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In The Spotlight: Shell Posters

Shell has a long history of producing great designs, some by notable artists of the period, for their advertising campaigns. Our current collection of original vintage Shell posters includes a few from their “Everywhere you go You can be sure of Shell” series as well as others from the UK and around the world (click on the images for more information):

1920s

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Artist: John Banting (1902-1972)

1930s

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Artist: Edward McKnight Kauffer (1890-1954)

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Artist: Paul Sheriff

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Artist: George Hooper (1910-1994)

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Artist: John Rutherford Armstrong (1893-1973)

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Artist: Allan Walton (1892-1948)

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Artists: Clifford (1907-1985) and Rosemary (1910-1998) Ellis

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Artist: Edward McKnight Kauffer (1890-1954)

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Artist: Edward McKnight Kauffer (1890-1954)

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Artist: “W”

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Artist: Francis Bernard (1900-1979)

1950s

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1960s

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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 – available online with worldwide delivery and at our gallery:

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

 

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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).

 


 

 

AntikBar Vintage Poster Auction on Saturday 27 January


→ This auction has now ended. Our provisional auction dates are given below and on our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk/AntikBar-Auctions with links to register for our auctions online. Information on our next auction will be posted on this blog page nearer the time.

Provisional Dates (to be confirmed): 
7 April, 30 June, 10 November 

Live Auctioneers: https://new.liveauctioneers.com/auctioneer/3087/antikbar
The Saleroom: https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar 

Invaluable: https://www.invaluable.com/auction-house/antikbar-original-vintage-posters


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PW0216_1_mSaturday 27 January – Don’t miss our next original vintage poster auction featuring a collection of World War Two posters by Fougasse in addition to a wide variety of over 300 original vintage posters from around the world including travel, advertising, cinema, sport, war and propaganda. New and experienced collectors and dealers will benefit from our low starting prices with no reserves.

View our catalogue and register to bid online via:

Live Auctioneers – www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/113997_original-vintage-posters-incl-fougasse-wwii
The Saleroom – www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10009
Invaluable – https://www.invaluable.com/catalog/nsrgzf5k2y

This live online auction will start at 3pm (UK time) on Saturday 27 January. The auction preview will be open at our gallery from Wednesday 24 January to 12noon on Saturday 27 January.

Lot of the Day

WWII Fougasse Blackout  ADAC Motorcycle
Perrier Andy Warhol
Clint Eastwood  Ryland Sailing
New York World Fair  USSR Glory to the great Soviet Union
Mont Blanc Dorival Art Deco x3
Hope Obama  1 May Five Day Week
Toulouse Lautrec Elles  Walt Disney Mother Goose Hollywood
United States Cruise  Annecy Falcucci Art Deco
USSR UK
Star Wars Coca Cola R2D2 C3PO  Sunday Times John Lennon Beatles
Europa  Berlin Zoo Rhino
Air Force Safety
Hohlwein  Fougasse Chemical Warfare

www.AntikBar.co.uk/AntikBar-Auctions

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In The News

ATG AuctionPreview “Second World War posters by the renowned British cartoonist and illustrator Cyril Kenneth Bird (1887-1965) feature in a sale of posters at Antikbar in London on January 27. Known by his pen name ‘Fougasse’, the artist famously designed humorous and effective propaganda posters while working unpaid for the Ministry of Information during the war…” Previews (p24) in the Antiques Trade Gazette  (Issue 2325, 20 January 2018)

PS0210_1_m “Interesting online auction at the end of the month from UK pioneers AntikBar. Some nice stuff there and one in particular that I can’t let pass without mention. A food based car rally: how good does that sound? And it’s designed appropriately by Geo. Ham365PosterBlog review (8/1/18)


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

 


 

In the Spotlight: American World War One Posters

100 years ago, in April 1917, the American Congress voted to declare war on Germany, followed by a declaration of war against Austria-Hungary in December 1917.

PP0325_1_mAlthough keen to remain neutral and keep out of the war, America had started to build up its military forces as a defensive measure following the sinking of the Lusitana in 1915 by a German U-boat, killing 128 American citizens.

In 1917 German submarines resumed sinking ships crossing the Atlantic, including American merchant ships, and President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to “make the world safe for democracy” by voting in favour of war.

Joining the war as an independent power, the U.S. provided supplies, raw materials and war loans, and sent soldiers to join the allied forces on the Western Front in 1918. Their involvement PW0278_1_multimately led to a victorious end to WW1 in November 1918.

At home, Americans were encouraged to help with the war effort by increasing the production of munitions and food supply to support the country and troops. A nation-wide propaganda campaign to educate and enforce a sense of patriotism across the whole population included speeches at public gatherings, news articles and the display of posters.

Most of these posters were torn down and destroyed after the war; those that did survive now form an important part of social history.

Here is our current collection of American World War One posters (click on the images for more information):

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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), 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).

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AntikBar in the news this week:

AntikBar‘s original vintage posters have been featured in the news twice this week, by the Financial Times and by Shropshire Woman:

PT0429_1_m   “Head-turning images, from Alpine slopes to Soviet-era Russia” – AntikBar featured by the Financial Times, How to Spend It, on their E-cquisitions page (Ming Liu, 22/5/2014):

Browse online poster gallery AntikBar, and the abundance of Soviet-era posters immediately grabs the attention. “They’re mainly from the 1920s and 1930s and from my personal collection,” says founder Kirill Kalinin, the economist-turned-dealer who launched AntikBar in 2011.

These Russian works account for 20 per cent of the more than 1,500 posters available on the site – the remainder take in a vast array of countries, styles and categories. Although the site specialises in posters, books and magazines, maps and prints are also for sale. A navigation bar allows users to search by date – the oldest item is a map of the Moscow Kremlin from 1686 and the most recent are from 2010. However, the bulk of the stock, says Kalinin, is from the 1930s to 1950s.

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Categories include cinema, automobiles, war and sport, with the most popular being travel (which includes a 1970s drawing of the Alps by Salvador Dalí, £150, and a 1950s picture of Helsinki, £525) and advertising (a poster for the OBM furniture store in Rouen is £950, while a 1950s pin-up-style Philips Autoradio ad by French artist R Jeleng is £575).

Skiing posters in particular are highly sought after, says Kalinin, adding: “They are hard to come by and prices are going up year on year.” In the end, however, it’s about how a piece speaks to a buyer. “These works offer a strong emotional connection,” he says. “One gentleman bought an American Graffiti poster, as it was the first film he saw in a cinema with his father.”

AntikBar’s works are guaranteed originals – the site is a member of the US-based International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association, as well as the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers (LAPADA), which has a strict code of practice and will intervene in the case of a dispute. In addition to offering advice for collectors and a search-on-demand service, AntikBar can help buyers find something specific, as Kalinin recently did for a client looking for South African posters. The site also works with a California-based restoration company to address colour loss, tears and stains.

“These posters mainly date back to a time pre-TV,” says Kalinin. “They were a way to reach a mass audience and designed to make you stop, look and remember. Today, they have become an alternative to modern art and are ideal for those wanting a bright, bold statement for their walls.”

PA0541_1_m   “Feeling Groovy” – AntikBar featured by the Shropshire County Woman & Home magazine, in their Interiors Guide (page 37, issue June 2014):

They say that if you remember the 60s, you weren’t there. So if, for whatever reason, you missed it the first time round, why not bring a little Swinging 60s style into your home?

It seems many of us are nostalgic for those days when life was a gas and our footballers and pop stars ruled the world. The popular TV show Mad Men has also been helping us dig 60s style. In fact acclaimed designer Wayne Hemingway has been drafted in to replicate the bold aesthetic of Don Draper’s apartment at London’s former 2012 Athletes’ Village, which is being reinvented as private rental homes.

“Vintage is about looking at timeless elements of design and finding and creating an enduring style.”

…get with the In Crowd – you’ll have a blast!

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Original vintage posters add authenticity to a 60s style interior and are also highly collectible. AntikBar specialises in original vintage posters covering a variety of subjects – travel, advertising, sport, cinema, war and propaganda – mainly dating from the late 1890s to the 1970s.

To browse our extensive collection of original vintage posters from around the world and for more information and updates, please visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk and 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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