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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 
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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:

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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).


100 Year Anniversary of the 1917 October Revolution in Posters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Five year plan (Abramovich, 1932)

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

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Constitution of the USSR (El Lissitsky, 1937)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Communists always ahead! (1956)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The most human person (V. Ivanov, 1969)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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RVS RevVoyenSoviets movie poster (A. Ulymov, 1977)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lenin's Letter
ROSTA: Lenin’s letter (1919)

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Booklet: Proletariat leader of peasants (1925)

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Intourist travel brochure: Visit the USSR (1930s)

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

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

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Pravda newspaper (G. Klutsis, 1933)

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Izvestia newspaper (1937)

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RussianRevolution FeatureWall Exhibition

HistoryOfCommunism  Twitter feature by @HOCommunism

RussianArtCulture Event listed by Russian Art + Culture

LAPADA Soviet Exhibition Event listed by LAPADA 

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

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

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

For more News & Events, images and updates, follow us on:

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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In the Spotlight: American World War One Posters

100 years ago, in April 1917, the American Congress voted to declare war on Germany, followed by a declaration of war against Austria-Hungary in December 1917.

PP0325_1_mAlthough keen to remain neutral and keep out of the war, America had started to build up its military forces as a defensive measure following the sinking of the Lusitana in 1915 by a German U-boat, killing 128 American citizens.

In 1917 German submarines resumed sinking ships crossing the Atlantic, including American merchant ships, and President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to “make the world safe for democracy” by voting in favour of war.

Joining the war as an independent power, the U.S. provided supplies, raw materials and war loans, and sent soldiers to join the allied forces on the Western Front in 1918. Their involvement PW0278_1_multimately led to a victorious end to WW1 in November 1918.

At home, Americans were encouraged to help with the war effort by increasing the production of munitions and food supply to support the country and troops. A nation-wide propaganda campaign to educate and enforce a sense of patriotism across the whole population included speeches at public gatherings, news articles and the display of posters.

Most of these posters were torn down and destroyed after the war; those that did survive now form an important part of social history.

Here is our current collection of American World War One posters (click on the images for more information):

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PW0276_1_m  PW0262_1_m

PW0277_1_m  PW0286_1_m

PW0194_1_m  PW0035_1_m

PW0242_1_m  PW0248_1_m

PW0279_1_m  PW0269_1_m

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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), or visit us at our gallery:

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

For more News & Events, images and updates, follow us on:

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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The American Way – US Propaganda Posters

pp0313_1_m  Propaganda posters play an important part in reaching out to the population during both times of war and peace, from appealing to the nation’s sense of patriotism during war to providing a source of motivation in the workplace. As America gears up to election day, here are a few of the American propaganda and motivational posters from the 1900s-1960s listed on our website:

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pw0276_1_m  pp0280_1_m

pp0279_1_m  pp0491_1_m

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…and our more recent American political satire posters:

pp0533_1_m (1981)

pp0492_1_m (1987)

pp0216_1_m  (1995)

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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.]

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setup  Set up in progress…

tuewed  Mid-week browse… 

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Visit our website to view our whole collection of original vintage posters and graphic design. For more updates, follow us on:

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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Posters from Russia and the USSR: AntikBar Auction 28 May

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AuctionBanner1AntikBar‘s next online auction will feature a selection of propaganda and advertising posters from Tzarist Russia and the USSR. The majority of the posters in this auction are propaganda posters issued in the Soviet Union, some under Joseph Stalin. There are several examples of rare WWI bond posters as well as rare WWII posters. Artists include V. Deni, V. Koretsky, D. Moor, Apsit and others. Advertising is represented by Constructivist designs from the NEP (New Economic Policy) era as well as 1950s advertising posters.

AuctionBanner2The auction will take place on Saturday 28 May, starting at 5pm UK time. A preview will be available at our gallery from 11am-7pm on Wednesday 25 to Friday 27 May and from 11am-4pm on Saturday 28 May.

This auction is also available in Russian. Вы также можете ознакомиться с деталями аукциона, описанием лотов и разместить ставки на платформе BidSpirit по этой ссылке:
https://bidspirit.com/portal/#!/catalog/auction/5736c9fae4b0589ef4d7d749/1

Scroll down for our ‘Lot of the Day’ features in the lead up to the auction, which will also be posted on our Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and News & Events pages.

Please click here to view our catalogue and register to bid on LiveAuctioneers and contact us if you would like any further information.

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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

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 Online Auction Lot of the Day:
(click on the images for more information)

Victory   Skating1948

Shipbuilding

WorkersScience  LeninStalin.jpg

TrainGrowth

Rezinotrest

Elections

Heroes   Basketball

NewVillage  EquestrianSport

KremlinPeace   WW1

Birds

RedArmy  WarLoan

Chamberlain

SportingSuccess

In Posters: Women At War

PW0153_1_mWomen played a vital role working for the war effort during World War One and World War Two while the men were away fighting. PW0051_1_m

Posters were issued to encourage women to sign up for volunteer and paid work, from farming to office jobs and the military, as well as encouraging those at home to plant a victory garden to aid the pressure on a dwindling food supply and boost morale (click on the images for more information on the posters listed on our website).

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In many countries, women were able to work as nurses and in support roles for the military forces that did not involve any PW0223_1_mdirect warfare during World War One. By the end of World War Two they were able to take on more active roles within the military, including on the front line and in anti-aircraft units.

The ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service, 1938-1949) was the women’s branch of the British Army during PP0295_1_mWorld War Two. The first women recruited to the Auxiliary Territorial Service worked as cooks, clerks and storekeepers. As time went on the range of duties expanded and women served as office, mess and telephone orderlies, drivers, postal workers, ammunition inspectors and signal operators. By June 1945, there were over 190,000 members of the ATS from all across the British Empire and Commonwealth. 

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The female branch of the Royal Navy, the Women’s Royal Naval Service, PW0095_1_mwas formed during World War One (1917-1919), and established in 1939 at the beginning of World War Two. Wrens were employed for duties such as telegraph operators, electricians, cooks and air mechanics. They served on land and at sea and, in 1939 they were allowed to fly transport planes. The WAAF (Women’s Auxiliary Air Force) was established in 1939 as the female auxiliary of the Royal Air Force in the UK. WAAFs were needed on the Home Front to work at military bases and radar stations as wireless operators, aircraft maintenance workers, intelligence operators and to provide administration and transport duties, catering and other important non-combat jobs.PW0224_1_m

In America the Women’s Army Auxillary Corps (WAAC) was modelled onPW0087_1_m Britain’s ATS. WAACs were able to train as mechanics, switchboard operators, drivers, stenographers, cooks and seamstresses. They were required to be physically fit and willing to take on jobs to replace men during the war. A manual published in 1943 included advice on the importance of maintaining a personal fitness routine as well as skin care, hair style and make up.

Related (1940s-1950s):

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Travel Back in Time: Sail Away, Sail Away, Sail Away…

As part of our “travel back in time” series, here’s a look at some stunning poster designs promoting travel by ship during the early to mid 20th century. This breathtaking 1931 L’Atlantique poster by Adolphe Mouron Cassandre (1901-1968) starts us off on our journey; little can beat the timeless appeal of the artwork by one of the greatest poster designers:

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Whether advertising ferry services, short voyages or long distance cruising holidays, shipping companies looked to beat competition and entice people to travel the high seas with them to reach their destinations and discover new lands in luxurious comfort. Although flying took over as a more viable option for many as a quicker means of travel during the post-war jet age, cruises remained a popular choice as holidays in themselves, offering trips ashore and the opportunity to relax and unwind through the variety of on-board facilities and entertainment.

One of the world’s largest shipping companies, Hamburg-America Line (established 1847; now Hapag-Lloyd), initially offered cruises to Europe and North America before expanding its operations to cover all continents. These 1930s posters advertising the Hamburg-Amerika Linie were designed by German artist, Albert Fuss (1889-1969):

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The classic 1930s Art Deco style in the use of bold text and colours is captured wonderfully in these posters promoting far-flung cruises to exotic countries and short-hop ferry rides:

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This rare and very large poster for Cunard White Star featuring their flagship ocean liner launched in 1934, R.M.S. Queen Mary (now moored in California as a museum and hotel), with the slogan “America this year!” above the city skyline that’s almost dwarfed by the vast ship, really captures the essence of the era:

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During the Second World War, many passenger cruise ships were taken over for the use of troops, supplies and other wartime services. The Normandie was one such ship: This French ocean liner was built for the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique as the most powerful steam turbo-electric-propelled passenger ship ever built and the most luxurious and largest ocean liner afloat at the time, rivalled only by the RMS Queen Mary. After being seized in New York by the Americans during World War Two and renamed USS Lafayette, the liner caught fire in 1942 while being converted into a troop ship and was scrapped in 1946. This 1985 printer’s proof poster commemorates 50 years since her launch:

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This ocean liner, SS Roma, was built in 1926 and taken over by the Italian Navy for conversion into an aircraft carrier in 1939 for World War Two, renamed Aquila. In 1943 she was seized by the German forces and was partially sunk at Genoa by Italian two-men torpedoes in 1945. She was finally scrapped in 1951/2. The rather majestic design of this 1920s poster serves as a good reminder of the ship’s more celebrated launch years: 

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After the War, advertising during the 1950s-1960s returned in glorious mid-century style technicolour promising festivities and fun on board, providing passengers a chance to fully enjoy their holiday time travelling by ship rather than by plane:

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Upcoming Event: Vintage Village, The Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford

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AntikBar will be participating in the Vintage Village at this popular annual family event, from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th July. We look forward to seeing you there for a fun-filled weekend!

Few events can rival the intensity, drama and spectacle on offer at the world’s greatest airshow. The Air Tattoo, one of the UK’s premier outdoor events, returns this summer with an extravaganza of entertainment for all the family. Alongside the thrilling flying action, visitors will be treated to non-stop entertainment on the ground – so whether a wide-eyed first timer or a seasoned airshow veteran, the experience is breathtaking.

…the Air Tattoo is acknowledged as not only the world’s largest military airshow but also one of the UK’s premier outdoor events for the whole family!

During the thrilling 7.5 hour flying display visitors will get to see fast jets, giant transporters, historic aircraft, and much, much more. There will be a chance to meet the crews, get close to the aircraft and enjoy a feast of first class entertainment including the Techno Zone, an interactive showcase designed especially for youngsters, the Adrenalin Zone and the Vintage Village.

…the Vintage Village celebrates the very best of the 1930s to 1960s. The Village focuses on four themes, Aviation, Cars, Lifestyle and Military Heritage. Step back in time and experience entertainment, music, dance and fashion within the Vintage Village Marquee and enjoy the Village lawns with exhibits and re-enactors from a bygone age.”

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Visit the RIAT website for full details. Opening Hours: Friday 11th July – 10am to 6pm, flying display 1pm to 5pm; Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th July – 7.30am to 7.30pm, flying display 10am to 5.30pm. Address: RAF Fairford, Kemspford, Gloucestershire GL7 4EG. A shuttle bus service will run between Swindon bus station and the Air Tattoo.

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Spotlight on the Stenberg Brothers

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Vladimir (1899-1982) and Georgii (1900-1933) Stenberg rank amongst the most notable Soviet Constructivist artists and graphic designers of the early 20th century.

Both brothers were born in Moscow to a Swedish father and Russian mother and both studied engineering before attending the Stroganov School of Applied Art in Moscow and Free Studios. They produced their first works of art in 1918 and co-founded the OBMOKhU (Society of Young Artists) in 1919, exhibiting with fellow Constructivist artists from 1919-1923, and were members of the INKhUK (the short-lived Institute of Artistic Culture) from 1921-1924.

Now firmly established in the avant-garde art world, they went on to experiment in different media, from theatre sets and costume design to sculpture. It was, however, their revolutionary approach to movie poster design that was to set them apart from their contemporaries. Pulling together their artistic experience and knowledge of film theory, the movie posters produced by the Stenberg Brothers during the 1920-30s displayed an innovative use of perspective, geometry, typography and colour to convey a dynamic sense of movement and energetic depth.

Here is our current collection of original vintage booklets and posters featuring artwork by the Stenberg Brothers:

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Battleship Potemkin

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This stunning and rare Battleship Potemkin poster by the Stenberg Brothers is considered to be one of the greatest movie posters of all time. The exceptionally bold and powerful avant-garde poster design was produced to promote Sergei Eisenstein’s epic propaganda film depicting the historical 1905 naval mutiny in Odessa by the crew of Battleship Potemkin against the Tsarist officers. This pioneering silent movie is consistently voted as one of the greatest films, primarily due to Eisenstein’s use of montage and experimental film editing to create a dramatic portrayal of the events for maximum emotional effect from the audience.

The Stenberg’s creative use of vivid colours, geometry and perspective can be clearly seen to full graphic effect in this poster, complementing the movie’s sense of struggle and revolutionary air of change. As ground-breaking propaganda tools, both the movie and poster showcase an age of heavy industrialisation and move towards more modern warfare, as well as emphasising the growing unrest during this period between the ruling Tsarist elite (the officer falling overboard) and the ordinary citizen (the able-seaman standing on one of the guns). The enduring success of this poster lies in its ability to provide the viewer today with as rich and powerful an emotion through its expressive use of graphic language as the day it was originally displayed to attract the attention of a widely illiterate population almost a century ago.

Click here to watch the film via YouTube with English subtitles and search under Bronenosets Potyomkin / Броненосец Потемкин for more information.

Following his brother’s untimely death, Vladimir Stenberg continued to work as an artist and graphic designer (he was also selected to organise the 1947 May Day display in Moscow’s Red Square), but he was unable to surpass the success the brothers achieved as a team during the 1920s and early 1930s.

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