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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.

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), UK Posters Network, London Art Deco Society, King’s Road Curve and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

 

 

 

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.

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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:

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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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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).


Don’t miss our next Original Vintage Posters Auction on Saturday 22 April

WebsiteBannerApril2017  Our next Original Vintage Poster Auction will be held on Saturday 22 April, starting online at 3pm (UK time). A preview will be open at our gallery from Wednesday 19 April until 12 noon on Saturday 22 April.

Please visit Live Auctioneers or The Saleroom to view our catalogue and register to bid.

Live Auctioneers: https://new.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/100863_original-vintage-posters
The Saleroom: https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10005

This auction features a wide variety of c.500 items from around the world: travel, sport, advertising, cinema, war and propaganda posters from the early 1900s to the 1980s. Highlights include Moscow and Munich Olympic Games posters, punk, rock and pop music posters, art exhibition posters, and sets of political and propaganda posters. New and experienced collectors and dealers will benefit from our low starting prices with no reserves. We offer worldwide delivery.

Please contact us if you would like any more information or visit us at our gallery:

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

Lot of the Day:

Art Nouveau Exhibition  Munich Olympics
Poems On The Underground
Cuba fruit  Early Ireland
Highgate London Transport  Badminton Denmark
Mao China
Jaffa Oranges Health  Peace
Coke Pop Art  Monty Python
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5OClockTea  Thatcher Upset Her
Bob Dylan  Wales Arts Books
Vogue Tights
WOMAD Festival
  Air India Wanted
Marilyn Monroe  Ticino Switzerland

David Bowie
WW1 Poetry
  Hans Christian Anderson Denmark
Los Angeles Olympics  Marmets Baby Prams
Cyrk
  Sex Pistols
Marx Engels Lenin

Olympics Dachshund dog  Crunchie Taste Bomb rockets
Hitchcock The Birds

Auto Show  Petty Girls
Fidel Castro  Apples Pear Empire
Chinese propaganda  Napoli
The Modern Spirit 
Elvis

Preview open Wednesday 19 April 
until 12noon on Saturday 22 April:
Auction Preview

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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. 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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Let It Snow: Skiing and Winter Sports Poster Exhibition

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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.

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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

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Gallery photos and more features:

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Deco Mag (Inspiring Ideas) – christianiaski

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atg_30nov16 – 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)

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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.
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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Event: LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair, Berkeley Square, London

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AntikBar will be exhibiting at Stand C6 the annual LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair in Berkeley Square, London, from Tuesday 13th to Sunday 18th September (see below for opening hours and ticket information, including the Collectors’ Preview on Monday 12th).

Please let us know if you would like a complimentary invitation to visit us at this event (limited availability). Our gallery is located at 404 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ (click here for our opening hours and more information).

About the Fair:
“Since its inception in 2009, the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair has grown to become a foremost international showcase for art and antiques, as well as one of the most prestigious events on the London social calendar. It’s one of only two yearly events to grace the beautiful Berkeley Square. At the heart of the modern, cosmopolitan city yet steeped in historical resonance, the location could not be more fitting.

100 exhibitors present work from across the art, antiques, design and decorative arts spectrum. Including jewellery, furniture, carpets, tapestries, antiquities, clocks, ceramics, silver and fine art, authenticity is assured thanks to a 70-member specialist committee pre-vetting everything on sale. With prices ranging from £500 to £500,000 and above, sought-after pieces appeal to both the established collector and first-time buyer alike.

A unique stage that welcomes visitors from across the world, the fair blends eclecticism, artistry and hospitality in perfect measure. An esteemed occasion, and a door to an intriguing world.”

About LAPADA:
“LAPADA (The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers) is the largest society of professional art and antiques dealers in the UK. It is a trusted resource for private collectors and the art & antiques trade in the UK and 16 other countries around the world. Established in 1974 it boasts 600 worldwide members, who are experts in their fields, with specialities ranging from fine art, jewellery and furniture to contemporary works, sculpture and ceramics.”

Opening Hours & Tickets:
Monday 12 – Collectors’ Preview (by invitation only), 3pm to 9pm
Tuesday 13 – 11am to 8pm
Wednesday 14 – 11am to 5:30pm
Thursday 15 – 11am to 8pm
Friday 16 – 11am to 8pm
Saturday 17 – 11am to 7pm
Sunday 18 – 11am to 5pm

If you would like to receive an invitation to the Fair and/or Collectors’ Preview (limited availability), and to join our emailing list, please contact us. We look forward to seeing you at the Fair.

For more information on this event and to purchase tickets in advance, please visit the LAPADA Fair website at www.lapadalondon.com.

PA1184_1_m  Our “collection of striking designs” featured by Billionaire.com in their list of top 10 dealers to visit at the 2016 LAPADA Fair: “From aeronautica to aboriginal art, Billionaire profiles 10 dealer booths that you shouldn’t miss…”

PS0549_1_m  Sporting Antiques Fit For A Gentleman – our vintage sport posters featured by Gentleman’s Journal: “For people with a passion for sport, posters featuring historical achievements and past events are a great way to decorate and provide for further appreciation…”

harpers-bazaar-us  “Modern Vintage: collectible art deco treasures available at LAPADA” by Harper’s Bazaar US featuring one of our original vintage Imperial Airways (1932) posters and one of our Cunard White Star Line (1937) posters.

pa1198_1_m  Harper’s Bazaar UK featured AntikBar as the “Best for vintage posters – …the vintage posters on sale at this Chelsea-based dealer are diverse in their subject matter, but all equally wonderful curiosities.”

antiquestradegazette  Our original vintage 1930s Austria for Winter Sports skiing poster featured by the Antique Trade Gazette (with our Stand C6 exhibitor listing insert featuring Buy British 1930s and Paris Olympics 1924)

telegraph Our original vintage 1932 Bugatti poster featured by The Telegraph in their Luxury Design slideshow of this year’s LAPADA Fair highlights “showcasing the best in art and antiques…”

houseandgarden  “20 Beautiful Finds at LAPADA 2016” by House and Garden features two of our original vintage Art Deco posters from the 1920s and 1930s

ChineseNewsVideo.jpg  Our original vintage “nostalgic era” posters at the LAPADA Fair featured by CNC Xinhua Network TV China (click the image to watch the video)…

newchinatv  …with their news review in English featuring AntikBar (click the image to watch the video)

collecting-postersSneak Peek: our new guide to collecting original vintage posters will be available from our Stand C6 at the LAPADA Fair. This guide includes a brief history of posters, printing techniques, investing in posters, how to spot an original from a fake, some of the main poster subjects, design styles and notable artists.
[Save the Date: this guide will also be available at our next Introduction to Collecting Posters talk on 5 October.]

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Visit our website to view our whole collection of original vintage posters and graphic design. 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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Collecting Vintage Ski Posters

 

“With the ski season in full swing, our expert’s guide to buying #vintage #ski posters is an essential read for fans of the sport – whether you’re hitting the nursery or black runs…” This article was originally featured in the January 2016 issue of Antique Collecting magazine:

Vintage poster expert Kirill Kalinin, is the founder of AntikBar.Kirill Kalinin His passion for original vintage poster art and graphic design started in 1993 when he saw the posters at The Great Utopia: The Russian and Soviet Avant-Garde 1915-1932 exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. After collecting for several years he decided to become a dealer. Here he reveals why collectors of ski posters continue to be drawn to the slopes.

Skiing is one of the most popular winter sports and it’s not difficult to understand why. The thrill of speeding down a mountain, simply meandering down gently or just enjoying a drink on a terrace near the slopes is very appealing.  The clean, fresh air and beautiful white snow glistening in the sun under a blue sky in a picturesque mountain setting leaves a lasting impression and can become highly addictive.

MAIN PICIn the early days, skiing was a very exclusive sport, available only to those who lived near the mountains or could afford the luxury of a costly travel, basic equipment and ski guides.  Over the years the sport has become more accessible while still managing to retain a glamorous allure.  This stylish and romantic notion of skiing was particularly well captured in posters printed to advertise winter resorts.

Posters were the only way to reach an audience on a global scale up to the 1960s.  Printed by the government tourist agencies, railways and individual resorts, these advertisements were sent out to travel agencies and embassies worldwide, to be displayed on the walls and largely discarded after use. Luckily some of these artworks survived and they remain as eye-catching today as they were all those years ago, still beaming the joy, glory and fun of winter sports and pleasures of an alpine holiday.

Colourful, dynamic, glamorous, and stylish, posters make for an excellent investment, ideal for decorating chalets and, back home, act as a stunning reminder of a memorable trip.  The popularity of certain resorts, and the fact some areas are more desirable and expensive than others, is reflected in poster prices. Swiss posters remain the most valuable, especially for destinations like St. Moritz, Gstadt and Zermatt. France is closely behind with steady demand for vintage posters featuring  Chamonix, Corcheval and Mont Blanc.  Austria closes the top three with a rising demand for general skiing posters and destinations like Zug being much sought after. On average, if you were to look at the results of the annual ski poster sale at Christie’s, prices have risen nearly 30 percent per annum in the last nine years.

Ski poster prices are also influenced by the artist and style of the artwork. Demand for Art Deco and mid-century posters remains strong as they manage to capture the glamorous side of the sport at its best and display well in modern interiors.  Posters designed by Emil Cardinaux, Martin Peikert, Edouard Elzingre and Roger Broders, among other ‘big name’ and great ski poster artists, usually fetch impressive results at auction.  Condition is an important factor in price appreciation although minor defect can be skilfully mended by a professional restorer.

What to look for

It’s always advisable to buy from a reputable dealer or auction house.  Whether you’re looking for one or two posters to decorate your home, or you’re considering starting a collection, posters are an enjoyable investment that will bring you aesthetic dividends on a daily basis.

Posters that feature trains or planes and mountain scenes also appeal to a wider collector’s market and tend to be in good demand.

Overall, try focusing on strong stylish designs by well-known artists. These posters are more likely to continue achieving high prices in the long term. The entry level prices for original vintage posters start at around £300, a cost that is comparable to a skiing holiday; the difference being that you can enjoy your poster hanging on your wall all year round.Swiss PIC 1

This 1960s’ Swissair Skiing Winter Holidays, which costs £375, and features ‘the world’s greatest ski lift’ would be a good level entry design. Designed by Max Schneider and printed in Switzerland, it shows a skier speeding down with the flags of Switzerland, Italy, Austria and France incorporated in the text.

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pic 1An original vintage poster for the Piz Nair skiing area in St Moritz, Switzerland – Schweiz – Suisse – Svizzera. It features a fantastic modernist design with a red cable car (10,000 ft / 3057m) in front of a stylised sun with the text between and below spiral lines. The Piz Nair mountain overlooks St Moritz and lies in the Engadin ski region, which hosted the alpine skiing events during the 1948 Winter Olympics. The artwork is by Wolfgang Hausmann. Farblithografie, Druck J.E. Wolfensberger, Zurich. Very good condition, backed on linen, c. 1950, size 64 x 101cm.

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pic 2Another original vintage poster for the Semaine Internationale de Ski du Mont Blanc, du 30 Janvier au 4 Fevrier 1951 (International Skiing Week, Mont Blanc, 30 January to 4 February 1951). Chamonix, Les Contamines, St Gervais, Les Houches, Megeve. It features the dynamic image, in shades of blue and white, of a skier racing down the slope wearing the number 1. Good condition, restored, creases and tears, backed on linen. 1951, artist: E Lancaster, size 101.5 x 64cm.

Austrian attraction

pic 3Original vintage poster for Austria reading Autriche: Neige, Feerie, Beaute: (Austria: Snow, Enchantment, Beauty). By the Austrian artist, Hermann Kosel (1896-1983), it features a snowy scene with people wrapped up warmly with blankets riding in a traditionally-decorated sleigh pulled by two horses. The background shows skiers, a church spire and snow covered chalets on the mountains. Printed in Austria, for the Austrian Federal Government by Bruder Rosenbaum, Vienna. 1947, size 94.5 x 63.5cm.

More information

Read the full article in the Antique Collecting magazine’s Guide to Collecting Memorabilia at www.antique-collecting.co.uk/collecting-vintage-ski-posters (January 2016)

Visit also www.antikbar.co.uk/original_vintage_skiing_posters
and browse our current collection of ski and winter sports posters at www.antikbar.co.uk/products/ski_posters

Links to featured images: Swissair Skiing Winter Holidays, 1960s / Innsbruck Winter Olympics, 1976 / St Moritz Piz Nair, c. 1950

Please contact us if you have any specific search requests. 

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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. 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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AntikBar in the News: Financial Times, The Times and Luxury Living Magazine

header_logo  “Read All About It!” Here’s a round-up of the recent news articles featuring AntikBar‘s original vintage posters:

The past decade has seen a dynamic uplift in demand for vintage ski art, from Art Deco glamour to pop-art skidelica…” says Ming Liu for the weekend edition of the Financial Times, How to Spend It (10/1/15, p47):

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Featured poster:
Piz Nair St Moritz Switzerland

As winter sports enthusiasts flock to resorts across Europe to enjoy the thrill of downhill skiing and snowboarding, prices for vintage ski posters are scaling new heights… While some pieces sell for thousands, good quality original posters can be bought for as little as £200 to £300…” says Claire Carponen for The Times (9/1/15, pp8-9):

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Featured posters:
Ski Mont Blanc
Innsbruck Winter Olympics

Colourful, dynamic, glamourous and stylish – original posters are recognised as a good art investment and an entry into collecting… Article on investing in original posters with a brief history of poster design, including artists, periods and styles, with advice on collecting posters featuring AntikBar, published in the latest issue of Luxury Living Magazine (issue Jan-Feb 2015, pp72-79):

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Featured poster:
London Underground – Shop in Town 

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Featured posters:
Pullman for winter comfort
To Egypt, Ceylon, Burma by Bibby Line
Queen Mary – Cunard White Star

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Featured posters:
Austin Reed Air Force
Britain by Clipper Pan Am

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Featured posters:
Piz Nair ski region Switzerland
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
24 Heures du Mans 1963

Note: see our blog posts below for more skiing posters and an invitation to visit us at the next Decorative Fair from Tuesday 20 to Sunday 25 January.

Please 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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Winter Wonderland: A nostalgic swoosh down the slopes, from Austria to Zermatt…

BannerWinter  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. Visit our original vintage skiing posters page for more reviews, further information and images.

Get ready for some retro swooshing down the slopes now with a few of our original vintage skiing and winter posters; click on the images below and visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to view our whole collection:

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Upcoming Event –

Banner1  The Winter Decorative Fair in Battersea Park will feature a “chalet chic” foyer theme. We will be taking part in the theme and exhibiting at our usual stand by the hall entrance from Tuesday 20 to Sunday 25 January. We look forward to seeing you! Please visit our News & Events page for more information and contact us or click here for a complimentary invitation to this event.

[The popularity of skiing posters: our full article was originally posted on our blog in June 2013 and updated in February 2014. This update primarily showcases a handful of our currently listed skiing and winter posters. A full update will be posted on our original vintage skiing posters page after Christie’s next Ski Sale in January 2015.]

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Please visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters. For more updates, follow us on:

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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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Upcoming Events: Visit AntikBar at the LAPADA Fair and next Decorative Fair this Autumn

AntikBar will be participating in two fantastic London events this Autumn: the annual LAPADA Fair in Berkeley Square, 23/24-28 September, and the next Decorative Fair in Battersea Park, 30 September-5 October. We will post updates on our News & Events page and on our social media pages nearer the time and during the events. We look forward to seeing you!

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LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair

AntikBar will be exhibiting at Stand C31 at the 6th Annual LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair in Berkeley Square, London, from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th September (see below for opening hours and tickets, including the Collectors’ Preview opening day on Tuesday 23rd).

About the Fair:
“This highly esteemed event in the art and antiques calendar continues to grow in popularity. Among the exceptional works on offer are furniture, jewellery, carpets, tapestries, antiquities, clocks, ceramics, silver and fine art… The sixth annual LAPADA Fair follows the success of last year’s event, where more than 17,000 visitors from around the world attended over the course of five days. Private collectors and art and antiques enthusiasts flocked to the Fair, where an expert committee of 50 specialists pre-vetted every piece on sale at the show.”

About LAPADA:
“LAPADA (The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers) is the largest society of professional art and antiques dealers in the UK. It is a trusted resource for private collectors and the art & antiques trade in the UK and 16 other countries around the world. Established in 1974 it boasts 600 worldwide members, who are experts in their fields, with specialities ranging from fine art, jewellery and furniture to contemporary works, sculpture and ceramics.”

Opening Hours & Tickets:
Tuesday 23 September – Collectors’ Preview (by invitation only)
Wednesday 24 September – 11am to 5:30pm 
Thursday 25 September – 11am to 9pm 
Friday 26 and Saturday 27 September – 11am to 7pm
Sunday 28 September – 11am to 5pm 

Please let us know if you would like a complimentary e-invitation to this event. If you would like to receive an invitation to the Collectors’ Preview (limited availability) and would like to join our emailing list, please contact us. We look forward to seeing you at the Fair.

For more information on this event and to purchase tickets in advance, please visit the LAPADA Fair website at www.lapadalondon.com.

“Sneak Peek” – a few photos taken at set-up:

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…We look forward to seeing you!  

NOTE: Visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/antikbar.co.uk for our photo slideshow from the Fair, which will be updated during the Fair week.

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The Decorative Fair, Battersea Park

London’s most popular decorative event held three times a year (Winter, Spring and Autumn) at The Evolution Marquee in leafy Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ. AntikBar will be participating again by the hall entrance at Stand 141 and we look forward to seeing you.

About the Fair:
“The Fair is fun, fashionable and its worldwide reputation, established over 25 years, entices international trade and retail buyers, interior designers and private customers seeking unique and unusual furnishings and quirky accessories for decorating schemes.” A free shuttle bus will run between Sloane Square and Battersea Park.

Opening Hours & Tickets:
Tuesday 30 September – 12 noon to 8pm
Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 October – 11am to 8pm
Friday 3 and Saturday 4 October – 11am to 7pm
Sunday 5 October – 11am to 6pm

Please contact us to join our e-newsletter mailing list and to request a complimentary ticket to visit us at the Fair. An invitation is also available by clicking here. Visit our News & Events page for articles and reviews on previous Decorative Fairs.

Full information is given on the Fair website at: www.decorativefair.com.

NOTE: Visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/antikbar.co.uk for our photo slideshow from the Fair, which will be updated during the Fair week.
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Please visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk for more information. For more updates, news and slideshows, 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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UPDATES:

Fairground image  All the fun of the fair – Our Autumn Fair, which opens Tuesday 30 September to Sunday 5 October will feature a type of folk art as our special foyer display – fairground and circus art and artefacts. We’ll have posters, paintings and prints, objects such as carousel horses and figures, decorative panels from fairground rides and stalls. It’ll be great fun! – Foyer display update via The Decorative Fair, featuring AntikBar‘s original vintage 1976 advertising poster for Gerry Cottle’s circus (“Khalil Oghaby mighty strongman from Persia! First time here! Crushed beneath the weight of a huge American limousine!”) by renowned British comic artist, Frank Bellamy, along with some other fantastic circus and fairground items!

PW0071_1_m_borderless  Press Release “New dealers to show at The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair 2014” (featuring one of our original vintage posters): The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair, Berkeley Square, brings together the very best in art and antiques this September, with over a hundred dealers and experts in their fields participating, representing a wide variety of disciplines. Now in its sixth year, this highly anticipated annual event in the art and antiques calendar welcomes a host of new dealers with exciting and original items to tempt buyers… Antikbar, the online poster gallery, will offer original vintage posters from around the world. Subject matters include travel, advertising, sport, cinema, war and propaganda, dating mainly from the late 1800s to the 1970s. It will also bring its sought-after selection of Soviet-era posters from the 1920s and 1930s in bold and bright colours that leave a lasting impression…  Read the full article at http://artdaily.com/

PS0330_1_m  Telegraph Luxury selects stand out pieces from this year’s LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair” – the Telegraph’s selection includes one of our original vintage posters for St Moritz (featured image). View their full selection at www.telegraph.co.uk/luxury/pictures/. 

 

 

2014 Update: Original Vintage Skiing Posters

Update from our Original Vintage Skiing Posters page following the recent Christie’s Ski Sale (January 2014):

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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.

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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)

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Following Christie’s most recent ski auction (22/1/14), Nicolette Tomkinson, Director and Head of Department commented: “We are very pleased with the results of the 16th annual Ski sale at Christie’s which remains the only dedicated auction of its type in the world. The finest examples of vintage ski posters were highly sought-after, in particular for the section of Swiss posters, led by Emil Cardinaux’s poster of Zermatt which sold for £21,250. There was fierce competition for posters depicting resorts in Italy, Switzerland and Austria, many of which are now en route to decorate chalets across the globe.” The Antiques Trade Gazette added that, despite some of the high prices achieved, “posters priced below £1,000 can still make a striking addition to any modern decor” and that “vintage ski posters are packed with decorative appeal…little wonder then that this has become such a popular area of the vintage posters market, gathering momentum for quite some time now and attracting an ever-growing collector base. The appeal combines nostalgia for the ‘golden age’ of travel.” (pp8-9, issue 2127, 8/2/14)

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Katherine Higgens commented on Christie’s 2012 Ski Sale 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.”

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Please visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage skiing and winter sports posters. For further information, visit our Original Vintage Skiing Posters page.

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

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