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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
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)

 


Featured:
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.

 

Featured:
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
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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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:

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

 

 

 

 

Anyone For Tennis?

PS0222_1_mPS0500_1_mFrom the Australian Open, Roland Garros and the Queen’s Club Championships to the US Open, French Open and Wimbledon, the tennis season is now well underway for the summer.

The game is thought to have started in the 12th century with rackets first used in the 16th century. The modern game of lawn tennis that’s played today started in the late 1800s.

Here are a few of our original vintage tennis posters, including tennis tournaments, holiday sport, one postcard and those who simply enjoy watching the game on TV (click on the images for more information):

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PA1049_1_m  Visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters from around the world – sport, cinema, travel, advertising, war, propaganda – and our Let’s Get Active board on Pinterest for more inspiration. For more updates, follow us on:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AntikBar
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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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Slideshow – Collecting Guide: 10 Poster Designers

Our recent slideshow featuring a few of our original vintage posters and publications by designers profiled by Sophie Churcher for Christie’s South Kensington (click here to read the full article and click on the image links below for more information): 

“The focus for collectors of posters is very often subject matter. The subject of a work is key to its ability to connect with the viewer and in turn increase its value. Having said that there are masters of poster design as there are of art and these artists play an important role in shaping the market for collectable pieces.

PT0130_1_m French graphic designer Jean Carlu is renowned for the distinctive, streamlined economy of form in his images, emphasising the new machine age of the early 20th century…

PA0759_1_m A.M. Cassandre produced an oeuvre of travel-related lithographic posters that are now counted among the most iconic and influential Art Deco designs in the history of the medium… Taking inspiration from contemporary avant-garde movements in art, namely Bauhaus, Cubism and Futurism, Cassandre…employed the use of unadorned linear and streamlined forms to reflect the speed and dynamism of his era.

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PT0386_1_m  Edward McKnight Kauffer…became one of this country’s most highly influential poster artists throughout the first half of the 20th century. Starting his career in painting, he soon embraced graphic design in poster art as a burgeoning tool of communication in the modern age. He was particularly known for his work for London Underground as well as Shell Mex and B.P. Ltd…

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CM0021_1_m  Gustav Klucis…was a master of photomontage; his posters were required to be highly persuasive, meaning the images he produced have a particularly powerful visual impact.

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PW0119_1_m  Abram Games is perhaps Britain’s best known post-war graphic designer, and is known for his witty and conceptual posters. Games…was able to communicate and resonate with the public.

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PC0362_1_m  Constructivist Russian cinema posters are highly collectable for their innovative and experimental graphics…The Stenberg Brothers were two of the most prolific Russian film poster designers…creating graphics that became a unique art form in themselves. Through innovative techniques such as photomontage and via experimentations with typography, colour, scale and repetition, they produced imaginative, surreal and powerful imagery…”

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The other poster designers in the list are: Max Bill, Jan Tschichold, Paul Rand and Giovanni Pintori. You might also like:

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Visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters. For more 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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Applauding Art Deco: celebrating the style’s 90th anniversary

PT0099_1_m  The latest issue of 1st Dibs’ Introspective Magazine features AntikBar in their celebration of 90 years of Art Deco style: 

“Few design styles are as widely recognized and appreciated as Art Deco. The term alone conjures visions of the Roaring Twenties, Machine Age metropolises, vast ocean liners, sleek typography and Prohibition-era hedonism. The iconic movement made an indelible mark on all fields of design throughout the 1920s and ’30s, celebrating society’s growing industrialization with refined elegance and stunning craftsmanship.

In honor of its 90th anniversary this year, we celebrate Art Deco, outlining its history and enlisting several 1stdibs Deco specialists to discuss both this revolutionary and glamorous style and the era out of which it was born.”

Click here to read the full article with interviews and images, including their selection below of a few of our original vintage Art Deco posters:

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PT0743_1_m 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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Travel Back in Time: Sail Away, Sail Away, Sail Away…

As part of our “travel back in time” series, here’s a look at some stunning poster designs promoting travel by ship during the early to mid 20th century. This breathtaking 1931 L’Atlantique poster by Adolphe Mouron Cassandre (1901-1968) starts us off on our journey; little can beat the timeless appeal of the artwork by one of the greatest poster designers:

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Whether advertising ferry services, short voyages or long distance cruising holidays, shipping companies looked to beat competition and entice people to travel the high seas with them to reach their destinations and discover new lands in luxurious comfort. Although flying took over as a more viable option for many as a quicker means of travel during the post-war jet age, cruises remained a popular choice as holidays in themselves, offering trips ashore and the opportunity to relax and unwind through the variety of on-board facilities and entertainment.

One of the world’s largest shipping companies, Hamburg-America Line (established 1847; now Hapag-Lloyd), initially offered cruises to Europe and North America before expanding its operations to cover all continents. These 1930s posters advertising the Hamburg-Amerika Linie were designed by German artist, Albert Fuss (1889-1969):

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The classic 1930s Art Deco style in the use of bold text and colours is captured wonderfully in these posters promoting far-flung cruises to exotic countries and short-hop ferry rides:

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This rare and very large poster for Cunard White Star featuring their flagship ocean liner launched in 1934, R.M.S. Queen Mary (now moored in California as a museum and hotel), with the slogan “America this year!” above the city skyline that’s almost dwarfed by the vast ship, really captures the essence of the era:

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During the Second World War, many passenger cruise ships were taken over for the use of troops, supplies and other wartime services. The Normandie was one such ship: This French ocean liner was built for the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique as the most powerful steam turbo-electric-propelled passenger ship ever built and the most luxurious and largest ocean liner afloat at the time, rivalled only by the RMS Queen Mary. After being seized in New York by the Americans during World War Two and renamed USS Lafayette, the liner caught fire in 1942 while being converted into a troop ship and was scrapped in 1946. This 1985 printer’s proof poster commemorates 50 years since her launch:

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This ocean liner, SS Roma, was built in 1926 and taken over by the Italian Navy for conversion into an aircraft carrier in 1939 for World War Two, renamed Aquila. In 1943 she was seized by the German forces and was partially sunk at Genoa by Italian two-men torpedoes in 1945. She was finally scrapped in 1951/2. The rather majestic design of this 1920s poster serves as a good reminder of the ship’s more celebrated launch years: 

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After the War, advertising during the 1950s-1960s returned in glorious mid-century style technicolour promising festivities and fun on board, providing passengers a chance to fully enjoy their holiday time travelling by ship rather than by plane:

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Click on the image links above or visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk for more information on this selection and to browse all our original vintage posters. For more updates, follow us on:

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