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Original Vintage Poster, Olympic Runners, Munich Games, 1973 Sports Poster
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
Artist: Anonymous Year: 1973 Dimensions: 92 x 64cm Condition: Excellent condition Format: Linen backed.  
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Posters

Midcentury Poster "Master Prints of Japan" by Ukiyo-e Hanga UCLA, 1969
Located in San Diego, CA
Midcentury poster "Master Prints of Japan" by Ukiyo-e Hanga, circa 1969. The piece was printed in France by Mourlot - Paris for the UCLA art galleries exhibition. The image is entitl...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper

Posters from Art Center College of Design and California Institute of the Arts
By John Von Hamersveld
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Posters from the John Van Hamersveld Art Center College of Design and California Institute of the Arts collection. Also featured in the Coolhous Studio Design Collection, 2007. Frame...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Acrylic, Paper

Mid Century Henri Matisse Maison De La Pensee Lithograph Exhibition Poster
By Henri Matisse
Located in San Diego, CA
Highly collectible midcentury Henri Matisse Maison De La Pensee lithograph exhibition poster, circa 1950s. The piece is from the French Posters Collection and is in very nice unframe...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper

Midcentury Joan Miro Lithograph Art Poster
By Joan Miró
Located in San Diego, CA
Highly collectible midcentury Joan Miro lithograph art poster, circa 1950s. The piece is from the French Posters Collection and is in very nice unframed condition with limited handli...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper

  • Midcentury Joan Miro Lithograph Art Poster
  • Midcentury Joan Miro Lithograph Art Poster
  • Midcentury Joan Miro Lithograph Art Poster
  • Midcentury Joan Miro Lithograph Art Poster
H 20 in. W 15.625 in. D .1 in.
French Sport Poster 'Tennis' by Charles Lepas
By Charles Lepas
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
French sport poster 'Tennis' Artist: Charles Lepas Year: 1990s Medium: Screenprint Edition: ca. 2500 Dimensions: 29 x 29 inches Condition: Excellent condition Format: Lin...
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1990s French Mid-Century Modern Posters

  • French Sport Poster 'Tennis' by Charles Lepas
  • French Sport Poster 'Tennis' by Charles Lepas
  • French Sport Poster 'Tennis' by Charles Lepas
  • French Sport Poster 'Tennis' by Charles Lepas
H 29 in. W 29 in. D 0.000001 in.
Midcentury "Exposition Vallauris" Poster by Pablo Picasso
By Pablo Picasso
Located in San Diego, CA
Highly collectible midcentury "Exposition Vallauris" poster by Pablo Picasso, circa 1950s. The piece is from the French Posters collection and is in very nice unframed condition with...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper

Clambake Elvis Presley 1967 Original Theatrical Poster
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Clambake (1967) in original vintage theatrical one-sheet movie poster (1 sheet; measures 27" x 41", 69 x 104 cm) Pictures were taken in a frame with glass so there may be some refle...
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Mid-20th Century American Posters

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Paper

Original Midcentury Landscape Art Exhibition Poster by Bellini
Located in Arles, FR
Original midcentury landscape art exhibition poster from the 1967 printed by Devayes in Cannes. Depicts the hillside of St. Paul de Vence, France as interrupted by the artist, Belli...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper

'Mon Oncle' Original Vintage Movie Poster, Swedish, 1959
Located in Devon, GB
A rare poster for the first Swedish release of the 1958 Classic French slapstick comedy "Mon Oncle", written, directed, produced by and starring Jacques Tati as the eccentric hero Mo...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper

Speedway Elvis Presley 1968 Original Linen Backed Theatrical Poster
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Speedway, one sheet 1968 art of Elvis Presley dancing with the very sexy Nancy Sinatra in her famous white boots! An original vintage theatrical one-sheet movie poster (measures 27"...
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Mid-20th Century American Posters

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Paper

Midcentury Fernand Léger Museum Morsbroich Lithograph Art Poster, 1955
By Mourlot Paris, Fernand Léger
Located in San Diego, CA
Highly collectible midcentury Fernand Léger Museum Morsbroich lithograph art poster to advertise an exhibition in West Germany, circa 1950s. The piece is from the French Posters Coll...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper

Midcentury Japanese Kanji Lettering Poster of Pablo Picasso's Exhibition
By Pablo Picasso
Located in San Diego, CA
Highly collectible midcentury Japanese Kanji lettering poster of Pablo Picasso's Exhibition, circa 1950s. The piece is from the French Posters collection and is in very nice unframed...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper

Original Midcentury Landscape Art Poster Signed by John Michael Eckert
Located in Arles, FR
Original midcentury J.M. Eckert landscape art poster from 1975 printed by Theiner in Nice, France. This is an original not a reprint and is signed by the artist. John Michael Ecker...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper

Midcentury Joan Miro Kaiser Wilhelm Museum Krefeld Lithograph Art Poster
By Joan Miró
Located in San Diego, CA
Highly collectible midcentury Joan Miro Kaiser Wilhelm Museum Krefeld lithograph art poster to advertise an exhibition in West Germany, circa 1950s. The piece is from the French Post...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper

Marilyn Monroe "Love Nest" 1951 Original Linen Backed Theatrical Poster
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
"Love Nest" 1951 an original vintage linen backed one-sheet theatrical film movie poster (1 sheet; measures 27" x 41" [69 x 104 cm]) Pictures were taken in a frame with glass so th...
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Mid-20th Century American Posters

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Paper

Marilyn Monroe "Bus Stop" 1956 Original Linen Backed Theatrical Poster
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Bus Stop 1956 full-length poster of cowboy Don Murray holding a very sexy Marilyn Monroe beside a bus stop sign. An original vintage linen backed one-sheet theatrical film movie post...
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Mid-20th Century American Posters

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Paper

Original Vintage French Food Poster 'Foire Gastronomique De Dijon' by Villemot
By Bernard Villemot
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
Original vintage French food poster 'Foire Gastronomique De Dijon' by Villemot Bernard Villemot was a French graphic artist known primarily for his iconic advertising images for ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Posters

"Possession" Movie Film Poster by Andrezej Zulawski Design Basha, French, 1980
Located in FR
Possession movie film poster 1980 designed by Basha b1934- A film by Andrezej Zulawski Many original cinema posters were issued folded or were subsequently folded This has some mi...
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Vintage 1980s French Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper

Original Midcentury French Art Poster Dated 1977 Work by John Michael Eckert
Located in Arles, FR
Original midcentury J.M. Eckert art poster from the 1977 exhibit in the beautiful seaside village of Villefranche-sur-Mer, France. This is an original not a reprint. John M...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper

'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' Original Vintage Movie Poster, Czech, 1978
Located in Devon, GB
A fantastically bizarre poster by Jan Weber for the first Czech release of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." Although Western films were shown during the Soviet era in the Communist...
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper

Souls in Pawn 1940 Original Linen Backed Theatrical Poster Burlesque One-Sheet
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Very rare, Souls in Pawn 1940, original vintage theatrical linen backed one-sheet movie poster in very good condition. (one sheet; measures 28" x 42") Souls in Pawn, the 1940 Mel...
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Mid-20th Century American Posters

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Paper, Linen

'Not Of This Earth' Original US One Sheet Movie Poster by Albert Kallis, 1957
By Albert Kallis
Located in Devon, GB
A Classic US one sheet poster for the 1957 B-movie thriller "Not Of This Earth," one of the earliest sci-fi movies made by prolific low-budget producer/director Roger Corman in what ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper

Original Vintage Scientific Chart of a Snake Head with Jaw Bone and Fang Detail
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
Original vintage scientific chart of a snake head with jaw-bone and fang detail Dimensions: 127 cm x 95 cm (50 x 37 inches) This scientific chart is an original paper scroll w...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Posters

'Laco' by Raymond Savignac, Original Vintage Mid-Century Poster
By Raymond Savignac
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
'Laco' by Raymond Savignac, original vintage mid-century poster. A fun poster by Savignac in 1960, to advertise the French gastronomic kitchen appliances company – “Laco”. As the ...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper

Mid-Century Poster "Fine Food the Traditional Art of Denmark"
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Charming Danish poster in wooden veneered frame.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Wood, Paper

Gladare Hushall 1955 Original Vintage Midcentury Poster
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
Gladare Hushall 1955 original vintage midcentury poster Artist M Gavler Year 1955 Dimensions  69 x 101cm Condition  Good Format Linen backed.  
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper

Mid-Century "Hommage a Pablo Picasso" Lithograph / Poster
By Pablo Picasso
Located in San Diego, CA
Highly collectible mid-century "Hommage a Pablo Picasso" anniversary lithograph / poster, circa 1971. The print is in good vintage condition with some creases as shown in the picture...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper

7 Foot Tall Mid Century Recruitment Poster
Located in Hudson, NY
Post WW II Public Service Poster with Great Color and Graphic
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Vintage 1950s American Posters

Mid-Century Modern Framed Mondrian Centennial Guggenheim Museum Poster, 1971
By Piet Mondrian
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a soft and stunning, framed poster, for the 1971 Centennial Exhibit of Piet Mondrian at the Guggenheim Museum. In very good vintage condition. The dimension...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper

Mid-Century Modern Unframed Rare Vintage Erte Art Poster, 1970s
By Erté
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a magnificent, unframed, vintage, Erte art poster, circa 1970s. In very good vintage condition. The dimensions are 23" W x 24" H. Romain de Tirtoff was a...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper

Mid-Century Rare Lithograph or Poster Exhibition from Pablo Picasso Barcelona
By Pablo Picasso
Located in San Diego, CA
Highly collectible mid-century lithograph or poster, circa 1971. The print is in good vintage condition framed with aluminium and plastic nice clean condition not faded. Sala Gaspar ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Aluminum

Original Vintage Poster German Federal Railways Winter Travel Mid-Century Modern
Located in London, GB
Original vintage travel poster - Winterreisen Deutsche Bundesbahn / Winter travel German Federal Railways - featuring a fantastic Mid-Century Modern Minimalist design by Herbert Schn...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper

Original Vintage Poster Amsterdam Fashion Week Mid Century Design Sewing Textile
Located in London, GB
Original vintage Mid-Century Modern advertising poster for the Amsterdam Fashion Week 14-21 May 1949 featuring a colourful illustration of an open pair of sewing scissors balancing b...
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Vintage 1940s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper

French Original Mid-Century Advertising Poster, 'Radiola' Designed by Rene Ravo
By Rene Ravo
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
French original mid-century advertising poster, 'Radiola' designed by Rene Ravo A bright and cheerful poster advertising the electronic brand, 'Radiola'. This poster was designed...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper

Mid-Century Modern Unframed Pablo Picasso Galerie Beyeler 1970 Poster Paris
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is an unframed, vintage, Pablo Picasso Galerie Beyeler 1970 Poster, Paris. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 19" W x 32" H. Edition of unknown size.  
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper

'Velo - Moteur Thomann', Mid-20th Century Original French Lithograph Poster
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
'Velo - Moteur Thomann', mid-20th century original French lithograph poster Artist: Anonymous Dimensions: 59 x 40 cm Condition: Good Format: Linen backed.
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Mid-20th Century French International Style Posters

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Paper

Mid-Century Modern Framed Art Poster Signed by James Coignard, 1978
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a framed poster, signed by James Coignard, circa 1978. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 20" W x 28.5" H.  
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper

Mid-Century Modern Framed Signed Roy Lichtenstein Pop Art Poster 1970s Senator
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a framed, pop op art poster, "Moffet for Senator," signed by Roy Lichtenstein, numbered 20/300, circa the 1970s. In excellent vintage condition. The dimensi...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper

Original Vintage Mid Century Travel Poster Graz Austria Summer Festivals d'Ete
Located in London, GB
Original vintage travel advertising poster for the Summer Festivals d'Ete Graz Styrie Autriche Austria opera concert spectacle plain air representations from 25 June to 15 July 1956 ...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper

Original Vintage Travel Poster Southern California United Air Lines Mid-Century
By Stan Galli
Located in London, GB
Original vintage travel advertising poster for Southern California via United Air Lines featuring a bright and colourful design by the artist and illustrator Stan Galli (Stanley Walt...
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Vintage 1950s American Posters

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Paper

Original Vintage Mid-Century Modern Design Advertising Poster for Tek Toothbrush
By Fritz Bühler
Located in London, GB
Original vintage advertising poster in French promoting the Tek brand of toothbrush - Demand the small round Tek / Exigez bien la petite Tek ronde. Great mid-century design by the gr...
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Vintage 1940s Swiss Posters

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Paper

Original Vintage Poster Racing Car Show Olympia Motor Sport Mid Century Design
Located in London, GB
Original vintage event poster for the Racing Car Show Olympia National Hall 4-14 January 1967 featuring a mid-century modern design of a sports car numbered 67 on a dark background w...
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Vintage 1960s British Posters

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Paper

'Grece Air France' Guy Georget, Mid-20th Century Original Vintage Travel Poster
By Guy Georget
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
Mid-20th century original vintage travel and tourism poster, 'Grece' Guy Georget Beginning in the early 20th century, Travel Posters were a persuasive form of advertising to influe...
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Vintage 1960s French International Style Posters

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Paper

Mid-20th Century Original Vintage French Poster, 'Lyvia Holos' by Jean Colin
By Jean Colin
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
Mid-20th century original vintage French poster, 'Lyvia Holos' by Jean Colin A charming poster from the Art Deco period Artist Paul Colin Year 1935 Dimensions 125 x 1...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Posters

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Paper

Leo Castelli Poster
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Leo Castelli poster.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper

  • Leo Castelli Poster
  • Leo Castelli Poster
  • Leo Castelli Poster
  • Leo Castelli Poster
H 13.78 in. W 11.03 in. D 0.16 in.
"Nebe Bez Lasky" Film Poster 1961 Original Vintage Poster
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
"Nebe Bez Lasky" film poster 1961 original vintage poster This film poster from 1961 is a beautiful amalgamation of collage and photography. This poster is in excellent condition ...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper

1970s Soviet Union Poster
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This piece packs a lot of punch with its bold graphics and use of colors to help promote the Soviet cause of the 1970s. Translation: “In commemoration of the international treaty a...
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Mid-20th Century Russian Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper

  • 1970s Soviet Union Poster
  • 1970s Soviet Union Poster
  • 1970s Soviet Union Poster
  • 1970s Soviet Union Poster
H 21.88 in. W 16. in. D .75 in.
Galerie Maeght Miro Poster
By Galerie Maeght, Joan Miró
Located in New York, NY
Original Galerie Maeght Calder poster, one of a collection we are offering on 1st dibs.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper

  • Galerie Maeght Miro Poster
  • Galerie Maeght Miro Poster
  • Galerie Maeght Miro Poster
  • Galerie Maeght Miro Poster
H 31.5 in. W 22 in. D .01 in.
Vintage French Framed Poster
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Vintage advertisement poster by Style de Vie in France, 1948. Original signed Certificate of Authenticity on the back. Measures: height 23 inches, width 19.5 inches, depth 1 inch 1 a...
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Mid-20th Century French Posters

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Glass, Wood, Paper

  • Vintage French Framed Poster
  • Vintage French Framed Poster
  • Vintage French Framed Poster
  • Vintage French Framed Poster
H 23 in. W 19.5 in. D 1 in.
Vintage French Framed Poster
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Vintage advertisement poster by Style de Vie in France, 1948. Original signed Certificate of Authenticity on the back. Measures: height 23 inches, width 19.5 inches, depth 1 inch 1 a...
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Mid-20th Century French Posters

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Glass, Wood, Paper

  • Vintage French Framed Poster
  • Vintage French Framed Poster
  • Vintage French Framed Poster
  • Vintage French Framed Poster
H 23 in. W 19.5 in. D 1 in.
1970s Soviet Union Poster
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This piece packs a lot of punch with its bold graphics and use of colors to help promote the Soviet cause of the 1970s. Translation: “Peace. Safety. Global cooperation. Socialist ...
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Mid-20th Century Russian Modern Posters

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Paper

  • 1970s Soviet Union Poster
  • 1970s Soviet Union Poster
  • 1970s Soviet Union Poster
  • 1970s Soviet Union Poster
H 21.88 in. W 16. in. D .75 in.
Italian Grafiche Mariano 20th century poster of Marco Zanuso design
Located in Houston, TX
Framed Italian Grafiche Mariano poster of Marco Zanuso design, in particular a radio by Brionvega and Pavia sewing machine he designed with Richard Sapper for Necchi. Poster execute...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Posters

1970s Soviet Union Poster
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This piece packs a lot of punch with its bold graphics and use of colors to help promote the Soviet cause of the 1970s. Translation: "KPCC (Russian acronym for the communist party) ...
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Mid-20th Century Russian Modern Posters

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Paper

  • 1970s Soviet Union Poster
  • 1970s Soviet Union Poster
  • 1970s Soviet Union Poster
  • 1970s Soviet Union Poster
H 21.88 in. W 16. in. D .75 in.
1970s Soviet Union Poster
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This piece packs a lot of punch with its bold graphics and use of colors to help promote the Soviet cause of the 1970s. Translation: " The October banner (the Soviet flag) is the ba...
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Mid-20th Century Russian Modern Posters

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Paper

  • 1970s Soviet Union Poster
  • 1970s Soviet Union Poster
  • 1970s Soviet Union Poster
  • 1970s Soviet Union Poster
H 21.88 in. W 16. in. D .75 in.
Galerie Maeght Calder Poster "Stabiles"
By Galerie Maeght, Alexander Calder
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Galerie Maeght Calder poster, "Stabiles" one of a collection we are offering on 1st dibs.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper

  • Galerie Maeght Calder Poster "Stabiles"
  • Galerie Maeght Calder Poster "Stabiles"
  • Galerie Maeght Calder Poster "Stabiles"
  • Galerie Maeght Calder Poster "Stabiles"
H 25.75 in. W 19.5 in. D .01 in.
Rare Charles Eames Herman Miller "Design of the Century" Advertising Poster
By Herman Miller
Located in South Bend, IN
An extremely rare Charles Eames "Design of the Century" advertising poster By Herman Miller USA, circa 1999 Measures: 25.13"W x 0.75"D x 37.13"H. Excellent condition.
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Oak, Paper

Italian Grafiche Mariano 20th Century Poster of Gio Ponti Design
Located in Houston, TX
Framed Grafiche Mariano poster of Gio Ponti design, possibly a Domus magazine image.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Glass, Paper

Massive International Film Poster, Framed
Located in East Hampton, NY
Authentic vintage movie promotion poster from Italy, a classic feel of Hollywood with an international flair! Professionally framed.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Acrylic, Paper, Wood

  • Massive International Film Poster, Framed
  • Massive International Film Poster, Framed
  • Massive International Film Poster, Framed
  • Massive International Film Poster, Framed
H 79 in. W 55 in. D 2.25 in.
Vintage Swiss Men's Clothier Poster
Located in Los Gatos, CA
Sutterlin is a Swiss Men's Clothier.
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Vintage 1950s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper

Vintage Swiss Men's Clothier Poster
H 50 in. W 35.5 in. D 0.003 in.
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Mid Century Posters For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of mid century posters available for sale. Frequently made of paper, wood and fabric, all mid century posters available were constructed with great care. Find 886 antique and vintage mid century posters at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 2 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. There are all kinds of mid century posters available, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Mid century posters made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Art Deco — are very popular at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made mid century posters over the years, but those made by Mourlot, Pablo Picasso and Hervé Morvan are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Mid Century Posters?

Mid century posters can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $909, while the lowest priced sells for $75 and the highest can go for as much as $57,750.

Finding the Right Posters for You

Add a welcome personal touch to your space and tie your distinctive interior scheme together by introducing antique and vintage posters to any and every room of your home.

In the late 19th century, following the advent of text-heavy posters printed from woodblocks for use in taverns and shop windows, hand-drawn poster art had become commonplace in regions such as France, England and the United States. Well-known illustrators were commissioned to produce decorative posters to advertise political campaigns, theatrical events, books, household goods and other items. Early poster artists used a printmaking technique called lithography, which sees drawings or paintings created on a stone (or metal) surface with an oil-based substance, such as a greasy crayon or tusche (an oily wash). The image is eventually affixed to the surface by means of a chemical reaction, and ink adheres to certain sections of the surface while non–image areas are made to repel the ink.

If you wanted a color lithograph in the early days, the number of stones prepared had to match the number of colors you commissioned for the poster. French painter Jules Chéret, widely known as the father of the modern poster, designed some of history's most popular lithographic posters that featured color. Today, Chéret’s art is highly collectible, along with original works by Czech painter and decorative artist Alphonse Mucha, whose posters advertising theatrical productions helped define Art Nouveau.

Over time, poster artists transitioned to more advanced techniques. Using silkscreens, woodblocks and photolithography, painters and illustrators printed larger quantities at a faster rate.

If you’ve finally tracked down that vintage movie poster, mid-century modern promotional travel poster or other work and you’re looking to find out if it is valuable, distinguishing between an original poster and a reproduction can be complicated. A professional appraiser can work with you on factors such as rarity, assessing the physical condition of your poster and authenticating your piece. For now, take care of your new acquisition because conserving posters is essential in helping them retain their value. A practical conservation method is to have the work mounted on archival, acid-free paper and thin artist’s canvas, then enclosing it in a sturdy frame. (And here is a primer on how to hang wall art, be it arranged gallery-style or otherwise.)

On 1stDibs, find all kinds of posters for your home today.