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The advertising poster collection brings together original posters promoting products and services. The most popular showcase wines, champagnes, spirits, cars, cycling, ski, golf, tennis, tobacco, foods including popular oils, biscuits, medicine, chocolate, sugar, fish or watches. They flourished in a time of growing mass consumption and often even covered industrial products such as fertilisers and pesticides. The standard size for these posters was often much larger than for tourism posters and were often very creative in communicating the benefits and appeal of the product. For 70 years, illustrators revolutionised the way that products were sold, a change that went well beyond the poster. In the 1890s, Jules Chéret pioneered the illustrated poster advert and originated many of the conventions that characterise the medium. His ‘’Chaix” studio was revered around the world. Sixty years later, Savignac conceptualised advertising and Bernard Villemot was borrowing from Henri Matisse and Georges Braque. It was a trade that was in a constant state of renewal and reinvention and the many artists and illustrators commissioned were paid enough to be able to live off their work: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Victor Mignot, A. Rassenfosse, Misti, Marcellin Auzolle, Donelli, Pierre Simmar, Marcel Bloch, Ludwig Hohlwein, Celos, Grün, Georges Gaudy, Noël Dorville, Spallanzani, J. Jacquelin, Charles Loupot, Marcelo Nizzoli, René Vincent, Jacquemin, Mark Fernand Severin, Giuseppe Ricobaldi, Jack Le Breton, Alfred Cardinaux, R. de Valerio, Sterne Stevens, Gerold, Roger Pérot, Maurice Barbey, Hans Liska, David Dellepianne, Béligond, Alphonse Mucha, Leonetto Cappiello, Cassandre, Géo Ham, Paul Colin, Edward Hopper, Hervé Morvan, Achille Mauzan, Jean d’Ylen. Other industries soon cottoned on and started also using posters to advertise. These included insurance, electricity and oil companies as well as the armed forces to drive recruitment.

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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 travel poster - Jean Even - 1954 - Barèges - 41èmes Championnats de France de Ski - 39,4 by 24,4 inches
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Vintage travel poster by Jean Even 1954 - Barèges - 41èmes...

Original vintage travel poster realised by Jean Even in 1954, Barèges - 41èmes Championnats de France de Ski

Printed by : Havas

Type of print : Lithographie

Size : 39,4 x 24,4 inches

Linen backed

Condition B+ (small restoration in the margin)

Price €2,500.00
Vintage advertising poster - Derouet Grilleres - 1937 - Loterie Nationale - Grand Prix de Paris 1937 - 23,6 by 15,4 inches
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Vintage advertising poster by Derouet Grilleres 1937 - Loterie...

Original vintage advertising poster realised by Derouet Grilleres in 1937, Loterie Nationale - Grand Prix de Paris 1937

Printed by : Imprimerie Jules Simon à Paris

Type of print : Lithographie

Size : 23,6 x 15,4 inches

Linen backed

Condition B+

Price €600.00
Vintage advertising poster - Derouet Lesacq - 1939 - Loterie Nationale - Grand Prix de Paris - 23,6 by 15,8 inches
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Vintage advertising poster by Derouet Lesacq 1939 - Loterie...

Original vintage advertising poster realised by Derouet Lesacq in 1939, Loterie Nationale - Grand Prix de Paris

Printed by : Création Imprimerie Lafayette à Paris

Type of print : Lithographie

Size : 23,6 x 15,8 inches

Linen backed

Condition B+

Price €600.00
Vintage advertising poster - Derouet Lesacq - 1940 - Loterie Nationale - Tranche du Tourisme 1940 - 23,6 by 15,4 inches
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Vintage advertising poster by Derouet Lesacq 1940 - Loterie...

Original vintage advertising poster realised by Derouet Lesacq in 1940, Loterie Nationale - Tranche du Tourisme 1940

Printed by : Création Imprimerie Lafayette à Paris

Type of print : Lithographie

Size : 23,6 x 15,4 inches

Linen backed

Condition B+

Price €750.00
Vintage poster - Derouet Lesacq - 1939 - Loterie Nationale - Tranche de la Découverte Scientifique - 23,6 by 15,4 "
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Vintage advertising poster by Derouet Lesacq 1939 - Loterie...

Original vintage advertising poster realised by Derouet Lesacq in 1939, Loterie Nationale - Tranche de la Découverte Scientifique

Printed by : Création Imprimerie Lafayette à Paris

Type of print : Lithographie

Size : 23,6 x 15,4 inches

Linen backed

Condition B+

Price €750.00
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