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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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PT1737a

PT1419a

PT2090a

PT1110a

PT2079a

PT1884a

PT1745a

PT1827a

PT1761a

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

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).

 

 

 

 

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):

PT2016_1_m  PS0680_1_m

PA2095_1_m  PT2060_1_m

PP0969_1_m  PT2031_1_m

PA0868_1_m  PA1824_1_m

PS0728_1_m  PA1920_1_m

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).

 

 

 

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):

PA1198_1_m  PA2090_1_m

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

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, 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:

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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).


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):

PT1164_1_m  PT1209_1_m
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:

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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), 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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In Posters: Women At War

PW0153_1_mWomen played a vital role working for the war effort during World War One and World War Two while the men were away fighting. PW0051_1_m

Posters were issued to encourage women to sign up for volunteer and paid work, from farming to office jobs and the military, as well as encouraging those at home to plant a victory garden to aid the pressure on a dwindling food supply and boost morale (click on the images for more information on the posters listed on our website).

PP0317_1_m  PW0225_1_m  PP0371_1_m PP0206_1_m  PW0162_1_m

In many countries, women were able to work as nurses and in support roles for the military forces that did not involve any PW0223_1_mdirect warfare during World War One. By the end of World War Two they were able to take on more active roles within the military, including on the front line and in anti-aircraft units.

The ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service, 1938-1949) was the women’s branch of the British Army during PP0295_1_mWorld War Two. The first women recruited to the Auxiliary Territorial Service worked as cooks, clerks and storekeepers. As time went on the range of duties expanded and women served as office, mess and telephone orderlies, drivers, postal workers, ammunition inspectors and signal operators. By June 1945, there were over 190,000 members of the ATS from all across the British Empire and Commonwealth. 

PW0092_1_m.jpg  PP0196_1_m  PP0195_1_m PW0152_1_m  PW0202_1_m  PW0180_1_m PW0184_1_m  PW0177_1_m  PW0166_1_m

The female branch of the Royal Navy, the Women’s Royal Naval Service, PW0095_1_mwas formed during World War One (1917-1919), and established in 1939 at the beginning of World War Two. Wrens were employed for duties such as telegraph operators, electricians, cooks and air mechanics. They served on land and at sea and, in 1939 they were allowed to fly transport planes. The WAAF (Women’s Auxiliary Air Force) was established in 1939 as the female auxiliary of the Royal Air Force in the UK. WAAFs were needed on the Home Front to work at military bases and radar stations as wireless operators, aircraft maintenance workers, intelligence operators and to provide administration and transport duties, catering and other important non-combat jobs.PW0224_1_m

In America the Women’s Army Auxillary Corps (WAAC) was modelled onPW0087_1_m Britain’s ATS. WAACs were able to train as mechanics, switchboard operators, drivers, stenographers, cooks and seamstresses. They were required to be physically fit and willing to take on jobs to replace men during the war. A manual published in 1943 included advice on the importance of maintaining a personal fitness routine as well as skin care, hair style and make up.

Related (1940s-1950s):

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PA0684_1_m  PP0387_1_m  PP0397_1_m

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Visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters from around the world. 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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The Dutiful Dog – Man’s Best Friend

PA0665_1_m  Dogs are widely recognised as being man’s best friend, offering unconditional love and companionship as pets and help as working dogs in a variety of roles from guide dogs and service dogs to hunting and herding livestock. These loyal and intelligent animals have been featured in books, poems, films, cartoons and artwork for centuries. For dog lovers, here’s a snapshot of a few of our original vintage posters that feature man’s best friend:

PA0501_1_m  PA0601_1_m

PA0508_1_m  PA0682_1_m

Dogs never bite me. Just humans.” [Marilyn Monroe]

PC0474_1_m  PW0166_1_m

PA0713_1_m

The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.” [Johnny Depp]

PP0287_1_m  PP0283_1_m

PP0285_1_m  PP0282_1_m

PP0290_1_m  PP0289_1_m

PA0990_1_m

Happiness is a warm puppy.” [Charles M. Schulz]
PS0407_1_m  PA0819_1_m
PS0406_1_m  PS0319_1_m
PA0545_1_m (1)
Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden.” [Milan Kundera]
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PA0933_1_m

PA0727_1_m

The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.” [Charles de Gaulle]

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Visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters and, 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 Auction: Original World War Two Propaganda Posters, 30 May 2015

World War Two Propaganda Posters auction may 2015 banner  We are hosting an online auction of Original World War Two Propaganda Posters on Saturday 30th May, starting at 9am PT / 5pm UK.

This specialised auction features original vintage war and propaganda posters issued before and during WW2 in the USA, United Kingdom, France, Soviet Union, Italy, Nazi Germany and others. The items listed include punchy graphics designed by artists for the Second World War effort and rare original posters from the Third Reich as many were destroyed after the war.

Please click here to view our full catalogue and register to bid (please note that more items will be added up to the auction date). We offer worldwide shipping using either UPS or Royal Mail.

We will be posting a ‘Lot of the Day’ slideshow on our social media pages nearer the time (links below).

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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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WW2_small  UPDATE: with one week to go until the auction, here’s a quick round-up of our ‘Lot of the Day’ posts so far (follow us on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook to view all our featured lots and click on the images below to view our auction catalogue and register to bid):

PW0069_1_m  PW0164_1_m

PP0066_1_m

PP0295_1_m  PW0104_1_m

WW2_RedArmy

PW0071_1_m  WW2_boiled water

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