The poster, as we know it, dates back to the 19th century when
the innovation and use of high speed colour lithography by Jules
Chéret made mass production possible and brought this liberating
and exciting art form to the masses.
The application of art to commercial and industrial printing
soon spread throughout Europe and was adopted to advertise
everything from bicycles to absinthe.
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.
From the ATG Archive
18 October 2012
The eagerly anticipated auction of Underground posters direct from the archives of London Transport Museum was a sell-out at Christie’s South Kensington earlier this month.
24 August 2012
While the eyes of the world have been on the 2012 London Games, the Olympic influence did not leave the auction scene untouched.
20 February 2010
Last month in Harrogate, auctioneers Morphets held a sale of what is thought to be the biggest collection of vintage railway posters ever to come on the market.
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06 January 2014
Having tempted buyers with one-off auctions called The London Sale in September 2012 and Out of the Ordinary in September 2013, Christie’s will continue to use this sale format to offer a tasty selection on January 16.
30 May 2013
Since ‘The Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair’ was forced to close after 75 years in 2009, the ‘Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair’ has taken up the mantle of the grande dame of London’s summer fairs.
09 October 2013
The ‘Watercolours’ fair returns for its fifth year at the Science Museum, from February 6-8.
03 May 2013
GALLERY NEWS – Jamie Rountree of Rountree Fine Art and Oliver Swann of Tryon Gallery have announced that they will merge their two companies under the new name of Rountree Tryon.
06 August 2013
Heritage Auctions of Dallas, Texas, are claiming a new auction record for an insert movie poster.
01 March 2013
The original artworks which featured on the music albums of 80s English Synthpop and New Wave band ‘Talk Talk’ are to go under the hammer at music memorabilia specialists Omega Auctions in Stockport, Cheshire, on March 9.