Good Finds and Good News
January 10, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Hello and Happy New Year!
It has been a banner year for VEP. We settled into our new Berkeley showroom in 2011 with a series of shows – David Lance Goines, Posters from Spain, Food and Wine Posters and now we begin 2012 with a thought provoking show “Peace and Conflict in the Twentieth Century.” I hope you will come and visit with us in January to see this show, which begins with the bourgeoisie Belle Époque, narrates two wars and ends with post war prosperity. We will be open the next two weekends (January 14-15 and 21-22) and welcome your visit.
The Goods- Boy did we ever get the goods this year! I bought 100 plus posters in July, including some incredible art deco pieces. No sooner had the dust settled when in walked 189 WWII posters, followed by 30 travel posters. November brought three great Air France posters. Just yesterday, I found 15 posters from Colombia, which I have never seen before.
Shows- we have dramatically reduced the number of shows we do. At one point, we exhibited at 26 shows per year, effectively making us circus folk. The shop and the web keep us busy, and as a result, we have reduced the number of shows we do to 12 per year. If we come to your neighborhood, please, come and see us in person!
Website- It’s ALWAYS kept up to date. If you see a poster at www.vepca.com, then it is in stock. We will provide you with a full condition report, and offer a 7-day no questions asked return policy. In 2011 we shipped to seven different countries and all over North America. You can buy with confidence from anywhere on our website.
Our Mission- We continue to specialize. In this confusing era in which Target sells food and Costco sells books, we take pride in our sharp focus. 2012 marks my fifteenth year in the poster business, and I am pleased and honored to be your source for one thing and one thing only, ORIGINAL VINTAGE POSTERS. We strive to provide a full service poster experience, and we offer linen backing, framing, consulting, appraising and exemplary customer service. Sales were up this year, and we thank you for your patronage.
Are you excited about vintage posters yet? Then friend us on Facebook (search Vep Ca)- where you will hear about our new finds first, and receive news about our shows and pop-up weekends. Dive deeper by subscribing to our blog www.vepca.wordpress.com. We wish you a posterful New Year.
With Every Good Wish,
Focused, Less Itinerant Collector
Homefront Manager and Mailroom Diva
Vintage European Posters
2201 Fourth St., Berkeley 94710
Open in January:
Every Tuesday and by appointment
Weekends January 14-15, 21-22
Saturdays 11-6, Sundays 11-5