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Spotlight on Mid-Century Posters

Mid-century refers to the twentieth century design period that influenced all aspects of art and design, including architecture, interiors and graphic design. Typical features of this modernist style include more open floor plans, simple and natural sculptural shapes, Scandinavian forms and forward thinking atomic space age themes to produce objects that would prove to be popular, comfortable and functional.

Many of the posters created during this period are colourful and fun, featuring iconic designs by notable artists with curved geometric shapes, repeating patterns and bold colours. Below are a few of the original vintage mid-century posters that we currently have in stock (click on the images for more information):

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Visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to view all our Mid-Century posters and our 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, and follow us on Instagram for more art movement stories.

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404 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ

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In The Spotlight: Cultural Revolution Propaganda Posters

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Unite For Victory (1971)

The Great Proletariat Cultural Revolution in China (1966-1976) was launched by the founding father of the Chinese Communist Party, Chairman Mao (Mao Zedong; 1893-1976), following the political and economic failure of his Great Leap Forward campaign (1958-1962).

Dynamic propaganda posters were produced to reach the masses, often featuring images of the leader with workers, soldiers, large red flags and slogans in bold red text.

Below are a few of our original vintage posters from the period (click on the images for more information):

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Charge Courageously (1965)   Wipe Out The Enemy (1965)

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PLA: Be A Fierce Tiger On Land, Flood Dragon On Water (1965)

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Unite Against US Aggression (1970) People’s Militia Victory (1970)

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Landscape Surveyors (1972)   Young Athletes (1970s) 

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Rigorous Military Training (1972)   The Road Of Dazhai (1965)

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New Strides In Agriculture (1977)  Sino-Soviet Border Conflict (1970)

Visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk for more original vintage Chinese propaganda posters and to browse our variety of other posters from around the world (travel, sport, propaganda, war, advertising and movie posters), available online with worldwide delivery and at our gallery:

AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters
404 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ

PA1690_1_mFor more News & Events, images and updates, follow us on:

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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).

 

Don’t miss AntikBar’s next Poster Auction on 11 May!

Set of 3 Posters Lenin USSR Propaganda Constructivism Original Vintage Posters Auction including USSR and Palestine Propaganda Poster Collection 

Our next auction on Saturday 11 May of over 500 original vintage posters features a collection of Soviet and Palestinian propaganda posters as well as a wide variety of original vintage travel, cinema, sport, advertising, war and propaganda posters from around the world.

The auction preview will be open at our gallery from Wednesday 8 May to 1pm on Saturday 11 May and the auction will start online at 3pm (UK time) on Saturday 11 May. View our catalogue and register to bid in advance via:

The Saleroom — www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10014
Invaluable — www.invaluable.com/catalog/67cmv11cug
Live Auctioneers — www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/139883_original-posters-ussr-and-palestine-propaganda

→ This extraordinary collection of Soviet and Palestine posters was acquired by our seller during his trips to the USSR and Lebanon in the 1960s and 1970s. 

In March 1969, the seller joined a UK delegation of the National Union of Students on a visit to the USSR. During his stay in Moscow, Leningrad and Tallinn, he acquired some of the posters. Later that year, he wrote to the Soviet authorities who sent several parcels of posters to him at university. 

The Palestinian posters were obtained in Summer 1971 when the seller travelled to the Middle East to apply for a postgraduate course at the American University in Beirut. On arrival he realised the university was not fully functioning due to the unstable and rapidly deteriorating political and military situation. He stayed in Beirut for two months then visited Syria, Jordan and Israel, returning home via Beirut. At the time, he considered becoming a journalist so arranged an interview with Bassam Abu Sharif, the spokesperson for the PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine). During this meeting he was given many of the posters that form this collection. The new symbol of the PFLP was adopted in May 1969 and these posters are among the earliest published by the Palestinian resistance.

Auction Preview now open at our gallery until 1pm on Saturday:
AntikBar Poster Auction Preview photos1 – video clips and more images available on our social media (links given below).

Lot of the Day (scroll down to follow us also on social media for more image features in the lead up to this auction)

1 BeatCompetition2 a PopularFront LiberationPalestine
3 a GeneralMotors ConceptCar Chrysler
4 a GaleriesLafayette Children5 a BillGraham RockMusic SanFrancisco
6 a CigarettesSaphir ArtNouveau7 a Lot PolishAirline Dog
8 a OriginalSin Cider MsVeronique9 a Solidarity
10 a Guinness Fireman
11 a TierparkBerlin Zoo Elephants12 a MonteCarlo DivingGirl
13 a GoodCitizens AbrahamLincoln14 a DavidBowie LetsDance
15 a TheOtherWoman 16 a Fougasse CarelessTalk WWII
17 a Soviet USSR Construction Propaganda Poster AntikBar Auction 
**AUCTION TODAY!**

In The News:

ATG Preview Issue 2390 AntikBar Poster Auction 11 May 2019 Our upcoming auction featured by the Antiques Trade Gazette on their Previews page (p.32)   

Visit our website Auction Page and follow us on social media for more auction images and updates:

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All our original vintage posters from around the world (propaganda, war, sport, travel, advertising and movie posters) are available online with worldwide delivery at www.AntikBar.co.uk and at our gallery at:

AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters
404 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ

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).

Late night shopping & festive events on the King’s Road Curve

AntikBar is delighted to invite you to join us for the late night shopping evenings and festive events on the King’s Road Curve in the lead up to Christmas.

Organised by the recently formed King’s Road Curve business group in Chelsea London, a variety of events will be held until 8pm at our gallery and neighbouring shops, galleries and restaurants on Thursdays 29th November, 6th, 13th and 20th December.

GivePosters We will be offering a 15% discount on most of our stock at our gallery on these dates, along with mince pies and the chance to win a prize in the King’s Road Curve raffle. Other events ‘on the curve’ include free wine tasting, special restaurant menus and children’s entertainment.

Pop into our gallery or visit our News & Events page or the King’s Road Curve website for more information.

We look forward to welcoming you!


AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters
404 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ
www.AntikBar.co.uk

 

 

AntiquesTradeGazette KingsRoadCurve Nov18 Antiques Trade Gazette review


 

AntikBar KingsRoad Chelsea London XmasLights2018 All our original vintage posters from around the world (propaganda, war, sport, travel, advertising and movie posters) are available online with worldwide delivery and at our gallery:

AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters
404 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ

For more News & Events, images and updates, follow us on:

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AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), UK Posters Network, London Art Deco Society (LADS) and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).


Note: AntikBar has also been selected to participate in the Amex Small Shop campaign from 1-16 December “Spend £10 or more and get £5 back” (register the offer on your American Express card then spend £10 or more at participating small businesses and get £5 back)


 

What’s On: Art & Antiques Fair, AntikBar Poster Auction, WWI Exhibition


Save the Dates! We’re looking forward to a busy season ahead, and hope that you will be able to visit us at our upcoming events and at our gallery soon. Click on the images and links below or visit our News & Events page for more information:

 

WWI Who's Absent Is It You  1918-2018 World War One Poster Exhibition
Thursday 1 to Saturday 17 November

 

 

AntikBar WWI Poster Exhibition extended to end November  ** NOTE: Due to the number of visitors and interest we have received, we have decided to extend this exhibition until the end of November. **

To mark the centenary of the First World War, we will be holding an exhibition of original vintage World War One posters at our gallery in support of The Royal British Legion. Our feature display will include war and propaganda posters issued by all sides of the conflict, including the UK, USA, Germany and Russia. Please click here for more information.

AntikBar WWI Poster Exhibition gallery  AntikBar WWI Poster Exhibition seating area 
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ATG WWI Exhibition “War posters on gallery roll-callExhibition review in the Antiques Trade Gazette (Issue 2362 – Dealers’ Diary p.32)

PW0341_1_m  “To mark the centenary of the WWI, LAPADA Member are hosting an exhibition of original vintage posters issued by all sides of the conflict, and will be making a donation to the Royal British Legion for every poster sold. Visit the exhibition until Nov 17! ” @LAPADAorg post (6/11/18)

ATGNovember2018  “The horror of gas” One of the original WWI posters from our recent auction has been featured this week by the Antiques Trade GazetteThe centenary of the Armistice has been marked by the appearance of some poignant lots at auction revealing the human cost…” (issue 2368, p21)

 

 

 

Our next online auction of 500+ lots features a significant collection of Polish posters and World War One posters, in addition to a wide variety of original vintage travel, sport, advertising, war, propaganda and movie posters from around the world. The auction preview will be open at our gallery from Wednesday 7 to 1pm on Saturday 10 November. Please click here for more information. View our catalogue and register to bid via:

Live Auctioneers
 www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/128998_original-vintage-posters-wwi-and-polish-design/
Invaluable www.invaluable.com/catalog/s8eoij0b5e
The Saleroom https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10012

Our Lot of the Day features are posted below and on our website in the lead up to the auction:

LasVegasTWA DavidKlein  2 ADACRennenNurburgring SetOf3CarRacingPosters  
3 Gleneagles LMS Wilkinson
4 BritonsYourCountryNeedsYou WWI  5 Spring Mucha
6 ThoseMagnificentMenInTheirFlyingMachines  7 Churchill WWII
8 AnchorLine
9 MagicKarmi JosephHallworth  10 NorthernWinterGames Olympics1922
11 Paris MarcChagall 

12 TheFruitsOfVictory WWI  13 UnearthlyStories Czechoslovakia Starowieyski
14 DefenseNationale WWI
15 JamesBond LiveAndLetDie 007  16 BillGraham Concert 
17 RedRidingHood TheatrePantomime  18 FrankLloydWright 
19 SovietArmyNavyAirForce
20 BewarePoison ROSPA21 PolandSkiing
22 MercedesBenz220
23 YWCA24 JimiHendrix Swierzy
25 USNavy WWI  26 VisitIndia TajMahal
27 AlbertKlijn
28 CasinoDeParis  29 RussianWarLoan WWI 
AntikBar Poster Auction 3pm 10November

 

ATG AntikBar Poster Auction 10November2018  Auction Preview featuring our 1897 Art Nouveau decorative advertising poster by Louis John Rhead in the Antiques Trade Gazette (Issue 2365 p.28)

AntikBar AuctionPreview PosterAuction 7Nov18 The preview for our Original Vintage Poster Auction is open at our gallery until 1pm on Saturday 10 November. This live online auction will start at 3pm (UK time) on LiveAuctioneers, Invaluable and TheSaleroom on 10 November. www.antikbar.co.uk/antikbar-auctions

 

 

Monday 29 October to Sunday 4 November
Stand 17, Gallery Level, Olympia Exhibition Centre, London

 

This fair is being held at the same time and in the same venue as the Spirit of Christmas Fair and the Luxury Travel Fair, and “is the last important art and antiques fair before Christmas offering an extraordinary choice for creating stylish interiors, unique gifts and inspiring collections.” Please click here for more information, including opening hours and complimentary tickets.

AntikBar Stand17 Olympia set up  Set up complete! We look forward to welcoming you to our Stand 17 at the 2018 Winter Olympia Art & Antiques Fair this week. Click here for more information and complimentary tickets, or visit our gallery at AntikBar, 404 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ.

pt0666_1_m Olympia Fair Review: our To London by Jet Clipper Pan Am poster by Aaron Fine featured by BIG Magazine (issue 4, Art p35)

 


We have also been busy uploading our latest acquisitions to our website, which you can browse at www.antikbar.co.uk/latest_products …with more coming soon! 

All our original vintage posters from around the world (propaganda, war, sport, travel, advertising and movie posters) are available online with worldwide delivery and at our gallery:

AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters
404 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ

For more News & Events, images and updates, follow us on:

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AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), UK Posters Network, London Art Deco Society (LADS) and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).


Art Guide 2018: Pin-Up Power

“Visually arresting, bold and inventive, posters are highly collectable…” AntikBar’s founder is featured in The Art Issue of Homes & Antiques magazine with a few of our original vintage posters on their Shop the Look page (Summer 2018 Interiors with Soul > Pin-up Power pp.6-7).

H&A ArtGuide Summer2018

“…Posters are important pieces of social history. Produced for a purpose – advertising or propaganda – they were early forms of mass communication, and the artists had to condense their messages into something meaningful, as well as visually powerful.

…Collectors focus on what they’re passionate about and usually come to posters for two reasons: they like the image, and the subject is something they can relate to personally. There are so many ways to collect – by subject, style, artist – with a price range to suit any budget.”

Pick up a copy of Homes & Antiques to read the full article. All our original vintage posters are available to view online at www.AntikBar.co.uk (with worldwide delivery) and at our gallery at:

AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters
404 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ


For more News & Events, images and updates, follow us on:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AntikBar
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/AntikBar
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AntikBar.co.uk
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/antikbar.co.uk/
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AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), UK Posters Network, London Art Deco Society (LADS) and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).


 

 

100 Year Anniversary of the 1917 October Revolution in Posters

PC0197_1_mThe twentieth century was shaped by several key global events. One of them – the 1917 October Revolution in Russia – led to the creation of a completely new social structure, government and system of beliefs. The events of the Russian Revolution have been described in many books and portrayed in films but very few documents that bear true witness to this era have managed to carry through the essence of the dramatic changes and immense struggle between the old and the new to today. Posters are one of the few documents that have survived as silent visual yet very vocal witnesses to the events that tore the country in half and led to the formation of the USSR (the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics also known as the Soviet Union – Союз Советских Социалистических Республик or СССР). Historic memorabilia from that time is very rare as paper was scarce and, as such, these original posters from the period are highly collectable.

After the October Revolution in 1917, the Bolshevik government was faced with the task of swaying a largely illiterate population to its side in the resulting Russian Civil War and beyond. Posters proved to be an ideal medium to deliver their message using bold and striking designs with minimum text. The imagery clearly distinguished the ‘bad guys’ from the ‘good guys’ and instructed the people on what to do and how to fight the enemy. As the country established itself, poster art grew more sophisticated and the government further developed this means of propaganda art and the print runs increased. Due to this proven effectiveness, the Soviet Union became one of the few countries where artists PP0399_1_mwere specifically trained as poster designers.

The unique combination of striking artwork, powerful imagery and important social history makes these posters of great interest to collectors. A growth in nostalgia and reconciliation with the country’s past is resulting in more demand for high-end posters from the Soviet Union’s early 1917-1939 period as well as the more affordable period from the 1960s to the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s.

A few of our original vintage Soviet posters will be displayed in our gallery from 25 October to 7 November for this centenary and all are available to view online at www.AntikBar.co.uk and at our gallery on request. Click on the images featured below for more information on this slideshow selection:

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3rd anniversary of the Vseobuch Red Army military training for conscripts (1921)

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October – Ten Days That Shook The World movie poster for the groundbreaking silent film by Sergei Eisenstein (Y. Ruklevsky, 1927)

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Mikhail Frunze (1885-1925): Bolshevik leader during the 1917 Revolution and Red Army commander during the Russian Civil War (1920s) 

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Shock brigade of the world’s proletariat Proletarians of all countries, defend (G. Klutsis, 1930s)

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Progress of collectivisation in Uzbekistan (Z. Ratem, 1931)

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Let’s build a powerful Soviet airship “Klim Voroshilov” (A. Deineka, 1931)

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Five year plan (Abramovich, 1932)

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“There is nothing that the Bolsheviks can’t conquer” Stalin (P. Karachentsov, 1937)

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Constitution of the USSR (El Lissitsky, 1937)

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All Soviet people will vote for further strengthening of our glorious Red Army and Navy! (V. Stenberg, 1938)

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They Wanted Peace / The Great Dawn movie poster (P. Finogin, 1938)

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Movie poster for a film about Valery Chkalov (1904-1938): awarded hero pilot of the Soviet Union (1941)

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Long live the XXVI anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution! We will win (M.A. Gordon, E.P. Efimov, 1943)

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Collective farmers of Siberia! More bread to the Soviet country! (V. Klimashin, 1946)

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Increase steel production to make our country stronger! 25.4 million tonnes of steel in 1950 (V. Klimashin, 1946)

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Soviet warrior, be an excellent skier! (E. Maloletkov, 1953)

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Sport in the USSR – Sport of millions! (I. Toidze, 1956)

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Communists always ahead! (1956)

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Live, work and fight like Lenin! (V. Suryaninov, 1958)

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“…Everywhere and in everything the name of Lenin is with us…” V. Mayakovsky (I. Ippolitov, 1959)

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Pravda “Lenin is with us, eternal and majestic, his thoughts, words and deeds spread through the galaxy” V. Mayakovsky (N. Dolgorukov, 1960s) 

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Printer’s proof for Pravda (V. Klimashin, 1960)

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Glory to the Great October! (A. Antonchenko, 1960)

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Every new record – new glory for our motherland! (D. Pyatkin, M. Strezhenov, 1960)

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People and party are united! (V. Ivanov, 1961)

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Forward with the party of Lenin! (K. Ivanov, 1961)

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The people and the army are united! (L. Golovanov, 1961)

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With the name of Lenin! (I. Solovyov, 1962)

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Glory to the USSR! (M. Solovyov, 1964)

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We are first in space Let’s be first in the chemical industry!  (V. Koretsky, 1964)

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Long live the socialist revolution! (B. Kalensky, 1966)

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Time works for communism 1917-1967 (L. Levshunova, 1967)

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The sport and youth of the country are uniquely united! (R. Suryaninov, 1968)

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Riders Of The Revolution movie poster (A. Lemeshchenko, 1968)

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The most human person (V. Ivanov, 1969)

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“All education should aim to nurture communist morale in the youth” V.I. Lenin (V. Suryaninov, 1969)

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Our ideological foundation is Marxism-Leninism Our goal is communism (E. Briskin, 1969)

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Victory of communism is unavoidable (I. Kustov, 1971)

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Victory of communism is unavoidable (I. Kustov, 1971)

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…Revolution has a beginning, but revolution has no end! (V. Koretsky, 1972)

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The Warsaw Pact is a dependable shield of socialism (A. Adashev, 1975)

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“The teachings of Marx are ever powerful because they are right!” V.I. Lenin (E. Artsunyan, 1976)

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To new achievements in the name of victorious communism! (I. Toidze, 1976)

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Glory to Soviet science! XXV Congress of the Communist Party of the USSR (V. Viktorov, 1976)

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RVS RevVoyenSoviets movie poster (A. Ulymov, 1977)

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Steadily increase the efforts in the fight for stable peace! (D. Filatov, 1977)

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Our socialist republic of Soviets will stand firm, like the torch of international socialism and as an example in front of the working masses (B. Reshetnikov, 1977)

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1918 1978 You were born under a red flag in the troublesome year… (V. Viktorov, 1978)

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Personal five year plan to mark the 110th anniversary of Lenin’s birth! (I. Kominarets, 1979)

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23 February – Soviet Red Army and Navy day (V. Fekliev, 1984)

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The young will carry on the tradition! 50th anniversary of the Stakhanovite movement (Y. Poltoran, 1984)

In addition to over 500 Soviet posters, we also stock a selection of historical newspapers, constructivist magazines and books including:

Lenin's Letter
ROSTA: Lenin’s letter (1919)

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Booklet: Proletariat leader of peasants (1925)

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Intourist travel brochure: Visit the USSR (1930s)

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Magazine: USSR in Construction (one of a series, 1930)

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Magazine: Za Rulem (back cover Stenberg Brothers, 1931)

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Pravda newspaper (G. Klutsis, 1933)

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Izvestia newspaper (1937)

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RussianRevolution FeatureWall Exhibition

HistoryOfCommunism  Twitter feature by @HOCommunism

RussianArtCulture Event listed by Russian Art + Culture

LAPADA Soviet Exhibition Event listed by LAPADA 

A few of our Soviet posters on display at Bentley & Skinner‘s “Faberge and the Russian Revolution” exhibition, open 7-11 November:
B&S exhibition

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Visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to view all our original vintage posters from around the world (cinema, travel, advertising, sport, war, propaganda), available online with worldwide delivery, or visit us at our gallery:

AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters
404 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ

For more News & Events, images and updates, follow us on:

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

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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Waste Not, Want Not: Food and Healthy Eating During WWII

A few of the 300+ recent additions to our website include these historical British World War Two food propaganda posters encouraging people not to waste food and teaching them how to grow their own vegetables and make meals with limited supplies during the period of food rationing – advice that still holds true today:

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PP0745_1_m  PP0749_1_m

PP0742_1_m  PP0743_1_m

PP0746_1_m  PP0741_1_m

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Visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to view all our original vintage posters from around the world (cinema, travel, advertising, sport, war, propaganda), available online with worldwide delivery, or visit us at our gallery:

AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters
404 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ

For more News & Events, images and updates, follow us on:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AntikBar
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/AntikBar
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AntikBar.co.uk
WordPress: https://antikbarposters.wordpress.com/   

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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In the Spotlight: American World War One Posters

100 years ago, in April 1917, the American Congress voted to declare war on Germany, followed by a declaration of war against Austria-Hungary in December 1917.

PP0325_1_mAlthough keen to remain neutral and keep out of the war, America had started to build up its military forces as a defensive measure following the sinking of the Lusitana in 1915 by a German U-boat, killing 128 American citizens.

In 1917 German submarines resumed sinking ships crossing the Atlantic, including American merchant ships, and President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to “make the world safe for democracy” by voting in favour of war.

Joining the war as an independent power, the U.S. provided supplies, raw materials and war loans, and sent soldiers to join the allied forces on the Western Front in 1918. Their involvement PW0278_1_multimately led to a victorious end to WW1 in November 1918.

At home, Americans were encouraged to help with the war effort by increasing the production of munitions and food supply to support the country and troops. A nation-wide propaganda campaign to educate and enforce a sense of patriotism across the whole population included speeches at public gatherings, news articles and the display of posters.

Most of these posters were torn down and destroyed after the war; those that did survive now form an important part of social history.

Here is our current collection of American World War One posters (click on the images for more information):

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PW0194_1_m  PW0035_1_m

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PW0279_1_m  PW0269_1_m

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Visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters from around the world (cinema, travel, advertising, sport, war, propaganda), or visit us at our gallery:

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), the London Art Deco Society (LADS) and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

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Posters In The News

…a few quick News Bites:

  50 Year Anniversary – 007

AntikBar’s original vintage Dr No poster is featured in the November 2012 issue of British GQ (James Bond Special), pp268-269: “Wonderwall…Hang It Up!” (This poster sold at the Autumn Decorative Fair but more James Bond posters are available; please contact us or browse the cinema pages.) 

  Collecting Art for Children’s Rooms

Homes & Interiors feature in the latest edition of Angels and Urchins on the inspirational choices available and benefits of collecting bright and vibrant artwork with the potential to increase in value to decorate your child’s room, such as original vintage posters: 

“In the quest to perfect our children’s rooms we often overlook the very thing which brings a room to life: namely a vibrant work of art. Instead, having deliberated over cots, tussled with flat-pack storage and pondered paint hues we leave the art until last, often making do with a worthless high-street print, or worse, a blank wall.

Happily you don’t need a trust fund to buy decent pictures: a handmade print by a rising artist, for instance can be yours for under £100. And the purchasing possibilities are endless. One friend buys images of horses for his pony-mad daughter; another focuses on vinatge superhero posters: whatever your child’s interest you will it in print or on canvas.

Starting a Collection

Start at the autumnal art fairs to peruse styles, compare prices and meet dealers. If investment is a priority (and frankly, who doesn’t want to own a piece that will increase in value), find something  you like and ask a few pertinent questions… 

Vintage Posters and Comic Art

Once regarded as mere mechanical reproductions, antique posters are eminently collectable not least because they are so rare. Specialist at Antikbar (antikbar.co.uk) explains: ‘Although posters were pasted up and displayed, few originals survive as they weren’t meant to be kept.’ 

Exceptional graphics, rarity and age determine a poster’s collectibility: a rare Dracula for instance, scooped £300,000 at auction. For the rest of us, the real draw is not only the price (from £45) but the array of subjects: from Second World War soldier to graceful Bolshoi ballet dancers, all ‘not just wonderful art but a piece of social history’…”

…and last (but no means least!):

   ‎Crown Jewel of the Poster World

“A poster for the classic science-fiction movie Metropolis which holds the record for being the most expensive ever sold is to go under the hammer once again … The poster, painted by the German artist Heinz Schulz-Neudamm to promote the release of Fritz Lang’s groundbreaking 1927 film about a dystopian future in the year 2000, is one of only four known surviving copies. It was bought by collector Kenneth Schacter for a still-record $690,000 (£443,210) in 2005 … experts believe it could become the first poster to sell for more than $1m on the open market … He is also known to own a King Kong poster from 1933, which experts believe may be nearly as valuable as the Metropolis poster, and a one-sheet teaser from the same year’s The Invisible Man.”
Links:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/jun/26/movie-poster-auction-fritz-lang-metropolis
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/metropolis-movie-poster-valuable-seized-bankruptcy-40740

Browse the AntikBar website for more inspiration and follow @AntikBar on Twitter and Pinterest for our “Poster of the Day” tweets/pins. Visit also the News & Events page for more information and contact us for collections advice, search on demand requests and to book a viewing by appointment.
Next Event: AntikBar will be at the Spirit of Christmas Fair, Olympia, from 30th October to 4th November. Further information on this festive event is given on the News & Events page.

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