Movie posters have been around since the time when films were first made however at that time nobody had any idea that the posters that were advertising the films would be worth a lot of money. The original plan was to sell projectors and film prints as a home movie entertainment system.

The general public did not know what film was arriving at the local theatre and this was a way of doing it. The vintage posters that first used the concept of poster advertisements for films turned out to be wildly successful and set the stage for the way business would be conducted for the next 100 years. These such posters are now worth lots of money.

Vintage posters are artistic posters that were created long time back, even decades back. Vintage art is growing in popularity among the art aficionados and connoisseurs alike. The major posters of vintage class in use are the vintage art posters, vintage travel posters and vintage movie posters.

Poster vintage is low in numbers and high in demand and for the same reason they are quiet overpriced in comparison to the normal posters. Vintage art posters were mainly used for advertising purposes in early 1800s. In that era, the contemporary modes of advertising like television or radio did not exist and art posters of vintage class were the only means of advertising to attract public attention.

With time, art posters became authentic collections and are now used as decorative vintage art posters. There are various categories vintage posters fall in namely vintage travel posters, vintage movie posters, vintage food posters, and so on.


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London Underground Vintage posters


The London Underground is an incredible maze of subterranean railways, stations and ticket halls – and that doesn’t account for the myriad abandoned passageways that are strictly off limits to the public, let alone the ageing relics that linger on in this dark underworld.

What better way to get around London then on the London Underground mostly known as the "tube". With London traffic, congestion charges and limited and costly parking, the best way to zip around those sights to see is on the London Underground. Pick up a day travel card and you can rest your weary legs on the tube or bus.

The London Underground is another world as you step down from street level and walk the tunnels to your stop - often there is live music as musicians use the acoustics of the stations to provide some entertainment to commuters and tourists as well interesting art on the walls. You know when you are in Baker Street with the marble tiles creating images of Sherlock Holmes along the way.

The London Underground is the oldest underground railway in the world with currently 270 stations making it one of the largest underground system in the world and 250 miles of track only the Shangahi Metro has longer tracks in terms of route miles.

Around one billion passengers use the London Underground per year making it the third busiest metro system in Europe, after Moscow and Paris. The tube is an international icon for London, with the tube map, considered a design classic, having influenced many other transport maps worldwide.

London West End is a condensed pocket of London packed with theatres with your nearest London Underground stop normally being just a few minutes walk away making it the most convenient way to arrive to and leave from the theatre. Just about all the theatres are served by just nine London Underground stations on most of the lines so wherever your hotel is or you are coming from it will be easy to use the London Underground to make it to the theatre. The West End stations for some of the major theatre shows are:

Oxford Circus (Central & Bakerloo line) for the London Palladium

Tottenham Court Road (Central line) for the Dominion Theatre, Palace Phoenix Prince Edward Shaftesbury Theatre

Holborn (Piccadilly & Central line) for Sadler's Peacock Shaftesbury , Novello Theatre

Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly & Bakerloo line) for Her Majesty's , Apollo Comedy Criterion Theatre, Gielgud Lyric Piccadilly Prince of Wales Queens Theatre Royal Haymarket

Leicester Square (Piccadilly & Northern line) for the Arts , Duke of Yorks Garrick Theatre, Noel Coward Theatre, Palace Phoenix Prince Edward Queens St Martins Wyndhams Theatre

Covent Garden (Piccadilly line) for the Arts Theatre, Duchess Theatre, Fortune Theatre, Lyceum Novello Theatre, Shaftesbury Theatre, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Vaudeville

Charing Cross (Northern & Bakerloo line) for the Aldwych , Garrick Theatre, Lyceum Theatre, Savoy , Theatre Royal Haymarket, Trafalgar Studios, Vaudeville

Embankment (Circle & District line) for the Aldwych Theatre, Playhouse Savoy Theatre, Vaudeville Theatre

Victoria (Victoria, Circle & District line) for the Apollo Victoria and Victoria Palace

So next time you are in London don't stress about driving and finding that elusive parking space, use the London Underground to visit all the sights of London including the West End!



Chocolate/candy vintage posters are fine examples of skilled artwork, creative advertising, and careful printing . Throughout the ages, no matter how old people were, the pull of chocolate ("drink of the gods") or candied fruits and marshmallows has been topping the charts of choicest foods. Good advertising through posters only played up the allure of chocolates and candies.

Modest chocolate joints, classy restaurants and large candy firms have taken the mode of posters to advertise their products. Today, these posters ornate the interiors of buildings that house businesses in food and hospitality, chocolate making; stores and retail outlets; and of course in houses of art lovers.


Vintage posters


Vintages posters never went out of style. While the artwork and glittery pageantry that set vintage posters a class apart are missing in today's advertising, businesses and homes are compensating for it by investing in vintage advertisements like never before.

The art makes them a good investment for collectors, their uniqueness goes well with the tastes of the discerning home owner, and the advertising jargon sits well with chocolate manufacturers. No wonder the vintage posters of chocolate/candy are so much in demand today.

Helping you along on your quest to find the best vintage poster featuring chocolates and candies are online stores and galleries. Here, you can search according to keywords or select tags. Once you have selected a poster, you have to pick options such as type of frames and shipping.


Vintage posters 1920s


Whether you are a collector or advertiser, you need to keep in mind that vintage posters in good condition are hard to find and they are expensive. The rarer the poster prints or print editions, the more difficult your mission becomes.

Home owners can get away with classy posters with edges a little torn or corners that roll up a bit - an innovative frame can take care of that. Besides, posters in poor condition are cheaper. If you plan to use the vintage poster as an advertising vehicle or if the poster is an important part of the commercial aspect of your business, try to purchase posters in a good condition.


Cocaine drops for toothache advertisment


Cocaine drops for toothache Very popular for children. Not only they relieved the pain, they made the children happy!



Vintage posters have major contribution in the progression of the world of advertising and the graphic design. The posters depicting intricate artworks of yesteryears are still loved, and for many, synonyms to be the objects of great pride. These posters, representing characters and symbols from the past cultures and way of living, carry a history of its own. Some posters even look in perfect symmetry to modern world’s lifestyle and the prevailing culture.

The journey of vintage poster is as interesting as they themselves are. In the early times, artists used to paint artwork in watercolour (or gouache) as per the requirements of the advertising agencies. If advertising agencies accepted the original artworks, they were further sent for creating lithographic prints.

After printing of this selected artwork, they were circulated and used as the advertising poster. For a long-time, vintage poster brought life and meaning to advertisement campaigns and in creating awareness about various products and services.


Vintage movie posters


Vintage posters have always been a popular item for collection. However, their in-depth meaning and beauty have inspired interior designers to use them on much wider scale. Vintage posters have long been improving the look of the surrounding of many offices, corporate set up and homes.

Choose anything from classic sports posters, propaganda posters, liquor advertising posters, transportation posters, industrial age posters, jazz club to café posters to make the surrounding attractive. If you want to add entertainment themes to your ambience, vintage posters on actors, artists or sportsmen of the past can be of exact use. Vintage Posters – telling the Story on your behalf.

Want to improve your home décor? Choose from a large variety of vintage posters available- before putting them into your home and office, select the one that matches your thought. Vintage posters are highly appealing and make strong statement about their owner.



Advertising is a form of communication that typically attempts to persuade potential customers to purchase or to consume more of a particular brand of product or service. Modern advertising developed with the rise of mass production in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many advertisements are designed to generate increased consumption of those products and services through the creation and reinvention of the "brand image" . For these purposes, advertisements sometimes embed their persuasive message with factual information.

Every major medium is used to deliver these messages, including television, radio, cinema, magazines, newspapers, video games, the Internet, carrier bags and billboards. Advertising is often placed by an advertising agency on behalf of a company or other organization.

Organizations that frequently spend large sums of money on advertising that sells what is not, strictly speaking, a product or service include political parties, interest groups, religious organizations, and military recruiters. Non-profit organizations are not typical advertising clients, and may rely on free modes of persuasion, such as public service announcements.


Collecting vintage posters has become very popular, and the reason for this is because there are only a very few genuine vintage posters available in today's market. Many vintage posters come with a very expensive price tag while others you can find at a reasonably low price, depending on popularity and the genre.

Here are some things that may help you when you begin collecting vintage poster art. Modernism, Art Deco, Art Nouveau and Symbolism are examples of period art. Posters also come is various sizes, designs and subject matter. There are also many different types of posters such as western genre posters, vintage movie posters, military posters, advertisements and political posters.

The list goes on and on but choose what interests you the most and enjoy what you are doing. When collecting vintage posters you will find that some are more collectible than others. World War II posters and autographed posters are rare finds and also more expensive. If you are purchasing an autographed poster, make sure the autograph is authentic, if it is authentic the owner will generally offer a certificate of authenticity with your purchase.

Whether you are collecting for fun or because you have a passion for a specific period or subject, collecting vintage art is not only extremely interesting but can be profitable too. During some research I found that an original German poster (a Fritz Lang Film) titled the Metropolis sold for over $700,000. Only a few are in existence to date and one is in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. So you can see for yourself that vintage art posters can be an extremely expensive hobby.

When looking to purchase your vintage poster you will want to make sure that it is not a reproduction and that it is genuine original and authentic, what condition the poster is in (mint, near mint, new, slightly used, etc. You will also want to know if the poster has undergone any kink restoration and how the poster has been stored and preserved up until now.

If you are interested in history, political posters are rare and highly prized, not just for the artistry of the poster but because of the place it holds in our history. Vintage horror posters are also highly prized and much sought after, such as The Bride of Frankenstein (which is to be auctioned off in November 2010 by Heritage Auctions) There are many collectors around the world that will pay a very high price for one of these rare vintage posters.

Today vintage poster collecting has become big business. Begin your collection with what you are interested in, be it films, movies, whatever pleases you and your finances. I am a horse enthusiast and an online marketer. I specialize in horse related products and information. Drop in any time and browse our collections of fantastic horse posters and prints as well as Native American posters and more.


Vintage posters 1950s


The late 1970 years saw a great popularity boost in the the purchase and sales of vintage posters of all kinds. At that time many vintage poster collectors demonstrated a lot of interest in artistic posters, such as those created by Jules Cheret and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The art deco period prints also saw a rise in popularity at that time. This article discusses three of the things a new collector of classic vintage prints needs to know about, when choosing collectible posters.

These are the subject of the poster, the scarcity of the print, and the condition of the poster. Subject Popularity The value of poster is somewhat dependent on the popularity of the subject of that poster. Some poster subjects are influenced by the time period they were made. The topic is also influenced by the interest of the collector. An old car enthusiast would be likely to collect vintage car posters, while a movie buff would prefer posters that advertised favorite films.

Scarcity A print that was created in a limited edition or is a one of a kind can be very costly. Unless the prints are signed and numbered it is frequently difficult to determine the number of a print that were originally made. Detailed research is critical, when considering the purchase of a very rare vintage poster. When considering the purchase of a rare print, it is wise to consult an expert in that type of print, before making the purchase.

Prints created before the 20th century were done in a technique called "stone lithography." That technique was very complex and those prints are usually one of a kind only and hard to come by. Condition Excellent care of a print will increase its value considerably. A poster with vibrant colors and no signs of wear are of greatest worth. Usually these posters have been carefully framed and preserved.

A vintage poster collector must know how to evaluate a poster to determine its worth. Although there are more considerations in accessing the value of vintage posters, we have briefly briefly discussed three contributing factors, subject popularity, poster scarcity, and poster condition. This article should serve as an introduction and more information should be obtained before making any large investment in a vintage poster.


Carnation milk vintage advertisment


Vintage Posters, as collectibles, carry a certain cachet, as rescued fragments of a lost past. Original authentic vintage European poster advertising has come to be recognized as a highly collectible form of art, whether for pleasure or for investment purposes. World-renowned museums exhibit vintage posters and many have permanent collections.

Magnificent examples of such vintage poster collections can be found at the Louvre in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern, in New York, and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Artist Jules Cheret was the first to display his work via the medium of poster advertising in the 1880's. He is credited with inventing the new vintage poster art form, and was awarded the Legion of Honor 1899.

His style and talent so glamorized the profession of the poster artist that it was considered a very respectable and desirable career. Cheret was also a savvy businessman and he constructed a printing shop next to his home for producing vintage posters. It attracted many artists of the period for the single purpose of producing and promoting advertising art.


Water color poster 1920


Advertising agencies of that era would commission, or accept from free-lance artists, an original painting, referred to as a "maquette." This original piece was was usually delivered in the form of a "gouache" or water color. If the maquette was accepted by the agency, the artwork would be recreated on a soft Bavarian limestone surface. This lithographic printing process involved as many as 17 individual color applications, which had to be applied to each individual paper one color at a time.

Each new color application required that the limestone surface be washed repeatedly during the application of that individual color. When a new color was introduced, likewise a new stone was introduced, which was designed to accept the placement of the new color. You will probably notice cross like markings, usually found at the top and bottom of your poster.

These are the printer's registration marks, placed there for the purpose of keeping the color applications in their appropriate places when a new stone was introduced. A press was used to adhere the colored ink on the limestone, onto the paper. And of course the paper was far from the quality of that which we use today. Over 65 yrs. of use of this lithographic process have been documented for vintage posters. 


UK War posters


When the printing was complete the finished posters were glued or tacked to walls and kiosks across their country of origin. These colorful advertisements created a festival-like atmosphere on the otherwise drab and dreary streets of Europe. The people, the art critics and the connoisseurs alike, were delighted that this new form of advertising and poster art had transformed their cities and towns into open-air art museums. Poster art collecting became fasionable in Europe at the turn of the last century, and the passion for posters spilled across the Atlantic.

Experts estimate that by 1896 there were as many as 6000 serious collectors in North America. As collectors grew more passionate, posters were burglarized from billboards at an alarming rate, and it became increasingly difficult for advertisers to keep posters on the streets. As a solution to the problem, printers increased production and began selling posters to the public. Today it is rare to find vintage posters on the market in a fresh state.

Most vintage posters have suffered the ravages of time and many were abused by the elements while they were serving their intended purpose as posted advertisements. Some vintage posters are so rare that locating an original is probably impossible.

If it were not for the fanatical collectors of the last century, many of whom acquired as many as 500 or more unique vintage posters, most of the art nouveau works would have been lost forever. It is the limited availability of these original works that makes vintage poster art collecting an arguably sound investment.


The Pirate of Penzance vintage poster


Film makers have advertised their films by every means conceivable since the first producer decided to splice his footage together, load it onto a projector, set up a screen and some chairs, and sell tickets. Film trailers, handbills, heralds, radio and TV spots, sneak previews and the revered publicity stunts of the great showmen of the past have all played a role in getting the attention of the public when a film needed selling. But for film fans all over the world, one area of film advertising remains specially connected to the heart of film making: the movie poster.

Posters go right back to the beginning of movie exhibition a century ago. The evolution of advertising using posters was inevitable; in the previous century almost anything you could buy had been advertised on posters. Posters were colourful and they were ubiquitous. They were cheap to produce and they really grabbed one's attention.

So it was natural that film makers would turn to posters as a means of arousing curiosity. The modern one sheet posters of today, offset printed on translucent "lightbox" paper, fulfil exactly the same function as did the stone lithographs which announced exhibitions of cinema by Lumiere and Edison. By the exploitation and juxtaposition of image, text, and colour they attract the public's attention and invite people to reach for their wallets at the box office.


Vintage art poster 1940


If you love to collect advertising and old advertisements, then turn to the internet and the re-use centers, and your local newspaper. A great place to start, is the re-use centers, flea markets, second hand stores, and garage sales. Make sure to be dressed comfortable, in older clothes, because you will be doing some digging, through old boxes etc! Most of the re-use centers will have old magazines in boxes, that you will have to dig through.

This is a good place to start because many people who are clearing out aging relatives homes, don't know what to do with the collections of older magazines, books etc that may have been accumulating in some basements for years, so they will dump them off at these re-use centers. Many are pack rats, which of course is good for you, if you are looking for older advertising. Another way, is to place an ad in your local paper, that you are looking for older magazines and newspapers (as an example) and you are willing to come and pick them up.

There are people who will take you up on that offer just to get boxes of old magazines out of their basement. Once you have located some great ads, or magazines, or labels, take your treasures home and put them in al album right away, somewhere flat and away from sunlight, and try to find out as much information about the ad that you can, don't leave them laying around the house like clutter either!.. make sure to do something with them right away, take out the ad and discard the parts you don't want, and do that right away, or you will end up with the same clutter as the houses you took them from!


Sun valley Vintage poster


Vintage posters are always available at art auctions. I have found all kinds of vintage poster art auctions lately. I really liked a vintage poster I found that was from the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam. The poster is rare because it is one of the only 500 of the 10,000 printed that is in French. Another vintage poster I found in an art auction was from 1917.

It depicts French woman in war time performing various tasks. The poster celebrates the contribution of French women in the workforce. During war time, French women made up forty percent of the workforce. I'm always a sucker for old vintage posters of rock bands. I look for them in art auctions all the time. I like ones that are autographed, like the one from The Who that I saw recently.

I felt like the starting bid was a little high and so I didn't try to win it. I have been leaning more and more lately toward French vintage posters. I found a vintage poster for Orangina that was printed in 1970 at an art auction recently. I thought that the art auction would only get to one thousand dollars, but I was wrong. The vintage poster sold for twelve hundred dollars.


Vintage art posters


My older brother needed something interesting for the walls of his new apartment. I started looking for vintage posters in art auctions and found the perfect poster. The one that I found featured race cars and he loves race cars. The poster was from the 1965 Nurbergring Grosser Preis Von Deutschland and looked fantastic for being forty years old.

French advertisements seem to make the best vintage posters. I like finding art auctions for posters advertising products like Lu Biscuits. I found a great vintage poster for less than a thousand dollars and it looks great in my kitchen.

Vintage posters that relate to travel always get a lot of interest at an art auction. I saw a lovely poster that was advertising the English Lake District in France. The poster was produced in 1905. I like viewing them, but I do not personally collect posters in this style. I found a vintage poster at an art auction that advertised shoe polish.

This was a French poster that was made in the 1930's. I framed it and put it in my dressing room. It fits in there perfectly and really adds to the feel of the room. My sister married a man with a cycling shop. They have used a variety of cycling related items to decorate their home.

My favorite piece is an old fashioned tricycle they keep in the formal living room. I found a vintage poster in an art auction that depicted an advertisement for Celtic Cycles and they loved it when I gave it to them.

I found set of vintage posters of The Beatles that were made in 1967. The posters were for sale an art auction I attended. I have seen vintage posters designed by Richard Avedon before and I really liked his vision of The Beatles. These vintage posters were well worth the two hundred dollars each I paid for them.

The vintage poster that I have my eye on right now is up for sale at an art auction coming up. It is an Andy Warhol advertisement for Chanel perfume. I want to win this vintage poster and frame it and hang it on the wall of my master bathroom. It would be perfect there and would absolutely complete the look I was going for.


Vintage Movie posters 1940s


Movie posters have been around since the time when films were first made however at that time nobody had any idea that the posters that were advertising the films would be worth a lot of money. The original plan was to sell projectors and film prints as a home movie entertainment system.

The general public did not know what film was arriving at the local theatre and this was a way of doing it. The vintage posters that first used the concept of poster advertisements for films turned out to be wildly successful and set the stage for the way business would be conducted for the next 100 years. These such posters are now worth lots of money.



The Classic Vintage Poster For The Classic Vintage Film If there were any vintage posters from films released during the last thirty years that were considered rare, they would have been snapped up by collectors a long time ago. A vintage poster is not any poster advertising a film but the actual poster used at the cinemas.

These vintage posters that are sent to the cinemas by the film companies are the ones that are worth the money and sort after by the collectors and are considered a prized possession. Of the classic film vintage posters, among the most prized vintage posters that collectors desire include King Kong, Frankenstein, Casablanca, and Gone with the Wind.

These films' posters are in high demand because these vintage posters are the posters of four of the most famous, most successful and most influential films of all time. Classic vintage poster of the last few years include such films as Star Wars, Batman, Spiderman and ET.

All of these films have vintage posters that collectors prize with a passion. When offered up for auction, they can fetch prices that are quite high drawing several thousands of dollars in bids. When purchased they are usually properly stored away or, at minimum, placed in an expensive and durable frame.

While most of us can not afford these vintage posters in their original form, they all look kind of cool in reproductions. Avid film fans will probably keep the reproductions of these films in circulation for years and collectors of vintage posters will also keep the auction prices very high.

If you get the chance in years to come, go to your local cinema and ask them if you can have or buy the posters as one day, you never know the poster you have been given, may just become a vintage poster in years to come..


Vintage movie poster 20th century


Vintage Posters - What are they? Where do they come from? The images that we display are generally at least 50 years old and originated mostly in Europe. They were used to advertise all manner of things - foods, liquors, entertainment, travel, and others. The vintage posters were commissioned by the advertisers, using the best commercial artists of the day.

Some of those artists are now very well known, having started as posterists. Henri de Toulouse - Lautrec is perhaps the most famous of many great poster artists. The colorful advertising vintage posters first became popular in the late 1800's. The method of printing, stone lithography, was developed for vintage posters in Paris by Jules Cheret.

It was an exciting art-form that brought out colors and graphics that were now available for all the people to see. The kiosks on the streets, the sides of building, and the interior of stores and restaurants were all used to display these exciting new posters. Vintage Posters - Who collects them ? What makes Vintage Posters valuable? The collecting of Vintage Posters was started with the first distribution of the posters themselves.

Some art dealers believed they could sell these "advertising" pieces to their customers. They sought out the poster artists and the printers in an effort to secure some over runs. Some dealers and collectors went so far as to remove the posters from their outdoor displays. However, it must be remembered that most of the vintage posters were destroyed in actual use.

They were mounted on walls and merely discarded or ripped away when the next new image became available. While the Vintage Posters were originally produced in editions that numbered in the hundreds, and sometimes thousands, few survive in their original state. The lithographer's stones did not normally survive past their first printing.

It is the combination of rarity of a poster, condition, artist, and the image itself that will determine the final selling price of an individual poster. Some people purchase Vintage Posters with a specific subject matter , some are looking to work with a particular color scheme, while others prefer the style of a particular artist.

At all times, the better the condition of a poster the higher its price. The size of the piece does not always determine the value of a poster. As a reflection of price changes, consider today's marketplace where images relating to coffee and cigar smoking are rising much quicker that the less popular Vintage Posters promoting furs.

With limited supply available in collectors' hands, a quick pick-up in demand reflects in the selling prices. Vintage posters are used in many different ways. In the home many people use these striking images as the focal point of a room , often the living room or family room but also the kitchen and bedroom as well. Vintage Posters are used prominently in television shows' décor - notice the living room in "Friends", Frasier, as well as in many movies.

In an office setting the poster can be used in a lobby as well as in conference and showrooms. Some businesses use the Vintage Posters to promote their own products or just to create an atmosphere pleasing to their clients and employees.

Hotels and restaurants use our Vintage Posters to enhance the ambiance of their establishments. Whether it be just one, or a full display of Vintage Posters they lend themselves to a room setting where people are having a good time.

The popularity of these antique images has grown enormously in the past 10 years. Few dealers specialize in Vintage Posters particularly in the United States. It is important to rely on a Vintage Poster dealer that is both knowledgeable and reliable.


Vintage Cola poster


Coca-Cola is a carbonated soft drink sold in stores, restaurants, and vending machines throughout the world. It is produced by The Coca-Cola Company of Atlanta, Georgia, and is often referred to simply as Coke (a registered trademark of The Coca-Cola Company in the United States since March 27, 1944).

Originally intended as a patent medicine when it was invented in the late 19th century by John Pemberton, Coca-Cola was bought out by businessman Asa Griggs Candler, whose marketing tactics led Coke to its dominance of the world soft-drink market throughout the 20th century.

The company produces concentrate, which is then sold to licensed Coca-Cola bottlers throughout the world. The bottlers, who hold territorially exclusive contracts with the company, produce finished product in cans and bottles from the concentrate in combination with filtered water and sweeteners. The bottlers then sell, distribute and merchandise Coca-Cola to retail stores and vending machines.

The Coca-Cola Company also sells concentrate for soda fountains to major restaurants and food service distributors. Colonel John Pemberton was wounded in the Civil War, became addicted to morphine, and began a quest to find a substitute for the dangerous opiate.

The prototype Coca-Cola recipe was formulated at Pemberton's Eagle Drug and Chemical House, a drugstore in Columbus, Georgia, originally as a coca wine. He may have been inspired by the formidable success of Vin Mariani, a European coca wine. In 1885, Pemberton registered his French Wine Coca nerve tonic. In 1886, when Atlanta and Fulton County passed prohibition legislation, Pemberton responded by developing Coca-Cola, essentially a nonalcoholic version of French Wine Coca.

The first sales were at Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 8, 1886. It was initially sold as a patent medicine for five cents a glass at soda fountains, which were popular in the United States at the time due to the belief that carbonated water was good for the health.

Pemberton claimed Coca-Cola cured many diseases, including morphine addiction, dyspepsia, neurasthenia, headache, and impotence. Pemberton ran the first advertisement for the beverage on May 29 of the same year in the Atlanta Journal. By 1888, three versions of Coca-Cola – sold by three separate businesses – were on the market. A co-partnership had been formed on January 14, 1888 between Pemberton and four Atlanta businessmen: J.C. Mayfield, A.O. Murphey; C.O. Mullahy and E.H. Bloodworth. Not codified by any signed document, a verbal statement given by Asa Candler years later asserted under testimony that he had acquired a stake in Pemberton's company as early as 1887.

John Pemberton declared that the name "Coca-Cola" belonged to his son, Charley, but the other two manufacturers could continue to use the formula. Charley Pemberton's record of control over the "Coca-Cola" name was the underlying factor that allowed for him to participate as a major shareholder in the March 1888 Coca-Cola Company incorporation filing made in his father's place. Charley's exclusive control over the "Coca Cola" name became a continual thorn in Asa Candler's side.

Candler's oldest son, Charles Howard Candler, authored a book in 1950 published by Emory University. In this definitive biography about his father, Candler specifically states: "..., on April 14, 1888, the young druggist purchased a one-third interest in the formula of an almost completely unknown proprietary elixir known as Coca-Cola." Old German Coca-Cola bottle opener. The deal was actually between John Pemberton's son Charley and Walker, Candler & Co. – with John Pemberton acting as cosigner for his son.

For $50 down and $500 in 30 days, Walker, Candler & Co. obtained all of the one-third interest in the Coca-Cola Company that Charley held, all while Charley still held on to the name. After the April 14 deal, on April 17, 1888, one-half of the Walker/Dozier interest shares were acquired by Candler for an additional $750.

The first marketing efforts in Coca‑Cola history were executed through coupons promoting free samples of the beverage. Considered an innovative tactic back in 1887, couponing was followed by newspaper advertising and the distribution of promotional items bearing the Coca‑Cola script to participating pharmacies.

Fast forward to the 1970s when Coca‑Cola’s advertising started to reflect a brand connected with fun, friends and good times. Many fondly remember the 1971 Hilltop Singers performing “I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke”, or the 1979 “Have a Coke and a Smile” commercial featuring a young fan giving Pittsburgh Steeler, “Mean Joe Greene”, a refreshing bottle of Coca‑Cola.

You can enjoy these and many more advertising campaigns from around the world in the Perfect Pauses Theater at the World of Coca‑Cola. The 1980s featured such memorable slogans as “Coke is It!”, “Catch the Wave” and “Can’t Beat the Feeling”. In 1993, Coca‑Cola experimented with computer animation, and the popular “Always Coca‑Cola” campaign was launched in a series of ads featuring animated polar bears.

Each animated ad in the “Always Coca‑Cola” series took 12 weeks to produce from beginning to end. The bears were, and still are, a huge hit with consumers because of their embodiment of characteristics like innocence, mischief and fun. A favorite feature at the World of Coca‑Cola is the ability to have your photo taken with the beloved 7′ tall Coca‑Cola Polar Bear.


Vintage Cola truck


You can choose vintage posters from themes as varied as cars, bikes, war, sports, wine, food, historic buildings, landscapes, and wildlife, all interspersed with a tinge of history. You can have vintage posters depicting patriotic slogans, stars, and flags flapping in the wind and national symbols displayed with a sense of nationalism and patriotism.

Vintage posters can make the pale walls of your office, home, shops or restaurants colourful and awe-inspiring. They can freshen up your mood and enliven the room or wall where you paste them. Vintage posters brings old memories back from the bygone eras. It is like a trip down the memory lane. Originally, vintage posters were commissioned to spread propaganda and advertising. Now people use them to decorate empty walls.

Girls and boys paste vintage posters on their room walls to make them look chic, while retailers decorate the walls of heir shops to give their customers a good ambience to shop in. Restaurateurs use vintage posters to uplift the overall look of the restaurants. Vintage posters are artistic works that reflect social customs of ancestors and how they lived in the past.

What were their aspirations and what were their needs. Whole social set up comes alive and you start feeling as if you have started living in the past eras. There are various websites that cater to vintage posters. You can search for these websites and buy posters online. These websites offer you the option of comparing different prices of these posters so that you can make the best choice.

Whether you know it or not most of us now or in the past have collected Advertising.
Baseball Cards. It all began with the images of baseball players on cards sold with tobacco products in the 1880s through WWII when the baseball card industry took on a life of its own with the increasing popularity of the cards as collectibles.

As Baseball became more popular tobacco advertisers sought after the endorsements of Baseball players to help sell their products in printed ads. Other industries soon jumped on the band wagon using Ballplayers to help sell everything from Beer to cereal. Ballplayers whom most at the time had to work other jobs welcomed the extra earnings. In doing so advertising not only recorded American history, as well as baseball history but gave us a reference for dating our vintage Baseball memorabilia

Most sporting Goods companies did not keep records of what year they issued Gloves, and Bats. After all they weren't selling collectibles, they were selling baseball equipment. But by getting Babe Ruth to endorse a baseball glove, and advertising it in a magazine we now have a way of dating the glove that you found in your Grandfathers attic.

The old advertisements had character, capturing the Look, and lifestyle, of the era the ad came out. Smoking cigarettes wasn't thought of as a health risk back then, it was cool. An era when sports figures commonly advertised for tobacco products.

I can't even imagine Derek Jeter pushing Nicotine for Marlboro. In a 1940 advertising featuring three Sports hero's that led the majors in 1939; Joe DiMaggio in Batting, "Bucky" Waters in Wins, and George Case who led the Majors in Stolen Bases indorsed smoking cigarettes. How Many Stolen bases would he have had if he didn't smoke? Hmmm

How cool was it eating cereal and seeing your favorite baseball player pictured right on the box, eating the same cereal as you? Don't you remember? Reading the box was part of eating the cereal. Mickey Mantle pouring Karo Syrup on his pancakes. It's got to be good. Talking about cool. How about owning the same baseball glove Mickey Mantle is wearing in the ad.

Vintage Advertising is informative. You can learn a lot from these advertisements too. As quoted from a 1967 Armour Franks Advertisement appearing in Life Magazine. "Why just one Armour Star Frank gave Mickey Mantle the food energy for 6 Home Runs!" That means he ate a little more than 89 Hot Dogs in his career. Hey. If he ate another 30 hot dogs he would have caught the Babe.

Beer advertisements are very popular among collectors. You didn't listen to the ball game on the radio in the 40's, or watch a game on T.V. in the 60's without having a Ball Game "brought to you by" a beer company. Beer advertisements come in many forms. The most popular being schedules, and team posters that hung in bars.

Collect Advertising just to use as a reference for dating memorabilia or collect just for the fun of it. You can grab a vintage magazine ad for about $10.00 to $15.00 Frame it, and it's a piece of Art. Advertising is a great inexpensive way of collecting Baseball memorabilia.

I love vintage advertising and old prints from magazines that are 30-100 years old or more. A 10x13 print properly matted and framed can really spice up an office or room. The uses for these old ad can be found in another article I wrote for goarticles. Today I wanted to discuss how to define and grade these pieces of history.

Now before you can grade an old print you must determine if it did indeed come from the original magazine or if it is a reproduction. Some of these old advertisements can fetch a pretty good penny so it would be worth it to the "reproducer" to print off a few copies and sell em for a hundred bucks a piece to the unknowing. Luckily if you are purchasing online or from Ebay then the seller is usually upfront about this, plus you are usually protected by their policies or your buyer protection paypal account. Lets say you go to a flea market though and find a great ad you would like in your house. Is it real?

Unfortunately there's no definite answer but here's a few things to look for. The ad should feel vintage, in other words have water spots or slight browning around the edges. Mint ads (as I will discuss) are extremely rare, so if it looks way to good to be true then it probably is. If the ad is already framed ask if you can take it out, the paper quality should tell you.

You are looking for a light magazine paper, not some mid to heavy printing paper. Ask a few questions about where he/she got it from or ask them straight up if it is a reproduction. Most of the time you have to go with your gut instinct but these little things can help.

So your ad is real and its time for some grading. Now remember, these print ads can be anywhere from 30 years old plus. Magazine paper can survive very well over time but how it was stored, acidity and quality of paper can play a major role. Here is how a typical seller/dealer will grade his vintage advertisements.

MINT - In my opinion it does not exist. Actually in most sellers opinions it doesn't exist. Sellers are usually buying these magazines that have been "stumbled upon" for their advertisements. For a mint magazine to be found I would have to declare it literally would have had to come off the print and seal wrapped on day one never to be opened. Magazines like this are very rare and hard to come by. Anyone declaring a mint ad should be questioned heavily.

NEAR MINT - This is another very rare condition. The color and paper remain well preserved and very vibrant. To the naked eye there is really no sign of aging. What sets it apart from MINT is the exposure it has had to air which will eventually lead to toning or the rust color hue paper gets from oxidation.

EXCELLENT - Excellent is a common condition designation. These prints are starting to have signs of aging like toning (due to oxidation). There may be some slight creases (dog ears). The margins are clean and even. There are no major rips. Any rips that are evident must be less than 1/4 inch. The once thing that sets EXCELLENT apart from the next classification is that usually imperfections from this class can be hidden behind frames or matting.

VERY GOOD/GOOD - I put these two together because they do indeed mean the same thing, just to what degree. Good denotes that there is an obvious imperfection but it doesn't take away from the overall picture. This can be a small stain, a tear, ink transfering from one page to the next. VERY GOOD would be a small imperfection, say a 1/2 inch tear on the side where as GOOD would be a 1 inch tear.

FAIR OR POOR - Another set of classification that I am putting together. This print sports a major imperfection. This could be water damage, a very big rip, or severe foxing (which is the wrinkle effect paper gets when exposed to moisture). I myself would never list an ad under this category unless it was requested or rare.


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