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AntikBar Poster Auction + London Underground guest speaker talk


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

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

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

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

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


Lot of the Day:

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

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

Antiques Trade Gazette:

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



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

+ 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), with worldwide delivery. 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).




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.”

“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… 


Visit 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

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).


A 21st Century Grand Tourist

We love this great example of a stunning home designed around a collection of art and antiques, including original vintage posters:

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“Edward’s collection of vintage posters (Fritz Lang’s Metropolis broods over the hall) may have been overpowering but Philippa was careful to choose gutsy 1940s antiques with enough presence to match the boldness of the Deco artworks…”

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Caption: “For vintage posters try www.AntikBar.co.uk

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Read the full article in the October 2013 issue of Homes & Gardens magazine, pages 72 to 81.

Posters are a great way to add colour and an individually unique statement to any room of the home or office, including a cinema room, child’s playroom and holiday retreat, and they can be suited to the size and budget as required. The variety of subjects and styles in poster design make them adaptable to any interior design, from contemporary to traditional, and perfect as a gift. Original vintage posters are also highly collectible and are recognised as a sound art investment. As antique and vintage items, they are also eco-friendly.

AntikBar is a London-based online business specialising in original vintage posters covering a variety of subjects – travel, advertising, sport, cinema, war and propaganda – from around the world, mainly from the late 1800s to 1970s. We attend fairs and events throughout the year and offer worldwide delivery, collection advice, consultancy and search on demand services for collectors, individual clients and interior designers. We will be at the next Decorative Fair from 1-6 October and at the Spirit of Christmas Fair from 5-10 November; further information on these events are listed on our News & Events page.

You can also follow us at:

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).

Quick News Bite


NEW: You can now browse “by price” on the AntikBar website. More updates and product listings will be coming soon.

Save the Date: AntikBar will be at the Spring Decorative Fair in Battersea Park from 23-28 April. A notice will be posted on the News & Events page nearer the time with full details on this popular event.

Follow us for our Poster of the Day tweets/pins, further information and news bites, invitations and free tickets to events etc. at:

Website: http://www.AntikBar.co.uk
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/antikbar
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/antikbar
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/antikbar.co.uk


Spotlight on Marilyn Monroe

PC0394_1_m  Q: Love Marilyn?
The National Portrait Gallery in London is celebrating one of the world’s greatest stars in their current exhibition, Marilyn Monroe: A British Love Affair.

PC0189_1_m  A: Love your very own Marilyn!
An ideal gift idea or a stunning addition to your home or office; here are our original vintage posters featuring this famous icon, which you can order with worldwide delivery via the AntikBar website:

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Visit www.AntikBar.co.uk to browse our wide collection of cinema, sport, travel, advertising, propaganda and war posters and contact us if you have any specific search requests or queries. Also check the Latest Products page for more additions, including some more recently acquired Marilyn Monroe posters…

Quick Reminder: AntikBar will be at the Spirit of Christmas Fair, Olympia in London this week, from Tuesday 30 October to Sunday 4 November at Stand B69. Visit the News & Events page for more information and 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).

Original Vintage Posters

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair, 2-7 October 2012

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

The Fair is fun, fashionable and its worldwide reputation, established over 25 years, entices international trade and retail buyers, interior designers and private customers seeking unique and unusual furnishings and quirky accessories for decorating schemes. 

Opening hours: 12noon-8pm on Tuesday 2nd; 11am-8pm on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th; 11am-7pm on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th; 11am-6pm on Sunday 7th. Contact us in advance if you would like a free entry ticket for two or follow this link to print out an eticket. A free shuttle bus will run between Sloane Square and Battersea Park. Full information at: www.decorativefair.com

Save the Dates: As a regular exhibitor, AntikBar will also be participating at this fair in 2013; the confirmed dates are from 22-27 January (Winter) and 23-28 April (Spring). A full list of Upcoming Fairs & Events for 2013 will be posted on the News & Events page nearer the time.

(Featured Image: For London Direct Qantas, 1960s – http://www.antikbar.co.uk/product_detail/?pId=1604)

About Us


AntikBar is the London gallery specialising in original vintage posters from around the world: travel, advertising, sport, cinema, war, propaganda. We offer worldwide delivery, collection advice, consultancy and search on demand services for collectors, individual clients, interior designers, museums and other institutions, as well as linen backing and poster restoration services with our partners at Poster Mountain in California. Visit our books website for our collection of books and ephemera primarily from the 1920s-1930s. We take part in various events during the year and host regular poster auctions, exhibitions and other events at our gallery.

AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers Association (IVPDA), UK Posters Network and the Association of Art and Antique Dealers (LAPADA).

AntikBar Gallery: 404 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ
Website: www.AntikBar.co.uk
Linen Backing & Restoration Services: www.antikbar.co.uk/poster_restoration/
AntikBar Auctions: www.antikbar.co.uk/antikbar-auctions/
AntikBar Books: https://antikbarbooks.co.uk/

For more news, features, images and updates, follow @AntikBar / @AntikBar.co.uk on:

Twitter: www.twitter.com/antikbar
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/antikbar
Instagram: www.instagram.com/antikbar.co.uk
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/antikbar.co.uk
AntikBar Books on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AntikBarBooks/


About Us

KKalininPhotoKirill Kalinin, Founder of AntikBar: “My interest in original vintage poster art and graphic design started in 1993 when I saw an exhibition poster for The Great Utopia: The Russian and Soviet Avant-Garde 1915-1932 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The boldness and sheer visual impact of the image, the composition and bold, bright colours made a lasting impression on me and I decided to look into acquiring some works from that period. After several years of collecting, I founded AntikBar as an online gallery in 2010. Due to increasing demand from clients wishing to view our posters between fairs, we opened our gallery on the King’s Road in 2016.”

Posters are a true form of art with a purpose as they were designed to deliver a particular message through striking designs. These original vintage posters were created to grab the attention of passers-by, presenting artists with the challenge of condensing the message or a concept into a precise, short visual and written form in a single artwork. They are important items of social history that capture the essence of the time they were printed. Original vintage posters are recognised as a sound art investment that can be enjoyed every day.

Posters were elevated to an art form by French artists at the end of the 19th century. Struggling to make living, they supplemented their income by designing posters. The standards set by the French poster designers raised the bar for other countries and led to a wider acceptance of this media by the art community. Being very topical, posters absorbed and reflected the prevailing and changing art styles and fashions at a rapid pace and became part of the avant-garde art movement.

Practically all of the posters found on our website are lithographs. This is a method of printing that involves carving each colour of the image onto a piece of stone. The poster sheet is then imprinted consecutively with a stone slab for each colour, creating a stunning and rich image. With the exception of silk printing, I believe that other printing techniques do not deliver the same impact of colour as lithography.

Please contact us if you would like some more information and collection advice. We also give talks and have produced an “Introduction to Collecting Posters” booklet, which is available at our gallery and online.


For more information, please visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk
or visit us at our gallery: AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters, 404 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ


Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 11am-5pm / closed on Sundays and bank holidays (please click here for more information, including a virtual tour of our gallery and any upcoming holiday closure dates)

Website: www.AntikBar.co.uk
+ follow @AntikBar on www.twitter.com/antikbar,
www.pinterest.com/antikbar and www.facebook.com/antikbar.co.uk


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