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Next AntikBar Original Vintage Poster Auction: 7 November


Our next Original Vintage Poster Auction of over 450 lots features travel and advertising posters as well as a wide variety of cinema, sport, war and propaganda posters from around the world.


View our auction catalogue and register to bid online via:

Live Auctioneers at www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/180929_original-vintage-posters-travel-and-advertising/
The Saleroom at www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10020
Invaluable at www.invaluable.com/catalog/dllfzzdr7b

This live auction will start online at 3pm (UK time) on Saturday 7 November.

AntikBar offers in-house delivery worldwide for items won in our auctions. Updated Note: In line with latest government guidelines, the auction preview will now only be open at our gallery by appointment on Wednesday 4 November. Contact us to book your appointment in advance, and click here for information on the restrictions in place at our gallery.


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


Lot Of The Day
– daily features in the lead up to this auction:

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In The News:

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These travel posters from the 1920s and 30s conjure a lost era of globetrotting but also offer a vivid snapshot of world history. They are among 450 to be sold by AntikBar on November 7
News in Pictures feature by The Times (14/10/20) 


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AntikBar offers Best of British – What could be more British than a policeman in traditional garb standing on Tower Bridge? This early 20th century poster promoting London as a tourist destination was issued in France to advertise the rail routes from Paris to London…” Travel feature in the Antiques Trade Gazette (24/20/20 p13 and online)


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Creative Gift Ideas – Charming vintage poster shop AntikBar are hosting their next Original Vintage Poster Auction tomorrow. With over 450 lots…there’s something for every taste. Give the gift of art this Christmas!” KCAW news event (6/11/2020) 



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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).

Saturday 1 August: next AntikBar Poster Auction

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Saturday 1 August: Don’t miss our next live online auction featuring a collection of railway posters in addition to a wide variety of over 450 original vintage posters from around the world, including travel, sport, war, propaganda, advertising and movie posters.

You can now view our auction catalogue and register to bid online in advance via:

– Live Auctioneers www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/172458_original-vintage-posters-incl-railway-posters
– The Saleroom www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10019
– Invaluable www.invaluable.com/catalog/t8feddw4w1?size=200&page=1&categories=&sort=

This live auction will start online at 3pm (UK time) on Saturday 1 August.

Please Note: In line with government guidelines, the auction preview will be open by appointment only at our gallery from Wednesday 29 July to 1pm on Saturday 1 August. Please contact us to book your appointment in advance, and click here for information on the restrictions in place at our gallery.


Lot of the Day:

1 AmericanAirlinesIreland   2 SmirnoffVodkaAccountant
3 TintinSecretOfTheUnicorn   4 TriumphMotorcycles 
5 CommunismUSSRLenin
6 LidoCabaretParis   7 WaimeaBayHawaiiSurfing
8 GuinnessBattleOfHastings
9 DartmouthCollege   10 KLMRoyalDutchAirlines
11 SmashingTime   12 MexicoOlympics1968
13 AntikBarAuction BritishRailways ServiceToIndustry TerenceCuneo 1August2020
14 CanadianNationalRailwaysCanadaUSA  15 JazzSaxophoneDexterGordon
16 HorseRacing
17 LlonchSalaArtDeco   18 AspenHighlandsSki
19 IsleOfWightBritishRailways 

20 AndyWarholPopArtShoes   21 MercedesBenzGrandPrixFangioStirlingMoss  

*Only 2 Days To Go!* 
AntikBar Vintage Poster Auction 1August2020

*Phew!* Another marathon auction lasting just over 7 hours…
LanaTurner AntikBar Auction1August2020  One of the many runaway successes was this glamorous 1940s ABC poster for the award winning Hollywood screen legend Lana Turner that created a bidding performance worthy of such an iconic hard-working actress

In the News:

ATG AntikBar Poster Auction 1 August 2020 Londoners Thames  Auction News in this week’s Antiques Trade Gazette (issue 2452): The sale of original posters at AntikBar on August 1 includes c.1926 poster for Southern Railway The Londoner’s Leisure… featuring a stylised view of elegant Londoners enjoying boat trips on the Thames by the artist Frederic Gregory Brown… 

TheSaleroom AntikBar Poster Auction 1August2020 feature   Auction News feature @TheSaleroom: From local cheeses to tennis championships, vintage posters star @AntikBar sale… 

 



AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters

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

 


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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).

January Sale – AntikBar Original Vintage Poster Auction

Philips Fridge Lobster Villemot Don’t miss our next auction featuring a wide variety of over 500 original vintage travel, advertising, sport, war, propaganda and movie posters from around the world.

View our catalogue and register to bid online via:

– Live Auctioneers www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/157958_original-vintage-posters-january-sale/
– The Saleroom www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10017
– Invaluable www.invaluable.com/catalog/5jspva5qyd

This live auction will start online at 3pm (UK time) on Saturday 25 January. The auction preview will be open at our gallery from Wednesday 22 January to 1pm on Saturday 25 January.



Lot of the Day:

1 Andy Warhol Pop Art Cow  2 Coupe Deutsch 1934 Caudron Plane
3 Geneva Switzerland  4 Lenin USSR
5 Star Wars 6 Montreux Jazz Festival
7 Pearsons Magazine Belle Epoque  8 Cycles Automoto
9 David Bowie John Lennon set
10 Royal Mail Lines Cruise Ship  11 Rossignol Ski
12 Queen Elizabeth Coronation  13 Tintin Blue Lotus 

In the News:

ATG Jan2020  Our auction included in the Antiques Trade Gazette on their Previews page (issue 2425) featuring “…this poster for a meet held by the Aero-Club of France in Reims in September 1913 … The competition was for the Gordon Bennett Aviation Trophy …sponsored by the American owner of the New York Herald newspaper…”


Please contact us if you would like any more information, or visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk/antikbar-auctions/ or our gallery at:

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

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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.

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).

 

NEW! Browse our recent original vintage poster additions

PS0913  NEW! Leap over to our website to browse our most recent original vintage travel, sport, advertising, war, propaganda and movie poster additions from around the world (click on the featured images for more information) – available to order online with worldwide delivery and at our gallery at AntikBar Original Vintage Posters, 404 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ AntikBar.co.uk

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

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

For more News & Events, images and updates, follow us on:

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


 

AntikBar Auction featuring Iconic Propaganda Posters

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Our next auction of close to 500 original vintage posters will feature a selection of iconic propaganda posters in addition to a wide variety of travel, sport, advertising, war and movie posters from around the world.

Highlights in this auction include the WWII recruitment poster designed by Abram Games for the ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service) featuring the “Blonde Bombshell,” which was recalled following complaints that it was too glamorous; and a rare collection of Russian Revolution posters from the early 1900s.

This live online auction will start at 3pm (UK time) on Saturday 16 November. The auction preview will be open at our gallery from Wednesday 13 to 1pm on Saturday 16 November.

You can view our catalogue and register to bid in advance on:

• LiveAuctioneers at https://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/151040_original-vintage-posters-iconic-propaganda/
• The Saleroom at https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10016
• Invaluable at https://www.invaluable.com/catalog/2bh3qupg48


Lot of the Day:

1 Peace JoanBaez TheGratefulDead WinnieThePooh Piglet AntikBar VintagePoster Auction  2 FeteDuCinemaFestival AntikBar VintagePoster Auction 
3 LibertyBond USA AntikBar VintagePoster Auction  4 TheDoors AntikBar VintagePoster Auction
5 WomenOfBritainSayGo WWI AntikBar VintagePoster Auction  6 Aladdin PantomimeTheatre AntikBar VintagePoster Auction
7 WWII Fougasse CarelessTalk AntikBar VintagePoster Auction  8 JudyGarland Broadway AntikBar VintagePoster Auction
9 ROSPA WorkSafety AntikBar VintagePoster Auction  10 OSPAAALVietnam NixonsPeace AntikBar VintagePoster Auction 

11 ChampagneTaittinger GraceKellyDesign AntikBar VintagePoster Auction  12 ProletarianDictatorship SovietUnion USSR AntikBar VintagePoster Auction 
13 MunichOlympics AntikBar VintagePoster Auction  14 BOAC TheCaribbean AntikBar VintagePoster Auction 
15 Porsche AntikBar VintagePoster Auction 
16 SovietPropaganda LeninUSSR AntikBar VintagePoster Auction  17 MontereyJazzFestival AntikBar VintagePoster Auction
18 PabloPicasso GraphikExhibition AntikBar VintagePoster Auction  19 ArmyRecruitment Football AntikBar VintagePoster Auction 

Auction Preview:
– now open at our gallery until 1pm on Saturday 16 November

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In the News:

ATG Auction Previews p45 ATS AbramGames AntikBar Vintage Poster Auction 16November2019  – one of the posters from our upcoming auction featured by the Antiques Trade Gazette “This rare Second World War poster by British graphic designer Abram Games…was famously recalled…” (Issue 2415, Previews p45) 

16 Europe VoteYes Referendum1975 Brexit AntikBar VintagePoster Auction  – Political Picks: one of our original vintage political propaganda posters listed in our upcoming auction featured by the Antiques Trade Gazette “With Brexit firmly at the forefront of voters’ minds, collectors may want to bid for an original vintage election poster for the 1975 European Union membership referendum…” (ATG 7/11/19)


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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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.

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 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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ERP AntikBar Auction 1  PP1043.jpg  PP1028
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PP1038  PP1044  PP1033  PP1032 

 


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

→ Follow us on social media for more updates:

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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.

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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PT1827a

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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).

 

 

 

 

Original Vintage Poster Auction featuring Aviation Posters

Saturday 14 April – Our next original vintage poster auction of over 350 lots features a selection of aviation and airline related posters in addition to a variety of travel, sport, advertising, war, propaganda and movie posters from around the world.

PA1067_1_m You can view our online catalogue and register to bid via:

Live Auctioneers at www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/117882_original-vintage-posters-incl-aviation/
The Saleroom at www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10010
Invaluable at www.invaluable.com/catalog/sv3lmb8wlm

AntikbarAuction14April2018 The auction will start online at 3pm (UK time) on Saturday 14 April. The auction preview will be open at our gallery from Wednesday 11 April to 12noon on Saturday 14 April. We provide worldwide delivery.

Lot Of The Day

a New York  b Alitalia
c Walt Disney Peter Pan
e North British Railway  d Soviet Propaganda.jpg
f Gilera  g Ballet Festival
h Imperial Airways Ensign
i Blaises Club  j Munich Olympics 1972
l Palmers Biscuits Art Nouveau  k John F Kennedy Presidential Election
m Universal Expo Brussels
n Monte Carlo Domergue  o Imperial Airways
p Star Wars Empire Strikes Back  q Budget League
r Air France Planisphere large size
s Good Citizenship  t Perfume Razzia
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In the News

ATGApril2018  “This dynamic vintage advertising poster for the Dutch airline KLM…shows a KLM propeller plane together with the legendary ghost ship the Flying Dutchman…” Read the full review in the Antiques Trade Gazette (Previews on p.29, issue 2337).

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Visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk/antikbar-auctions for more information on this auction, or visit our gallery at:

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

www.AntikBar.co.uk


 

For more News & Events, images and updates, follow us on:

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

 


 

 

Summer Exhibition: Come Fly With Me (1-31 August)

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Our holiday-themed exhibition this August will showcase a variety of flight-related travel, advertising and propaganda posters from around the world. These original vintage posters evoke strong feelings of nostalgia and truly capture the essence of travel in the earlier days of flying, many featuring airlines that no longer exist today.

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 AntikBar’s next exhibition.

Address: AntikBar Gallery, 404 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 11am-7pm; Saturday 11am-6pm (by appointment on Sundays and Bank Holidays) / Please note that the gallery will be closed on Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 August
Catalogue: £10 (available to purchase online) – NOTE: This catalogue has now sold out but you can view it online by clicking here (and browse our website for more recently added flight-related posters)

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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. For more updates, follow us on:

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Travel Back in Time: Come Fly With Me

PA0495_1_m  The romantic notion and thrill of travelling by plane may be over for most of us but the allure is captured in many of the old advertising posters. This “then and now” look at air travel compares the messages and styles of some of our original vintage airline posters with some from the same companies today to show how print-based advertising has changed over the years.

American-6  “The legend is back” – to evoke a feeling of nostalgia, American Airlines recently launched an advertising campaign using well-known celebrities from the 1950s and today:

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…compared with these posters advertising travel to Paris (1950s) and Australia (1970s) by American Airlines:

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The messages are clear – this trend of combining a look to the past as well as future hope can been seen in United’s return to its “fly the friendly skies” slogan, Aeroflot’s upgrade to glamour through its ranking as “Europe’s most elegant cabin crew” in 2013 and LOT’s recent campaign as “the most modern airline in Europe”:

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PS0010_1_m (1960s)

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PA0434_1_m  (1950s)

…from this amusing cartoon style ad, “if only I flew by LOT” (1958), to this striking image and bold statement:

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Meanwhile, SAS (Scandinavian Airlines System) and KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) have shifted up a couple of technological notches from more traditional art and photography during the 1950s and 1960s to embrace today’s digital age:

SAStravel-point-and-fly-600-98836 (2012)

SASairline-company-wider-seats-small-94507 (2002)

PT0238_1_m  PT0533_1_m

PA0669_1_m  PT0535_1_m

KLMair-france-klm-advert-large  (2011)

KLMad100full  (2002)

PT0363_1_m  PT0364_1_m

“The Gay Gateway” – active both on social media and as a supporter of the LGBT community, KLM created an online game in 2014 that offered players a chance to win two economy comfort flights. In 2010 their play-to-win campaign offered flights to “the world’s proudest festivals” as part of its sponsorship of Sweden’s Stockholm Gay Life Award. Turn back the clock half a century to perhaps a different meaning and we have an SAS stewardess serving customers Copenhagen, Europe’s Gay Gateway, on a dish:

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Major events have also been used to entice people to show their support of their country by flying with their national carrier. The recent Summer Olympics in London (2012) and Winter Olympics in Sochi (2014) brought us some creative advertising posters from companies such as KLM and Austrian Airlines that contrast, for example, with this more traditional mid-century artistic depiction of Paris:

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PT0296_1_m  (1960s)

Sign of the times – you may be wondering by now why we’ve chosen only a small selection of airlines when we’ve got some great BOAC, Swissair, TWA etc. posters listed on our website. This is because we’ve remained focused on airlines that are still in existence today for a more direct comparison. However, we feel we can make an exception for Dobrolet, a Russian airline founded in 1923 that was consolidated with other Soviet aviation organisations to become Aeroflot in 1932. Earlier this year, the company was relaunched as Aeroflot’s low-cost carrier but a notice on their website currently states that their flights are currently suspended due to recent EU sanctions:

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