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Collectable Vintage Art Deco Posters – New Vs. Old

Art Deco Posters – something for everybody

Despite the years that have passed since their inception, art deco posters are eagerly sought out today both by antiques collectors and those seeking for a different way to decorate their homes. The market for art Deco Posters is growing by leaps and bounds and with it an ever increasing
Most antiques collectors tend to concentrate on a advertising field, specific companies or even artists. In this article we will examine some of the more popular collection fields.

Art Deco Shipping Posters

Following the “Great War”, travel on luxurious ocean liners was the fad. Many fine artists, including Cassandre, one of the most famous art posters designers, produced some amazing travel posters extolling the virtues of specific liners and destinations. Posters, such as that of the “S.S Normendie” are much sought after and mint examples can be very expensive.

Travel and Recreation

The technological spurt and the desire for modernism also spawned a whole range of vintage posters devoted to travel and leisure. Famous examples include those of the London Transport System and many posters exhibiting the playgrounds of the rich and famous


Entertainment is a major part of our lives, and art posters mirror the hits of the age, theatre, music hall, jazz and the rapidly developing new “motion picture” industry. Today, movie posters are highly collectable and command very high prices.

Tobacco and alcohol

In the 30’s, smoking and drinking were considered “chic” and many, many classic art deco posters are devoted to tobacco and alcohol. Even though, in today’s society, these habits are frowned upon, the appeal and beauty of these posters lives on.

Obviously, there are many more areas where art posters came into their own. What is important, when deciding to collect vintage posters, is to decide on an area that you want to specialize in and, above all, only buy from recognized and reputable dealers who can guarantee the quality and authenticity of their posters.

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