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International posters of the USSR
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Posters of political propaganda and the Cold War
Posters of the USSR all for 100$
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Soviet posters Nostalgia for the USSR
Soviet posters Nostalgia for the USSR
Posters with Stalin
Posters with Stalin
Posters of the USSR before 1953 release
Posters of the USSR before 1953 release
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Posters of the USSR AGITPLAKAT society 1950-1980
Posters of the USSR AGITPLAKAT society 1950-1980
Posters of the USSR elections and state loans
Posters of the USSR elections and state loans
Posters of the USSR construction and industry
Posters of the USSR construction and industry
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Posters of the USSR army, navy, anniversary for holidays, posters with the coat of arms of the USSR
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About the Gallery

With an assortment of more than 2,500 posters, our goal is to find you beautiful, well-designed Soviet posters in any price range!

Here you will definitely find something that will fit into the new interior of your living room or office. These are really exclusive, very stylish posters that will surprise you. Spend a little time looking through our catalog and it will meet your expectations!

We offer for sale more than 2,500 beautiful original vintage posters, making our collection one of the largest in any segment of price and style.

We invite you to choose from our gallery the poster that will be perfect for you!

Like many of our clients, my interest in posters arose in the process of decorating the home and office. To my surprise, I found that there are extremely few posters on the market that are really originals, many fakes and reprints of later years.

I spent many years searching for these original posters, and today we continue to be the leading gallery of Soviet poster masterpieces.

Our gallery organizes online presentations of the collection in real time at the request of customers. To do this, we hold an online conference on the territory of our gallery, where you can evaluate the poster that interests you. The conference can be held at any time convenient for you. Please send your request to the following email address: info@plakat-cccp.ru.

Our competencies


Our site was one of the first vintage poster sites in Russia and won the love of users for its rich content and extensive assortment, currently numbering more than 2,500 items in the archive of our gallery.

Exhibitions of posters presented in our gallery were held in the United States, Great Britain, France and other regions of Europe. Among the best were "Viktor Koretsky-life in the USSR", the first major exhibition of masterpieces of political posters in the United States, and propaganda posters with Stalin in France - "The leader — his name is Stalin".

Our clients include dozens of collectors and enthusiasts around the world who rely on our knowledge, appreciation, and ethical practices. In the age of the Internet and sophisticated restoration and reproduction techniques, customers need a source they can trust more than ever, and we work hard to earn that trust with every interaction.

The gallery has also helped many museums to collect poster collections.
Among the clients — Museum of the History of the city of Lipetsk, Venevsky Museum of Local Lore,
Museum of History of Lebedyan, Historical Museum of Voronezh

The gallery is run by an amazing staff who strive to complement our world-class collection with excellent customer service. If you are looking for a single poster or want to build a collection, we will be happy to help you every day of the week.


Collecting Original Vintage Posters

Interest in collecting Soviet posters is a relatively recent phenomenon. In the 1970s, when visiting the USSR, gallery owners or simply collectors of antiques bought Soviet posters, mostly political ones, almost for nothing. People came to their homes, brought posters as a souvenir and hung them on the wall in the bedroom, living room or office. So the trend for the use of Soviet posters in interior design began to appear and strengthen. Soon, a large number of Soviet posters appeared in the West: in Europe and most of them in the United States, in the world's largest market for poster art.

History of the World Poster

The history of the poster, as a form of mass agitation, begins at the end of the XVIII century, immediately after the invention of lithography. Posters existed before,but there was no print run. The first poster was a poster of Sarah Bernhardt, created by the artist Jules Cher. Gradually, the production of posters became popular - in 1881, the circulation of posters became regulated by law, and later the French authorities even introduced a special tax on the production of posters.

The first era of the poster's heyday is always inextricably linked with the name of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec. It is believed that from this time onwards, poster collectors began to appear. In 1881, the first shop of Edmond Sago was opened in Paris, the archive of which contained more than 2 thousand posters.

In the 1890s, Alphonse Mucha made posters for Art Nouveau performances with Sarah Bernhardt. This style prevailed in European poster painting until the beginning of the First World War.

For military posters, the Art Nouveau style was not suitable at all, so there was a request for the emergence of a new, more simple and concise style, understandable to ordinary people. And this style was found. One of the most famous European posters of the First World War was the poster of the Englishman Alfred Leith, on which the Minister of Military Affairs called on young people to join the ranks of the British army. Kitchener, pointing at the supposed crowd, became the prototype of the famous US poster of James Montgomery with Uncle Sam, as well as the Russian constructivist poster of Dmitry Moore — And you signed up as a volunteer?

In the period between the wars, there was no single style for poster artists when designing posters. In Europe, art deco reigned in full force, in Russia, which was engulfed by the revolution, constructivism was being formed. Soviet film posters by the Stenberg brothers, political posters by El Lissitzky, and photo montages by Gustav Klutsis gained fame all over the world and are still very popular with collectors and fans of posters. Interestingly, the style of photomontage, introduced by Rodchenko and continued by Klutsis, was perceived negatively by many critics at the time. It was believed that the photo montage is made by an artist who did not succeed in art school.

After the Second World War, in many countries, propaganda and agitation began to be carried out by means of television, and in addition, the "international typographic style" (or "Swiss design") became fashionable: a standardized structure, a single font and black-and-white photos instead of bright pictures. The posters of the United States, which were created mainly in the style of pop art, Soviet posters and posters of Poland for theater and ballet productions, have always stood out.

In 1922, Goskino was created to adapt Western films to Soviet requirements. In some cases, it took up to five years before an American film was accepted for screening in the Soviet Union. In order for the picture to receive the approval of strict censorship, not only its name, but also the plot was changed (in the era of silent films, this was possible), and poster artists were given sufficient freedom to implement their creative ideas. Despite the fact that the circulation of posters reached hundreds of thousands, only a few posters have survived to this day. In the Soviet Union, they were practically not stored, unlike, for example, the US film industry, where they were returned to distributors.



Poster Art Market

Most of the posters of the USSR are sold not at auctions dedicated to prints, where the works of artists who are not poster artists are still exhibited: Alphonse Mucha, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, El Lissitzky, Marc Chagall, but at second-hand booksellers ' auctions (Sotheby's) or at vintage poster auctions, like Christie's.

Most collectors prefer to buy only the original poster, but as it is these posters that are most often the objects of fakes.

In exceptional cases, when it comes to the rarest and most well-known posters, then a photo of the original can be put up for auction: for example, in 2012, Sotheby's put up for sale a photo of the poster-Let's fulfill the plan of great works, Gustav Klutsis, which was sold for 15 thousand dollars.

The real surge in the popularity of posters occurred during the period of perestroika of the USSR. After the collapse of the USSR, many dealers took posters abroad without hindrance, where they were happy to buy them.

Interest in Soviet posters grew by leaps and bounds and reached such heights that in March 1994, the auction house Sotheby's organized an auction called-USSR in Construction (USSR at the construction site), where, among other posters, the famous poster of Gustav Klutsis (Let's fulfill the plan of great works), a vivid example of constructivist installation, was sold. The poster was sold for $ 18,000.

A great contribution to the development of the popularity of the Soviet poster was made by the book published in 1995 by the American Susan Park, which collected a collection of avant-garde film posters of the 1920s and 1930s.

In the 1990s, Soviet posters disappeared from the streets and houses, from the cultural context, and were no longer published by printing houses. The poster era has passed since the disappearance of the Soviet Union.

Immediately after the collapse, the word "USSR" caused a negative reaction, but at the same time it is a strong visual concept. In the USSR, there was strict censorship and a systematic approach to the design of the poster, which means that the level of the poster was high.

Posters of the USSR have been popular with collectors for more than 30 years. They are attracted by the artistic novelty and style. Posters of that time reflected the political life of the USSR, as well as the history of the development of cinema and design. These factors are no less important for collectors than the artistic value of the poster. Posters in the USSR were only hung for a few weeks, and then they were torn down or pasted on top of them by others. And the fact that they are so rare also attracts many collectors. Currently, there is a growing demand among collectors for political posters of the USSR with strong graphics and subtext.

New auctions and exhibitions bring new discoveries every year. Russian posters, just like other mid-century posters and posters of other countries after the Second World War, exploded in popularity and price.

The market also strengthened on many Soviet poster themes, such as tourist posters, the Olympic Games, war, and propaganda. Today, you can find almost any style and period of the poster, with beautiful images from a few hundred dollars to thousands.


Ключ к ценности плаката

The key to the poster's value

There are six factors that affect the price and collectability of fine art posters. How to determine the value of original vintage posters?

As with fine art or collectible items such as stamps or coins, the task is not always easy.

Here are some recommendations:

1. Printing method:

Most fine art posters from the 1880s to the 1930s were printed using the complex and now highly regarded stone lithography process, in which:

  • Each color is hand-drawn or drawn on a separate slab of porous stone.
  • The structure is "fixed" on the stone with acid.
  • Fresh ink is applied to the stone and absorbed into the fixed areas, the ink is pressed against the paper using pressure to convey the image, and after drying, the process is repeated with other stones for other colors-usually yellow, red, blue, and black. The vividness of color and texture achieved in stone lithography is unsurpassed to this day.
  • After World War II, stone lithography was replaced by photo offset and silkscreen printing processes.
  • 2. Artistic achievements:

    Posters by established artists and graphic designers usually have a higher value. The great posters of Toulouse-Lautrec legitimized mediumism as a form of visual art and attracted other talented artists to this field.

    Today, the list of so-called "notable" artists has expanded significantly, as collectors have become actively exposed to specialized areas of collecting through the media, books, and exhibitions.

    Now generally recognized masters of the poster among collectors are Viktor Koretsky (his unsurpassed and unique style), V. Ivanov, V. Suryaninov, G. Shubina, K. Kuzginov, A. Dobrov, I. Shagin, A. Druzhkov, V. Govorkov, P. Vasiliev, V. Viktorov, T. Livanova, T. Lyashchuk, A. Kossov, P. Solovyov, K. Vukolov, M. Ishmashetov, E. Artsrunyan, V. Volikov, R. Dementiev, O. Savostyuk, N.. Smolyak, V. Sachkov, Yu. Tsarev, M. Gordon, B. Berezovsky, K. Ivanov, M. Levin, Yu. Mohor, V. Kosciushin, V. Kononov, C. Nodelman, E. Semenova, V. Trukhachev, C. Dmitrieva, V. Zakharkin, M. Solovyov, A. Lavrov, V. Briskin, S. Fomin, N. Belavin, G. Gottholdt, V. Kalensky, E. Maloletkov, F. Kiselev, R. Suryaninov, M. Sukhov, L. Golovanov, B. Reshetnikov, V. Cheremnykh, B. Mukhin, V. Pisarevsky, N. Tereshchenko, A. Axelrod, A. Andriadi, B. Belopolsky and many others.
    Separately, we can highlight the world-famous talented poster artists, working mainly for the society "AGITPLAKAT", which produced large-sized posters (until 1965-85 by 143 cm, later 74 by 115 cm), each of which had a unique number. These are N. Charukhin, B. Rezanov, B. Efimov, L. Nepomnyashchy, Yu. Cherepanov, I. Morozov N. Babin.

    3. Item: The demand can vary greatly for different items.

    Typically, ocean liners, cars, and skis are in high demand, while posters for household soap or peas have less intrinsic appeal to most people. The subject of the appeal, however, can change dramatically. For example, in the late 90s, there was a new interest in the cigar poster, while interest in cigarette advertising declined.

    4. Rarity:

    Posters were usually made in circulations of 4,000 to 350,000 copies for pasting on the walls of houses, stands, or poster booths (Military posters often had circulations of about 10,000 pieces, in some cases 100,000 copies). The ones that were sent are usually not preserved, so we are left with those that were saved by artists, collectors, clients, or museums, or left in the printing shop's warehouse. The number of surviving posters varies greatly depending on the artist, country, circulation, and period of creation.

    Rare high-quality posters arouse more interest and therefore can be sold at a much higher price. Rarity can be difficult to determine, since no one knows at all how many images have been printed, let alone that they still exist. And when collectors and museums remove a poster from the market, its availability and cost can change dramatically.

    In some cases, there were several versions of the same poster that were released in different years. As a rule, this is a small interval of 2-3 years of difference between the two versions. At the same time, these posters usually have a different publishing house and printing house. They may differ slightly in appearance, the size of the outer frame, and other criteria. It may be that one of the posters is an exact copy of the second, but the" colors " of the poster differ, and if you put two sheets next to each other, you can see where the copy is and where the original is. In later versions, new art editors could appear in the output to the poster, which always leads to a change in the overall concept and a loss of artistic value.

    5. Condition:

    The condition is a consequence of rarity - when a poster is rare, collectors will often view it even in poor condition.

    Posters are rated on a generally accepted world scale from A to D, depending on their condition before restoration. In some cases, the condition can have a price difference of thousands of dollars.

    Condition assessments are subjective and vary depending on the knowledge and standards of the assessor. At the International Poster Gallery, we try to be conservative in our ratings, leaning towards being more critical in our ratings.

    6. Restoration method:

    Today, most posters are attached to an acid-free barrier and cotton canvas ("linen backing") or rice paper (Japanese). Often, the tint of the restoration is made with watercolor pencils and is reversible. Non-conservation techniques, such as dry-mounting or irreversible tinting, can reduce the value of a poster as its service life is shortened or its originality is compromised.

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    Please call the Gallery at +7 (968) 032-81-59 or send an email at any time to info@plakat-cccp.ru.

    Gallery opening hours: 24/7. Our staff is always online and ready to answer your questions promptly.

    In addition, posters can be purchased online by clicking on the " Buy " button and placing an order on the website. We will contact you before payment to provide any additional necessary information, such as delivery details, cost, poster condition, or changes in poster availability.

    Many posters have "standard" poster sizes, but each poster may vary slightly within this "standard". We usually measure the size of the poster in centimeters, the width and height of the printed sheet *.

    Inquiries about the status of the posters you are interested in are always welcome. We use the following grading scale, which is based on our assessment of the condition before the expert backing and restoration of the linen.
    A (Very Good) A - (Excellent) B+ (Very good) B (Good) C (Satisfactory)

    There are several options for the design/restoration of the poster:

  • Support Paper (not mounted)
  • Linen (mounted on acid-free paper supported by cotton canvas)
  • Rice paper (mounted on acid-free rice paper)
  • Cardboard (mounted on cardboard for display in the store)
  • Board (mounted on a rigid board)
  • All detailed information on delivery and payment can be found on our website in the section "Delivery and payment".

    Since posters are sold on the Internet in the online sales system, it is best to call the gallery or write to us by email at: info@plakat-cccp.ru to check availability and prices.

    Despite our best efforts, we are not responsible for typographical errors or omissions on our site. All prices are subject to change without notice. Please note that the purchase of the poster does not include the purchase of any copyright or reproduction rights.


    ALL POSTERS ARE GUARANTEED TO BE ORIGINAL, unless explicitly stated otherwise.

    If you are not satisfied with the purchase for any reason, you can return your purchase within five days of receipt, as long as it is returned in the same condition as it was sent. Please note that after this period, all sales are considered FINAL.

    We ask you to call or email us during the refund period to let us know your intentions. We usually ship your order in a sturdy tube within 24 hours of payment.

    The cost of shipping abroad depends on the destination and the carrier. We usually ship via International Mail (EMS express to door) or DHL shipping company and have extensive experience in proper packaging, handling and customs procedures. But at the same time, we are always ready to consider your options for delivering the poster to your destination.

    We accept payments via the Pay Pal system, as well as transfers to the bitcoin wallet and payments via the Western Union system.

    Ownership of the posters will remain with the International Poster Gallery until full payment is made.

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