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Original Vintage Poster Auction featuring Auto Racing

Don’t miss our auction on Saturday 17 April, starting online at 2pm (UK time).

This auction features a selection of auto racing posters, mostly Porsche, BMW and Lancia, as well as a wide variety of nearly 500 original vintage posters from around the world including travel, advertising, sport, war, propaganda and movie posters.

View our catalogue and register to bid online in advance via: 
— Invaluable at www.invaluable.com/catalog/vc3yj2qz2v  
— Live Auctioneers at www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/197277_original-vintage-posters-feat-auto-racing/  
— The Saleroom at www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10022  

Due to restrictions, there will be no preview before this auction. We offer in-house postage worldwide for lots won in our auctions. More information is given on our website at www.antikbar.co.uk/antikbar-auctions 

Lot Of The Day

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In The News

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“If you’re looking for interesting artworks, or wanting to start a collection, don’t miss AntikBar’s 2021 spring auction… you could just grab yourself a one-of-a-kind bargain… with more than 500 lots, many featuring motor racing – find the perfect gift for the car enthusiast in your life…” Deco Mag for greener interiors (April issue)



AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters
404 King’s Road, 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).

AntikBar Newsletter: Spring 2020

Don’t miss our vintage poster auction on 25 April
+ NEW book site launch + COVID-19 update

We hope you and your loved ones are well and keeping healthy.

In line with the health advice to help fight the coronavirus, our gallery at 404 King’s Road is temporarily closed until further notice, but we are still accepting and shipping orders made online (we provide worldwide delivery). Please visit AntikBar.co.uk to view our original vintage posters — including our 130+ latest additions.

We will fulfil all online orders and restoration services as soon as possible. As a small business, we thank you for your understanding during this uncertain time and appreciate your continued support.

Please contact us by email if you have any queries or would like any more information: info@antikbar.co.uk


Saturday 25 April: Original Vintage Posters Spring Sale

This auction will feature a wide variety of over 400 original vintage posters from around the world including travel, sport, advertising, war, propaganda and movie posters.

Our auction catalogue is due to be completed over the next few days but, in the meantime, you can view our current lots and register in advance to bid via:

LiveAuctioneershttps://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/165115_original-vintage-poster-spring-sale/ 
The Saleroomhttps://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10018
Invaluablehttps://www.invaluable.com/catalog/pbrxy9iqrv

As with all our live online auctions over the last few years, the auction will start at 3pm (UK time), and our lots are listed with no reserve prices. There will be no preview before this auction due to the temporary closure of our gallery.

For more information, please visit www.antikbar.co.uk/antikbar-auctions/ or contact us by email.

Our popular ‘Lot of the Day’ features will be posted at the end of this page and on our website and social media (links given below) nearer the time, in the lead up to the auction.



NEW!   
We’re delighted announce the launch of our book website — www.AntikbarBooks.co.uk — created for our vast collection of antique and vintage theatre brochures, travel books, reference magazines, and other publications.

AntikBar Books focuses on book design and related ephemera from the 1920s and 1930s covering the major art movements including Bauhaus, Constructivism, Art Deco and Modernism. Many of the publications feature photography and artwork by notable artists and designers of the period.

This new website is currently a work in progress with over 1,200 active listings, and more items being added regularly. [Note: Please contact us for information on items marked at £999, which are due to be completed soon with prices and details.]

We invite you to follow @AntikBarBooks on Facebook to browse our photo albums featuring some of our recent additions and other highlighted selections.



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After Sale – Timed Auction:

AntikBar Spring Sale Vintage Poster Auction After Sale Timed April May 2020
Last chance to bid on the remaining 51 lots from our Spring Sale auction on 25 April. Click here to register and bid in this timed sale (ends Monday 11 May at 12pm UK time).

Timed Auction #LotOfTheDay

1 ArtNouveauTextiles   2 SouthAfricaBeach   
3 TourDeFrance 
4 TreasureIsland  5 NormandyMarine
6 GlacierNationalPark
7 Madonna  8 UEFAFootball96
9 WWIArtillery
10 RockConcertAvalon  11 FartCushion
12 AirFranceLiberte  
After Sale *ENDS TODAY* Monday 11 May at 12pm (UK time) — Final chance to bid on the 51 remaining auction lots in our timed sale: www.invaluable.com/catalog/zf2p135c95

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Lot of the Day
features in the lead up to our auction on 25 April:

1 Psychedelic Rock Buffalo Springfield Avalon 1966 AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020  2 Marlene Dietrich Horst P Horst Fashion Photo AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020
3 James Dean Rebel Without A Cause AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020
4 Mickey Mouse Walt Disney AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020  5 Football World Cup 1982 AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020
6 Picasso Exhibition AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020  7 Berlin Film Festival 1962 AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020
8 Marx Lenin Soviet USSR AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020
9 L'Instant Taittinger Champagne Grace Kelly Design AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020  10 Austria Ski Snowman AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020
11 Porsche 911 Excitement AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020
12 Occupation Map Post WWII AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020 13 Queen Elizabeth II AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020
14 Polar Cerveza Cuba Havana AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020
15 Keith Haring AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020  16 Ghent Flowers 1913 AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020
13 La Dolce Vita AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020  17 Fougasse Careless Talk WWII AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020
Auction TODAY 25April2020 AntikBar Original Vintage Posters


In The News
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ATG AntikBar Poster Auction 25April  AntikBar auction featured by the Antiques Trade Gazette (issue 2438): This original poster for The Greatest Show on Earth – Barnum & Bailey’s Ringling Circus is estimated at £150-300 in the Antikbar auction on April 25.”

 

Burma Campaign WWII Myanmar AntikBar Poster Auction 25 April 2020  Coming up in our Original Vintage Poster Auction on Saturday 25 April: a collection of World War Two Burma Campaign posters

Air France Travel Posters Roger Bezombes AntikBar Vintage Poster Auction 25 April  Coming up in our Original Vintage Poster Auction on Saturday 25 April: a collection of Air France travel posters by Roger Bezombes 

 

 

 

 

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

AntikBar VintagePosters AuctionPreview


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

→ Follow us on social media for more updates:

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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.

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
PP1041  PP1026 
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PP1046  PP1024  PP1029  
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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).

Spotlight on Mid-Century Posters

Mid-century refers to the twentieth century design period that influenced all aspects of art and design, including architecture, interiors and graphic design. Typical features of this modernist style include more open floor plans, simple and natural sculptural shapes, Scandinavian forms and forward thinking atomic space age themes to produce objects that would prove to be popular, comfortable and functional.

Many of the posters created during this period are colourful and fun, featuring iconic designs by notable artists with curved geometric shapes, repeating patterns and bold colours. Below are a few of the original vintage mid-century posters that we currently have in stock (click on the images for more information):

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PA2095_1_m  PT2060_1_m

PP0969_1_m  PT2031_1_m

PA0868_1_m  PA1824_1_m

PS0728_1_m  PA1920_1_m

Visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to view all our Mid-Century posters and our wide 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).

 

 

 

Don’t miss AntikBar’s next Poster Auction on 11 May!

Set of 3 Posters Lenin USSR Propaganda Constructivism Original Vintage Posters Auction including USSR and Palestine Propaganda Poster Collection 

Our next auction on Saturday 11 May of over 500 original vintage posters features a collection of Soviet and Palestinian propaganda posters as well as a wide variety of original vintage travel, cinema, sport, advertising, war and propaganda posters from around the world.

The auction preview will be open at our gallery from Wednesday 8 May to 1pm on Saturday 11 May and the auction will start online at 3pm (UK time) on Saturday 11 May. View our catalogue and register to bid in advance via:

The Saleroom — www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10014
Invaluable — www.invaluable.com/catalog/67cmv11cug
Live Auctioneers — www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/139883_original-posters-ussr-and-palestine-propaganda

→ This extraordinary collection of Soviet and Palestine posters was acquired by our seller during his trips to the USSR and Lebanon in the 1960s and 1970s. 

In March 1969, the seller joined a UK delegation of the National Union of Students on a visit to the USSR. During his stay in Moscow, Leningrad and Tallinn, he acquired some of the posters. Later that year, he wrote to the Soviet authorities who sent several parcels of posters to him at university. 

The Palestinian posters were obtained in Summer 1971 when the seller travelled to the Middle East to apply for a postgraduate course at the American University in Beirut. On arrival he realised the university was not fully functioning due to the unstable and rapidly deteriorating political and military situation. He stayed in Beirut for two months then visited Syria, Jordan and Israel, returning home via Beirut. At the time, he considered becoming a journalist so arranged an interview with Bassam Abu Sharif, the spokesperson for the PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine). During this meeting he was given many of the posters that form this collection. The new symbol of the PFLP was adopted in May 1969 and these posters are among the earliest published by the Palestinian resistance.

Auction Preview now open at our gallery until 1pm on Saturday:
AntikBar Poster Auction Preview photos1 – video clips and more images available on our social media (links given below).

Lot of the Day (scroll down to follow us also on social media for more image features in the lead up to this auction)

1 BeatCompetition2 a PopularFront LiberationPalestine
3 a GeneralMotors ConceptCar Chrysler
4 a GaleriesLafayette Children5 a BillGraham RockMusic SanFrancisco
6 a CigarettesSaphir ArtNouveau7 a Lot PolishAirline Dog
8 a OriginalSin Cider MsVeronique9 a Solidarity
10 a Guinness Fireman
11 a TierparkBerlin Zoo Elephants12 a MonteCarlo DivingGirl
13 a GoodCitizens AbrahamLincoln14 a DavidBowie LetsDance
15 a TheOtherWoman 16 a Fougasse CarelessTalk WWII
17 a Soviet USSR Construction Propaganda Poster AntikBar Auction 
**AUCTION TODAY!**

In The News:

ATG Preview Issue 2390 AntikBar Poster Auction 11 May 2019 Our upcoming auction featured by the Antiques Trade Gazette on their Previews page (p.32)   

Visit our website Auction Page and follow us on social media for more auction images and updates:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AntikBar
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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AntikBar.co.uk
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/antikbar.co.uk/
WordPress: https://antikbarposters.wordpress.com/   

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

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

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).

Visit us at The Decorative Fair, London (24-29 January)

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AntikBar will be participating again at the Decorative Fair, at Stand A14a. London’s most popular decorative event is held three times a year (Winter, Spring, Autumn) at The Evolution Marquee in leafy Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ. We look forward to seeing you!

Please click here for a free printable e-invitation to visit us at this event.

Antiques and 20th Century Design – “The Fair is fun, fashionable and its worldwide reputation, established [in 1985], entices international trade and retail buyers, interior designers and private customers seeking unique and unusual furnishings and quirky accessories for decorating schemes.
Selvedge – The Fair brings “a host of wide ranging and interesting dealers and their wares together. Not to be missed for anyone searching for an unusual treasure.”

Opening Hours:
12noon-8pm on Tuesday 24 January
11am-8pm on Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 January
11am-7pm on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 January
11am-6pm on Sunday 29 January

A free shuttle bus provided by the Decorative Fair will run between Sloane Square and Battersea Park. There are limited free parking spaces just outside the marquee (use the Chelsea Bridge Gate entrance), with pay and display parking areas inside the Park. Click here for more information given by the Friends of Battersea Park.

Please contact us to join our e-newsletter mailing list and to request a complimentary ticket to visit us at the Fair.

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Browse 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
WordPress: https://antikbarposters.wordpress.com/

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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In the Spotlight – Smirnoff “The Effect is Shattering”

smirnoff-accountancy  These original vintage Smirnoff advertising posters are part of the 1970s campaign by the London-based Young and Rubican agency, which aimed to promote thesmirnoff-friends 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 rules on alcohol advertising led by the government and the Advertising smirnoff-kama-sutraStandards Authorities in 1975.
 

These posters are all available at starting prices of £10 at our Original Vintage Poster Auction this Saturday (8 October). Click here for more information with links to view our catalogue and register to bid via LiveAuctioneers or The Saleroom.

 

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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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Travel Back in Time: Sail Away, Sail Away, Sail Away…

As part of our “travel back in time” series, here’s a look at some stunning poster designs promoting travel by ship during the early to mid 20th century. This breathtaking 1931 L’Atlantique poster by Adolphe Mouron Cassandre (1901-1968) starts us off on our journey; little can beat the timeless appeal of the artwork by one of the greatest poster designers:

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Whether advertising ferry services, short voyages or long distance cruising holidays, shipping companies looked to beat competition and entice people to travel the high seas with them to reach their destinations and discover new lands in luxurious comfort. Although flying took over as a more viable option for many as a quicker means of travel during the post-war jet age, cruises remained a popular choice as holidays in themselves, offering trips ashore and the opportunity to relax and unwind through the variety of on-board facilities and entertainment.

One of the world’s largest shipping companies, Hamburg-America Line (established 1847; now Hapag-Lloyd), initially offered cruises to Europe and North America before expanding its operations to cover all continents. These 1930s posters advertising the Hamburg-Amerika Linie were designed by German artist, Albert Fuss (1889-1969):

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The classic 1930s Art Deco style in the use of bold text and colours is captured wonderfully in these posters promoting far-flung cruises to exotic countries and short-hop ferry rides:

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This rare and very large poster for Cunard White Star featuring their flagship ocean liner launched in 1934, R.M.S. Queen Mary (now moored in California as a museum and hotel), with the slogan “America this year!” above the city skyline that’s almost dwarfed by the vast ship, really captures the essence of the era:

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During the Second World War, many passenger cruise ships were taken over for the use of troops, supplies and other wartime services. The Normandie was one such ship: This French ocean liner was built for the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique as the most powerful steam turbo-electric-propelled passenger ship ever built and the most luxurious and largest ocean liner afloat at the time, rivalled only by the RMS Queen Mary. After being seized in New York by the Americans during World War Two and renamed USS Lafayette, the liner caught fire in 1942 while being converted into a troop ship and was scrapped in 1946. This 1985 printer’s proof poster commemorates 50 years since her launch:

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This ocean liner, SS Roma, was built in 1926 and taken over by the Italian Navy for conversion into an aircraft carrier in 1939 for World War Two, renamed Aquila. In 1943 she was seized by the German forces and was partially sunk at Genoa by Italian two-men torpedoes in 1945. She was finally scrapped in 1951/2. The rather majestic design of this 1920s poster serves as a good reminder of the ship’s more celebrated launch years: 

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After the War, advertising during the 1950s-1960s returned in glorious mid-century style technicolour promising festivities and fun on board, providing passengers a chance to fully enjoy their holiday time travelling by ship rather than by plane:

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Click on the image links above or visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk for more information on this selection and to browse all our original vintage posters. For more updates, follow us on:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AntikBar
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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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