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Vintage Posters

Original vintage posters, restored and mounted on canvas including the great classics of French and international cinema, original advertising posters, posters promoting the great regions of France and French state-owned industries (the Navy, Air France, national railway services...), historic exhibitions, theatrical performances and legendary venues...
These original artefacts afford us a glimpse into the past which, as the saying goes, is in itself a foreign country. As one of the main mediums of information of their time, many generations grew up discovering and understanding the world through the information they contained. Both in cities and rural areas, the only information at their disposal would have come through these posters, be that propaganda or advertising.
The invention of the lithograph at the end of the 18th century in Germany, revolutionised European printing. By the early and mid-19th century it was completely transformed into the great industry that we recognise today.
Bigger equipment allowed for larger formats to be printed and led to the creation of ever more spectacular posters that were put together using several sheets of paper such as Henri de Toulouse Lautrec’s “La Goulue”. Chéret’s large format designs soon followed suit. A hundred and thirty years ago, works of art were being reproduced as lithographs and stuck up in the street, becoming the standard medium of information throughout France and Western Europe.
Who could have guessed that these documents, known as the “poor man’s painting”, would one day become such sought-after collector’s items?
Original vintage posters are popular all around the world; they bear great sentimental value and reference places or forgotten brands that remind us of our own shared history. The demand for original posters has never been greater or more diverse, especially since being shared so prominently on social media. Original posters vary greatly in value depending on specific criteria and are sorted into categories such as travelling, advertising of goods and services, cinema, exhibitions and great shows.

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Vintage travel poster - Muro Urriza - 1955 - San Sebastian - 39,2 by 23,6 inches
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Vintage travel poster by Muro Urriza 1955 - San Sebastian

Original vintage travel poster realised by Muro Urriza in 1955, San Sebastian

Printed by : Laborde y Labayen, Tolosa

Type of print : Lithographie

Size : 39,2 x 23,6 inches

Linen backed

Condition B+

Price €3,200.00
Vintage travel poster - Villemot - 1955 - France Seaside Resorts - 38,6 by 24,4 inches
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Vintage travel poster by Villemot 1955 - France Seaside Resorts

Original vintage travel poster realised by Villemot in 1955, France Seaside Resorts

Printed by : La photolite L. Delaporte, Paris

Type of print : Lithographie

Size : 38,6 x 24,4 inches

Linen backed

Condition B+ (small tear in the bottom right corner restored)

Price €2,000.00
Vintage advertising poster - Jihel - 1961 - Les Vignobles de France - Production Métropolitaine - 37,8 by 24,6 inches
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Vintage advertising poster by Jihel 1961 - Les Vignobles de France...

Original vintage advertising poster realised by Jihel in 1961, Les Vignobles de France - Production Métropolitaine

Printed by : L'Imprimerie Crouan & Roques à Lille - Paris

Type of print : Lithographie

Size : 37,8 x 24,6 inches

Linen backed

Condition B+

Price €1,800.00
Vintage exhibition poster - Picasso - 1960 - Le Mouvement de la Paix - 47,2 by 31,5 inches
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Vintage poster by Picasso 1960 - Le Mouvement de la Paix

Original vintage exhibition poster realised by Picasso in 1960, Le Mouvement de la Paix

Printed by : Mourlot Paris

Type of print : Lithographie

Size : 47,2 x 31,5 inches

Linen backed

Condition A

Price €3,000.00
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