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In The News: Travel Posters

16th April 2019

AntikBar has been featured by the ATG in their article on Travel Posters by Gabriel Berner: 

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is atg-posters-antikbar.jpg  Poster specialist AntikBar offers posters both as a dealership and as a saleroom. This travel poster advertising The Simplon Line on the shores of Lake Geneva was one of the notable lots at a sale in February 2019, making a hammer price of £750. 


"The poster, as we know it, dates back to the 19th century when the innovation and use of high speed colour lithography by Jules Cheret made mass production possible and brought this liberating and exciting art form to the masses... Today posters remain a highly collectable area of the antiques market thanks to their artistic style, historical interest and wall power to name but three reasons for their continued appeal.

Vintage travel posters, along with film, sport and art posters, are one of the largest collecting fields. Nostalgia for an era when travel offered excitement and glamour has fuelled this demand. Collectors can choose from a vast range of designs promoting domestic trips or world travel predominately by rail companies as well as airline and liner companies.

Ski posters are an area which over the last decade has established a solid collecting field combining the themes of travel and sport. Traditionally, prestigious resorts, usually French and Swiss, have carried a premium, with style, rarity and artist of secondary importance. 

The annual Ski Sale at Christie’s South Kensington was once one of the high points in the calendar for this collecting field. During their run of dedicated sales, which ran from 2005-17, the average annual growth of poster prices per auction was 26.7% per year (according to data gathered by vintage poster dealer and auctioneer AntikBar). However, that market ceased when CSK closed in 2017...

There are several factors which determine the value of a travel poster:  

1) Print method
2) Originality
3) Designer
4) Theme 
5) Rarity
6) Condition and conservation..." Click here to read the full article. 


➡ Note: Click here for more information on original vintage skiing posters (including our Poster Price Trends chart from our Introduction to Collecting Posters booklet available in print form at our gallery and online). Read also our Top Tips on looking after vintage posters and packing posters, and visit our Poster Restoration page for information on our linen backing and restoration services. 


Please contact us or visit us at our gallery for Collection Advice and more information. Our original vintage posters from around the world are available online (with worldwide delivery), and we host regular Poster Auctions throughout the year.  



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