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In The Spotlight: Cultural Revolution Propaganda Posters

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Unite For Victory (1971)

The Great Proletariat Cultural Revolution in China (1966-1976) was launched by the founding father of the Chinese Communist Party, Chairman Mao (Mao Zedong; 1893-1976), following the political and economic failure of his Great Leap Forward campaign (1958-1962).

Dynamic propaganda posters were produced to reach the masses, often featuring images of the leader with workers, soldiers, large red flags and slogans in bold red text.

Below are a few of our original vintage posters from the period (click on the images for more information):

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Charge Courageously (1965)   Wipe Out The Enemy (1965)

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PLA: Be A Fierce Tiger On Land, Flood Dragon On Water (1965)

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Unite Against US Aggression (1970) People’s Militia Victory (1970)

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Landscape Surveyors (1972)   Young Athletes (1970s) 

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Rigorous Military Training (1972)   The Road Of Dazhai (1965)

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New Strides In Agriculture (1977)  Sino-Soviet Border Conflict (1970)

Visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk for more original vintage Chinese propaganda posters and to browse our variety of other posters from around the world (travel, sport, propaganda, war, advertising and movie posters), available online with worldwide delivery and at our gallery:

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)

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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)   

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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).

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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100 Year Anniversary of the 1917 October Revolution in Posters

PC0197_1_mThe twentieth century was shaped by several key global events. One of them – the 1917 October Revolution in Russia – led to the creation of a completely new social structure, government and system of beliefs. The events of the Russian Revolution have been described in many books and portrayed in films but very few documents that bear true witness to this era have managed to carry through the essence of the dramatic changes and immense struggle between the old and the new to today. Posters are one of the few documents that have survived as silent visual yet very vocal witnesses to the events that tore the country in half and led to the formation of the USSR (the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics also known as the Soviet Union – Союз Советских Социалистических Республик or СССР). Historic memorabilia from that time is very rare as paper was scarce and, as such, these original posters from the period are highly collectable.

After the October Revolution in 1917, the Bolshevik government was faced with the task of swaying a largely illiterate population to its side in the resulting Russian Civil War and beyond. Posters proved to be an ideal medium to deliver their message using bold and striking designs with minimum text. The imagery clearly distinguished the ‘bad guys’ from the ‘good guys’ and instructed the people on what to do and how to fight the enemy. As the country established itself, poster art grew more sophisticated and the government further developed this means of propaganda art and the print runs increased. Due to this proven effectiveness, the Soviet Union became one of the few countries where artists PP0399_1_mwere specifically trained as poster designers.

The unique combination of striking artwork, powerful imagery and important social history makes these posters of great interest to collectors. A growth in nostalgia and reconciliation with the country’s past is resulting in more demand for high-end posters from the Soviet Union’s early 1917-1939 period as well as the more affordable period from the 1960s to the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s.

A few of our original vintage Soviet posters will be displayed in our gallery from 25 October to 7 November for this centenary and all are available to view online at www.AntikBar.co.uk and at our gallery on request. Click on the images featured below for more information on this slideshow selection:

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3rd anniversary of the Vseobuch Red Army military training for conscripts (1921)

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October – Ten Days That Shook The World movie poster for the groundbreaking silent film by Sergei Eisenstein (Y. Ruklevsky, 1927)

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Mikhail Frunze (1885-1925): Bolshevik leader during the 1917 Revolution and Red Army commander during the Russian Civil War (1920s) 

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Shock brigade of the world’s proletariat Proletarians of all countries, defend (G. Klutsis, 1930s)

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Progress of collectivisation in Uzbekistan (Z. Ratem, 1931)

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Let’s build a powerful Soviet airship “Klim Voroshilov” (A. Deineka, 1931)

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Five year plan (Abramovich, 1932)

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“There is nothing that the Bolsheviks can’t conquer” Stalin (P. Karachentsov, 1937)

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Constitution of the USSR (El Lissitsky, 1937)

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All Soviet people will vote for further strengthening of our glorious Red Army and Navy! (V. Stenberg, 1938)

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They Wanted Peace / The Great Dawn movie poster (P. Finogin, 1938)

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Movie poster for a film about Valery Chkalov (1904-1938): awarded hero pilot of the Soviet Union (1941)

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Long live the XXVI anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution! We will win (M.A. Gordon, E.P. Efimov, 1943)

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Collective farmers of Siberia! More bread to the Soviet country! (V. Klimashin, 1946)

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Increase steel production to make our country stronger! 25.4 million tonnes of steel in 1950 (V. Klimashin, 1946)

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Soviet warrior, be an excellent skier! (E. Maloletkov, 1953)

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Sport in the USSR – Sport of millions! (I. Toidze, 1956)

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Communists always ahead! (1956)

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Live, work and fight like Lenin! (V. Suryaninov, 1958)

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“…Everywhere and in everything the name of Lenin is with us…” V. Mayakovsky (I. Ippolitov, 1959)

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Pravda “Lenin is with us, eternal and majestic, his thoughts, words and deeds spread through the galaxy” V. Mayakovsky (N. Dolgorukov, 1960s) 

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Printer’s proof for Pravda (V. Klimashin, 1960)

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Glory to the Great October! (A. Antonchenko, 1960)

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Every new record – new glory for our motherland! (D. Pyatkin, M. Strezhenov, 1960)

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People and party are united! (V. Ivanov, 1961)

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Forward with the party of Lenin! (K. Ivanov, 1961)

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The people and the army are united! (L. Golovanov, 1961)

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With the name of Lenin! (I. Solovyov, 1962)

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Glory to the USSR! (M. Solovyov, 1964)

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We are first in space Let’s be first in the chemical industry!  (V. Koretsky, 1964)

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Long live the socialist revolution! (B. Kalensky, 1966)

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Time works for communism 1917-1967 (L. Levshunova, 1967)

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The sport and youth of the country are uniquely united! (R. Suryaninov, 1968)

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Riders Of The Revolution movie poster (A. Lemeshchenko, 1968)

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The most human person (V. Ivanov, 1969)

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“All education should aim to nurture communist morale in the youth” V.I. Lenin (V. Suryaninov, 1969)

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Our ideological foundation is Marxism-Leninism Our goal is communism (E. Briskin, 1969)

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Victory of communism is unavoidable (I. Kustov, 1971)

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Victory of communism is unavoidable (I. Kustov, 1971)

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…Revolution has a beginning, but revolution has no end! (V. Koretsky, 1972)

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The Warsaw Pact is a dependable shield of socialism (A. Adashev, 1975)

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“The teachings of Marx are ever powerful because they are right!” V.I. Lenin (E. Artsunyan, 1976)

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To new achievements in the name of victorious communism! (I. Toidze, 1976)

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Glory to Soviet science! XXV Congress of the Communist Party of the USSR (V. Viktorov, 1976)

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RVS RevVoyenSoviets movie poster (A. Ulymov, 1977)

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Steadily increase the efforts in the fight for stable peace! (D. Filatov, 1977)

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Our socialist republic of Soviets will stand firm, like the torch of international socialism and as an example in front of the working masses (B. Reshetnikov, 1977)

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1918 1978 You were born under a red flag in the troublesome year… (V. Viktorov, 1978)

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Personal five year plan to mark the 110th anniversary of Lenin’s birth! (I. Kominarets, 1979)

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23 February – Soviet Red Army and Navy day (V. Fekliev, 1984)

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The young will carry on the tradition! 50th anniversary of the Stakhanovite movement (Y. Poltoran, 1984)

In addition to over 500 Soviet posters, we also stock a selection of historical newspapers, constructivist magazines and books including:

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ROSTA: Lenin’s letter (1919)

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Booklet: Proletariat leader of peasants (1925)

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Intourist travel brochure: Visit the USSR (1930s)

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Magazine: USSR in Construction (one of a series, 1930)

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Magazine: Za Rulem (back cover Stenberg Brothers, 1931)

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Pravda newspaper (G. Klutsis, 1933)

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Izvestia newspaper (1937)

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RussianRevolution FeatureWall Exhibition

HistoryOfCommunism  Twitter feature by @HOCommunism

RussianArtCulture Event listed by Russian Art + Culture

LAPADA Soviet Exhibition Event listed by LAPADA 

A few of our Soviet posters on display at Bentley & Skinner‘s “Faberge and the Russian Revolution” exhibition, open 7-11 November:
B&S exhibition

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Visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to view all our original vintage posters from around the world (cinema, travel, advertising, sport, war, propaganda), available online with worldwide delivery, or visit us at our gallery:

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

For more News & Events, images and 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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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:

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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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