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Saturday 1 August: next AntikBar Poster Auction

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Saturday 1 August: Don’t miss our next live online auction featuring a collection of railway posters in addition to a wide variety of over 450 original vintage posters from around the world, including travel, sport, war, propaganda, advertising and movie posters.

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

– Live Auctioneers www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/172458_original-vintage-posters-incl-railway-posters
– The Saleroom www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10019
– Invaluable www.invaluable.com/catalog/t8feddw4w1?size=200&page=1&categories=&sort=

This live auction will start online at 3pm (UK time) on Saturday 1 August.

Please Note: In line with government guidelines, the auction preview will be open by appointment only at our gallery from Wednesday 29 July to 1pm on Saturday 1 August. Please contact us to book your appointment in advance, and click here for information on the restrictions in place at our gallery.


Lot of the Day:

1 AmericanAirlinesIreland   2 SmirnoffVodkaAccountant
3 TintinSecretOfTheUnicorn   4 TriumphMotorcycles 
5 CommunismUSSRLenin
6 LidoCabaretParis   7 WaimeaBayHawaiiSurfing
8 GuinnessBattleOfHastings
9 DartmouthCollege   10 KLMRoyalDutchAirlines
11 SmashingTime   12 MexicoOlympics1968
13 AntikBarAuction BritishRailways ServiceToIndustry TerenceCuneo 1August2020
14 CanadianNationalRailwaysCanadaUSA  15 JazzSaxophoneDexterGordon
16 HorseRacing
17 LlonchSalaArtDeco   18 AspenHighlandsSki
19 IsleOfWightBritishRailways 

20 AndyWarholPopArtShoes   21 MercedesBenzGrandPrixFangioStirlingMoss  

*Only 2 Days To Go!* 
AntikBar Vintage Poster Auction 1August2020

*Phew!* Another marathon auction lasting just over 7 hours…
LanaTurner AntikBar Auction1August2020  One of the many runaway successes was this glamorous 1940s ABC poster for the award winning Hollywood screen legend Lana Turner that created a bidding performance worthy of such an iconic hard-working actress

In the News:

ATG AntikBar Poster Auction 1 August 2020 Londoners Thames  Auction News in this week’s Antiques Trade Gazette (issue 2452): The sale of original posters at AntikBar on August 1 includes c.1926 poster for Southern Railway The Londoner’s Leisure… featuring a stylised view of elegant Londoners enjoying boat trips on the Thames by the artist Frederic Gregory Brown… 

TheSaleroom AntikBar Poster Auction 1August2020 feature   Auction News feature @TheSaleroom: From local cheeses to tennis championships, vintage posters star @AntikBar sale… 

 



AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters

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

 


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AntikBar Vintage Poster Auction

AntikBar Vintage Poster Auction 3 August 2019

Saturday 3 August: Don’t miss our next online vintage poster auction of over 530 posters including around 100 motor racing posters in addition to a wide variety of original vintage travel, sport, advertising, war, propaganda and movie posters from around the world.

View our catalogue online and register in advance to bid in this auction via:

• Live Auctioneers at www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/144426_original-vintage-posters-inc-auto-moto-racing/
• The Saleroom at www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10015
• Invaluable at www.invaluable.com/catalog/nhclaenxoj

The auction preview will be open at our gallery from Wednesday 31 July to 1pm on Saturday 3 August. The auction will start online at 3pm (UK time) on Saturday 3 August.

Lot of the Day:

TT Races Assen Grand Prix  Jazz Jamboree
Paris Marc Chagall Romeo And Juliet Opera
Munich Summer Olympics 1971 Basketball  The Idler 1898
Bal du Moulin Rouge cancan cabaret dancers Paris Rene Gruau Frou Frou  Save Waste Fats WWII USA
London Zoo Panda Chi Chi An An WWF LOTD Sun 28
Mercedes Benz Holland 1955 Grand Prix Fangio Stirling Moss  Donovan Fillmore Bill Graham Concert Psychedelic Music Poster
American Airlines Mexico Edward McKnight Kauffer  Aosta Valley Ski Winter Sport ENIT Travel
Gambling Mug's Game Fool And His Money  Rolling Stones Voodoo Lounge Music Album 

Milano ENIT AntikBar Poster Auction  One hour until the auction starts and this Milano (1920s) poster is the most popular with 22 bids, up from £30 to £650. Don’t miss our auction! Click here for more information with links to view our catalogue and register to bid online.

AntikBar Auction Preview  The auction preview is now open at our gallery until 1pm on Saturday – AntikBar Original Vintage Posters, 404 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ 

In The News:

ATG Auction Previews AntikBar Poster Auction 3 August Venice Cassandre “Renowned commercial graphic designer AM Cassandre (1901-68) produced this poster promoting the Italian city of Venice in 1951…” One of the vintage posters from our auction on Saturday 3 August is featured in this week’s Antiques Trade Gazette (Previews, p26)

Post-Auction Highlights:

ATG AntikBar Poster Auction Top Selling Lots Bid Barometer 3Aug19  “ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week includes a Venetian travel poster of a gondolier… offered online by poster specialist AntikBar of King’s Road, Chelsea, on August 3. It soared over its estimate of £1200-2400 to make a hammer price of £4800…” Read more in this week’s Antiques Trade Gazette (Bid Barometer Top Selling Lots – issue 2404, page 17).

ATG Auction Report AntikBar Original Vintage Posters Graphic Design Sporting Memorabilia Two of the “remarkable Mexico 68 posters” in our August 3 auction were featured by the Antiques Trade Gazette in their September Market Report on Sporting Memorabilia (issue 2410, page 18)

 


Featured:
Smirnoff “The Effect is Shattering”

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These original vintage Smirnoff advertising posters are part of the 1970s campaign by the London-based Young and Rubican agency, which aimed to promote the vodka as a way to achieve glamour and excitement as an escape from the humdrum of daily life. (To emphasise the campaign’s risky innuendos, Avocado Sweet observes: “Substitute the word ‘heroin’  for ‘Smirnoff’ and it still makes sense.”)

The advertising campaign proved to be a great success for the company, resulting in vodka becoming so chic that it overtook gin in popularity and saw Smirnoff’s sales triple. In 1976 the campaign ended, following the tightening of the rules on alcohol advertising led by the government and the Advertising Standards Authorities in 1975.

These posters are all available in our Vintage Poster Auction on Saturday 3 August. Click here for more information with links to view our catalogue and register to bid via Live Auctioneers, The Saleroom or Invaluable.

 

Featured:
ERP Marshall Plan Posters

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A few of the original vintage posters produced for the post-war US sponsored European Recovery Program (1948) Marshall Plan are listed in our next auction. These designs were all submitted for the Intra-European Cooperation for a Better Standard of Living poster competition on the theme of cooperation and economic recovery that was held in Europe.

PP1045  These posters are all available in our Vintage Poster Auction on Saturday 3 August. Click here for more information with links to view our catalogue and register to bid via Live Auctioneers, The Saleroom or Invaluable.

ERP AntikBar Auction 2  PP1025  ERP AntikBar Auction 3  PP1030
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ERP AntikBar Auction 1  PP1043.jpg  PP1028
PP1041  PP1026 
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PP1046  PP1024  PP1029  
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PP1038  PP1044  PP1033  PP1032 

 


More information is available on our website at www.antikbar.co.uk/antikbar-auctions/ and at our gallery at

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

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

AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), UK Posters Network, London Art Deco Society, King’s Road Curve and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

Spotlight on Mid-Century Posters

Mid-century refers to the twentieth century design period that influenced all aspects of art and design, including architecture, interiors and graphic design. Typical features of this modernist style include more open floor plans, simple and natural sculptural shapes, Scandinavian forms and forward thinking atomic space age themes to produce objects that would prove to be popular, comfortable and functional.

Many of the posters created during this period are colourful and fun, featuring iconic designs by notable artists with curved geometric shapes, repeating patterns and bold colours. Below are a few of the original vintage mid-century posters that we currently have in stock (click on the images for more information):

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Visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to view all our Mid-Century posters and our wide variety of other posters from around the world (propaganda, war, sport, travel, advertising and movie posters), available online with worldwide delivery and at our gallery, and follow us on Instagram for more art movement stories.

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).

 

 

 

AntikBar Auction – Original Vintage Posters Winter Sale

   

Saturday 2 February: Original Vintage Posters Winter Sale

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

Auction Reviews

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

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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).

Let It Snow: Skiing and Winter Sports Poster Exhibition

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We are holding an exhibition of original antique and vintage skiing and winter sport posters at our gallery from 1 November to 10 December.

These dynamic, glamorous and eye-catching posters were originally produced to entice holiday-makers and thrill-seekers to alpine resorts. Packed with decorative appeal and nostalgia for the Golden Age of travel, they are ideal for decorating chalets and provide a stunning reminder back home of a memorable ski trip.

Many of the early- to mid-century skiing and winter sports posters feature strong images that were designed by notable artists of the time and the rarity of those that have survived makes them highly collectible and a good investment.

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Address: AntikBar, 404 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 11am-7pm; Saturday 11am-6pm (by appointment only on Sundays and Bank Holidays) / please visit our website for holiday closure notifications. Free entry. Catalogue: £10

homes-and-antiques – Homes and Antiques

Gallery photos and more features:

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right-wall  right-seating-area

wall-above-cabinet  wall-to-bookshelf

wintersports-russiansledges  office-corner

snowman-rochers  wall-opposite-desks

bally-staircase  corner-downstairs

arosa-newyear  autriche-swissair

klm  long-wall-downstairs

nagano-france-germany-michelin  oslo-czechoslovakia

pontresina-talvilomalle  suisse-flexibleflyer

Deco Mag (Inspiring Ideas) – christianiaski

Antiques Trade Gazette – atg_let-it-snow

CNC TV News broadcast – cnc-tv-news

atg_30nov16 – our Let It Snow exhibition (ends 10 December) featuring our 1946 Jungfraujoch Polar Dogs poster and our Festive Late Night Shopping Event included in this week’s Antiques Trade Gazette review of events (pp45-46)

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Visit our Skiing Posters information page and our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters from around the world – cinema, travel, advertising, sport, war, propaganda.
For more News & Events, images and updates, follow us on:

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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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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.

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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
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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.]

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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:

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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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There’s something fishy going on…!

PA0720_1_m  Love fish? Love fishing? We seem to have quite a collection of original vintage fishing and fish-related posters in stock at the moment, from posters advertising the sport of fishing to propaganda posters proclaiming that fish is good for you:

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Please visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters. 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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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.

Please visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters. 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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