Our next auction will be held on Saturday 26 June, starting online at 2pm (UK time). This auction features a wide variety of original vintage posters from around the world including travel, advertising, sport, war, propaganda and movie posters.
View our catalogue and register to bid online in advance via:
— Invaluable at www.invaluable.com/catalog/s7bnv51vg7
— Live Auctioneers at www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/204896_original-vintage-posters-summer-sale/
— The Saleroom at www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10023
Please note: there will be no preview before this auction. Our popular Lot of the Day features are featured on our social media (links below) and on this page in the lead up to the auction. We offer in-house postage worldwide for items won in our auctions. Visit our Auction page for more information.
Lot Of The Day
AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters,
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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:
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.
In The News:
“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)
“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).
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)
Smirnoff “The Effect is Shattering”
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.
ERP Marshall Plan Posters
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.
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
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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.
Put on the kettle and enjoy a break browsing our current collection of original vintage tea posters over a cuppa (click on the images for more information):
1930s poster advertising Lyons’ Green Label Tea, as recommended by Peter the tea planter. The Irish brand Lyons was founded in 1902 in Dublin and is now part of the Unilever family. Lyons continues to produce tea and is still one of the biggest brands in Ireland.
1930s poster advertising Meinl India Tee featuring artwork by Otto Exinger (1897-1957) who was employed by Julius Meinl’s advertising design studio in 1926. In 1927 he became their studio director and worked there until his death in 1957. Julius Meinl was founded in Vienna in 1862 and continues to sell premium tea, coffee and other gourmet food products.
1899 Thé Chinbara “the best black tea in China” advertising poster by the French graphic designer Daniel De Losques (Henri Daniel Casimir Paul Thoroude; 1880-1915), who also designed the 1910 Thé Chinbara “the best tea in Ceylan” (Sri Lanka) poster below:
The talented artist and caricaturist, Daniel De Losques, studied law before becoming a graphic designer and setting up his own printing studio for commercial poster design in 1910. His life was cut short during World War One when he was killed in action while serving as a bombardier.
We also stock some tea-related posters, including this 1953 BOAC travel poster for Ceylon (Sri Lanka) by the Italian illustrator and poster designer Aldo Cosomati (1897-1977) and this 1940s World War Two pictorial map poster featuring India’s industries and technical skill in war and peace:
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 – Original Vintage Posters
404 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ
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