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POSTERS

A poster is any piece of printed paper designed to be attached to a wall or vertical surface. Typically posters include both textual and graphic elements, although a poster may be either wholly graphical or wholly text. Posters are designed to be both eye-catching and informative. Posters may be used for many purposes. They are a frequent tool of advertisers (particularly of events, musicians and films), propagandists, protestors and other groups trying to communicate a message. Posters are also used for reproductions of artwork, particularly famous works, and are generally low-cost compared to original artwork.
Posters, in the form of placards and posted bills, have been used since earliest times, primarily for advertising and announcements. Purely textual posters have a long history: they advertised the plays of Shakespeare and made citizens aware of government proclamations for centuries. However, the great revolution in posters was the development of printing techniques that allowed for cheap mass production and printing, including notably the technique lithography which was invented in 1796 by the German Alois Senefelder. The invention of lithography was soon followed by chromolithography, which allowed for mass editions of posters illustrated in vibrant colours to be printed.

Poster restoration and conservation.

The backing of posters with fabric dates back to 19th century France, where posters were occasionally glued to linen for reinforcement. This provided some protection, but with the passage of time the paper continued to become brittle and was frequently torn by stress. Modern backing techniques have eliminated this problem by using an acid free paper between the poster and the fabric. The adhesive used is wheat paste treated to inhibit mold growth.

Why fabric-back a poster? The principal reason is to provide support for the paper. It also enables the conservator to flatten the folds and to more easily make repairs. Fabric backing also eliminates the waviness that can occur when the poster is framed.

, water marks and dirt can be easily repaired; combining this with the replacement of lost paper can bring the poster back to virtually its original state.

 

 

 

We have a number of European

movie posters available

Click on the image below to view them

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We have some vintage

original movie lobby cards available

Too view them.

Click on the image below

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TRAVEL POSTERS

Various posters meant to showcase world destinations to eager travellers.

These were photographed by expert photographers and had very high quality images.

Most were large and printed in their own countries.

You can save considerable shipping costs if you purchase more than one since we always combine shipping.

These will be shipped rolled up in a mailing tube.

Overseas customers please contact us for a quote.


Late 60s Germany travel poster for Bad Nauheim $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Late 60s Germany travel poster for Bad Nauheim. About 29" by 20" in size. Good condition. We have a number of German and Dutch posters available. Save money on shipping by combining orders. We will refund any difference in shipping costs. Or contact us for a quote.
Late 60s Germany travel poster for Hannover $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Late 60s Germany travel poster for Hannover. About 29" by 20" in size. Good condition. We have a number of German and Dutch posters available. Save money on shipping by combining orders. We will refund any difference in shipping costs. Or contact us for a quote.
Late 60s Germany travel poster for Mainz $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Late 60s Germany travel poster for Mainz. About 29" by 20" in size. Good condition. We have a number of German and Dutch posters available. Save money on shipping by combining orders. We will refund any difference in shipping costs. Or contact us for a quote.
Late 60s Germany travel poster for Schwabish Hall $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Late 60s Germany travel poster for Schwabish Hall. About 29" by 20" in size. Good condition. We have a number of German and Dutch posters available. Save money on shipping by combining orders. We will refund any difference in shipping costs. Or contact us for a quote.
Late 60s Germany travel poster for Kurhessen $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Late 60s Germany travel poster for Kurhessen. About 29" by 20" in size. Good condition. We have a number of German and Dutch posters available. Save money on shipping by combining orders. We will refund any difference in shipping costs. Or contact us for a quote.
Late 60s Germany travel poster for Mittenwald $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Late 60s Germany travel poster for Mittenwald. About 29" by 20" in size. Good condition. We have a number of German and Dutch posters available. Save money on shipping by combining orders. We will refund any difference in shipping costs. Or contact us for a quote.
Late 60s Germany travel poster for Siegerland/Westfalen $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Late 60s Germany travel poster for Siegerland/Westfalen. About 29" by 20" in size. Good condition. We have a number of German and Dutch posters available. Save money on shipping by combining orders. We will refund any difference in shipping costs. Or contact us for a quote.
Late 60s Germany travel poster for Biedenkopf / Lahn $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Late 60s Germany travel poster for Biedenkopf / Lahn. About 29" by 20" in size. Good condition. We have a number of German and Dutch posters available. Save money on shipping by combining orders. We will refund any difference in shipping costs. Or contact us for a quote.
Late 60s Germany travel poster for Hamburg $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Late 60s Germany travel poster for Hamburg. About 29" by 20" in size. Good condition with a small tear at bottom edge. We have a number of German and Dutch posters available. Save money on shipping by combining orders. We will refund any difference in shipping costs. Or contact us for a quote.
Late 60s Germany travel poster for Kurhessen - Waldeck $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Late 60s Germany travel poster for Kurhessen - Waldeck. About 29" by 20" in size. Good condition. We have a number of German and Dutch posters available. Save money on shipping by combining orders. We will refund any difference in shipping costs. Or contact us for a quote.
Late 60s Germany travel poster for Rheinland $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Late 60s Germany travel poster for Rheinland. About 29" by 20" in size. Good condition. We have a number of German and Dutch posters available. Save money on shipping by combining orders. We will refund any difference in shipping costs. Or contact us for a quote.
Late 60s Germany travel poster for Ulm $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Late 60s Germany travel poster for Ulm. About 29" by 20" in size. Good condition with small tear at bottom edge and a slight wear of the color at the top left corner. We have a number of German and Dutch posters available. Save money on shipping by combining orders. We will refund any difference in shipping costs. Or contact us for a quote.
50s 60s Dutch travel poster landscape $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 50s 60s Dutch travel poster landscape. Measures almost 30" by 21 1/2" inches. Good condition.
50s 60s Dutch travel poster showing the center of Rotterdam $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 50s 60s Dutch travel poster showing the center of Rotterdam. Measures almost 30" by 21 1/2" inches. Good condition.
50s 60s Dutch travel poster of The Rhine River $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 50s 60s Dutch travel poster of The Rhine River. Measures almost 30" by 21 1/2" inches. Good condition.
50s 60s Dutch travel poster showing the Zuider Zee dyke $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 50s 60s Dutch travel poster showing the Zuider Zee dyke. Measures almost 30" by 21 1/2" inches. Good condition.
Large Spanish Bullfighting poster $30.00
Click Here for Product Details! Large Spanish Bullfighting poster featuring noted matadors Francisco Ruiz Miguel, Manolo Arruza and Diego Ramos ’El Merlo’ and more fighting at Plaza Del Torros Del Mar. Signed by the artist (can’t quite make out the name). A large 41 1/2" long by 21 1/4".

 

 


 

Event and Advertising Posters

Many creative posters were used for advertising special events or locations.

 


 

Spanish Bullfighting poster from Hacienda De Toros Marbella $30.00
Click Here for Product Details! Spanish Bullfighting poster from Hacienda De Toros Marbella. Starring legendary matadors Francisco Romero López known as Curro Romero and Manuel Benítez Pérez more commonly known as El Cordobés (The Cordovan) and Fred Woodland. Measures 27" by 19". We have 2 available. One has a few holes along the edge. See images. First buyer gets the best one. (or buy both and save money on combined shipping.
1991 Royal Ontario Museum Coca Cola Santa poster $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1991 Royal Ontario Museum Coca Cola Santa poster. Advertising the Coca Cola Christmas exhibits at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto this is on heavy paper stock and measures 27" by 20". Good condition.
1967 Canadian Parliament Buildings Centennial celebration poster $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1967 Canadian Parliament Buildings Centennial celebration poster. No markings on this poster which measures 30" by 24 1/2".
Forests, A Canada Parks poster $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Forests, A Canada Parks poster. Issued by the Department of Natural Resources. Almost 38" by 24" heavy paper stock.
1996 4th Annual Orillia Waterfowl Festival poster $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1996 4th Annual Orillia Waterfowl Festival poster. Featuring Artist Ron Lockhart and carver Al Glassford it measures 24 1/2" by 19 1/2"
Remembrance Day posters. Issued by the Government of Canada Veteran Affairs $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! Remembrance Day posters. Striking poster featuring a weary WW II soldier superimposed over numerous gravestones. Issued by the Government of Canada Veteran Affairs. Measures about 27" by 19". Included is a smaller poster from a work by Alex Colville 1944. 22" by 16"
Royal Ontario Museum Dinosaur museumobile poster $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Royal Ontario Museum Dinosaur museumobile poster. Not sure of the date of this one but it advertises the truck used by the ROM to bring some of the dinosaur exhibits to areas outside of Toronto. Measures 28" by 20". Good condition.
Ottawa’s Gatineau Park poster $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Ottawa’s Gatineau Park poster. Brilliant graphics poster advertising Ottawa’s Gatineau Park. Issued by the National Capital Commission this measures 37" by 24".
1997 Russian International Circus poster from De Gagetown New Brunswick $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1997 Russian International Circus poster from De Gagetown New Brunswick. Presented by George Carden this circus featured Russian Cossack riders. Measures 24" by 18".
.....SOLD.....1971 Ontario Place opening poster $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1971 Ontario Place opening poster. Large 32" by 29" poster announcing the opening of Toronto’s Ontario Place in 1971. We have 2 available.
1994 Royal Winter Fair poster $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1994 Royal Winter Fair poster. Created to advertise the annual Royal Winter Fair held at TorontoÂ’s Exhibition Place. 36" by slightly over 24" wide. Good condition on heavy paper stock. Created by Jacobson/Fernandez of Sharpshooter Creative Rep.
.....SOLD.....1980 Shaw Festival poster $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1980 Shaw Festival poster. Beautiful poster advertising the Shaw Festival. Featuring an image of 1895 BoulterÂ’s Lock by E.J. Gregory. 35 1/2" by 24"
1971 Info Canada Art poster $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1971 Info Canada Art poster. Interesting poster issued by Info Canada to promote happiness I assume. The artist appears to be a Harpes Spinori
Alfa Laval Agri 100th Anniversary poster $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Alfa Laval Agri 100th Anniversary poster. Gorgeous poster featuring the Alfa-Baby separator introduced about 1900. The woman is wearing a traditional Swedish costume. Measures 21" by 14". We have 5 available.
1995 Royal Winter Fair poster $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1995 Royal Winter Fair poster. Created to advertise the annual Royal Winter Fair held at TorontoÂ’s Exhibition Place. 36" by slightly over 24" wide. Good condition on heavy paper stock. Illustrated by Brian McPhee
1992 Victoria County plowing match poster $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1992 Victoria County plowing match poster. Touted as Canada’s largest outdoor farm show this poster advertises the International plowing match and farm machinery show for 1992. Charming Queen Victoria reproduction in the top corner.Measures 23 3/4" by 18". Design by Ginty Jocius and Associates. We have 2 available
1994 Pembroke Farm Show poster $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1994 Pembroke Farm Show poste.r International plowing match and farm machinery show for 1994 in Pembroke of Renfrew County. 24 1/2" by 17 1/4".
2005 Issue GM poster for the 2010 Olympics in BC $5
Click Here for Product Details! 2005 Issue large GM poster for the 2010 Olympics in BC. The BC Olympics were a huge success this poster was from GM (remember them? They used to be the worldÂ’s biggest car company). We combine shipping on multiple items for big savings. We will refund any difference.
Signed Roberto Alomar Poster and 1994 Bonds Alomar Booklet $30.00
Click Here for Product Details! Signed Roberto Alomar Poster and 1994 Bonds Alomar Booklet. The poster was issued by the CIBC (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce) and signed by Roberto Alomar at one of the Toronto Blue Jays games. 2 feet long by 17 inches wide. Small soft cover booklet detailing the careers of Barry Bonds and Roberto Alomar both legends of Major League Baseball. Bonds of course had an amazing career tarnished by the steroid scandal and his indictement in 2007 for perjury and obstruction of justice. Roberto Alomar also had some negative publicity with his spitting incident in 1996.
.....SOLD.....1960s Travel Poster Greece red with horse sculpture $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1960s Travel Poster Greece red with horse sculpture. Great artwork! Large 39" by 27" poster printed in Greece. Good condition with minor dog ears at corner and minor wrinkles 2" tear at bottom taped. Paper is quite thin so these will be shipped rolled in a mailing tube. You may get a part refund of the shipping cost depending on the size of the poster.
.....SOLD.....1960s Travel Poster Greece Parthenon $15.0
Click Here for Product Details! 1960 Travel Poster Greece Parthenon. Large 39" by 27". Artist Natzourakis. Printed in Greece Used condition with small 2" tears at top edge and right side minor edge wear.
.....SOLD.....1960s Travel Poster Germany. Springtime in Germany $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1960s Travel Poster Germany. Springtime in Germany. Great artwork! Large 40" by 25" poster printed in Germany. Good used condition with tape marks at corners, bottom right corner torn off, top edge has 1" tear and tape marks at edges. Paper is quite thin so these will be shipped rolled in a mailing tube. You may get a part refund of the shipping cost depending on the size of the poster.
.....SOLD.....1960s Travel Poster Spain Arabic Art $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1960s Travel Poster Spain Arabic Art. Great artwork! Large 39" by 24" poster printed in Spain and signed by the artist. (Appears to be Â’OrtegaÂ’. Very good condition with minor dog ears at corner and minor wrinkles and 1" tear at top edge. Paper is quite thin so these will be shipped rolled in a mailing tube. You may get a part refund of the shipping cost depending on the size of the poster.
.....SOLD.....1960s Travel Poster Paris Posed Street Scene $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1960s Travel Poster Paris Posed Street Scene. Great artwork! Large 39" by 25" poster printed in France. Very good condition with minor dog ears at corner and minor wrinkles slight tear at top and top right corner missing. Paper is quite thin so these will be shipped rolled in a mailing tube. You may get a part refund of the shipping cost depending on the size of the poster.
.....SOLD.....1960s Travel Poster Spain Romaesque Art. $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1960s Travel Poster Spain Romaesque Art. Great artwork! Large 39" by 24 1/2" poster printed in Spain and signed by the artist. (Appears to be Â’OrtegaÂ’. Very good condition with minor dog ears at corner and minor wrinkles and 1" tear at top edge. Paper is quite thin so these will be shipped rolled in a mailing tube. You may get a part refund of the shipping cost depending on the size of the poster.
.....SOLD.....1970 Derek Sanderson Bob Pelkowski Hockey Stars Coca Cola poster $75.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1970 Derek Sanderson Bob Pelkowski Hockey Stars Coca Cola poster. Beautiful and large (36" by 23") good used condition poster with small tear (see image) at bottom and tape marks at corners. This was one of a series of 6 “Hockey Star Posters” originally available in 1970-71 with the purchase of Coca-Cola or Sprite products. Author Bobby Burrell informs in his fantastic “Vintage Hockey Collector Price Guide,” (page 176,) that the posters were created by sports artist Bob Pelkowski and were obtained by mailing in a combination of cash and specially marked bottle cap vinyl liners that had “Affiche Hockey Poster” printed on them.
.....SOLD.....1960s Travel Poster Germany Berann $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1960s Travel Poster Germany Berann. Great artwork! Large (roughly 40" by 25" poster printed in West Germany and signed by the artist Berann. Very good condition with small notch at bottom left. Paper is quite thin so these will be shipped rolled in a mailing tube. You may get a part refund of the shipping cost depending on the size of the poster.
.....SOLD.....1960s Travel Poster Spain Street Scene $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1960s Travel Poster Spain Street Scene. Great artwork! Large 38 1/2" by 24 1/2" poster printed in Spain and signed by the artist. (Appears to be Â’VillemotÂ’. Very good condition with minor dog ears at corner and minor wrinkles and small 1" tear at bottom. Paper is quite thin so these will be shipped rolled in a mailing tube. You may get a part refund of the shipping cost depending on the size of the poster.
.....SOLD.....1960s Travel Poster Spain Art Gothique $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1960s Travel Poster Spain Art Gothique. Great artwork! Large 39" by 24" poster printed in Spain and signed by the artist. (Appears to be Â’OrtegaÂ’. Very good condition with minor dog ears at corner and minor wrinkles. Paper is quite thin so these will be shipped rolled in a mailing tube. You may get a part refund of the shipping cost depending on the size of the poster.
.....SOLD.....1960s Travel Poster Germany Old German Towns $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1960s Travel Poster Germany Old German Towns. Great artwork! Large 40" by 25" poster printed in Germany. Very good condition with minor wrinkles at edges. (The white marks you see on the purple background is part of the artwork) Paper is quite thin so these will be shipped rolled in a mailing tube. You may get a part refund of the shipping cost depending on the size of the poster.

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