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French Language Day and Francophonie Week 2021

It’s Francophonie Week – a celebration of francophone history and culture, culminating in French Language Day on 20 March.

To mark the occasion, we have put together a collection of some of our favourite French language books, magazines, and ephemera from our Antikbar books website – perfect for any French speakers, whether you’re fluent or just learning the basics! (Click on the images for more information:)

Car fans will love L’Automobile: Notre Ami (1949) by Jacques Lost; it’s full of interesting facts about the inventions that preceded the car, as well as some beautiful art deco illustrations by Geo Ham and Pierre Rousseau.
Académie Nationale de Music et de Danse (1932) – a beautiful theatre programme for the French National Academy of Music and Dance in Paris. The programme advertises a tragedy Elektra, and a ballet Un Divertissement. Dated Monday, 27 June 1932.
Aviation de France (1945) by R de Narbonne and R Gaujour is a great read for anyone interested in planes – chapters include The Passion of the Allies and The Sky of the Empire.
Learn about Soviet history with Russie D’aujourd’hui (Russia Today 1938).  This issue is dedicated to the Soviet youth and features articles by Russian and foreign experts, journalists and political scientists, discussing the international geopolitical situation and the place of Russia in a new world reality.
Test your knowledge of French geography with this 1950s tourist leaflet and map of Bourgogne (Burgundy). The pamphlet promotes Dijon, Beaune and Cluny, and gives instructions on tours of the area, with details on transport links and what to see.
Issue 316 of Miroir du Monde (1936), a weekly illustrated magazine, is dedicated to advertising and includes articles such as Reflections on Advertising, The Great Parisien Press and Plagiarised Publicity. The striking cover design is by the so-called father of modern advertising Leonetto Cappiello (1875-1942).
Published in 1937, this French-language guidebook to Vincenzia Italy features maps, photographs and reproductions of the city’s artwork – perfect for anyone dreaming of a holiday abroad!

All our original antique and vintage books and ephemera are available to view online at www.AntikbarBooks.co.uk covering the major art movements including Bauhaus, Constructivism, Modernism and Art Deco, specialising in the 1920s-1930s period.

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Time For Tea!

Put on the kettle and enjoy a break browsing our current collection of original vintage tea posters over a cuppa (click on the images for more information):

PA0603_1_m  1930s poster advertising Lyons’ Green Label Tea, as recommended by Peter the tea planter. The Irish brand Lyons was founded in 1902 in Dublin and is now part of the Unilever family. Lyons continues to produce tea and is still one of the biggest brands in Ireland.

PA2047_1_m  1930s poster advertising Meinl India Tee featuring artwork by Otto Exinger (1897-1957) who was employed by Julius Meinl’s advertising design studio in 1926. In 1927 he became their studio director and worked there until his death in 1957. Julius Meinl was founded in Vienna in 1862 and continues to sell premium tea, coffee and other gourmet food products.

PA2048_1_m  1899 Thé Chinbara “the best black tea in China” advertising poster by the French graphic designer Daniel De Losques (Henri Daniel Casimir Paul Thoroude; 1880-1915), who also designed the 1910 Thé Chinbara “the best tea in Ceylan” (Sri Lanka) poster below:

PA2049_1_m  The talented artist and caricaturist, Daniel De Losques, studied law before becoming a graphic designer and setting up his own printing studio for commercial poster design in 1910. His life was cut short during World War One when he was killed in action while serving as a bombardier.

PA2045_1_m  1920s advertising poster for Thé Kooh-i-Noor black tea from Ceylon (Sri Lanka) featuring a man in traditional clothing enjoying a freshly brewed cup of tea.

PA1978_1_m  1960s advertising poster for Marco Polo Tee “full of flower fragrance and fullness” featuring the text on the sails of three sailing boats.

PA1526_1_m  1900s advertising poster for Produits Maxime Paris featuring a young girl holding a tray of tea, coffee, cacao and chocolate against a decorative Art Nouveau style background.

We also stock some tea-related posters, including this 1953 BOAC travel poster for Ceylon (Sri Lanka) by the Italian illustrator and poster designer Aldo Cosomati (1897-1977) and this 1940s World War Two pictorial map poster featuring India’s industries and technical skill in war and peace:

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All our original vintage posters from around the world (propaganda, war, sport, travel, advertising and movie posters) are available online at www.AntikBar.co.uk with worldwide delivery and at our gallery:

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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).

 

 

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


 

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29 November – Russian Empire Auction: antique maps, prints, posters and graphic design

Auction_RussianTzarTree  To coincide with Russian Art Week in London, we will be holding an online auction on Saturday 29th November of antique maps, books, prints, posters and graphic design from the Russian Empire (pre-Revolution, from the 1600s to the early 1900s).

Please click here to view our catalogue and register to bid. Many items are listed with low starting bids (from £5), and include portraits of military figures and battle prints, including the Crimean War; views of palaces, gardens and notable buildings; costumes, uniforms and village scenes; late 19th century posters and magazines. The auction will start at 9am PT (5pm UK). We offer worldwide shipping using either UPS or Royal Mail.

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Click here to view our catalogue and register to bid. (Please note that more items may be added up to the auction date.) The auction will be held at 9am PT (5pm UK) on Saturday 29th November.

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2014 Update: Original Vintage Skiing Posters

Update from our Original Vintage Skiing Posters page following the recent Christie’s Ski Sale (January 2014):

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Skiing posters, like many advertising posters, were originally produced to entice holiday-makers and winter thrill-seekers to resorts and alpine areas. The early- to mid-century skiing posters were often designed by notable artists of the time and are colourful, dynamic, glamorous, nostalgic and stylish, sometimes also fun and quirky. The ones that survived now make for a good investment, ideal for decorating chalets and “back home” as a stunning reminder of a memorable ski trip. Christie’s hosts an annual ski auction every January and has recently seen an increase in popularity and demand for these eye-catching, unique designs.

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The Antiques Trade Gazette commented on the 2013 record-breaking results seen in the annual Christie’s ski auction: “What better way to relive that exhilarating ski holiday in the Alps than an eye-catching vintage poster of a breath-taking mountain view or athletic skier’s descent through perfect white powder?… The fact that so few have survived adds to their value and attraction. In general, a poster with plenty of decorative appeal showcasing a prestigious resort, such as a Swiss or French one, will be the most sought-after. Often style, rarity, artist and condition are of secondary importance to the buyer. Yet, as is the case with many collectors, they choose to buy simply because they love a particular poster, and…buyers should also have an appreciating asset… Selling rates and prices have climbed consistently in recent years…” (pp6-7, issue 2079, 23/1/13)

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Following Christie’s most recent ski auction (22/1/14), Nicolette Tomkinson, Director and Head of Department commented: “We are very pleased with the results of the 16th annual Ski sale at Christie’s which remains the only dedicated auction of its type in the world. The finest examples of vintage ski posters were highly sought-after, in particular for the section of Swiss posters, led by Emil Cardinaux’s poster of Zermatt which sold for £21,250. There was fierce competition for posters depicting resorts in Italy, Switzerland and Austria, many of which are now en route to decorate chalets across the globe.” The Antiques Trade Gazette added that, despite some of the high prices achieved, “posters priced below £1,000 can still make a striking addition to any modern decor” and that “vintage ski posters are packed with decorative appeal…little wonder then that this has become such a popular area of the vintage posters market, gathering momentum for quite some time now and attracting an ever-growing collector base. The appeal combines nostalgia for the ‘golden age’ of travel.” (pp8-9, issue 2127, 8/2/14)

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Katherine Higgens commented on Christie’s 2012 Ski Sale in Homes and Antiques: “Conjuring snowy peaks and the glamour of apres ski, it’s no wonder vintage ski posters are whooshing out of the salesrooms… Launching into the ski poster market is easier than you might think. A good starting point is to focus on locations you have visited. After that, what you select is governed by how much you want to spend… Posters for popular resorts tend to be the most expensive.”

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Please visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage skiing and winter sports posters. For further information, visit our Original Vintage Skiing Posters page.

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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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