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AntikBar Poster Auction + London Underground guest speaker talk


LU Royal Academy  Che.jpg  LU Chinatown  Man Ray

Our next Original Vintage Poster Auction on Saturday 1 July will start online at 3pm (UK time) via Live Auctioneers and The Saleroom. A preview will be open at our gallery from Wednesday 28 June until 12noon on Saturday 1 July.

This auction will feature a unique collection of London Underground posters and memorabilia alongside a wide variety of over 300 original vintage posters from around the world – travel, cinema, sport, advertising, war, propaganda. New and experienced collectors and dealers will benefit from our low starting prices with no reserves. Worldwide delivery.

To accompany the auction, we are pleased to announce that the former Marketing Director of the London Underground, Dr Henry Fitzhugh, will be giving a talk at our gallery. Dr Fitzhugh introduced the Art on the Underground series, commissioning leading artists of the day, including many Royal Academicians. The initiative was seen as good decoration for the stations to benefit passengers and as a way of continuing the Underground’s long history of responsibility towards art and heritage.

The talk will start at 6:30pm on Thursday 22 June. Tickets cost £5, available online [click here] and at our gallery.

Auction Preview open from
28 June – 12noon on 1 July: 


Lot of the Day:

Mao  DWB 1911  
LU Whitechapel  Zoo panther 
London Underground map
LU Be Alert  David Hockney
Italy Propaganda

 Misfits Marilyn Monroe Clark Gable  Football
Sunday World  USSR Propaganda
Little Boy Blue Little Bo Peep
LU Farringdon enamel sign  Dali
Stamps WW2  BOAC Europe
Soviet Sports  French Riviera
London Transport Coronation
Careless Talk WW2  Ski Jump
LU Piccadilly Circus  Monte Carlo
Lenin  Birds
LU Children Anarchy  James Bond Octopussy
Munich Olympics Horse  
LU Oranges Lemons  Steam Engine
Chinese Sports  Holiday Land
LU Cricket  Pearson

Antiques Trade Gazette:

[via our Facebook page] In the Spotlight: the subtle humour of the Signs of the Times series by the notable British photographer Martin Parr for a fly-on-the-wall BBC documentary on people’s homes in the early 1990s.
LU Children Anarchy “To come home in the evening to find the kids have carried out their own form of anarchy is just about the last thing I can face
LU Buying Things “We keep buying things thinking “that’ll look better” and it just doesn’t
LU Cottage Stately Home “We wanted a cottagey stately home kind of feel
LU Feminine Touch “Sue has definitely given the bathroom the feminine touch 
LU Taste “I think we are very lucky to have informed taste – with my position as a fine arts valuer 



Address: AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters,
404 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday 11am-6pm (by appointment on Sundays and Bank Holidays)

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The London Underground: celebrating 150 years (1863-2013)

On 9th January 1863 the world’s first underground train made its first passenger journey of 3 1/2 miles from Paddington Station to Farringdon Station on the Metropolitan Railway Line in London. In 1908 London Underground commissioned its first poster advertising designs becoming one of the leading patrons in poster art.

The American-born graphic artist Edward McKnight Kauffer, for example, was one of Britain’s most notable and influential poster artists during the 20th century, producing some truly stunning posters for the London Underground and London Transport. The London Transport Museum in Covent Garden will be holding an exhibition – “Poster Art 150” – from February to October 2013, showcasing works of art by both well known and lesser known artists who all made an impact on its outstanding poster advertising campaign.

To celebrate this special anniversary, here are some of the original vintage London Underground posters listed on the AntikBar website:

March Timetables, 1930s – artist: Beath (aka John Miles Fleming)

Buckingham Palace, 1934 – artist: Edward McKnight Kauffer

Hammersmith, 1936 – artist: Pat Keely

PA0380   PA0379   PA0378
Staggered Working Hours, 1945 – artist: Pat Keely

PS0078a   PS0078b
London Olympics Underground Map, 1948 – artist: unknown

Puppets, 1964 – artist: Thomas Osbourne Robinson

Note: AntikBar will again be participating at the next Decorative Fair in Battersea Park, London. Visit the News & Events page for more information on this popular event (free entry tickets will be available on request in advance).

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UPDATE – here are the latest London Underground posters recently added to the AntikBar website:

PA0508_1_m   PT0263_1_m

PA0440_1_m   PA0452_1_m

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