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Collecting Vintage Posters
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Vintage posters were once throw away advertising, shop display, or propaganda items. Originally they were produced in great numbers and simply discarded after they had served their purpose. These days however many have come to be regarded as works of art in their own right. Many have become highly collectable and sought after. Some are now worth quite a bit of money, the price depends on their condition and the image portrayed.

Vintage posters are highly collectable, and many collectors are looking for the rare or unusual item to add to their stash. It isn't really surprising as many have a fondness for retro, vintage, or classic. if you have a fondness for history or society and eras gone by the these items are sure to appeal to you. There are many dealers and websites that sell vintage posters and these are a great place to start if you are looking to build a collection.

You can find vintage posters in many different categories, from cars, war, sports, wine, movies, celebrities to food to old buildings from these sites. As well as posters on these broad themes there are many with a strong historical significance. Many can transport you down memory lane to past events, as well as paint a picture of eras long past. Some examples are wartime propaganda posters, major sporting events etc.

There are many reasons why people buy vintage posters. Many purchase them for room decorations within their home, while others, particularly business proprietors, get them to display in their foyer or even in meeting rooms and exhibition centers. This way they can create an atmosphere that is appealing to their customers and employees. Restaurants and hotels likewise use them to create the right atmosphere in their premise.

There is a growing group of people who sell and collect vintage posters, for this reason, and due to the scarcity of some original versions, some have become quite valuable.

If you are interested in starting your own collection then you can start your search in your local antique or specialty shops. You will find that antique store offerings are clean, always authentic, and ready to hang on your wall. Before you visit a quick phone call will tell you if the store has any poster inventory you may be interested in. The antique store offerings are great, but also will have the highest prices attached to them. Another great place to look is online, auction sites may offer you some genuine bargains, however you should be careful as there are a lot of fakes and reproductions.

Condition is very important when it comes to value. Authentic posters will have wrinkles and folds and small rips, plus some fading. This wear is great as it shows you you have the genuine article. Beware however because excessive wear will quickly reduce the posters value.

If you are looking for vintage posters for your home or business premises, and are only looking to create a look, you can get some great high quality reproduction vintage posters. Using these you can completely change the look of a room for very little cost. You don't have to limit yourself either as there are many people making original posters using vintage book illustrations. Your only limit is your imagination.

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There's a really cool shop by my house that sells hundreds of vintage posters and old vinyl records, it brings back great memories! Thanks for sharing, maybe I will start a collection! If you want some painting tips, check out my article please.

  about 9 years ago
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