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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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setup  Set up in progress…

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:

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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News Bite: LAPADA Membership

lapada-app-logo We are pleased to announce that AntikBar is now a Member of LAPADA, The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, as well as the IVPDA.

“Since its inception in 1974, LAPADA’s membership has grown to over 600 members making it the largest association of professional art and antiques dealers in the United Kingdom. Although the majority of its membership is UK based, LAPADA also currently has 50 members in 16 other countries. Membership is only open to those who meet the Association’s requirements as to experience, quality of stock and knowledge of their subject. Between them, members cover virtually every discipline from antiquities to contemporary fine art.”

For more news & events and to browse our original vintage posters, please visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk. 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

Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA) and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

Update: AntikBar has now also joined the London Art Deco Society.

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
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/antikbar.co.uk

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!

A 21st Century Grand Tourist

We love this great example of a stunning home designed around a collection of art and antiques, including original vintage posters:

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“Edward’s collection of vintage posters (Fritz Lang’s Metropolis broods over the hall) may have been overpowering but Philippa was careful to choose gutsy 1940s antiques with enough presence to match the boldness of the Deco artworks…”

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Caption: “For vintage posters try www.AntikBar.co.uk

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Read the full article in the October 2013 issue of Homes & Gardens magazine, pages 72 to 81.

Posters are a great way to add colour and an individually unique statement to any room of the home or office, including a cinema room, child’s playroom and holiday retreat, and they can be suited to the size and budget as required. The variety of subjects and styles in poster design make them adaptable to any interior design, from contemporary to traditional, and perfect as a gift. Original vintage posters are also highly collectible and are recognised as a sound art investment. As antique and vintage items, they are also eco-friendly.

AntikBar is a London-based online business specialising in original vintage posters covering a variety of subjects – travel, advertising, sport, cinema, war and propaganda – from around the world, mainly from the late 1800s to 1970s. We attend fairs and events throughout the year and offer worldwide delivery, collection advice, consultancy and search on demand services for collectors, individual clients and interior designers. We will be at the next Decorative Fair from 1-6 October and at the Spirit of Christmas Fair from 5-10 November; further information on these events are listed on our News & Events page.

You can also follow us at:

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).

“Wish you were here…”

How about a unique piece of artwork as a lasting reminder of your summer holiday? The travel poster board on our Pinterest page has received a lot of attention recently; here are the Top 10 travel posters viewed at http://www.pinterest.com/antikbar last week:

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Visit our website at http://www.antikbar.co.uk/ for more travel inspiration and happy holiday memories!

Posters are a great way to add colour and an individually unique statement to any room of the home or office, including a cinema room, child’s playroom and holiday retreat, and they can be suited to the size and budget as required. The variety of subjects and styles in poster design make them adaptable to any interior design, from contemporary to traditional, and perfect as a gift. Original vintage posters are also highly collectible and are recognised as a sound art investment. As antique and vintage items, they are also eco-friendly.

AntikBar is a London-based online business specialising in original vintage posters covering a variety of subjects – travel, advertising, sport, cinema, war and propaganda – from around the world, mainly from the late 1800s to 1970s. We attend fairs and events throughout the year and offer worldwide delivery, collection advice, consultancy and search on demand services for collectors, individual clients and interior designers. We are currently participating in the “See USSR” exhibition in London, which ends on 31 August, and we will be at the next Decorative Fair from 1-6 October; further information on these events are listed on our News & Events page.

You can also follow us at:

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 Perfect Gift!

   Give something more unique this Christmas and New Year that’s sure to delight: original vintage posters — the perfect gift and the present with a future!

Original vintage posters make ideal presents for family, friends, clients and colleagues as they can be chosen to fit a person’s hobby, childhood memory, work, travel or other interest within any size or budget requirements (prices range from under £50 to a few thousand). The variety of subjects and styles make them adaptable to any interior design, from traditional to contemporary, and they are a great way to add colour and an individual statement in any room of the home, office, playroom or holiday retreat. Original vintage posters are also highly collectible and are widely recognised as a sound art investment. As antique and vintage items, they are naturally eco-friendly.

       

    Spain via Iberia    Take the Bovril Home

I'll Carry Mine Too    Le Baby Skooter   Bally

Salmson Comfort    Salmson Precision    Salmson Elegance

Englishman    Skiing Christiania    Live and Let Die

Danish Ballet    Futbol    High Jump

1961 24 du Mans    Psycho    St Moritz

Jungfraujoch    Staggered Travelling   Cimborak

There are, of course, lots of other posters listed at www.antikbar.co.uk to browse for more ideas and inspiration. Poster-related articles from the press (Antiques Trade Gazette, Financial Times, BBC etc.) and auction reviews are listed on the News & Events page. 
 
 
About Us: AntikBar is a London-based online business specialising in original vintage posters covering a variety of subjects – travel, advertising, sport, cinema, war and propaganda – from around the world, mainly from the late 1800s to 1970s. We attend fairs and events throughout the year and offer worldwide delivery, collection advice, consultancy and search on demand services for both individual clients and interior designers. 
 

Refresh your Visual Senses with Original Vintage Posters

  Lowenbrau Baienfurt 1910

Posters were the most effective and broad-reaching medium for advertising and propaganda before the advent of television. Designed to grab the attention of people passing by, posters presented artists with the challenge of distilling a commissioned message to a bare minimum of words with maximum visual impact. Some of the designers achieved this goal by developing spectacular designs that exuded warmth, comfort and style or rallied the masses to new victories in war and peace. 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. They were meant to be displayed temporarily on walls and discarded; and were not meant to survive.

  My Daddy is a Hero and You? 1943

Today original vintage posters make a great interior design statement that could also prove to be a valuable investment. These stylish pieces of social history can be easily adapted to any interior; with such a variety of subject matter, styles and colour schemes they are well suited for a modern office, Victorian house, luxury apartment, holiday retreat or a child’s playroom. They are a truly unique eco-friendly interior design feature, bridging both contemporary and traditional styles. 

  New Hampshire 1930s

Original vintage posters are highly collectable and widely recognised as a sound art investment that appreciates over time while being enjoyed every day on the wall. Prices vary greatly depending on the rarity, artist and subject matter. The rarest and most expensive poster so far is Fritz Lang’s poster for the film Metropolis; only four of them are known to have survived and it reached $690,000 at an auction in 2005. This very same copy is going to be at auction again soon and experts believe that it might be the first poster to sell for more than $1m on the open market. Many posters, however, are still affordable and make an ideal present and focal point on the walls of a home, office or even a film set.

  Vespa Servizio 1960s

Posters can trigger strong emotional responses appealing to our sense of nostalgia and happy memories of childhood, travel, work interest or hobby. Advertising posters from the 1960s, for example, can be a great entry point into collecting as the designs are bright, bold and quirky. Cinema posters also represent a good investment, especially Oscar winners, popular actors and cult classics such as James Bond. Skiing posters are particularly popular at the moment, as are posters advertising past Olympic Games and other major sporting events.

   From Russia With Love 1970s

AntikBar is an online company that specialise in original vintage posters, stocking a vast range of posters covering all subjects from across the decades and around the world. The variety on offer is very appealing and, with prices starting from under £50, these posters are also affordable and can become a statement piece for the home or a unique and memorable gift for a birthday or other special occasion.

   It Scores (electric heating series) 1960s

You can visit AntikBar at at the Goodwood Revival from 14th to 16th September, The Decorative Fair in Battersea Park from 2nd to 7th October and Spirit of Christmas at Olympia from 30th October to 4th November. Visit the News & Events page and follow AntikBar on Twitter and Pinterest for “Poster of the Day” tweets/pins, more information and free entry tickets.

   Lucerne Festival of Music 1962

Website: www.AntikBar.co.uk 
Twitter: @AntikBar 

  Brands Hatch Kent Trophy Meeting 1960s 

Footnote: Original vintage posters proved to be a sound investment for a Hollywood actor Nicholas Cage. He sold a rare Dracula poster in April 2009 for $310,700; a return of 303% after buying the poster ten years previously for $77,000. His gain easily outpaced the minus 10% total return he would have earned on the S&P 500 over the same time period. 

  Hong Kong by TWA 1950s

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