What we do
Conceived as advertisements for tourism, announcements for exhibitions and as political propaganda, vintage posters are highly evocative of their era and location and have huge graphic impact. This combination of cultural significance and visual appeal makes it is easy to understand why they are now collectable works of art in their own right.
Shop our collection of striking original vintage posters.
We provide independent art advisory services, curate auctions and conduct valuations for private individuals, museums, corporate and institutional collections.
We are recognised for our expertise in Vintage Posters and, as former directors at Christie’s, have over 30 years combined experience within the international art market. We count among our clients some of the top private collectors and institutions in the world.
Results: Design on the Move: Selected Posters from the Shell Heritage Art Collection
We are delighted to report that 100% of the posters in the 'Design on the Move: Selected Posters from the Shell Heritage Art Collection', auction sold. The sale consisted of 49 lots sold by Shell to benefit The National Motor Museum Trust, and featured some of the most successful posters from Shell's celebrated 20th century advertising campaigns.
Results: The Ski Sale 2021
We are delighted to report that 94% of the posters in The Ski Sale 2021 found a buyer, demonstrating the continued strength of the market for vintage ski posters and our successful partnership with Lyon and Turnbull. The top lots featured two of the alps most famous landmarks: Zermatt, The Matterhorn by Emil Cardinaux and Le Tour du Mont Blanc by Roger Broders both achieved £11,250, testament to the enduring appeal of alpine imagery and two great early twentieth century designers.
Open for Online Sales
We continue to operate our online shop and are able to arrange shipping internationally. However please note that delivery times may be longer than usual.
"Tomkinson Churcher have managed my extensive poster collection for the last 15 years. They have always acted with absolute efficiency, honesty, integrity and discretion. They have an encyclopaedic knowledge of posters and their values. I have always had complete confidence in their international market knowledge and marketing capacity. I could not recommend them highly enough."