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Spotlight on Art Deco Posters

PA2012_1_mArt Deco is one of the most widely recognised and celebrated design styles, conveying visions of sleek ocean liners, the jazz age of the Roaring Twenties, the industrialised Machine Age between the wars, stylised typography and elegant craftsmanship.

Originating in France, Art Deco (short for Arts Decoratifs) influenced design during the 1920s and 1930s in everything from architecture and fashion to transport and home furnishings, and was reflected in the graphic design and poster art produced during the period.

100 years on, this iconic art movement continues to radiate luxury and glamour today. A handful of our current stock of original vintage Art Deco posters are featured below (click on the images for more information):

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PA1036_1_m  PA0898_1_m

PS0866_1_m  PT1843_1_m

PT1957_1_m  PT2009_1_m

PA1964_1_m  PT1806_1_m

PA1203_1_m  PT1984_1_m

PA1659_1_m  Visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to view all our Art Deco posters and 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.

AntikBar WWI Poster Exhibition gallery  AntikBar WWI Poster Exhibition seating area 
AntikBar WWI Poster Exhibition feature wall  2

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).


Original Vintage Poster Auction: Summer Sale

India Lloyd Triestino _  Saturday 23 June: Summer Sale

Our next original vintage poster auction will feature a variety of travel, sport, advertising, war, propaganda and movie posters from around the world.

You can now view our catalogue and register to bid via:

LiveAuctioneers at https://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/122737_original-vintage-posters-summer-sale/
The Saleroom at https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10011
Invaluable at https://www.invaluable.com/catalog/ixipg6yk9b

The auction preview will be open at our gallery from Wednesday 20 June to 12noon on Saturday 23 June. The auction will start live online at 3pm (UK time) on Saturday 23 June. We provide worldwide delivery.

Lot of the Day

Basketball  2 Pitlochry Scotland
3 French WestAfrica
4 Hitchcock TheBirds  5 Politiken
6 RollsRoyce  7 IllustratedBits
8 BuffaloSpringfield  9 JamesBond Moonraker
10 Diaghilev
11 PLM MontBlanc  12 BillGraham
13 Circus Friedlander  14 TheDoors
15 NorthernPacific Montana  16 CarSalon Bruxelles
17 WaltDisney DonaldDuck  18 UnionLine NZAustralia
19 ComedianHarmonists
20 RollingStones  21 Matterhorn Zermatt
22 Steamship

In The News

ATGJune2018  “This UK advance promotional poster for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 classic, The Birds, will feature in Antikbar’s summer sale of original vintage posters on June 23…” Our auction is featured in this week’s Antiques Trade Gazette

Visit our website at AntikBar.co.uk to browse our whole collection of original vintage posters from around the world (including travel, sport, advertising, cinema, war, propaganda), 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
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).

 


 

 

Vintage Illustrated Poster Maps

PA1163_1_mExplore the world in fascinating detail through antique and vintage poster maps. These colourful maps capture a moment in history, from travel advertising route maps to illustrated maps for news and sporting events, as well as maps issued to showcase worldwide food and drink distribution, and for propaganda purposes. As unique and interesting artworks, they make an ideal gift for the traveller or history buff, and for decorating at home and in the office. Here are just a few of the poster maps we currently have in stock [click on the images for more information]:

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PT1632_1_m  PA1695_1_m

PT1759_1_m  PT1376_1_m

PT1697  PS0793_1_m

PT0800_1_m   PA1645_1_m

PT1699_1_m  PA1821_1_m

PA1818_1_m  PW0410_1_m

PT1032_1_m  PT1452_1_m

PT1700_1_m  PT1304_1_m

PP0664_1_m  PT1303_1_m

PT1349_1_m  PA1141_1_m

PT0589_1_m  PT1334_1_m

PT1358_1_m  PT1664_1_m

PT1705_1_m  PT1663_1_m

ps0702   PA1679_1_m

PA1823_1_m  PT1714_1_m

PT0547_1_m  PT1386_1_m

PT1489_1_m  PA1421_1_m

PA1820_1_m  PA1704_1_m

PA1646_1_m  Visit our website at AntikBar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage poster maps and other posters from around the world – cinema, travel, advertising, sport, war, propaganda – 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
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).

 


 

 

 

Vintage Posters – Spotlight on Australia

“Vintage holiday posters reveal how Victorians used to travel… Before modern-day Aussies were getting rowdy on Contiki tours and angling for the best Instagram pose, their mid-century forebears were encouraged to take a Kodak and explore their own backyards — often by rail. As the Great Depression eased, the 1930s fast became the golden age of travel as regional towns far and wide put their best foot forward to entice domestic and international tourists…”
Read the full article at www.heraldsun.com.au/lifestyle/

We currently have over 40 Australian posters in stock, from travel and advertising to film and war, including the ten featured below (click on the images for more information):

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PT1153_1_m  PT1224_1_m
PT1647_1_m  PT0581_1_m
PT1252_1_m  PW0107_1_m
PS0663_1_m  PA1597_1_m

Visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters from Australia and the rest of the world (cinema, travel, advertising, sport, war, propaganda), 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
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).

 


In The Spotlight: Ludwig Hohlwein (1874-1949)

LudwigHohlweinMunchenThe notable German graphic artist Ludwig Hohlwein initially trained and worked as an architect. In 1906 he shifted his focus to graphic design and went on to become a prolific poster designer. Hohlwein’s distinctive style is instantly recognisable through his creative use of colour, composition and typography.

We have recently added an impressive collection of posters by Ludwig Hohlwein to our website. These posters were created during the 1900s, through the 1910s and World War One to the early 1920s (click on the images for more information):

PA0215  PA0218

PA0217  PA0221

PA0213  PS0211

PA0210  PA0214

PA0212  PA0204

PA0220

PA0206  PA0219

PA0191  PT0194

PA0190  PA0197b

PT0216  PW0205

PA0189  PA0187

PW0202b  PW0203

PW0201

PA0195  PA0196

PA0192  PA0193 (1)

PA0207  PA0200b

PA0186   PA0188b

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PA0933_1_m

 


 

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).

 


 

June 2016 Newsletter

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Firstly, we would like to thank everyone who was able to make it to our first exhibition, The Age of Steam. If you missed this exhibition but are interested in steamship and railway posters, our catalogue is available to purchase via our website.

Exciting News: A virtual tour of our gallery is now available to view via our Google page (featuring The Age of Steam exhibition), and more information on our gallery is given here. We hope you enjoy your “walk around” and hope you’ll be able to visit us in person the next time you’re in London.

Here is our upcoming calendar of events for the summer:

Wednesday 29 June, 7-8pm
Talk – Introduction to Collecting Posters

We would like to invite you to our talk on collecting posters, which will include a brief history of posters, covering some of the main art styles and collectible subjects with an explanation of printing techniques. We will also cover posters as an alternative investment in art, give guidance on how to spot a fake and provide practical information on poster condition, preserving posters and starting a collection. Tickets cost £10 (includes a copy of our catalogue and welcome drink). Places are limited so please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to book a place at this event. Update: Tickets are now available to purchase via our website [please click here].

Saturday 23 July
Original Vintage Poster Collector Auction

Our next auction will feature a variety of posters from around the world, including a significant collection of European exhibition and Soviet propaganda posters. New and experienced collectors and dealers will benefit from the low starting prices (with no reserves) – from only £5. A preview will be available at our gallery from 20-23 July. Please visit our News & Events page nearer the time for full details.

1-31 August
Summer Exhibition – Come Fly With Me

Experience the thrill and elegance of travelling to exotic destinations by propeller plane in the 1920-30s and the excitement of boarding a new jet plane in the modern mid-century era. Step back in time and travel the world in style this summer through the stunning artwork that will be on display at our next exhibition.

Looking ahead, we will be participating at the next annual LAPADA Fair, Berkeley Square, London, from 13-18 September at Stand C6. Full details will be posted on our website nearer the time. Please let us know if you would like a complimentary invitation to visit us at this event.

Please keep an eye on our News & Events page and click on the links below to follow us on our social media pages for more news and updates.

We look forward to welcoming you at our gallery soon!

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

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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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“The Age of Steam” Exhibition, 28 April-28 May, and “The History of Cunard” Talk on 26 May

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Our first exhibition at our recently opened gallery in London will showcase a variety of stunning ocean liner and railway posters from around the world, primarily from the 1920-30s; the Golden Age of Travel.

This was a time when travel was not merely a way of getting somewhere but a destination and an experience in itself. Powered by steam, mighty hand-crafted machines carried passengers for days on their journey to new adventures. The essence of romance and style of this period is truly captured by the elegant poster designs of the era.

Exhibition: 28 April to 28 May. Free entry.
Catalogue: £5 (also available to purchase online).

The History of Cunard: guest speaker talk by Eric Flounders on Thursday 26 May from 6-7pm. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. Please scroll down for more information. Tickets are available to purchase online via our website.

We hope you will be able to make it to this exhibition (scroll down for a taster of what will be on display). Please contact us if you would like to be added to our mailing list for future event notifications.

[Note: you can also take a Google virtual tour to “walk around” inside our gallery, featuring the display from this exhibition.]

header_logo  AntikBar Gallery, 404 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ. Open Monday to Friday 11am to 7pm, Saturday 11am to 6pm. Visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk for more information and 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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Here’s a sneak preview of some of the posters that will be on display with the cover and a few inside pages from our catalogue (click on the images for more information):  

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PA0658_1_m   PT1045_1_m

PT0743_1_m   PT0970_1_m   PT0681_1_m

PA0823_1_m   PT0290_1_m   PA0760_1_m

CatalogueFrontCover.jpg    CatalogueShipsP8
CatalogueTrainsP35    CatalogueTrainsP46

To flick through our catalogue online, visit:
https://mixam.co.uk/embed/571a2faf27f3bf0493419224
and click here to purchase a printed copy of our exhibition catalogue.

[See also our Pinterest board – The Age of Steam – featuring gallery photos taken during our exhibition.]

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The History of Cunard: Talk by Eric Flounders

We are delighted to invite you to a talk on the history of Cunard, which will be given by our guest speaker, Eric Flounders, on Thursday 26 May from 6-7pm at our gallery in London.

Places are limited and tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets cost £10 and include a free copy of our exhibition catalogue and welcome drink. Please click here or visit us at our gallery to reserve your place at this event.

Eric Flounders
Cunard PR Manager, 1984-2011

Born and brought up in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, Eric attended the local state grammar school before going on to obtain a degree in education from Oxford University. He then followed a meandering career which encompassed teaching in a South London comprehensive school, research and speech writing in the House of Commons, and a managerial post with a mainstream tour operator. For 16 years he also found time to be a London Borough councillor, including a stint as Leader of the Council. In 1984 he was appointed Public Relations Manager for Cunard Line, a post he held for 27 years until retirement in 2011. He regularly lectures on the company’s ships about the history of Cunard.

In 2007 he was co-author with Michael Gallagher and Carol Thatcher of “QE2: Forty Years Famous” and in 2014 with Michael Gallagher of “The Triumph of a Great Tradition: The Story of Cunard’s 175 Years.”

QE2: Forty Years Famous
Carol Thatcher with Eric Flounders and Michael Gallagher (2007)

Surely the most famous ship in the world, Cunard’s QE2 has captured the headlines for 40 years as she plies her glamorous trade around the globe. The book takes a warts and all look at this fabulous ship. Starting with her revolutionary design and the arguments surrounding her construction and moving on to her time in service with sometimes troubled voyages undergoing engine failure, stowaways, storms, collisions and wartime derring-do. The story includes hosts of celebrities from the sixties to the present day, all of whom have fallen for the charm of this old-fashioned lady. After more than five million nautical miles and 40 years the wrinkles are beginning to show. But while people with taste and a sense of history want to take the most luxurious and leisurely voyages, she will still have a job to do. And nobody does it better than QE2.

The Triumph of a Great Tradition: The Story of Cunard’s 175 Years
Eric Flounders, Michael Gallagher (2014)

In 2015 Cunard celebrate their 175th anniversary. Its heritage dates back to 1839 where Sir Samuel Cunard won the first British Government contract to supply a regular mail service across the North Atlantic. Since that date Cunard has had hundreds of ocean liners. Cunard’s golden age occurred after the Second World War when the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth entered full commercial service. In the late Fifties Cunard faced the most fierce competitor, the Boeing 707 on the Transatlantic routes. This saw a great decline in the Cunard fleet but amidst the jet revolution Cunard gambled with their future on a new ship, the QE2. With the expanding cruise market in the late Nineties, the company was to see further new-builds, including the QM2. This anniversary book brings together the full story of Cunard and not only follows the history of the company but also many of the celebrities and film stars who have been associated with Cunard.

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