Although posters featuring rugby don’t come up that often, we’ve been inspired by this year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan to showcase our current collection of original vintage rugby-themed posters (click on the images for more information):
Visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to view all our sport and 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 at:
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, King’s Road Curve and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).
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:
Upcoming Event –
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.]
Please visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters. For more updates, follow us on:
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).
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. Christie’s hosts an annual ski auction every January and has recently seen an increase in popularity and demand for these eye-catching, unique designs.
The Antiques Trade Gazette commented on the 2013 record-breaking results seen in the annual Christie’s ski auction: “What better way to relive that exhilarating ski holiday in the Alps than an eye-catching vintage poster of a breath-taking mountain view or athletic skier’s descent through perfect white powder?… The fact that so few have survived adds to their value and attraction. In general, a poster with plenty of decorative appeal showcasing a prestigious resort, such as a Swiss or French one, will be the most sought-after. Often style, rarity, artist and condition are of secondary importance to the buyer. Yet, as is the case with many collectors, they choose to buy simply because they love a particular poster, and…buyers should also have an appreciating asset… Selling rates and prices have climbed consistently in recent years…” (pp6-7, issue 2079, 23/1/13)
Following the 2012 ski sale at Christie’s, Katherine Higgens commented in Homes and Antiques: “Conjuring snowy peaks and the glamour of apres ski, it’s no wonder vintage ski posters are whooshing out of the salesrooms… Launching into the ski poster market is easier than you might think. A good starting point is to focus on locations you have visited. After that, what you select is governed by how much you want to spend… Posters for popular resorts tend to be the most expensive.”
Visit www.AntikBar.co.uk to browse our selection of original vintage skiing posters available to purchase online with worldwide delivery. Please contact us if you have any specific requests or queries.
Something for Everyone! From advertising, cinema and sport to travel, propaganda and war, AntikBar has listed over 70 new additions this week, available to browse on our Latest Products page, including:
Event Reminder: visit AntikBar at the Spring Decorative Fair next week, from 23rd to 28th April: full details for this popular event, including entry tickets, are now available on our News & Events page.