It is important to remember that you are buying an original vintage fine art poster an not a reproduction of any kind. We do not use terms like “mint” or “near mint” condition, as they are highly subjective. Each of our pieces is photographed in high quality so you can zoom in and view the poster in greater detail. In addition we use the following IVPDA (International Vintage Poster Dealers Association) approved condition rating system:
"A" Condition: the poster is in fine condition. The colours are fresh and there is no paper loss. If there is a slight tear, or folds, it is very unobtrusive.
"B" Condition: the poster is in good condition. The colours are acceptable. While slight paper loss maybe evident, it does not distract from the image. Restoration, if any, is not immediately apparent.
"C" Condition: the poster is in fair condition. Colours are faded, and there are signs of more extensive restoration. Existing folds are more visible, and possibly minor paper loss.
We further use '+' or '-' to more precisely describe the condition of a particular item (e.g.: B+). On top of this, we describe any “condition particularities” for individual pieces on its product page.
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The story of ST RAPHAËL is rich in history and tradition. This famous French aperitif is often associated with the “30 Glorieuses” – the 30 glorious, happy and carefree years after WWII. However, ST RAPHAËL established its fame long before the war. It's invention dates back to 1830, and a major marketing campaign at the 1900 l'exposition universal de Paris was a major success. This was a time of animated cafés, lively bistros, and village dances, which served as opportunities to exchange words of friendship with a glass in hand.
This print was published in the L'Illustration magazine in 1933. The twin waiters have become synonymous with ST RAPHAËL, one being for their red and the other for their white version of the aperitif. The prints simplicity and the use of three bold colours makes this a really eye-catching piece of retro art.
Particulars: This lithographic print is from an original vintage magazine
It has been professionally conserved and backed on acid-free linen paper
(poster and print conservation and restoration)