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Original Vintage Poster Auction – General Sale

Original Vintage Posters – General Sale
Saturday 13 November

Our last auction of the year will be held on Saturday 13 November starting online at 2pm (UK time). This live online auction features a wide variety of original vintage posters from around the world including travel, advertising, sport, war, propaganda and movie posters.

You can now view our catalogue and register to bid online in advance via: 

— Easy Live Auction at www.easyliveauction.com/auctioneers/antikbar/   
— Invaluable
 at www.invaluable.com/catalog/7whhy3si56    
— Live Auctioneers at www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/222586_original-vintage-posters-general-sale/  
— The Saleroom at www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10025   

The auction preview will be open by appointment only. Our popular Lot of the Day features are posted on our website and social media (links below) in the lead up to this auction. We offer in-house postage worldwide for items won in our auctions. Click here for more information. 


In The News:

— Auction review by DecoMag: “If you’re on the hunt for interesting artworks or want to start a collection, don’t miss AntikBar’s November online auction. You could just grab yourself a one-of-a-kind bargain…”

Antiques Trade Gazette Auction Previews (p29 issue 2516): “The sale at poster specialist AntikBar on November 13 includes this original 1938 stone lithograph for Mossant hats…by Leonetto Cappiello now often called ‘the father of modern advertising’ because of his innovation in poster design…”

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).

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!):











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

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).





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).

Posters In The News

…a few quick News Bites:

  50 Year Anniversary – 007

AntikBar’s original vintage Dr No poster is featured in the November 2012 issue of British GQ (James Bond Special), pp268-269: “Wonderwall…Hang It Up!” (This poster sold at the Autumn Decorative Fair but more James Bond posters are available; please contact us or browse the cinema pages.) 

  Collecting Art for Children’s Rooms

Homes & Interiors feature in the latest edition of Angels and Urchins on the inspirational choices available and benefits of collecting bright and vibrant artwork with the potential to increase in value to decorate your child’s room, such as original vintage posters: 

“In the quest to perfect our children’s rooms we often overlook the very thing which brings a room to life: namely a vibrant work of art. Instead, having deliberated over cots, tussled with flat-pack storage and pondered paint hues we leave the art until last, often making do with a worthless high-street print, or worse, a blank wall.

Happily you don’t need a trust fund to buy decent pictures: a handmade print by a rising artist, for instance can be yours for under £100. And the purchasing possibilities are endless. One friend buys images of horses for his pony-mad daughter; another focuses on vinatge superhero posters: whatever your child’s interest you will it in print or on canvas.

Starting a Collection

Start at the autumnal art fairs to peruse styles, compare prices and meet dealers. If investment is a priority (and frankly, who doesn’t want to own a piece that will increase in value), find something  you like and ask a few pertinent questions… 

Vintage Posters and Comic Art

Once regarded as mere mechanical reproductions, antique posters are eminently collectable not least because they are so rare. Specialist at Antikbar (antikbar.co.uk) explains: ‘Although posters were pasted up and displayed, few originals survive as they weren’t meant to be kept.’ 

Exceptional graphics, rarity and age determine a poster’s collectibility: a rare Dracula for instance, scooped £300,000 at auction. For the rest of us, the real draw is not only the price (from £45) but the array of subjects: from Second World War soldier to graceful Bolshoi ballet dancers, all ‘not just wonderful art but a piece of social history’…”

…and last (but no means least!):

   ‎Crown Jewel of the Poster World

“A poster for the classic science-fiction movie Metropolis which holds the record for being the most expensive ever sold is to go under the hammer once again … The poster, painted by the German artist Heinz Schulz-Neudamm to promote the release of Fritz Lang’s groundbreaking 1927 film about a dystopian future in the year 2000, is one of only four known surviving copies. It was bought by collector Kenneth Schacter for a still-record $690,000 (£443,210) in 2005 … experts believe it could become the first poster to sell for more than $1m on the open market … He is also known to own a King Kong poster from 1933, which experts believe may be nearly as valuable as the Metropolis poster, and a one-sheet teaser from the same year’s The Invisible Man.”

Browse the AntikBar website for more inspiration and follow @AntikBar on Twitter and Pinterest for our “Poster of the Day” tweets/pins. Visit also the News & Events page for more information and contact us for collections advice, search on demand requests and to book a viewing by appointment.
Next Event: AntikBar will be at the Spirit of Christmas Fair, Olympia, from 30th October to 4th November. Further information on this festive event is given on the News & Events page.

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