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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 Newsletter: Spring 2020

Don’t miss our vintage poster auction on 25 April
+ NEW book site launch + COVID-19 update

We hope you and your loved ones are well and keeping healthy.

In line with the health advice to help fight the coronavirus, our gallery at 404 King’s Road is temporarily closed until further notice, but we are still accepting and shipping orders made online (we provide worldwide delivery). Please visit AntikBar.co.uk to view our original vintage posters — including our 130+ latest additions.

We will fulfil all online orders and restoration services as soon as possible. As a small business, we thank you for your understanding during this uncertain time and appreciate your continued support.

Please contact us by email if you have any queries or would like any more information: info@antikbar.co.uk


Saturday 25 April: Original Vintage Posters Spring Sale

This auction will feature a wide variety of over 400 original vintage posters from around the world including travel, sport, advertising, war, propaganda and movie posters.

Our auction catalogue is due to be completed over the next few days but, in the meantime, you can view our current lots and register in advance to bid via:

LiveAuctioneershttps://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/165115_original-vintage-poster-spring-sale/ 
The Saleroomhttps://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10018
Invaluablehttps://www.invaluable.com/catalog/pbrxy9iqrv

As with all our live online auctions over the last few years, the auction will start at 3pm (UK time), and our lots are listed with no reserve prices. There will be no preview before this auction due to the temporary closure of our gallery.

For more information, please visit www.antikbar.co.uk/antikbar-auctions/ or contact us by email.

Our popular ‘Lot of the Day’ features will be posted at the end of this page and on our website and social media (links given below) nearer the time, in the lead up to the auction.



NEW!   
We’re delighted announce the launch of our book website — www.AntikbarBooks.co.uk — created for our vast collection of antique and vintage theatre brochures, travel books, reference magazines, and other publications.

AntikBar Books focuses on book design and related ephemera from the 1920s and 1930s covering the major art movements including Bauhaus, Constructivism, Art Deco and Modernism. Many of the publications feature photography and artwork by notable artists and designers of the period.

This new website is currently a work in progress with over 1,200 active listings, and more items being added regularly. [Note: Please contact us for information on items marked at £999, which are due to be completed soon with prices and details.]

We invite you to follow @AntikBarBooks on Facebook to browse our photo albums featuring some of our recent additions and other highlighted selections.



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After Sale – Timed Auction:

AntikBar Spring Sale Vintage Poster Auction After Sale Timed April May 2020
Last chance to bid on the remaining 51 lots from our Spring Sale auction on 25 April. Click here to register and bid in this timed sale (ends Monday 11 May at 12pm UK time).

Timed Auction #LotOfTheDay

1 ArtNouveauTextiles   2 SouthAfricaBeach   
3 TourDeFrance 
4 TreasureIsland  5 NormandyMarine
6 GlacierNationalPark
7 Madonna  8 UEFAFootball96
9 WWIArtillery
10 RockConcertAvalon  11 FartCushion
12 AirFranceLiberte  
After Sale *ENDS TODAY* Monday 11 May at 12pm (UK time) — Final chance to bid on the 51 remaining auction lots in our timed sale: www.invaluable.com/catalog/zf2p135c95

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Lot of the Day
features in the lead up to our auction on 25 April:

1 Psychedelic Rock Buffalo Springfield Avalon 1966 AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020  2 Marlene Dietrich Horst P Horst Fashion Photo AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020
3 James Dean Rebel Without A Cause AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020
4 Mickey Mouse Walt Disney AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020  5 Football World Cup 1982 AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020
6 Picasso Exhibition AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020  7 Berlin Film Festival 1962 AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020
8 Marx Lenin Soviet USSR AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020
9 L'Instant Taittinger Champagne Grace Kelly Design AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020  10 Austria Ski Snowman AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020
11 Porsche 911 Excitement AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020
12 Occupation Map Post WWII AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020 13 Queen Elizabeth II AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020
14 Polar Cerveza Cuba Havana AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020
15 Keith Haring AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020  16 Ghent Flowers 1913 AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020
13 La Dolce Vita AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020  17 Fougasse Careless Talk WWII AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020
Auction TODAY 25April2020 AntikBar Original Vintage Posters


In The News
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ATG AntikBar Poster Auction 25April  AntikBar auction featured by the Antiques Trade Gazette (issue 2438): This original poster for The Greatest Show on Earth – Barnum & Bailey’s Ringling Circus is estimated at £150-300 in the Antikbar auction on April 25.”

 

Burma Campaign WWII Myanmar AntikBar Poster Auction 25 April 2020  Coming up in our Original Vintage Poster Auction on Saturday 25 April: a collection of World War Two Burma Campaign posters

Air France Travel Posters Roger Bezombes AntikBar Vintage Poster Auction 25 April  Coming up in our Original Vintage Poster Auction on Saturday 25 April: a collection of Air France travel posters by Roger Bezombes 

 

 

 

 

AntikBar Auction featuring Iconic Propaganda Posters

AntikBar VintagePoster AuctionBanner November2019

Our next auction of close to 500 original vintage posters will feature a selection of iconic propaganda posters in addition to a wide variety of travel, sport, advertising, war and movie posters from around the world.

Highlights in this auction include the WWII recruitment poster designed by Abram Games for the ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service) featuring the “Blonde Bombshell,” which was recalled following complaints that it was too glamorous; and a rare collection of Russian Revolution posters from the early 1900s.

This live online auction will start at 3pm (UK time) on Saturday 16 November. The auction preview will be open at our gallery from Wednesday 13 to 1pm on Saturday 16 November.

You can view our catalogue and register to bid in advance on:

• LiveAuctioneers at https://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/151040_original-vintage-posters-iconic-propaganda/
• The Saleroom at https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10016
• Invaluable at https://www.invaluable.com/catalog/2bh3qupg48


Lot of the Day:

1 Peace JoanBaez TheGratefulDead WinnieThePooh Piglet AntikBar VintagePoster Auction  2 FeteDuCinemaFestival AntikBar VintagePoster Auction 
3 LibertyBond USA AntikBar VintagePoster Auction  4 TheDoors AntikBar VintagePoster Auction
5 WomenOfBritainSayGo WWI AntikBar VintagePoster Auction  6 Aladdin PantomimeTheatre AntikBar VintagePoster Auction
7 WWII Fougasse CarelessTalk AntikBar VintagePoster Auction  8 JudyGarland Broadway AntikBar VintagePoster Auction
9 ROSPA WorkSafety AntikBar VintagePoster Auction  10 OSPAAALVietnam NixonsPeace AntikBar VintagePoster Auction 

11 ChampagneTaittinger GraceKellyDesign AntikBar VintagePoster Auction  12 ProletarianDictatorship SovietUnion USSR AntikBar VintagePoster Auction 
13 MunichOlympics AntikBar VintagePoster Auction  14 BOAC TheCaribbean AntikBar VintagePoster Auction 
15 Porsche AntikBar VintagePoster Auction 
16 SovietPropaganda LeninUSSR AntikBar VintagePoster Auction  17 MontereyJazzFestival AntikBar VintagePoster Auction
18 PabloPicasso GraphikExhibition AntikBar VintagePoster Auction  19 ArmyRecruitment Football AntikBar VintagePoster Auction 

Auction Preview:
– now open at our gallery until 1pm on Saturday 16 November

AntikBar VintagePosters AuctionPreview


In the News:

ATG Auction Previews p45 ATS AbramGames AntikBar Vintage Poster Auction 16November2019  – one of the posters from our upcoming auction featured by the Antiques Trade Gazette “This rare Second World War poster by British graphic designer Abram Games…was famously recalled…” (Issue 2415, Previews p45) 

16 Europe VoteYes Referendum1975 Brexit AntikBar VintagePoster Auction  – Political Picks: one of our original vintage political propaganda posters listed in our upcoming auction featured by the Antiques Trade Gazette “With Brexit firmly at the forefront of voters’ minds, collectors may want to bid for an original vintage election poster for the 1975 European Union membership referendum…” (ATG 7/11/19)


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

→ Follow us on social media for more updates:

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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).

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”

smirnoff-accountancy smirnoff-friends smirnoff-kama-sutra 

 

 

 

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 
 PP1036  PP1040
PP1046  PP1024  PP1029  
PP1035
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

→ Follow us on social media for more updates:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AntikBar
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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AntikBar.co.uk
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/antikbar.co.uk/
WordPress: https://antikbarposters.wordpress.com/

& 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).

Top Tips On Looking After Your Original Vintage Posters

PS0363  We’re often asked about the best ways to look after, store and display posters. Here are our “Top Tips” in a nutshell:

PA0983_1_m  Storage – Unlike many antique and vintage items, posters are relatively easy to store. Just bear in mind that the paper used for many old posters can be quite sensitive and fragile. It’s important to keep your posters away from humidity, heat, moisture, dust and light. We recommend storing them flat in drawers or on shelves, or rolled up in hard and sturdy tubes. Do not use tape or elastic bands directly on the poster when rolled or write on the posters (even on the reverse). Lie the tubes flat so the sides of the poster don’t get frayed or damaged by it moving around inside. Make sure you keep the posters off the floor level in a cool and dry place, away from any threat of flooding or dampness.

BrandsHatch  Framing – As with any artwork, avoid hanging your poster in direct sunlight. Even if you use UV resistant glass, the sun will fade the colours over time. Bathrooms and other damp areas should also be avoided as the moisture will ruin the paper. Make sure your framer doesn’t use tape, glue or any non-acid-free substances on or near your poster. Dry mounting should also be avoided (a process of gluing the poster to a mounting board using heat and pressure, which will undermine the value of your poster). The style and colour of the frame you choose is entirely aesthetic. We tend to opt for non-reflective acrylic rather than glass, which is lighter and less likely to break, with simple black frames to allow our posters to convey their messages without any distraction.

PA0375_1_m  Tape – Never ever use tape. Even if you use tape on the reverse, it can still stain through to the front. Tape is also notoriously hard to remove without further damaging the paper.

PA0871_1_m  Restoration – Linen backing and restoring your poster will improve its condition and strength, help prolong its life and ensure its value is maintained. Minor restoration will smooth out creases and folds and acid-free linen backing will ensure your poster is preserved and protected for the long-term. Badly damaged posters may need further restoration work to deal with staining, paper loss, holes, colour fading etc. Make sure you choose a reputable, professional poster restorer to avoid any further damage being made to your poster, which will then require further costly repair work. Bear in mind that many posters do not need to be linen backed or restored; for example, new posters or old posters that have been kept in as-new, mint condition.

PA0488_1_m  Note: After many years of being a collector and having some of our posters linen backed and restored, we have teamed up with Poster Mountain in California. Poster Mountain prides itself on being the world’s premier original vintage poster and fine art conservation and restoration studio and, in turn, we are proud to offer their services to our clients. Please click here for more information (including a link to Poster Mountain’s YouTube video).

PW0166_1_m  Please contact us if you have any queries or would like any further information. Visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters and, for more updates, follow us on:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AntikBar
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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AntikBar.co.uk

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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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Applauding Art Deco: celebrating the style’s 90th anniversary

PT0099_1_m  The latest issue of 1st Dibs’ Introspective Magazine features AntikBar in their celebration of 90 years of Art Deco style: 

“Few design styles are as widely recognized and appreciated as Art Deco. The term alone conjures visions of the Roaring Twenties, Machine Age metropolises, vast ocean liners, sleek typography and Prohibition-era hedonism. The iconic movement made an indelible mark on all fields of design throughout the 1920s and ’30s, celebrating society’s growing industrialization with refined elegance and stunning craftsmanship.

In honor of its 90th anniversary this year, we celebrate Art Deco, outlining its history and enlisting several 1stdibs Deco specialists to discuss both this revolutionary and glamorous style and the era out of which it was born.”

Click here to read the full article with interviews and images, including their selection below of a few of our original vintage Art Deco posters:

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PP0299_1_m  PT0290_1_m

PT0389_1_m  PS0274_1_m

PT0500_1_m  PS0202_1_m

PT0743_1_m 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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“Poster of the Day”: mid to end May 2012

AntikBar’s “Poster of the Day” tweets and pins have proven to be very popular with our Twitter and Pinterest followers [ @AntikBar ]. Here’s a review of the mid to end May posters, highlighting the stories behind these snapshots of time that make original vintage posters so special both for the individual buyer and serious collector:

   Original vintage poster for Scandinavian Airlines System: Volez par SAS les Vikings Volants (Get away with the Flying Vikings), specially drawn for SAS by Otto Nielsen.

Like many posters, this 1950 SAS poster has been backed on linen. Cleaning, stretching and backing a poster on acid-free paper reinforced with linen will protect it from further damage caused by the elements, gently flattening any fold lines and providing strength to the paper ready for permanent display and framing (thinner paper was often used for printing as the posters were only meant for temporary display). This process, when done professionally, is fully reversible.

     

   Original vintage advertising poster for Bovril. Printed in Britain in the 1930s, this series of posters resemble the public announcement/propaganda posters of the time.

     

   A classic and impressively large James Bond poster for From Russia With Love, this one was designed by Grinnson for the later French release.

        

   Original vintage propaganda poster from the USSR: “Long live our own undefeatable Red Army a strong guarantee of peaceful labour of the people of the USSR and a devoted defender of the achievements of the October Revolution”. Designed by S. Malt in 1937 and printed in Uzbekistan to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the October Revolution (1917-1937). Interestingly there is a mistake in the design of the hammer and sickle with the hammer pointing downwards instead of upwards.

        

   Original vintage Russian circus poster advertising a tour of the Paris Circus in Moscow at the Moscow Circus on Tsvetnoi Boulevard from 1st January 1959, designed by N. Akimov. The print run is marked as 5,000.

The print run gives us a good indication of how lucky we are that some posters survived the test of time, considering they were created to be pasted on walls and discarded. Some posters were kept in pristine condition by the printer and some were probably rescued by someone who appreciated the artwork; however they survived, we can now enjoy them today – and some of the rarest posters by the most notable designers are likely to fetch remarkable prices at auction.

     

   Original vintage advertising poster promoting Navy’s range of ales and stouts. If you recognise the style, that’s because it was designed by Gilroy, the famous designer of Guinness posters (and if you’re looking for a Guinness poster, AntikBar currently has “Opening Time is Guinness Time” listed – simply do a search for this, and any other posters of interest, at AntikBar.co.uk).

To receive these “Poster of the Day” tweets/pins, follow AntikBar on Twitter and Pinterest: @AntikBar

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