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Spotlight on Original Vintage ROSPA Safety Posters

The British charity RoSPA – Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents – was formed in 1916 as the London Safety First Council (renamed RoSPA in 1941). The organisation has run a variety of successful campaigns over the last century addressing issues from road safety and safety at home to industrial and workplace safety.

Below are a few posters from our current collection of over 60 original vintage mid-century RoSPA posters that feature clever eye-catching designs by notable artists such as Pat Keely and Leonard Cusden. These posters were issued to help prevent accidents from drink driving, to demonstrate the importance of obeying the rules of the road and the dangers of being careless when using tools and machinery, and to provide advice on first aid and tips on avoiding accidents (click on the images for more information):

PP0864_1_m  PP0377_1_m

PP0863_1_m  PP0862_1_m

PP0517_1_m  PP0378_1_m


PP0644_1_m  PP0824_1_m

PP0826_1_m  PP0578_1_m


PP0889_1_m  PP0768_1_m

PP0880_1_m  PP0892_1_m

PP0876_1_m  PP0860_1_m

PP0869_1_m  PP0890_1_m

PP0870_1_m  PP0868_1_m

PP0878_1_m  PP0894_1_m

PP0885_1_m  PP0857_1_m

PP0861_1_m  PP0872_1_m

PP0874_1_m  PP0865_1_m

PP0859_1_m  PP0879_1_m

PP0888_1_m  PP0873_1_m

PP0875_1_m  PP0866_1_m

PP0884_1_m  PP0893_1_m

PP0881_1_m  PP0891_1_m


Visit our website at AntikBar.co.uk to browse our whole collection of original vintage health and safety posters and all our other posters from around the world (including cinema, travel, advertising, sport, war, propaganda), available online with worldwide delivery and at our gallery:

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


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The London Underground: celebrating 150 years (1863-2013)

On 9th January 1863 the world’s first underground train made its first passenger journey of 3 1/2 miles from Paddington Station to Farringdon Station on the Metropolitan Railway Line in London. In 1908 London Underground commissioned its first poster advertising designs becoming one of the leading patrons in poster art.

The American-born graphic artist Edward McKnight Kauffer, for example, was one of Britain’s most notable and influential poster artists during the 20th century, producing some truly stunning posters for the London Underground and London Transport. The London Transport Museum in Covent Garden will be holding an exhibition – “Poster Art 150” – from February to October 2013, showcasing works of art by both well known and lesser known artists who all made an impact on its outstanding poster advertising campaign.

To celebrate this special anniversary, here are some of the original vintage London Underground posters listed on the AntikBar website:

March Timetables, 1930s – artist: Beath (aka John Miles Fleming)

Buckingham Palace, 1934 – artist: Edward McKnight Kauffer

Hammersmith, 1936 – artist: Pat Keely

PA0380   PA0379   PA0378
Staggered Working Hours, 1945 – artist: Pat Keely

PS0078a   PS0078b
London Olympics Underground Map, 1948 – artist: unknown

Puppets, 1964 – artist: Thomas Osbourne Robinson

Note: AntikBar will again be participating at the next Decorative Fair in Battersea Park, London. Visit the News & Events page for more information on this popular event (free entry tickets will be available on request in advance).

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UPDATE – here are the latest London Underground posters recently added to the AntikBar website:

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PA0440_1_m   PA0452_1_m

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AntikBar announces new Facebook page

AntikBar now has a new page on Facebook, which you can visit and “like” at www.facebook.com/antikbar.co.uk.

You can also browse the website at www.antikbar.co.uk and follow @AntikBar on Twitter and Pinterest for “Poster of the Day” tweets/pins and other news, images, information and inspiration!  

That Friday Feeling…” is a new regular round-up on our Facebook page of last week’s “Poster of the Day” tweets/pins, starting with 5-11 October:


Looking Ahead –  
AntikBar will be participating at the Spirit of Christmas Fair, Olympia, from 30th October to 4th November. Further information on this festive event has been posted on the News & Events page. We look forward to seeing you there!

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