Vintage Posters France
Welcome to Vintage Poster Classics. We offer expert advice on Vintage advertising Posters. Located in Saint Jorioz, France, we sell both wholesale and retail. Saint Jorioz is about an hour from the Italian border and 45 minutes from the Swiss border. We travel in all three countries searching for Vintage French and Italian Posters. Each poster we sell is guaranteed to be an original and authentic or we clearly state when it is a late printing. We speak English, Italian and French. We ship by Fedex, UPS, DHL or the shipper of your preference, insured, and you benefit from our 40% discount on shipping charges.
We have been collecting Art Posters since 1972 and know our way around the entire Poster world. We have a stock of over 15,000 Vintage Posters, ranging from the rare Alphonse Mucha to Leonetto Cappiello, as well as the more common vintage posters. We have the largest collection of Leonetto Cappiello Posters for sale anywhere. To choose a Vintage Poster, browse our image library at your leisure in the comfort of your home or office. After you have made your selection, let's talk on the phone or communicate through E-mail. We'll send you images via E-mail to fit your needs and budget. The posters presented on our website are only a peek into our stock. Feel free to ask, via E-mail, for what you are searching for.
We welcome inquiries from collectors who would like to sell posters as well.
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We welcome inquiries from Vintage Poster dealers, museums and auction houses or just private Collectors. We are happy to offer advice and have collectors come back time and again.
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Linen-Backing a Vintage Art Poster explained:
Professional Poster dealers specializing in antique Vintage Posters for collection will almost always archivally preserve their posters by mounting them on a linen based (artist's canvas) backing support. .A professional "linen-backer" stretches canvas onto a frame tight like a drum. At the beginning it resembles an artist's canvas on a frame ready to paint. Then to that he glues with 'reversible' water-soluble glue, 'canson' or water color smooth paper. On to these 2 surfaces, he then glues the poster, with the same glue, which also is 'ph' friendly, acid free and has 'anti fungus' elements. This prevents the poster from "yellowing" or acidifying in time, and being attacked by fungus with humidity. This process can take several days or even a week or more depending on the weather conditions as humidity can slow the process. As there are 3 layers of different material consistencies, they will dry at different speeds and it is important that the poster fully drys on the frame. This is to avoid that one of the materials could pull against the other, producing a buckling of the final product. This linen-backing process also protects the Vintage Poster from accidental tearing and folding. It acts as a support for a framer, to not touch the poster, but use the extra linen around the Vintage Poster, to press it in to the frame. This prevents unknowing framers from gluing the actual poster and ruining its value. There is usually a 2 to 3 inch margin of white canson paper on all 4 sides of the poster. This can be incorporated in the framing process and the small margin could be used to accentuate the space between either the frame and the Poster, or the matting and the Vintage Posters.