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Virtual Map, Print & Poster Fair

12-16 May: AntikBar is participating in this year’s Virtual Map, Print & Poster Fair hosted by Collectible Events. Click here to visit our Dealer Profile page for more information, and click on the images below for more details on our featured products. 

5 Routes To Ireland LMS Railway
Funiculaire Chamonix Planpraz Le Brevent Mont Blanc
Have A Guinness When You’re Tired
Imperial Airways
New York Fly TWA
New Zealand Her Natural And Industrial Resources
Pan American Airways On The Routes Of The Flying Clipper Ships
The Atlantic Charter Time And Tide Map
USSR Dance Festival Moscow Leningrad
The Soviet Arctic (photo album book listed on our books website at AntikbarBooks.co.uk)


AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters
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Next AntikBar Original Vintage Poster Auction: 7 November


Our next Original Vintage Poster Auction of over 450 lots features travel and advertising posters as well as a wide variety of cinema, sport, war and propaganda posters from around the world.


View our auction catalogue and register to bid online via:

Live Auctioneers at www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/180929_original-vintage-posters-travel-and-advertising/
The Saleroom at www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10020
Invaluable at www.invaluable.com/catalog/dllfzzdr7b

This live auction will start online at 3pm (UK time) on Saturday 7 November.

AntikBar offers in-house delivery worldwide for items won in our auctions. Updated Note: In line with latest government guidelines, the auction preview will now only be open at our gallery by appointment on Wednesday 4 November. Contact us to book your appointment in advance, and click here for information on the restrictions in place at our gallery.


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


Lot Of The Day
– daily features in the lead up to this auction:

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In The News:

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These travel posters from the 1920s and 30s conjure a lost era of globetrotting but also offer a vivid snapshot of world history. They are among 450 to be sold by AntikBar on November 7
News in Pictures feature by The Times (14/10/20) 


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AntikBar offers Best of British – What could be more British than a policeman in traditional garb standing on Tower Bridge? This early 20th century poster promoting London as a tourist destination was issued in France to advertise the rail routes from Paris to London…” Travel feature in the Antiques Trade Gazette (24/20/20 p13 and online)


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Creative Gift Ideas – Charming vintage poster shop AntikBar are hosting their next Original Vintage Poster Auction tomorrow. With over 450 lots…there’s something for every taste. Give the gift of art this Christmas!” KCAW news event (6/11/2020) 



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Saturday 1 August: next AntikBar Poster Auction

AntikBar Poster Auction 1 August 2020 Banner

Saturday 1 August: Don’t miss our next live online auction featuring a collection of railway posters in addition to a wide variety of over 450 original vintage posters from around the world, including travel, sport, war, propaganda, advertising and movie posters.

You can now view our auction catalogue and register to bid online in advance via:

– Live Auctioneers www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/172458_original-vintage-posters-incl-railway-posters
– The Saleroom www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10019
– Invaluable www.invaluable.com/catalog/t8feddw4w1?size=200&page=1&categories=&sort=

This live auction will start online at 3pm (UK time) on Saturday 1 August.

Please Note: In line with government guidelines, the auction preview will be open by appointment only at our gallery from Wednesday 29 July to 1pm on Saturday 1 August. Please contact us to book your appointment in advance, and click here for information on the restrictions in place at our gallery.


Lot of the Day:

1 AmericanAirlinesIreland   2 SmirnoffVodkaAccountant
3 TintinSecretOfTheUnicorn   4 TriumphMotorcycles 
5 CommunismUSSRLenin
6 LidoCabaretParis   7 WaimeaBayHawaiiSurfing
8 GuinnessBattleOfHastings
9 DartmouthCollege   10 KLMRoyalDutchAirlines
11 SmashingTime   12 MexicoOlympics1968
13 AntikBarAuction BritishRailways ServiceToIndustry TerenceCuneo 1August2020
14 CanadianNationalRailwaysCanadaUSA  15 JazzSaxophoneDexterGordon
16 HorseRacing
17 LlonchSalaArtDeco   18 AspenHighlandsSki
19 IsleOfWightBritishRailways 

20 AndyWarholPopArtShoes   21 MercedesBenzGrandPrixFangioStirlingMoss  

*Only 2 Days To Go!* 
AntikBar Vintage Poster Auction 1August2020

*Phew!* Another marathon auction lasting just over 7 hours…
LanaTurner AntikBar Auction1August2020  One of the many runaway successes was this glamorous 1940s ABC poster for the award winning Hollywood screen legend Lana Turner that created a bidding performance worthy of such an iconic hard-working actress

In the News:

ATG AntikBar Poster Auction 1 August 2020 Londoners Thames  Auction News in this week’s Antiques Trade Gazette (issue 2452): The sale of original posters at AntikBar on August 1 includes c.1926 poster for Southern Railway The Londoner’s Leisure… featuring a stylised view of elegant Londoners enjoying boat trips on the Thames by the artist Frederic Gregory Brown… 

TheSaleroom AntikBar Poster Auction 1August2020 feature   Auction News feature @TheSaleroom: From local cheeses to tennis championships, vintage posters star @AntikBar sale… 

 



AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters

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

 


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

AntikBar Newsletter: Spring 2020

Don’t miss our vintage poster auction on 25 April
+ NEW book site launch + COVID-19 update

We hope you and your loved ones are well and keeping healthy.

In line with the health advice to help fight the coronavirus, our gallery at 404 King’s Road is temporarily closed until further notice, but we are still accepting and shipping orders made online (we provide worldwide delivery). Please visit AntikBar.co.uk to view our original vintage posters — including our 130+ latest additions.

We will fulfil all online orders and restoration services as soon as possible. As a small business, we thank you for your understanding during this uncertain time and appreciate your continued support.

Please contact us by email if you have any queries or would like any more information: info@antikbar.co.uk


Saturday 25 April: Original Vintage Posters Spring Sale

This auction will feature a wide variety of over 400 original vintage posters from around the world including travel, sport, advertising, war, propaganda and movie posters.

Our auction catalogue is due to be completed over the next few days but, in the meantime, you can view our current lots and register in advance to bid via:

LiveAuctioneershttps://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/165115_original-vintage-poster-spring-sale/ 
The Saleroomhttps://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10018
Invaluablehttps://www.invaluable.com/catalog/pbrxy9iqrv

As with all our live online auctions over the last few years, the auction will start at 3pm (UK time), and our lots are listed with no reserve prices. There will be no preview before this auction due to the temporary closure of our gallery.

For more information, please visit www.antikbar.co.uk/antikbar-auctions/ or contact us by email.

Our popular ‘Lot of the Day’ features will be posted at the end of this page and on our website and social media (links given below) nearer the time, in the lead up to the auction.



NEW!   
We’re delighted announce the launch of our book website — www.AntikbarBooks.co.uk — created for our vast collection of antique and vintage theatre brochures, travel books, reference magazines, and other publications.

AntikBar Books focuses on book design and related ephemera from the 1920s and 1930s covering the major art movements including Bauhaus, Constructivism, Art Deco and Modernism. Many of the publications feature photography and artwork by notable artists and designers of the period.

This new website is currently a work in progress with over 1,200 active listings, and more items being added regularly. [Note: Please contact us for information on items marked at £999, which are due to be completed soon with prices and details.]

We invite you to follow @AntikBarBooks on Facebook to browse our photo albums featuring some of our recent additions and other highlighted selections.



AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters
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After Sale – Timed Auction:

AntikBar Spring Sale Vintage Poster Auction After Sale Timed April May 2020
Last chance to bid on the remaining 51 lots from our Spring Sale auction on 25 April. Click here to register and bid in this timed sale (ends Monday 11 May at 12pm UK time).

Timed Auction #LotOfTheDay

1 ArtNouveauTextiles   2 SouthAfricaBeach   
3 TourDeFrance 
4 TreasureIsland  5 NormandyMarine
6 GlacierNationalPark
7 Madonna  8 UEFAFootball96
9 WWIArtillery
10 RockConcertAvalon  11 FartCushion
12 AirFranceLiberte  
After Sale *ENDS TODAY* Monday 11 May at 12pm (UK time) — Final chance to bid on the 51 remaining auction lots in our timed sale: www.invaluable.com/catalog/zf2p135c95

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Lot of the Day
features in the lead up to our auction on 25 April:

1 Psychedelic Rock Buffalo Springfield Avalon 1966 AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020  2 Marlene Dietrich Horst P Horst Fashion Photo AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020
3 James Dean Rebel Without A Cause AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020
4 Mickey Mouse Walt Disney AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020  5 Football World Cup 1982 AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020
6 Picasso Exhibition AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020  7 Berlin Film Festival 1962 AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020
8 Marx Lenin Soviet USSR AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020
9 L'Instant Taittinger Champagne Grace Kelly Design AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020  10 Austria Ski Snowman AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020
11 Porsche 911 Excitement AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020
12 Occupation Map Post WWII AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020 13 Queen Elizabeth II AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020
14 Polar Cerveza Cuba Havana AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020
15 Keith Haring AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020  16 Ghent Flowers 1913 AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020
13 La Dolce Vita AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020  17 Fougasse Careless Talk WWII AntikBar Vintage Posters Auction 25April2020
Auction TODAY 25April2020 AntikBar Original Vintage Posters


In The News
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ATG AntikBar Poster Auction 25April  AntikBar auction featured by the Antiques Trade Gazette (issue 2438): This original poster for The Greatest Show on Earth – Barnum & Bailey’s Ringling Circus is estimated at £150-300 in the Antikbar auction on April 25.”

 

Burma Campaign WWII Myanmar AntikBar Poster Auction 25 April 2020  Coming up in our Original Vintage Poster Auction on Saturday 25 April: a collection of World War Two Burma Campaign posters

Air France Travel Posters Roger Bezombes AntikBar Vintage Poster Auction 25 April  Coming up in our Original Vintage Poster Auction on Saturday 25 April: a collection of Air France travel posters by Roger Bezombes 

 

 

 

 

NEW! View our most recent additions online: AntikBar.co.uk

AntikBar Online NEW Original Vintage Posters

NEW! Browse our 80+ recent original vintage poster listings from around the world including travel, sport, advertising, war, propaganda and movie posters available online with worldwide delivery at AntikBar.co.uk/Latest_Products

AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters,
404 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ
W: www.antikbar.co.uk  E: info@antikbar.co.uk


COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Following the latest health advice, our gallery at 404 King’s Road will be closed until further notice. We appreciate your business and continued support, and we will endeavour to fulfil all online orders and restoration services as soon as possible. We thank you for your understanding during this uncertain time. Please contact us by email if you have any queries: www.antikbar.co.uk/contact_us/


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In The News:

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

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

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

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

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

Summer Exhibition: Come Fly With Me (1-31 August)

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Our holiday-themed exhibition this August will showcase a variety of flight-related travel, advertising and propaganda posters from around the world. These original vintage posters evoke strong feelings of nostalgia and truly capture the essence of travel in the earlier days of flying, many featuring airlines that no longer exist today.

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 AntikBar’s next exhibition.

Address: AntikBar Gallery, 404 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 11am-7pm; Saturday 11am-6pm (by appointment on Sundays and Bank Holidays) / Please note that the gallery will be closed on Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 August
Catalogue: £10 (available to purchase online) – NOTE: This catalogue has now sold out but you can view it online by clicking here (and browse our website for more recently added flight-related posters)

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Visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters from around the world – sport, cinema, travel, advertising, war, propaganda. 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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Travel Back in Time: Come Fly With Me

PA0495_1_m  The romantic notion and thrill of travelling by plane may be over for most of us but the allure is captured in many of the old advertising posters. This “then and now” look at air travel compares the messages and styles of some of our original vintage airline posters with some from the same companies today to show how print-based advertising has changed over the years.

American-6  “The legend is back” – to evoke a feeling of nostalgia, American Airlines recently launched an advertising campaign using well-known celebrities from the 1950s and today:

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…compared with these posters advertising travel to Paris (1950s) and Australia (1970s) by American Airlines:

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The messages are clear – this trend of combining a look to the past as well as future hope can been seen in United’s return to its “fly the friendly skies” slogan, Aeroflot’s upgrade to glamour through its ranking as “Europe’s most elegant cabin crew” in 2013 and LOT’s recent campaign as “the most modern airline in Europe”:

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…from this amusing cartoon style ad, “if only I flew by LOT” (1958), to this striking image and bold statement:

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Meanwhile, SAS (Scandinavian Airlines System) and KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) have shifted up a couple of technological notches from more traditional art and photography during the 1950s and 1960s to embrace today’s digital age:

SAStravel-point-and-fly-600-98836 (2012)

SASairline-company-wider-seats-small-94507 (2002)

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KLMair-france-klm-advert-large  (2011)

KLMad100full  (2002)

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“The Gay Gateway” – active both on social media and as a supporter of the LGBT community, KLM created an online game in 2014 that offered players a chance to win two economy comfort flights. In 2010 their play-to-win campaign offered flights to “the world’s proudest festivals” as part of its sponsorship of Sweden’s Stockholm Gay Life Award. Turn back the clock half a century to perhaps a different meaning and we have an SAS stewardess serving customers Copenhagen, Europe’s Gay Gateway, on a dish:

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Major events have also been used to entice people to show their support of their country by flying with their national carrier. The recent Summer Olympics in London (2012) and Winter Olympics in Sochi (2014) brought us some creative advertising posters from companies such as KLM and Austrian Airlines that contrast, for example, with this more traditional mid-century artistic depiction of Paris:

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Sign of the times – you may be wondering by now why we’ve chosen only a small selection of airlines when we’ve got some great BOAC, Swissair, TWA etc. posters listed on our website. This is because we’ve remained focused on airlines that are still in existence today for a more direct comparison. However, we feel we can make an exception for Dobrolet, a Russian airline founded in 1923 that was consolidated with other Soviet aviation organisations to become Aeroflot in 1932. Earlier this year, the company was relaunched as Aeroflot’s low-cost carrier but a notice on their website currently states that their flights are currently suspended due to recent EU sanctions:

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Please visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters from around the world. For more updates, news and slideshows, follow us on:

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David Klein and TWA: Travel Art of the Jet Age

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The 1950s and 1960s brought an exciting period of development to the commercial air travel industry offering a regular transatlantic jet service that soon overtook the same slow route by ship.

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One of the two main flagship US airlines, TWA (Trans World Airlines), which was by then majority owned by wealthy American businessman, Howard Hughes, commissioned the illustrator and artist, David Klein, to produce a series of advertising posters.

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David Klein (1918-2005) produced artwork and advertising posters for the US Army, Broadway theatres and Hollywood movies, earning himself a reputation as a formidable commercial artist. His move to creating travel posters in the 1950s and 1960s won him awards and worldwide recognition. These posters capture the allure of the period, further emphasised by films and dramas of the era – not least of all the acclaimed Mad Men series.

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Klein’s iconic artwork for TWA defines travel art of the jet age and his posters have seen record-breaking results at auction: his New York Times Square poster in particular is regarded as “one of the greatest graphic depictions of Times Square” (Nicholas Lowry) and in 1957 a copy was added to the permanent collection at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). In 2009 a copy of this celebrated Times Square poster sold at auction for $6,000 and, more recently, a first print sold for £6,250 in 2012 (a first print of Klein’s San Francisco poster sold for $5,700 in 2011).

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