The International Vintage Poster Dealers Association (IVPDA), a non-profit association, was founded in 1996 by a group of highly respected poster dealers from around the world. The Association was created to inform and educate the public, collectors and other buyers and to help promote the appreciation of the wide variety of vintage posters from around the globe.
The Association members have strict guidelines to ensure the authenticity of the posters they offer for sale and to promote ethical and fair business practices. Our members have many years of professional experience and are respected throughout the arts community for their knowledge and integrity.
When buying an original vintage poster look for Members displaying the IVPDA logo and buy with confidence.
The IVPDA hopes you and your loved ones are keeping healthy and safe. Due to the spread of COVID-19, many events are being postponed or canceled, and some of our members are closing their galleries temporarily or opening them by appointment only.
Many IVPDA members are online and some of them are keeping their galleries open, following the guidelines from the health authorities. Your continued support of our members during this period of economic uncertainty is appreciated.
The situation is changing daily around the world, and we advise you to contact our members directly if you are planning to visit any of them (click on the Members heading above for links to their websites).
David Gartler started Poster Plus, a public gallery in 1969 selling original posters. Poster conservation began in 1975 coincident with the rediscovery and exhibition of Chicago area transit posters of the 1920s. Linen Backing is a service provided to collectors, galleries and museums for the care and preservation of posters. Special exhibitions have included rail posters, Chicago electric rail posters, circus posters, military posters etc.