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Troston, Dundalk Road, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan
Tel: +353 42 9663567
M.G.M.Poster Restoration is Ireland’s premiere Vintage Poster Conservation and Restoration Studio.
Services include Linen Backing of posters, Tape & Adhesive Removal, Paper Washing and Colour Re-touching.
British post war posters and graphics.
A superb site run by collectors for collectors. Stacked full of pictures, informed commentary and reader feedback, auction reviews, prices etc.etc. It’s a big site and there’s an awful lot to dip into.
Irish Film Poster.Com
If you’re a fan of Irish Movies look no further than this excellent website owned by Paul Balbirnie. Rather than try and rehash Paul’s introduction to his website I’ll let his own words speak for themselves……
This website represents my personal collection of Irish film memorabilia. This website displays picture images & trailers of Irish films. These images originate from all over the world. The size, description and country of origin for the images are displayed on the web pages. I currently have over 2100 images & various trailers posted to this site. My collection also includes 35mm prints and over 100 35mm trailers for Irish films. 16mm and 8mm film prints, videos, DVD’s, CD’s and vinyl soundtracks, paper and digital press kits, scripts and various promotional items. Please contact me if there is something you are looking for. Paul Balbirnie. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
29 Molesworth Street, Dublin.2.
Tel: (01) 642 5784
Open: Tues/Sat. 10.00am – 5.30pm
Travel posters, particularly those from the 1920/50s are still a comparatively cheap way of acquiring the work of well known Irish artists such as Paul Henry, Maurice Wilks, Hugo d’Alesi and Norman Wilkinson. While prices have increased steeply in recent years with a Paul Henry poster of Lough Derg now costing anything up to €2,000 the original work would cost a six-figure sum. Some posters are now almost as rare as the original with few surviving – they were, after all, supposed to be pasted on to railway station noticeboards! A poster dating from circa 1900, commissioned by the Midland, Great Western Railway Company, featuring a spectacular montage of West of Ireland scenes by the artist F.Hugo d’Alesi fetched €3,500 at auction in England in 2001 – believed to be a record for an Irish travel poster.
Several companies now offer full size reproductions of classic posters, of varying quality, but they are a poor substitute for the original and have little or no resale value.
Gallery 29 offers an enormous range of original travel posters as well as general Irish & European advertising posters from the 1890s to the 1970s displayed in an Art Gallery style setting. Lithographic posters represent a seriously good investment and, properly looked after, will appreciate in value over the coming years. Be warned however, as these beautiful items are ‘must-haves’ and if you are bitten by the bug you’ll need to have deep pockets!