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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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).
→ Wednesday 5 October:
Introduction to Collecting Posters Talk
We would like to invite you to our next talk on collecting posters, which will include a brief history of posters, covering some of the main art styles and collectible subjects with an explanation of printing techniques. We will also cover posters as an alternative investment in art, give guidance on how to spot a fake and provide practical information on poster condition, preserving posters and starting a collection.
On: Wednesday 5 October from 7-8pm
At: AntikBar, 404 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ
→ Saturday 8 October:
Original Vintage Posters Auction (with preview)
This talk is being held to accompany our next Original Vintage Posters Auction on Saturday 8 October, which will offer a wide selection of subjects and styles – travel, advertising, cinema, sport, war and propaganda – from around the world. New and experienced collectors and dealers will benefit from our low starting prices with no reserves, from only £5+.
The auction will start at 4pm (UK time) on Saturday 8 October. A preview will be available at our gallery from 5-8 October (until 2pm on the day of the auction).
– Event Listing: our auction with images of a few of the original vintage Soviet Russian posters featured by The Kompass (RBTH)
Lot of the Day:
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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.