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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)
:
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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)

Click the links below to follow us on social media for more news, images and updates:

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


AntikBar Poster Auction + London Underground guest speaker talk

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ORIGINAL VINTAGE POSTER AUCTION – 1 JULY 2017
FEATURING A COLLECTION OF LONDON UNDERGROUND POSTERS
+ ‘ART ON THE UNDERGROUND’ GUEST SPEAKER TALK ON 22 JUNE

LU Royal Academy  Che.jpg  LU Chinatown  Man Ray

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: 

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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
Oberehnheim
LU Piccadilly Circus  Monte Carlo
Lenin  Birds
LU Children Anarchy  James Bond Octopussy
Munich Olympics Horse  
USSR Map
LU Oranges Lemons  Steam Engine
Chinese Sports  Holiday Land
LU Cricket  Pearson

Antiques Trade Gazette:
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[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 

 

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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).

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Introduction to Collecting Posters + Original Vintage Posters Auction

Wednesday 5 October:
Introduction to Collecting Posters Talk

collecting-posters-cover  We would like to invite you to our next talk on collecting posters, which will include a brief history of posters, covering some of the main art styles and collectible subjects with an explanation of printing techniques. We 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.

collecting-posters-p23  Collecting Posters p8  SkiSale_Christies_May2017 

On: Wednesday 5 October from 7-8pm
At: AntikBar, 404 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ

Tickets cost £5 (includes a copy of our information booklet and welcome drink). Places are limited. Tickets are available to purchase via our website and at our gallery.

 

Saturday 8 October:
Original Vintage Posters Auction
(with preview)

antikbar-online-auction  This talk is being held to accompany our next Original Vintage Posters Auction on Saturday 8 October, which will offer a wide selection of subjects and styles – travel, advertising, cinema, sport, war and propaganda – from around the world. New and experienced collectors and dealers will benefit from our low starting prices with no reserves, from only £5+.

Please visit our page on LiveAuctioneers or The Saleroom to view our catalogue and register to bid.

The auction will start at 4pm (UK time) on Saturday 8 October. A preview will be available at our gallery from 5-8 October (until 2pm on the day of the auction).

pc0373_1_m  – Auction News: our original vintage cinema poster by Rene Gruau for the Fellini movie La Dolce Vita featured by the Antiques Trade Gazette

kompass-rbth-events  – Event Listing: our auction with images of a few of the original vintage Soviet Russian posters featured by The Kompass (RBTH)

Lot of the Day:

cyrk-horse  the-glen 

aba

redarmy  mattress

brownbigelow

disneyland  ww1-war-savings

colorado  cairo

zenith  goodyear

boiled-water  rome

 

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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:

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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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.]

Photos

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:

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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Collecting Vintage Ski Posters

 

“With the ski season in full swing, our expert’s guide to buying #vintage #ski posters is an essential read for fans of the sport – whether you’re hitting the nursery or black runs…” This article was originally featured in the January 2016 issue of Antique Collecting magazine:

Vintage poster expert Kirill Kalinin, is the founder of AntikBar.Kirill Kalinin His passion for original vintage poster art and graphic design started in 1993 when he saw the posters at The Great Utopia: The Russian and Soviet Avant-Garde 1915-1932 exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. After collecting for several years he decided to become a dealer. Here he reveals why collectors of ski posters continue to be drawn to the slopes.

Skiing is one of the most popular winter sports and it’s not difficult to understand why. The thrill of speeding down a mountain, simply meandering down gently or just enjoying a drink on a terrace near the slopes is very appealing.  The clean, fresh air and beautiful white snow glistening in the sun under a blue sky in a picturesque mountain setting leaves a lasting impression and can become highly addictive.

MAIN PICIn the early days, skiing was a very exclusive sport, available only to those who lived near the mountains or could afford the luxury of a costly travel, basic equipment and ski guides.  Over the years the sport has become more accessible while still managing to retain a glamorous allure.  This stylish and romantic notion of skiing was particularly well captured in posters printed to advertise winter resorts.

Posters were the only way to reach an audience on a global scale up to the 1960s.  Printed by the government tourist agencies, railways and individual resorts, these advertisements were sent out to travel agencies and embassies worldwide, to be displayed on the walls and largely discarded after use. Luckily some of these artworks survived and they remain as eye-catching today as they were all those years ago, still beaming the joy, glory and fun of winter sports and pleasures of an alpine holiday.

Colourful, dynamic, glamorous, and stylish, posters make for an excellent investment, ideal for decorating chalets and, back home, act as a stunning reminder of a memorable trip.  The popularity of certain resorts, and the fact some areas are more desirable and expensive than others, is reflected in poster prices. Swiss posters remain the most valuable, especially for destinations like St. Moritz, Gstadt and Zermatt. France is closely behind with steady demand for vintage posters featuring  Chamonix, Corcheval and Mont Blanc.  Austria closes the top three with a rising demand for general skiing posters and destinations like Zug being much sought after. On average, if you were to look at the results of the annual ski poster sale at Christie’s, prices have risen nearly 30 percent per annum in the last nine years.

Ski poster prices are also influenced by the artist and style of the artwork. Demand for Art Deco and mid-century posters remains strong as they manage to capture the glamorous side of the sport at its best and display well in modern interiors.  Posters designed by Emil Cardinaux, Martin Peikert, Edouard Elzingre and Roger Broders, among other ‘big name’ and great ski poster artists, usually fetch impressive results at auction.  Condition is an important factor in price appreciation although minor defect can be skilfully mended by a professional restorer.

What to look for

It’s always advisable to buy from a reputable dealer or auction house.  Whether you’re looking for one or two posters to decorate your home, or you’re considering starting a collection, posters are an enjoyable investment that will bring you aesthetic dividends on a daily basis.

Posters that feature trains or planes and mountain scenes also appeal to a wider collector’s market and tend to be in good demand.

Overall, try focusing on strong stylish designs by well-known artists. These posters are more likely to continue achieving high prices in the long term. The entry level prices for original vintage posters start at around £300, a cost that is comparable to a skiing holiday; the difference being that you can enjoy your poster hanging on your wall all year round.Swiss PIC 1

This 1960s’ Swissair Skiing Winter Holidays, which costs £375, and features ‘the world’s greatest ski lift’ would be a good level entry design. Designed by Max Schneider and printed in Switzerland, it shows a skier speeding down with the flags of Switzerland, Italy, Austria and France incorporated in the text.

Hit and Swiss

pic 1An original vintage poster for the Piz Nair skiing area in St Moritz, Switzerland – Schweiz – Suisse – Svizzera. It features a fantastic modernist design with a red cable car (10,000 ft / 3057m) in front of a stylised sun with the text between and below spiral lines. The Piz Nair mountain overlooks St Moritz and lies in the Engadin ski region, which hosted the alpine skiing events during the 1948 Winter Olympics. The artwork is by Wolfgang Hausmann. Farblithografie, Druck J.E. Wolfensberger, Zurich. Very good condition, backed on linen, c. 1950, size 64 x 101cm.

French fancy

pic 2Another original vintage poster for the Semaine Internationale de Ski du Mont Blanc, du 30 Janvier au 4 Fevrier 1951 (International Skiing Week, Mont Blanc, 30 January to 4 February 1951). Chamonix, Les Contamines, St Gervais, Les Houches, Megeve. It features the dynamic image, in shades of blue and white, of a skier racing down the slope wearing the number 1. Good condition, restored, creases and tears, backed on linen. 1951, artist: E Lancaster, size 101.5 x 64cm.

Austrian attraction

pic 3Original vintage poster for Austria reading Autriche: Neige, Feerie, Beaute: (Austria: Snow, Enchantment, Beauty). By the Austrian artist, Hermann Kosel (1896-1983), it features a snowy scene with people wrapped up warmly with blankets riding in a traditionally-decorated sleigh pulled by two horses. The background shows skiers, a church spire and snow covered chalets on the mountains. Printed in Austria, for the Austrian Federal Government by Bruder Rosenbaum, Vienna. 1947, size 94.5 x 63.5cm.

More information

Read the full article in the Antique Collecting magazine’s Guide to Collecting Memorabilia at www.antique-collecting.co.uk/collecting-vintage-ski-posters (January 2016)

Visit also www.antikbar.co.uk/original_vintage_skiing_posters
and browse our current collection of ski and winter sports posters at www.antikbar.co.uk/products/ski_posters

Links to featured images: Swissair Skiing Winter Holidays, 1960s / Innsbruck Winter Olympics, 1976 / St Moritz Piz Nair, c. 1950

Please contact us if you have any specific search requests. 

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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 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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Slideshow: Summer Fun in the Sun!

Sunshine, sea and sandy beaches around the world:

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PT0715_1_m (1)   PT0717_1_m

PT0395_1_m   PT0386_1_m

PT0612_1_m   PT0712_1_m

PT0552_1_m   PT0351_1_m

PT0772_1_m   PT0290_1_m

PT0608_1_m   PT0810_1_m

PT0817 _1_m   PT0750_1_m

PT0503_1_m   PT0785_1_m

PT0276_1_m   PT0595_1_m

PS0357_1_m   PT0849_1_m

PT0686_1_m   PT0596

PT0455_1_m   PT0680_1_m

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PT0632_1_m   PT0590_1_m

PT0830_1_m   PT0310_1_m

PT0805_1_m   PT0829_1_m

PT0554_1_m   PT0836_1_m

PT0453_1_m   PT0531_1_m

PP0388_1_m   PS0471_1_m

PT0679_1_m   PT0636_1_m

PT0461_1_m   PT0795_1_m

PT0387_1_m   PT0694_1_m

PS0411_1_m    PT0700_1_m

PT0501_1_m   PT0502_1_m

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PT0474_1_m   PT0466_1_m

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PT0665_1_m   PT0592_1_m

PT0677_1_m     PT0504_1_m

PT0831_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
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In the News: “Oh, I do like to be beside a seaside poster worth £5,000: Nostalgia for romantic holiday era creates boom in demand for old posters…

Once fashionable hotspots such as Southport, Blackpool, Scarborough and Bognor Regis may have long lost their status as luxury destinations, but…this does not stop many reminiscing about this bygone age.

A yearning for a more romantic holiday era dominated by wholesome family values has created a wave of nostalgia for old posters of the British seaside. It has also pushed up values of collectable posters by 20 per cent over the past decade.

…collectable travel poster artists of the time are Tom Purvis, Ronald Lampitt, Frank Sherwin, Alan Durman, Edward McKnight Kauffer, Frank Newbould and Norman Wilkinson.

Splashing Out: 
– Until the late Victorian era, holidays were for the wealthy only. Workers were given Sunday off for church, but it was not until near the end of the 19th Century that people started to get Saturday afternoon off too – and the weekend was born. 
– Bathing in sea water was believed to be good for the health and this led to the growth of resorts such as Brighton, Margate, Eastbourne, Blackpool, Southport and Bournemouth. 
– Bognor was granted ‘Regis’ status after King George V convalesced there in the 1920s following lung surgery. 
– A rapidly expanding rail network boosted the appeal of seaside resorts – helped by rail company posters romanticising them. The early 20th Century was the golden age of rail before the mass ownership of cars and the advent of package trips…”

Click here to read the full article by Toby Walne for the Financial Mail on Sunday. Visit www.antikbar.co.uk to browse our whole collection of original vintage posters, including works by notable artists and a wide variety of travel advertising posters from around the UK and the rest of the world.

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Happy Anniversary Cunard! Celebrating 175 Years, 1840-2015

This year the world renowned leading shipping company, Cunard, is celebrating its 175th anniversary. Cunard was founded in 1840 by Samuel Cunard (1787-1865), with the Scottish engineer, Robert Napier (1791-1876), as the British and North American Royal Mail Steam-Packet Company. For the first 30 years the company was frequently awarded the Blue Riband for the fastest passenger cruise liners to cross the Atlantic. In 1934 the company merged with its main rival, White Star Line, to form Cunard White Star Line. In 1950 Cunard bought the remaining 38% and its name reverted to Cunard Line.

Since the Crimean War, Cunard offered its cruise liners as troop ships for active service during war time. The British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill (1874-1965), recognised the support of Cunard during the Second World War in his estimation that their action helped to shorten the war by at least a year.

During the 1950s and 1960s passenger ships faced serious competition from the introduction and popularity of transatlantic jet airliners. Cunard survived by cutting its year-round services to offer luxury holiday cruises and transatlantic voyages instead, which are still popular today; Cunard is now the only shipping company to operate scheduled passenger services across the Atlantic. In addition to its transatlantic cruises, the company also operates a variety of other cruises and tours, from mini cruises to exotic cruises (listed on its website), with its three ships: Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria.

We currently have the following original vintage 1930s Cunard posters in stock advertising the Queen Mary (1934-1967), Laconia (1921-1942) and Britannic (1929-1960). Each one tells its own unique story as a piece of art reflecting a moment in history (click on the images to be directed to our website for more information):

PT0491_1_m  America this Year! This very large and rare 1930s poster for the Queen Mary features a stunning image of the ocean liner towering over the small tug boats with the skyline of New York in the background. Queen Mary took her maiden voyage in 1936 as Cunard’s flagship liner. During World War Two she was converted into a troop ship, resuming her normal transatlantic passenger services after the war. She was retired in 1967 and is now permanently moored as a museum and hotel in California.

PT0681_1_m  Winter Cruises 1937. This beautiful Art Deco poster features reflective silver outlines on the text with an image of the Laconia and three yachts sailing by palm trees on a beach. Laconia took her first round-the-world cruise in 1923. During World War Two she was converted into an armed merchant cruiser; in 1942 she was hit by a U-Boat torpedo and sank near Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean.

PA0849_1_m  The Liverpool Route to USA and Canada, 1930s. Britannic was designed for both summer and winter cruising and fitted in the latest Art Deco furnishings for its launch in 1929 as White Star Line’s first motor ship and Britain’s first motor vessel. In 1930 she offered Caribbean cruises during the winter and serviced the Liverpool to New York route then the London to New York route, becoming the largest liner to sail up the River Thames in 1935. During World War Two she served as a troop ship. After the war she offered Mediterranean cruises and in 1960 she was retired and scrapped; the last ship to fly the White Star Line flag.

PT0685_1_m  I’m taking my family – take yours! Although this is a White Star Line poster (the four funnelled liner shown is most likely the Olympic, launched in 1911 and retired in 1935 after the company merged with Cunard Line), we couldn’t resist including it. The 1930 image of a young girl holding hands with her family of dolls and waving her Passage Ticket up in the air with joy captures the thrill of travelling by cruise liner; this sense of excitement is still felt today by all who choose to sail across the Atlantic rather than fly.

We have more cruise ship and sailing posters listed on our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk, a few of which are also featured on our previous Sail Away blog post.

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AntikBar in the News: Financial Times, The Times and Luxury Living Magazine

header_logo  “Read All About It!” Here’s a round-up of the recent news articles featuring AntikBar‘s original vintage posters:

The past decade has seen a dynamic uplift in demand for vintage ski art, from Art Deco glamour to pop-art skidelica…” says Ming Liu for the weekend edition of the Financial Times, How to Spend It (10/1/15, p47):

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Featured poster:
Piz Nair St Moritz Switzerland

As winter sports enthusiasts flock to resorts across Europe to enjoy the thrill of downhill skiing and snowboarding, prices for vintage ski posters are scaling new heights… While some pieces sell for thousands, good quality original posters can be bought for as little as £200 to £300…” says Claire Carponen for The Times (9/1/15, pp8-9):

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Featured posters:
Ski Mont Blanc
Innsbruck Winter Olympics

Colourful, dynamic, glamourous and stylish – original posters are recognised as a good art investment and an entry into collecting… Article on investing in original posters with a brief history of poster design, including artists, periods and styles, with advice on collecting posters featuring AntikBar, published in the latest issue of Luxury Living Magazine (issue Jan-Feb 2015, pp72-79):

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Featured poster:
London Underground – Shop in Town 

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Featured posters:
Pullman for winter comfort
To Egypt, Ceylon, Burma by Bibby Line
Queen Mary – Cunard White Star

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Featured posters:
Austin Reed Air Force
Britain by Clipper Pan Am

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Featured posters:
Piz Nair ski region Switzerland
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
24 Heures du Mans 1963

Note: see our blog posts below for more skiing posters and an invitation to visit us at the next Decorative Fair from Tuesday 20 to Sunday 25 January.

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Winter Wonderland: A nostalgic swoosh down the slopes, from Austria to Zermatt…

BannerWinter  Skiing posters, like many advertising posters, were originally produced to entice holiday-makers and winter thrill-seekers to resorts and alpine areas. The early- to mid-century skiing posters were often designed by notable artists of the time and are colourful, dynamic, glamorous, nostalgic and stylish, sometimes also fun and quirky. The ones that survived now make for a good investment, ideal for decorating chalets and “back home” as a stunning reminder of a memorable ski trip. Visit our original vintage skiing posters page for more reviews, further information and images.

Get ready for some retro swooshing down the slopes now with a few of our original vintage skiing and winter posters; click on the images below and visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to view our whole collection:

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PS0365_1_m  PS0172_1_m

PA0175_1_m  PT0324_1_m

PT0394_1_m  PS0367_1_m

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PS0358_1_m  PS0190_1_m

PS0113_1_m  PS0330_1_m

PC0262_1_m  PS0173_1_m

PT0193_1_m  PT0312_1_m

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PS0161_1_m  PS0321_1_m

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Upcoming Event –

Banner1  The Winter Decorative Fair in Battersea Park will feature a “chalet chic” foyer theme. We will be taking part in the theme and exhibiting at our usual stand by the hall entrance from Tuesday 20 to Sunday 25 January. We look forward to seeing you! Please visit our News & Events page for more information and contact us or click here for a complimentary invitation to this event.

[The popularity of skiing posters: our full article was originally posted on our blog in June 2013 and updated in February 2014. This update primarily showcases a handful of our currently listed skiing and winter posters. A full update will be posted on our original vintage skiing posters page after Christie’s next Ski Sale in January 2015.]

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