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AntikBar Auction featuring Iconic Propaganda Posters

AntikBar VintagePoster AuctionBanner November2019

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

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& 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).

Fun Travel Poster Quiz – Name The City

As the summer holiday period kicks in, we thought you might like to test your vintage travel poster knowledge with these ten cropped posters depicting different cities from around the world – you simply have to name the city (no cheating…don’t click on the image until you’ve given your answer!):

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PT2079a

PT1884a

PT1745a

PT1827a

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Well done! Give yourself an extra pat on the back if you were able to correctly name any other information, such as the artist, year and name of the airline or railway company that issued the poster.

You can also share this quiz on social media via:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AntikBar
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/AntikBar
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 at:

AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters
404 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ
www.AntikBar.co.uk

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 Auction – Original Vintage Posters Winter Sale

   

Saturday 2 February: Original Vintage Posters Winter Sale

Don’t miss our next auction of over 440 lots featuring a wide variety of original vintage travel, sport, advertising, propaganda, war and movie posters from around the world, many with low starting prices (from £10+).

This live online auction will start at 3pm (UK time) on Saturday 2 February. You can now view our catalogue and register to bid in advance for this auction via:

Live Auctioneers www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/133342_original-vintage-posters-winter-sale
Invaluable www.invaluable.com/catalog/b9tz45oms1
The Saleroom www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10013

The auction preview will be open at our gallery from Wednesday 30 January to 1pm on Saturday 2 February.

banner - antikbar poster auction 2 february 2019 Please visit our Auction page or contact us if you would like any more information, or visit us at:


AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters
404 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ
www.AntikBar.co.uk


Our Lot of the Day features in the lead up to this auction (posted here and on our website and social media pages):

superman greenkryptonite dccomicssmirnoffvodka pilot
3 dirty harry set of 3 clint eastwood posters3 dirty harry set of 3 clint eastwood posters23 dirty harry set of 3 clint eastwood posters3
4 lenin ussr sovietpropaganda5 simplon emil cardinaux
6 usa motorcycle grand prix
7 james bond video game8 loreal fashion scarf
9 Ski Winter Sports Education.jpg10 set of 2 guinness toucan posters
11 set of 4 motivational posters11a set of 4 motivational posters
11c set of 4 motivational posters11b set of 4 motivational posters
12 alfa romeo cars13 set of 8 propaganda posters
14wantedbritishtransportpolice 
15victoriaaustraliaski  16 Mac Fisheries 

Auction Preview now open at our gallery
(until 1pm on Saturday 2 February)
:
antikbarauctionpreviewopen

Auction Reviews

atg maps antikbar auction feb19  “Get lost in some of the excellent maps going under the hammer…” our Winter Sale auction featured by the Antiques Trade Gazette
atg antikbar auction preview buy british jan2019  “Patriotic efforts to support the economy have at various times resulted in campaigns to Buy British…” one of our original vintage 1930s posters featured by the Antiques Trade Gazette (issue 2376, p30)

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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 at www.AntikBar.co.uk 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).

What’s On: Art & Antiques Fair, AntikBar Poster Auction, WWI Exhibition


Save the Dates! We’re looking forward to a busy season ahead, and hope that you will be able to visit us at our upcoming events and at our gallery soon. Click on the images and links below or visit our News & Events page for more information:

 

WWI Who's Absent Is It You  1918-2018 World War One Poster Exhibition
Thursday 1 to Saturday 17 November

 

 

AntikBar WWI Poster Exhibition extended to end November  ** NOTE: Due to the number of visitors and interest we have received, we have decided to extend this exhibition until the end of November. **

To mark the centenary of the First World War, we will be holding an exhibition of original vintage World War One posters at our gallery in support of The Royal British Legion. Our feature display will include war and propaganda posters issued by all sides of the conflict, including the UK, USA, Germany and Russia. Please click here for more information.

AntikBar WWI Poster Exhibition gallery  AntikBar WWI Poster Exhibition seating area 
AntikBar WWI Poster Exhibition feature wall  2

ATG WWI Exhibition “War posters on gallery roll-callExhibition review in the Antiques Trade Gazette (Issue 2362 – Dealers’ Diary p.32)

PW0341_1_m  “To mark the centenary of the WWI, LAPADA Member are hosting an exhibition of original vintage posters issued by all sides of the conflict, and will be making a donation to the Royal British Legion for every poster sold. Visit the exhibition until Nov 17! ” @LAPADAorg post (6/11/18)

ATGNovember2018  “The horror of gas” One of the original WWI posters from our recent auction has been featured this week by the Antiques Trade GazetteThe centenary of the Armistice has been marked by the appearance of some poignant lots at auction revealing the human cost…” (issue 2368, p21)

 

 

 

Our next online auction of 500+ lots features a significant collection of Polish posters and World War One posters, in addition to a wide variety of original vintage travel, sport, advertising, war, propaganda and movie posters from around the world. The auction preview will be open at our gallery from Wednesday 7 to 1pm on Saturday 10 November. Please click here for more information. View our catalogue and register to bid via:

Live Auctioneers
 www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/128998_original-vintage-posters-wwi-and-polish-design/
Invaluable www.invaluable.com/catalog/s8eoij0b5e
The Saleroom https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10012

Our Lot of the Day features are posted below and on our website in the lead up to the auction:

LasVegasTWA DavidKlein  2 ADACRennenNurburgring SetOf3CarRacingPosters  
3 Gleneagles LMS Wilkinson
4 BritonsYourCountryNeedsYou WWI  5 Spring Mucha
6 ThoseMagnificentMenInTheirFlyingMachines  7 Churchill WWII
8 AnchorLine
9 MagicKarmi JosephHallworth  10 NorthernWinterGames Olympics1922
11 Paris MarcChagall 

12 TheFruitsOfVictory WWI  13 UnearthlyStories Czechoslovakia Starowieyski
14 DefenseNationale WWI
15 JamesBond LiveAndLetDie 007  16 BillGraham Concert 
17 RedRidingHood TheatrePantomime  18 FrankLloydWright 
19 SovietArmyNavyAirForce
20 BewarePoison ROSPA21 PolandSkiing
22 MercedesBenz220
23 YWCA24 JimiHendrix Swierzy
25 USNavy WWI  26 VisitIndia TajMahal
27 AlbertKlijn
28 CasinoDeParis  29 RussianWarLoan WWI 
AntikBar Poster Auction 3pm 10November

 

ATG AntikBar Poster Auction 10November2018  Auction Preview featuring our 1897 Art Nouveau decorative advertising poster by Louis John Rhead in the Antiques Trade Gazette (Issue 2365 p.28)

AntikBar AuctionPreview PosterAuction 7Nov18 The preview for our Original Vintage Poster Auction is open at our gallery until 1pm on Saturday 10 November. This live online auction will start at 3pm (UK time) on LiveAuctioneers, Invaluable and TheSaleroom on 10 November. www.antikbar.co.uk/antikbar-auctions

 

 

Monday 29 October to Sunday 4 November
Stand 17, Gallery Level, Olympia Exhibition Centre, London

 

This fair is being held at the same time and in the same venue as the Spirit of Christmas Fair and the Luxury Travel Fair, and “is the last important art and antiques fair before Christmas offering an extraordinary choice for creating stylish interiors, unique gifts and inspiring collections.” Please click here for more information, including opening hours and complimentary tickets.

AntikBar Stand17 Olympia set up  Set up complete! We look forward to welcoming you to our Stand 17 at the 2018 Winter Olympia Art & Antiques Fair this week. Click here for more information and complimentary tickets, or visit our gallery at AntikBar, 404 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ.

pt0666_1_m Olympia Fair Review: our To London by Jet Clipper Pan Am poster by Aaron Fine featured by BIG Magazine (issue 4, Art p35)

 


We have also been busy uploading our latest acquisitions to our website, which you can browse at www.antikbar.co.uk/latest_products …with more coming soon! 

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

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

For more News & Events, images and updates, follow us on:

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

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:

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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Don’t miss our next Original Vintage Posters Auction on Saturday 22 April

WebsiteBannerApril2017  Our next Original Vintage Poster Auction will be held on Saturday 22 April, starting online at 3pm (UK time). A preview will be open at our gallery from Wednesday 19 April until 12 noon on Saturday 22 April.

Please visit Live Auctioneers or The Saleroom to view our catalogue and register to bid.

Live Auctioneers: https://new.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/100863_original-vintage-posters
The Saleroom: https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10005

This auction features a wide variety of c.500 items from around the world: travel, sport, advertising, cinema, war and propaganda posters from the early 1900s to the 1980s. Highlights include Moscow and Munich Olympic Games posters, punk, rock and pop music posters, art exhibition posters, and sets of political and propaganda posters. New and experienced collectors and dealers will benefit from our low starting prices with no reserves. We offer worldwide delivery.

Please contact us if you would like any more information or visit us at our gallery:

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

Lot of the Day:

Art Nouveau Exhibition  Munich Olympics
Poems On The Underground
Cuba fruit  Early Ireland
Highgate London Transport  Badminton Denmark
Mao China
Jaffa Oranges Health  Peace
Coke Pop Art  Monty Python
St Moritz
5OClockTea  Thatcher Upset Her
Bob Dylan  Wales Arts Books
Vogue Tights
WOMAD Festival
  Air India Wanted
Marilyn Monroe  Ticino Switzerland

David Bowie
WW1 Poetry
  Hans Christian Anderson Denmark
Los Angeles Olympics  Marmets Baby Prams
Cyrk
  Sex Pistols
Marx Engels Lenin

Olympics Dachshund dog  Crunchie Taste Bomb rockets
Hitchcock The Birds

Auto Show  Petty Girls
Fidel Castro  Apples Pear Empire
Chinese propaganda  Napoli
The Modern Spirit 
Elvis

Preview open Wednesday 19 April 
until 12noon on Saturday 22 April:
Auction Preview

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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:

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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Health and Safety First!

We all know that health and safety is important but sometimes we need a little reminder… Here are a few of our original vintage posters from around the world aimed at promoting good health and safety practice, from listening out for cars and trains at crossings and saying “no” to drugs to encouraging children to clean their teeth and eat a balanced diet:

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PP0034_1_m  PP0335_1_m

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PP0314  PA0232_1_m

PP0311_1_m  PW0119_1_m

PP0375_1_m  PP0297_1_m

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PP0310_1_m  PP0306_1_m

PA0892_1_m  PA0167_1_m

PA0683_1_m  PA0969_1_m

PP0249_1_m  PP0302_1_m (1)

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PP0290_1_m  PP0289_1_m

PA0981_1_m  PA0982_1_m

…and there’s more…! Visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters and, 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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Posters, Loud and Clear

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

Philips Autoradio 1950s

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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