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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:

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/
WordPress: https://antikbarposters.wordpress.com/   

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).


Upcoming Event: The Spirit of Christmas Fair 2013

PA0318_1_m  AntikBar will be participating again at the Spirit of Christmas Fair from Tuesday 5th to Sunday 10th November in The Grand Hall at London Olympia. For more information, please visit our News & Events page and our page on the Spirit of Christmas website. We look forward to seeing you at our Stand H6.

This popular annual Fair showcases a variety of unique and stylish gifts, interior design products, food and drink, accessories and decorations for the party season, Food Hall and festive workshops. The Luxury Travel Fair will also be open from 7th to 10th November. Full details, including opening times, are given on the Spirit of Christmas website.

Give Posters

Please contact us if you would like to be added to our emailing list to receive future event notifications, and visit the News & Events page on our website at www.antikbar.co.uk for updates.

You can also follow us on:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/antikbar Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/antikbar Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/antikbar.co.uk

Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA) and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

Sneak Peek: some images of our Stand H6 set up and ready for opening tomorrow…

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NEW! Latest Products

PS0222_1_m  Have you browsed AntikBar’s Latest Products page recently? We recently uploaded over 100 more original vintage posters to our website, including the following selection:

Cinema

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Sport

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Propaganda and War

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Travel

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Advertising

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and a few in a series, such as the Orient Express

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Wrigley’s

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London Underground

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Salvador Dali

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and the 1957 International Youth Games

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Click on the links given above or visit the AntikBar website to browse all our Latest Products.

Upcoming Event: AntikBar will be at Stand H6 at the Spirit of Christmas Fair, London Olympia, from 5-10 November. Further information is listed on our News & Events page. Please contact us if you would like to join our mailing list. We look forward to seeing you there!

PS0226_1_m   You can also 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).

Spotlight on Marilyn Monroe

PC0394_1_m  Q: Love Marilyn?
The National Portrait Gallery in London is celebrating one of the world’s greatest stars in their current exhibition, Marilyn Monroe: A British Love Affair.

PC0189_1_m  A: Love your very own Marilyn!
An ideal gift idea or a stunning addition to your home or office; here are our original vintage posters featuring this famous icon, which you can order with worldwide delivery via the AntikBar website:

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Visit www.AntikBar.co.uk to browse our wide collection of cinema, sport, travel, advertising, propaganda and war posters and contact us if you have any specific search requests or queries. Also check the Latest Products page for more additions, including some more recently acquired Marilyn Monroe posters…

Quick Reminder: AntikBar will be at the Spirit of Christmas Fair, Olympia in London this week, from Tuesday 30 October to Sunday 4 November at Stand B69. Visit the News & Events page for more information and 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).

AntikBar
Original Vintage Posters
www.AntikBar.co.uk

Latest Products

   Visit the Latest Products page on the AntikBar.co.uk website to view 25 posters added this week, including:

Sport

     

Propaganda

     

Cinema

     

Travel

     

Follow @AntikBar on Twitter and Pinterest for our Poster of the Day tweets/pins and other updates. You can also “like” AntikBar on our new Facebook page for more updates and news.

Upcoming Event: AntikBar will be at Stand B69 at the Spirit of Christmas Fair (Olympia, London) from Tuesday 30th October to Sunday 4th November. Visit the News & Events page on the AntikBar website for more information on this festive event.

www.AntikBar.co.uk

Spirit of Christmas Fair, Olympia

   AntikBar will again be participating at the Spirit of Christmas Fair at Stand B69 in The Grand Hall at the Olympia Exhibition Centre, London, from Tuesday 30th October to Sunday 4th November.

This festive event is sure to get you in the mood for Christmas and the New Year offering a wide selection of unique gifts that can’t be found on the high street, as well as food and drink, winter decorations and other special treats! 

For full information and to apply for discounted tickets in advance, please visit the News & Events page at http://www.antikbar.co.uk/ or the Spirit of Christmas website at http://www.spiritofchristmasfair.co.uk/exhibitor/antikbar 

   AntikBar is a London-based online company that specialises in original vintage posters and graphic design. They stock a vast range of posters covering all subjects (travel, sport, advertising, cinema, war and propaganda) from across the decades and around the world.

Original vintage posters make a unique eco-friendly interior design feature, bridging both contemporary and traditional styles, and they are highly collectable, being widely recognised as a sound art investment. The variety offered by AntikBar is very appealing and, with prices starting from under £50, these posters are also affordable and can bring future financial pleasure, whether bought as a statement piece for the home or as a more unusual and memorable gift for Christmas, a birthday or other special occasion.

Please visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk and contact us if you have any queries or particular search requests. AntikBar.co.uk is on Facebook and you can follow @AntikBar on Twitter and Pinterest for our popular “Poster of the Day” tweets/pins and other information.

We look forward to seeing you at the Spirit of Christmas Fair, Stand B69.

AntikBar announces new Facebook page

AntikBar now has a new page on Facebook, which you can visit and “like” at www.facebook.com/antikbar.co.uk.

You can also browse the website at www.antikbar.co.uk and follow @AntikBar on Twitter and Pinterest for “Poster of the Day” tweets/pins and other news, images, information and inspiration!  

That Friday Feeling…” is a new regular round-up on our Facebook page of last week’s “Poster of the Day” tweets/pins, starting with 5-11 October:

                    

Looking Ahead –  
AntikBar will be participating at the Spirit of Christmas Fair, Olympia, from 30th October to 4th November. Further information on this festive event has been posted on the News & Events page. We look forward to seeing you there!

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.

Refresh your Visual Senses with Original Vintage Posters

  Lowenbrau Baienfurt 1910

Posters were the most effective and broad-reaching medium for advertising and propaganda before the advent of television. Designed to grab the attention of people passing by, posters presented artists with the challenge of distilling a commissioned message to a bare minimum of words with maximum visual impact. Some of the designers achieved this goal by developing spectacular designs that exuded warmth, comfort and style or rallied the masses to new victories in war and peace. Being very topical, posters absorbed and reflected the prevailing and changing art styles and fashions at a rapid pace and became part of the avant-garde art movement. They were meant to be displayed temporarily on walls and discarded; and were not meant to survive.

  My Daddy is a Hero and You? 1943

Today original vintage posters make a great interior design statement that could also prove to be a valuable investment. These stylish pieces of social history can be easily adapted to any interior; with such a variety of subject matter, styles and colour schemes they are well suited for a modern office, Victorian house, luxury apartment, holiday retreat or a child’s playroom. They are a truly unique eco-friendly interior design feature, bridging both contemporary and traditional styles. 

  New Hampshire 1930s

Original vintage posters are highly collectable and widely recognised as a sound art investment that appreciates over time while being enjoyed every day on the wall. Prices vary greatly depending on the rarity, artist and subject matter. The rarest and most expensive poster so far is Fritz Lang’s poster for the film Metropolis; only four of them are known to have survived and it reached $690,000 at an auction in 2005. This very same copy is going to be at auction again soon and experts believe that it might be the first poster to sell for more than $1m on the open market. Many posters, however, are still affordable and make an ideal present and focal point on the walls of a home, office or even a film set.

  Vespa Servizio 1960s

Posters can trigger strong emotional responses appealing to our sense of nostalgia and happy memories of childhood, travel, work interest or hobby. Advertising posters from the 1960s, for example, can be a great entry point into collecting as the designs are bright, bold and quirky. Cinema posters also represent a good investment, especially Oscar winners, popular actors and cult classics such as James Bond. Skiing posters are particularly popular at the moment, as are posters advertising past Olympic Games and other major sporting events.

   From Russia With Love 1970s

AntikBar is an online company that specialise in original vintage posters, stocking a vast range of posters covering all subjects from across the decades and around the world. The variety on offer is very appealing and, with prices starting from under £50, these posters are also affordable and can become a statement piece for the home or a unique and memorable gift for a birthday or other special occasion.

   It Scores (electric heating series) 1960s

You can visit AntikBar at at the Goodwood Revival from 14th to 16th September, The Decorative Fair in Battersea Park from 2nd to 7th October and Spirit of Christmas at Olympia from 30th October to 4th November. Visit the News & Events page and follow AntikBar on Twitter and Pinterest for “Poster of the Day” tweets/pins, more information and free entry tickets.

   Lucerne Festival of Music 1962

Website: www.AntikBar.co.uk 
Twitter: @AntikBar 

  Brands Hatch Kent Trophy Meeting 1960s 

Footnote: Original vintage posters proved to be a sound investment for a Hollywood actor Nicholas Cage. He sold a rare Dracula poster in April 2009 for $310,700; a return of 303% after buying the poster ten years previously for $77,000. His gain easily outpaced the minus 10% total return he would have earned on the S&P 500 over the same time period. 

  Hong Kong by TWA 1950s

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