AntikBar Poster Auction incl. USSR and Palestine Propaganda Collection

AntikBar Original Vintage Posters, 404 King's Road, Chelsea, London

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Wed 8th May 2019 to
Sat 11th May 2019

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Where:AntikBar Original Vintage Posters, 404 King's Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:Auction preview open from Wednesday 8 May to 1pm on Saturday 11 May. Auction online 3pm (UK time) on Saturday 11 May. Gallery: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 11am-5pm (closed Mondays and bank holidays).
Admission:Free entry to gallery for auction preview. Prices at auction vary (from £10).
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About the event

AntikBar, the London based original vintage poster gallery, is holding their next poster auction on Saturday 11 May.

This auction 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.

About the Propaganda Collection: “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.”


The auction preview will be open at their gallery from Wednesday 8 May to 1pm on Saturday 11 May. The auction will start online at 3pm (UK time) on Saturday 11 May.

View their catalogue and register to bid via:

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

Official Link: https://www.antikbar.co.uk/antikbar-auctions/



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