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Spotlight on Art Deco Posters

PA2012_1_mArt Deco is one of the most widely recognised and celebrated design styles, conveying visions of sleek ocean liners, the jazz age of the Roaring Twenties, the industrialised Machine Age between the wars, stylised typography and elegant craftsmanship.

Originating in France, Art Deco (short for Arts Decoratifs) influenced design during the 1920s and 1930s in everything from architecture and fashion to transport and home furnishings, and was reflected in the graphic design and poster art produced during the period.

100 years on, this iconic art movement continues to radiate luxury and glamour today. A handful of our current stock of original vintage Art Deco posters are featured below (click on the images for more information):

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PA1659_1_m  Visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to view all our Art Deco posters and 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).

 

Art Guide 2018: Pin-Up Power

“Visually arresting, bold and inventive, posters are highly collectable…” AntikBar’s founder is featured in The Art Issue of Homes & Antiques magazine with a few of our original vintage posters on their Shop the Look page (Summer 2018 Interiors with Soul > Pin-up Power pp.6-7).

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“…Posters are important pieces of social history. Produced for a purpose – advertising or propaganda – they were early forms of mass communication, and the artists had to condense their messages into something meaningful, as well as visually powerful.

…Collectors focus on what they’re passionate about and usually come to posters for two reasons: they like the image, and the subject is something they can relate to personally. There are so many ways to collect – by subject, style, artist – with a price range to suit any budget.”

Pick up a copy of Homes & Antiques to read the full article. All our original vintage posters are available to view online at www.AntikBar.co.uk (with worldwide delivery) and at our gallery at:

AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters
404 King’s Road, Chelsea, 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 (LADS) and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).


 

 

Introduction to Original Vintage Posters talk at The Lecture Club

Collecting Posters cover  Kirill Kalinin, founder of AntikBar poster gallery, will be giving an evening talk on collecting posters at The Lecture Club.

This talk will include a brief history of posters, covering some of the main art styles and collectible subjects with an explanation of printing techniques. Kirill will also cover posters as an alternative investment in art, give guidance on how to spot a fake and provide practical information on poster condition, preserving posters and starting a collection.

On: Tuesday 9 May from 6:30-8:30pm
At: The Lecture Club, London W14
Wine and refreshments will be served. The talk will start at 7pm.

Please click here for more information and to book your tickets.

About TheLectureClub1 :
Liz Gee – “Over the last 4 years The Lecture Club has connected people with open minds and diverse interests to over 130 leading industry experts delivering presentations across such areas as Finance, Investments, Art, Beauty, Style, Culture, Personal Fitness and Marketing.”

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

Visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters from around the world – cinema, travel, advertising, sport, war, propaganda. For more News & Events, images and updates, follow us on:

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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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Introduction to Collecting Posters + Original Vintage Posters Auction

Wednesday 5 October:
Introduction to Collecting Posters Talk

collecting-posters-cover  We would like to invite you to our next talk on collecting posters, which will include a brief history of posters, covering some of the main art styles and collectible subjects with an explanation of printing techniques. We will also cover posters as an alternative investment in art, give guidance on how to spot a fake and provide practical information on poster condition, preserving posters and starting a collection.

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On: Wednesday 5 October from 7-8pm
At: AntikBar, 404 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ

Tickets cost £5 (includes a copy of our information booklet and welcome drink). Places are limited. Tickets are available to purchase via our website and at our gallery.

 

Saturday 8 October:
Original Vintage Posters Auction
(with preview)

antikbar-online-auction  This talk is being held to accompany our next Original Vintage Posters Auction on Saturday 8 October, which will offer a wide selection of subjects and styles – travel, advertising, cinema, sport, war and propaganda – from around the world. New and experienced collectors and dealers will benefit from our low starting prices with no reserves, from only £5+.

Please visit our page on LiveAuctioneers or The Saleroom to view our catalogue and register to bid.

The auction will start at 4pm (UK time) on Saturday 8 October. A preview will be available at our gallery from 5-8 October (until 2pm on the day of the auction).

pc0373_1_m  – Auction News: our original vintage cinema poster by Rene Gruau for the Fellini movie La Dolce Vita featured by the Antiques Trade Gazette

kompass-rbth-events  – Event Listing: our auction with images of a few of the original vintage Soviet Russian posters featured by The Kompass (RBTH)

Lot of the Day:

cyrk-horse  the-glen 

aba

redarmy  mattress

brownbigelow

disneyland  ww1-war-savings

colorado  cairo

zenith  goodyear

boiled-water  rome

 

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Visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk for more information and to browse all our original vintage posters from around the world – cinema, travel, advertising, sport, war, propaganda. 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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Event: LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair, Berkeley Square, London

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AntikBar will be exhibiting at Stand C6 the annual LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair in Berkeley Square, London, from Tuesday 13th to Sunday 18th September (see below for opening hours and ticket information, including the Collectors’ Preview on Monday 12th).

Please let us know if you would like a complimentary invitation to visit us at this event (limited availability). Our gallery is located at 404 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ (click here for our opening hours and more information).

About the Fair:
“Since its inception in 2009, the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair has grown to become a foremost international showcase for art and antiques, as well as one of the most prestigious events on the London social calendar. It’s one of only two yearly events to grace the beautiful Berkeley Square. At the heart of the modern, cosmopolitan city yet steeped in historical resonance, the location could not be more fitting.

100 exhibitors present work from across the art, antiques, design and decorative arts spectrum. Including jewellery, furniture, carpets, tapestries, antiquities, clocks, ceramics, silver and fine art, authenticity is assured thanks to a 70-member specialist committee pre-vetting everything on sale. With prices ranging from £500 to £500,000 and above, sought-after pieces appeal to both the established collector and first-time buyer alike.

A unique stage that welcomes visitors from across the world, the fair blends eclecticism, artistry and hospitality in perfect measure. An esteemed occasion, and a door to an intriguing world.”

About LAPADA:
“LAPADA (The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers) is the largest society of professional art and antiques dealers in the UK. It is a trusted resource for private collectors and the art & antiques trade in the UK and 16 other countries around the world. Established in 1974 it boasts 600 worldwide members, who are experts in their fields, with specialities ranging from fine art, jewellery and furniture to contemporary works, sculpture and ceramics.”

Opening Hours & Tickets:
Monday 12 – Collectors’ Preview (by invitation only), 3pm to 9pm
Tuesday 13 – 11am to 8pm
Wednesday 14 – 11am to 5:30pm
Thursday 15 – 11am to 8pm
Friday 16 – 11am to 8pm
Saturday 17 – 11am to 7pm
Sunday 18 – 11am to 5pm

If you would like to receive an invitation to the Fair and/or Collectors’ Preview (limited availability), and to join our emailing list, please contact us. We look forward to seeing you at the Fair.

For more information on this event and to purchase tickets in advance, please visit the LAPADA Fair website at www.lapadalondon.com.

PA1184_1_m  Our “collection of striking designs” featured by Billionaire.com in their list of top 10 dealers to visit at the 2016 LAPADA Fair: “From aeronautica to aboriginal art, Billionaire profiles 10 dealer booths that you shouldn’t miss…”

PS0549_1_m  Sporting Antiques Fit For A Gentleman – our vintage sport posters featured by Gentleman’s Journal: “For people with a passion for sport, posters featuring historical achievements and past events are a great way to decorate and provide for further appreciation…”

harpers-bazaar-us  “Modern Vintage: collectible art deco treasures available at LAPADA” by Harper’s Bazaar US featuring one of our original vintage Imperial Airways (1932) posters and one of our Cunard White Star Line (1937) posters.

pa1198_1_m  Harper’s Bazaar UK featured AntikBar as the “Best for vintage posters – …the vintage posters on sale at this Chelsea-based dealer are diverse in their subject matter, but all equally wonderful curiosities.”

antiquestradegazette  Our original vintage 1930s Austria for Winter Sports skiing poster featured by the Antique Trade Gazette (with our Stand C6 exhibitor listing insert featuring Buy British 1930s and Paris Olympics 1924)

telegraph Our original vintage 1932 Bugatti poster featured by The Telegraph in their Luxury Design slideshow of this year’s LAPADA Fair highlights “showcasing the best in art and antiques…”

houseandgarden  “20 Beautiful Finds at LAPADA 2016” by House and Garden features two of our original vintage Art Deco posters from the 1920s and 1930s

ChineseNewsVideo.jpg  Our original vintage “nostalgic era” posters at the LAPADA Fair featured by CNC Xinhua Network TV China (click the image to watch the video)…

newchinatv  …with their news review in English featuring AntikBar (click the image to watch the video)

collecting-postersSneak Peek: our new guide to collecting original vintage posters will be available from our Stand C6 at the LAPADA Fair. This guide includes a brief history of posters, printing techniques, investing in posters, how to spot an original from a fake, some of the main poster subjects, design styles and notable artists.
[Save the Date: this guide will also be available at our next Introduction to Collecting Posters talk on 5 October.]

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tuewed  Mid-week browse… 

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Visit our website to view our whole collection of original vintage posters and graphic design. 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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Upcoming Event: Autumn 2013 Decorative Fair, 1-6 October

PA0475_1_m   AntikBar will be participating again at London’s most popular decorative event held three times a year (Winter, Spring and Autumn) at The Evolution Marquee in leafy Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ.

We look forward to seeing you at our stand by the hall entrance, Stand 138. Contact us to join our mailing list for free entry e-tickets; a link is also available via our home page (visit the News & Events page for articles and reviews on previous Decorative Fairs).

The Fair is fun, fashionable and its worldwide reputation, established over 25 years, entices international trade and retail buyers, interior designers and private customers seeking unique and unusual furnishings and quirky accessories for decorating schemes.

Opening hours: 12noon-8pm on Tuesday 1st; 11am-8pm on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd; 11am-7pm on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th; 11am-6pm on Sunday 6th. A free shuttle bus will run between Sloane Square and Battersea Park. www.decorativefair.com

Save the Dates: As a regular exhibitor, AntikBar will also be participating at the Decorative Fairs during 2014. Visit the News & Events page for more information on our upcoming fairs and events.

PA0549_1_m   You can also follow us on:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/antikbar
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/antikbar
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AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers Association (IVPDA).

Sneak Peek! Here are a couple of photos of AntikBar Stand 138 with set up nearly complete, ready for opening tomorrow:

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We look forward to seeing you this week!

Posters, Loud and Clear

This article by AntikBar was first featured in the Art, Antiques and Luxury Design Blog:

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POSTERS, LOUD AND CLEAR

My Russian grandmother used to say: You say a word you loose a piece of your mind.  These days we do talk a lot not only by verbal but also by written means. The power of  the word is dwindling and becoming diluted but there used to be a world without the television and social media.  The only way to get a message across was by displaying it on the walls.  The only way of communicating the message to a wide audience at that time was the poster.

Posters used to be quite dull using mostly words, before French artists elevated them to an art form at the end of  the 19th century.  I believe it was initially a way for them to make extra money and then, as the artists got the flavour for this medium, their works became an art in itself.  Posters present the artist with a challenge of distilling an idea, product or message in one striking image that will grab the attention of passers-by.  The artist is  restricted by the size of the poster sheet and can only use a limited amount of words, so the visual has to be strong.  The art of cabaret by Toulouse Lautrec and the elegance of art nouveau by Mucha really drew attention to posters. Collectors and other talented artists followed suit.

SOCIAL HISTORY

As posters developed they absorbed and distilled styles of the era and form a major part of our social history.  Given they were not meant to be kept it is a miracle that any survived at all.  Designed to be plastered on walls and removed or overlayed with another poster, they were often printed on thin paper and easily deteriorated.  The ones that survived are mostly left-over stock from print shops, treasured collections of early enthusiasts or souvenirs from people involved in the trade.

In Great Britain poster art bloomed at a later stage, in part due to snobbism of the art elite and the critics’ belief that it is below the true standards of an artist to be involved in something as vulgar as advertising.  But the new generation of designers led by the Beggarstaff Brothers (William Nicholson and James Pryde), as well as growing popularity of this art form changed this perception and the British poster evolved.  Some of the most iconic designs were created in Britain to advertise the London Underground and educate masses during the WWII.

ICONIC DESIGNS

At the same time the Bolshevist Revolution happened in Russia and a newly born Socialist Government needed to convey its message urgently to a largely illiterate population.  Posters became an ideal medium for communicating to the masses.  It was an exciting time for the artists in Russia – censorship was largely abolished (as long as the Government was  still supported) and the idea of a State built for the people really electrified the creative minds.  A new art movement – constructivism was born with the belief that artistic talent should be only applied to creating useful things – architecture, furniture and, of course, posters. Some of the most striking designs were created during this period. Posters of the most prominent artists from this art school – A. Rodchenko, L. Lissitsky and the Stenberg Brothers fetch high prices when they turn up at auctions.

Speaking of money – where and on what should you focus if you decide to collect or invest in posters?  As with any art, you should buy what you like so you can appreciate the design and reap emotional dividends from the piece of art that you see hanging on your wall every day.  Certain poster themes have been steadily appreciating over the last few years – skiing, for example, especially those promoting the most popular resorts in Switzerland and France; cult films, James Bond and early cinema classics have also been on the rise recently.  Other areas to watch are WWII posters,  and mid-century design pieces.

ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART

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Sadly the art of the poster is now becoming extinct.  Television and the digital revolution are  largely replacing this media with animated and interactive ads.  There are still a few talented artists around but commissions are sparse and most of them work purely out of love for this media and the subject of their design.  Keep an eye on artists like Craig Drake who designs alternative film posters for classic films and Mark Fairhurst who designs great sport posters.  I hope that art schools will get on the bandwagon and, at the very least, start commissioning posters for their events like this one made for 1928 Exhibition at the Royal College of Art.

 

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Posters In The News

…a few quick News Bites:

  50 Year Anniversary – 007

AntikBar’s original vintage Dr No poster is featured in the November 2012 issue of British GQ (James Bond Special), pp268-269: “Wonderwall…Hang It Up!” (This poster sold at the Autumn Decorative Fair but more James Bond posters are available; please contact us or browse the cinema pages.) 

  Collecting Art for Children’s Rooms

Homes & Interiors feature in the latest edition of Angels and Urchins on the inspirational choices available and benefits of collecting bright and vibrant artwork with the potential to increase in value to decorate your child’s room, such as original vintage posters: 

“In the quest to perfect our children’s rooms we often overlook the very thing which brings a room to life: namely a vibrant work of art. Instead, having deliberated over cots, tussled with flat-pack storage and pondered paint hues we leave the art until last, often making do with a worthless high-street print, or worse, a blank wall.

Happily you don’t need a trust fund to buy decent pictures: a handmade print by a rising artist, for instance can be yours for under £100. And the purchasing possibilities are endless. One friend buys images of horses for his pony-mad daughter; another focuses on vinatge superhero posters: whatever your child’s interest you will it in print or on canvas.

Starting a Collection

Start at the autumnal art fairs to peruse styles, compare prices and meet dealers. If investment is a priority (and frankly, who doesn’t want to own a piece that will increase in value), find something  you like and ask a few pertinent questions… 

Vintage Posters and Comic Art

Once regarded as mere mechanical reproductions, antique posters are eminently collectable not least because they are so rare. Specialist at Antikbar (antikbar.co.uk) explains: ‘Although posters were pasted up and displayed, few originals survive as they weren’t meant to be kept.’ 

Exceptional graphics, rarity and age determine a poster’s collectibility: a rare Dracula for instance, scooped £300,000 at auction. For the rest of us, the real draw is not only the price (from £45) but the array of subjects: from Second World War soldier to graceful Bolshoi ballet dancers, all ‘not just wonderful art but a piece of social history’…”

…and last (but no means least!):

   ‎Crown Jewel of the Poster World

“A poster for the classic science-fiction movie Metropolis which holds the record for being the most expensive ever sold is to go under the hammer once again … The poster, painted by the German artist Heinz Schulz-Neudamm to promote the release of Fritz Lang’s groundbreaking 1927 film about a dystopian future in the year 2000, is one of only four known surviving copies. It was bought by collector Kenneth Schacter for a still-record $690,000 (£443,210) in 2005 … experts believe it could become the first poster to sell for more than $1m on the open market … He is also known to own a King Kong poster from 1933, which experts believe may be nearly as valuable as the Metropolis poster, and a one-sheet teaser from the same year’s The Invisible Man.”
Links:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/jun/26/movie-poster-auction-fritz-lang-metropolis
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/metropolis-movie-poster-valuable-seized-bankruptcy-40740

Browse the AntikBar website for more inspiration and follow @AntikBar on Twitter and Pinterest for our “Poster of the Day” tweets/pins. Visit also the News & Events page for more information and contact us for collections advice, search on demand requests and to book a viewing by appointment.
Next Event: AntikBar will be at the Spirit of Christmas Fair, Olympia, from 30th October to 4th November. Further information on this festive event is given on the News & Events page.

“Poster of the Day”: mid to end May 2012

AntikBar’s “Poster of the Day” tweets and pins have proven to be very popular with our Twitter and Pinterest followers [ @AntikBar ]. Here’s a review of the mid to end May posters, highlighting the stories behind these snapshots of time that make original vintage posters so special both for the individual buyer and serious collector:

   Original vintage poster for Scandinavian Airlines System: Volez par SAS les Vikings Volants (Get away with the Flying Vikings), specially drawn for SAS by Otto Nielsen.

Like many posters, this 1950 SAS poster has been backed on linen. Cleaning, stretching and backing a poster on acid-free paper reinforced with linen will protect it from further damage caused by the elements, gently flattening any fold lines and providing strength to the paper ready for permanent display and framing (thinner paper was often used for printing as the posters were only meant for temporary display). This process, when done professionally, is fully reversible.

     

   Original vintage advertising poster for Bovril. Printed in Britain in the 1930s, this series of posters resemble the public announcement/propaganda posters of the time.

     

   A classic and impressively large James Bond poster for From Russia With Love, this one was designed by Grinnson for the later French release.

        

   Original vintage propaganda poster from the USSR: “Long live our own undefeatable Red Army a strong guarantee of peaceful labour of the people of the USSR and a devoted defender of the achievements of the October Revolution”. Designed by S. Malt in 1937 and printed in Uzbekistan to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the October Revolution (1917-1937). Interestingly there is a mistake in the design of the hammer and sickle with the hammer pointing downwards instead of upwards.

        

   Original vintage Russian circus poster advertising a tour of the Paris Circus in Moscow at the Moscow Circus on Tsvetnoi Boulevard from 1st January 1959, designed by N. Akimov. The print run is marked as 5,000.

The print run gives us a good indication of how lucky we are that some posters survived the test of time, considering they were created to be pasted on walls and discarded. Some posters were kept in pristine condition by the printer and some were probably rescued by someone who appreciated the artwork; however they survived, we can now enjoy them today – and some of the rarest posters by the most notable designers are likely to fetch remarkable prices at auction.

     

   Original vintage advertising poster promoting Navy’s range of ales and stouts. If you recognise the style, that’s because it was designed by Gilroy, the famous designer of Guinness posters (and if you’re looking for a Guinness poster, AntikBar currently has “Opening Time is Guinness Time” listed – simply do a search for this, and any other posters of interest, at AntikBar.co.uk).

To receive these “Poster of the Day” tweets/pins, follow AntikBar on Twitter and Pinterest: @AntikBar

Original Vintage Posters: Inspirational Art and an Enjoyable Investment

Original vintage posters make an unusual and unique eco-friendly gift, suitable for all budgets. The variety of different sizes, colours, graphic design and artistic qualities, themes and topical subject matters can trigger strong emotional responses appealing to our sense of nostalgia and happy memories of childhood, travel, work interest or hobby.

         

Posters are also highly collectable and widely recognised as a sound art investment, bridging both contemporary and traditional styles. The rarest vintage posters by the most prominent artists have reached outstanding amounts in auctions around the world. Many posters, however, are still affordable and make an ideal present or interior design focal point on the walls of a home, office or even a film set.

         

In these uncertain economic conditions alternative investments are becoming increasingly popular. The saying “put your money where you can see it” rings a new truth and applies to investment in art. One of these forms of such investment, with generally a much lower starting point, is original vintage posters. 

         

At the end of the 19th century posters were elevated to an art form by French artists and the standards set by these French poster designers raised the bar for other countries, leading to a wider acceptance of this media by the art community. Being very topical, posters absorbed and reflected the prevailing and changing art styles and fashions at a rapid pace and became part of the avant-garde art movement. Created to be displayed on walls, they were never meant to survive. 

         

Poster prices vary greatly depending on the artist, subject matter and rarity. Advertising posters from the 1960s is a great entry point into collecting as the designs are bright, bold and quirky. Cinema posters also represent a good investment and it is best to stick to Oscar winners and cult classics. Hollywood stars are no strangers to investing in posters: Nicholas Cage recently sold his rare Dracula poster at an auction for $330,000 after buying it ten years ago for $77,000.  

         

For those looking to start a collection, AntikBar will provide advice on creating collections and conduct searches on request for particular posters that are of interest to clients. Posters also make an ideal personal present and, given the wide variety of subjects covered by poster art, it is always possible to choose an ideal gift to match a special occasion or event.

         

AntikBar stock a vast range of posters covering subjects from advertising and cinema to propaganda and travel, across the decades and from around the world. The variety on offer is very appealing and can suit any interior design theme, from traditional to contemporary. With prices starting from under £50, they are also an affordable way to own an amazing piece of history and can bring future financial pleasure.

         

For more information and news about recent poster auctions (including the record-breaking Christie’s ski auction in January 2012) and buying and collecting posters, visit AntikBar’s News & Events page.

         

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