Original Vintage Airline Posters: Propeller Propaganda

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”Propeller Propaganda” is the nickname I gave my  original vintage airline poster collection. This website is dedicated to poster artists, printmakers  and designers, who participated in creating traveling dreams. Click on the posters below and explore my collection! 

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Enthusiasts around the world are collecting these sensitive artworks, which have never been made for surviving longer than a few years. May be you are interested in purchasing and collecting airline or travel posters too, here you will find some inspiration.


Explore my Original Airline Posters Collection

Original vintage Pan Am poster collection
Original vintage Pan Am poster collection
Original vintage TWA poster collection
Original vintage TWA poster collection
Original vintage United Air Lines poster collection
Original vintage United Air Lines poster collection
Original vintage Swissair poster collection
Original vintage Swissair poster collection
Original vintage Air France poster collection
Original vintage Air France poster collection
Original vintage BOAC poster collection
Original vintage BOAC poster collection

Airline Poster(s) of the Week - Ebay findings

Air-India

India

 

Original vintage airline poster

 

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Pan Am

747

 

Original vintage airline poster by Peter Max

 

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Vintage Poster Auctions 2022 - preview

Poster Auction Dates - Links to Catalogues - Airline Poster Highlights

Oct 18

Catalogue

Lot 174: TWA Original Vintage Poster - Los Angeles by Bob Smith - Constellation
Lot 174: TWA Original Vintage Poster - Los Angeles by Bob Smith - Constellation

Oct 20

Catalogue

 Lot 251  Air France / Orient Extrême- Orient 1949
Lot 251 Air France / Orient Extrême- Orient 1949

Nov 13

Catalogue coming soon

Lot 111: Paris fly TWA Jets - Orignal vintage airline travel poster by David Klein
Lot 111: Paris fly TWA Jets - Orignal vintage airline travel poster by David Klein

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auction

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Incredible auction result in 2022:

 

David Kleins "New York fly TWA" poster

(Connie version) was sold for $16.800

You are looking for a vintage poster price guide? Hard to find, but have a look at some stunning results of past auctions.


Air-India Poster Exhibition in New York

The Maharaja: Advertising Gone Rogue

Air-India’s beloved mascot, the Maharaja, alias “the Rogue” is the star of many Air-India vintage posters. Conceived in 1946 by Bobby Kooka and illustrated by Umesh Rao, the Maharaja is characterized by his oversized mustache, striped turban, corpulent belly, and aquiline nose.

One of the world’s least-inhibited travelers, the Maharaja developed a reputation for his daring and panache as he adopted different personas in every destination—a snake charmer in India, a monk in Rome, a lover boy in Paris, and even a playboy bunny in New York.

Despite the complaints of ill-humored politicians, the Maharaja and his cutting-edge design earned the company a myriad of advertising awards, and a loyal legion of fans, too. While the Maharaja remains Air-India’s mascot to this day, he is most fondly remembered throughout the world for his role in India’s golden age of advertising.

Sept 09 - Feb 12 2023

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119 W. 23rd Street

New York, NY 10011


Featured Original Vintage Poster Galleries

Affiche Passion

Affiche Passion

346 rue Louis MARGA · 59830 LOUVIL · FRANCE · Tel +33 610 252 199 · contact(at)affiche-passion.com

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PLACART

Werdmühlestrasse 5, CH-8001 Zürich,  +41 (0)44 221 97 78, Mobile: +41 (0)79 639 01 39, info(at)placart.ch

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Have a look at some more airline posters offered by featured poster galleries worldwide.

Poster Auctioneers Worldwide

United States

Swann auction galleries
Poster Auctions International
PosterConnection

UK / NL / CH

Van Sabben Poster Auctions
Germann Switzerland
Plakate Affiches Posters Guido Tön

France / Italy

drouot.com
Artcurial Briest Poulain F. Tajan

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* If you are unsettled by my choose of  the term "propaganda": The sense of this expression is not originally pejorative. It means "material or information propagated to advance a cause, etc". Last not least: nobody is perfect – if you have some suggestions, please let me know.