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Fun Travel Poster Quiz – Name The City

As the summer holiday period kicks in, we thought you might like to test your vintage travel poster knowledge with these ten cropped posters depicting different cities from around the world – you simply have to name the city (no cheating…don’t click on the image until you’ve given your answer!):

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Well done! Give yourself an extra pat on the back if you were able to correctly name any other information, such as the artist, year and name of the airline or railway company that issued the poster.

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

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

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).

 

 

 

 

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:

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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).

 


 

 

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
St Moritz
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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Travel Back in Time: Sail Away, Sail Away, Sail Away…

As part of our “travel back in time” series, here’s a look at some stunning poster designs promoting travel by ship during the early to mid 20th century. This breathtaking 1931 L’Atlantique poster by Adolphe Mouron Cassandre (1901-1968) starts us off on our journey; little can beat the timeless appeal of the artwork by one of the greatest poster designers:

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Whether advertising ferry services, short voyages or long distance cruising holidays, shipping companies looked to beat competition and entice people to travel the high seas with them to reach their destinations and discover new lands in luxurious comfort. Although flying took over as a more viable option for many as a quicker means of travel during the post-war jet age, cruises remained a popular choice as holidays in themselves, offering trips ashore and the opportunity to relax and unwind through the variety of on-board facilities and entertainment.

One of the world’s largest shipping companies, Hamburg-America Line (established 1847; now Hapag-Lloyd), initially offered cruises to Europe and North America before expanding its operations to cover all continents. These 1930s posters advertising the Hamburg-Amerika Linie were designed by German artist, Albert Fuss (1889-1969):

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The classic 1930s Art Deco style in the use of bold text and colours is captured wonderfully in these posters promoting far-flung cruises to exotic countries and short-hop ferry rides:

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This rare and very large poster for Cunard White Star featuring their flagship ocean liner launched in 1934, R.M.S. Queen Mary (now moored in California as a museum and hotel), with the slogan “America this year!” above the city skyline that’s almost dwarfed by the vast ship, really captures the essence of the era:

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During the Second World War, many passenger cruise ships were taken over for the use of troops, supplies and other wartime services. The Normandie was one such ship: This French ocean liner was built for the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique as the most powerful steam turbo-electric-propelled passenger ship ever built and the most luxurious and largest ocean liner afloat at the time, rivalled only by the RMS Queen Mary. After being seized in New York by the Americans during World War Two and renamed USS Lafayette, the liner caught fire in 1942 while being converted into a troop ship and was scrapped in 1946. This 1985 printer’s proof poster commemorates 50 years since her launch:

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This ocean liner, SS Roma, was built in 1926 and taken over by the Italian Navy for conversion into an aircraft carrier in 1939 for World War Two, renamed Aquila. In 1943 she was seized by the German forces and was partially sunk at Genoa by Italian two-men torpedoes in 1945. She was finally scrapped in 1951/2. The rather majestic design of this 1920s poster serves as a good reminder of the ship’s more celebrated launch years: 

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After the War, advertising during the 1950s-1960s returned in glorious mid-century style technicolour promising festivities and fun on board, providing passengers a chance to fully enjoy their holiday time travelling by ship rather than by plane:

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Click on the image links above or visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk for more information on this selection and to browse all our original vintage posters. For more updates, follow us on:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AntikBar
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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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“See USSR” Exhibition

BI0010_1_m  AntikBar is participating in the See USSR exhibition from 7th June to 31st August at GRAD, the new Gallery for Russian Arts and Design in London.
This exhibition is the first to be hosted by GRAD and will showcase a country of leisure, comfort and luxury against the widely accepted notion of the striking heroic and industrial imagery produced by the Soviet Union during the 1920-30s. A range of external Soviet publicity such as Intourist travel posters, magazines and other ephemera will be displayed with internal propaganda items including textiles.
Visit the News & Events page at www.antikbar.co.uk for further information.
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About GRAD: the Gallery for Russian Arts and Design is an enterprising not-for-profit gallery exhibiting Russian art in central London, including rarely seen graphic arts and other works from Russian collections and specially commissioned pieces. The gallery will hold special exhibitions and seminars dedicated to academic and curatorial developments in the expanding field of international studies in Russian art from the early 20th century to the present day. GRAD’s longer term goal is to establish a permanent Museum of Russian Art in London. Address: 3-4a Little Portland Street, London W1W 7JB. http://grad-london.com/announce/seeussr/

AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers Association (IVPDA).
Reviews:
This exhibition has been featured by Deco Mag (June issue) with images of AntikBar’s original Soviet travel posters on display, as well as other London and international art and event listings and print and online publications such as the Antiques Trade GazetteThe Culture Trip and Wall Street International.
Also:
Voice of Russia’s “See USSR: travel posters from the 1930s” exhibition opening review with interviews and images is available at http://ruvr.co.uk/2013_06_07/See-USSR-life-in-the-1930s/ (images at http://ruvr.co.uk/photoalbum/115319198/), the BBC’s review “In pictures: Selling the USSR as a travel destination” is available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23684322 and the CNN’s review “Back to the USSR: Soviet posters on show” is available at http://travel.cnn.com/back-ussr-soviet-tourism-posters-show-909756.
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