine King George IV

Bermuda   Dusseldorf

Bretagne   SNCF - Winter Holidays

Skateboards Prohibited   London Underground - Bounds Green

Avoid the Peaks   Bolshoy Ballet

Women of the Allies   Unis-Sport

Sport d'Hiver   24 Heures du Mans - 1972

Taxona   Quarz-3

Bally   Finland

Carnival Night   Stars of the Russian Ballet

Kolo - Wheel   Ski Jumping

AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers Association (IVPDA).
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