We are holding an exhibition of original antique and vintage skiing and winter sport posters at our gallery from 1 November to 10 December.
These dynamic, glamorous and eye-catching posters were originally produced to entice holiday-makers and thrill-seekers to alpine resorts. Packed with decorative appeal and nostalgia for the Golden Age of travel, they are ideal for decorating chalets and provide a stunning reminder back home of a memorable ski trip.
Many of the early- to mid-century skiing and winter sports posters feature strong images that were designed by notable artists of the time and the rarity of those that have survived makes them highly collectible and a good investment.
Address: AntikBar, 404 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 11am-7pm; Saturday 11am-6pm (by appointment only on Sundays and Bank Holidays) / please visit our website for holiday closure notifications. Free entry. Catalogue: £10
Gallery photos and more features:
– our Let It Snow exhibition (ends 10 December) featuring our 1946 Jungfraujoch Polar Dogs poster and our Festive Late Night Shopping Event included in this week’s Antiques Trade Gazette review of events (pp45-46)
Visit our Skiing Posters information page and our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters from around the world – cinema, travel, advertising, sport, war, propaganda.
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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).
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.