PosterRomance

Vintage Posters & Paper Ephemera

Montreal, Quebec | 271 Sales

PosterRomance

Vintage Posters & Paper Ephemera

Montreal, Quebec 271 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars (41)
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Announcement    Poster Romance is affiliated with L’Affichiste - a vintage poster gallery located in Montreal, QC. L'Affichiste is devoted to original, non-reproduction vintage posters from 1880-present. Purity of style, elegant lines and sheer presence - as well as investment value - are just some of the reasons why L’Affichiste is a destination for decorators, designers and DIYers looking for ready-to-install vintage design.

We are IVPDA (International Vintage Poster Dealers Association) certified.

Please contact us prior to checkout if you would like to purchase more than one item so that we may adjust your shipping cost.

Announcement

Poster Romance is affiliated with L’Affichiste - a vintage poster gallery located in Montreal, QC. L'Affichiste is devoted to original, non-reproduction vintage posters from 1880-present. Purity of style, elegant lines and sheer presence - as well as investment value - are just some of the reasons why L’Affichiste is a destination for decorators, designers and DIYers looking for ready-to-install vintage design.

We are IVPDA (International Vintage Poster Dealers Association) certified.

Please contact us prior to checkout if you would like to purchase more than one item so that we may adjust your shipping cost.

About

A love affair with vintage posters.

L'Affichiste is a vintage poster gallery located in Montreal, Canada. Founded by owner Karen Etingin, the gallery specializes in vintage posters, advertisements and paper ephemera from 1880 - today.

Karen has been collecting vintage posters for nearly 30 years, and about seven years ago decided to share her passion with the world. She runs the gallery with the help of gallery assistants. We are a team of art-loving ladies, and we are always on the hunt for vintage finds!

We have decided to open an Etsy shop and connect with the amazing community that has developed as a result of this website. We think that our vintage pieces feel quite at home here.

You can also connect with us on Facebook, follow us on our blog, or visit the complete collection on our website (links are on the right). We are always talking about vintage finds, decor, and design.

We hope that you enjoy these vintage pieces as much as we do! If you have any questions or are looking for something in particular, please let us know as we are always receiving new items.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who buys vintage posters?

The assumption that you have to be a collector to enjoy or appreciate vintage posters is widespread and incorrect. While it is true that some of our clients are experienced buyers in the art and poster world, the majority of purchasers are first-timers.

We also work with decorators and designers. Often a designer will have a vision for space and will ask us to make suggestions based on color, budget, or special interests. We love challenges like that! We will even bring selections to a client’s home so that they can see what the posters will look like in situ.

Where do your posters come from?

Karen Etingin, the owner of L’Affichiste, has been collecting posters for 30 years. She buys posters from collectors, at auctions, from other dealers, and travels around the world looking for the best pieces to sell in her gallery. L’Affichiste also sells posters on consignment.

Why are posters so expensive? How do you determine prices?

Because most vintage posters were printed almost 100 years ago, they are in limited supply. Prices are determined by condition, by the renown of the artist, and by the market. The dealer, however, does usually have leeway in determining prices - a dealer in a small city like Montreal (ahem) will probably charge less than a dealer in a larger city.

Do you sell reproductions?

We only sell original posters, prints, and pochoirs...

What does it mean when you say a poster is ‘lined’?

Most posters were printed on newsprint, which is flimsy - to preserve them, we have them mounted (or lined) on linen by professionals. Lining a poster is the best and only way to preserve it. Most of our posters are lined, the exception being more modern and contemporary posters which, by virtue of their age, do not require lining.

How should I frame my vintage poster?

We will be happy to send you a copy of our framing guidelines.

Shop members

  • Karen Etingin

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on 06 April, 2019
Welcome to Poster Romance, an Etsy shop affiliated with L’Affichiste gallery, located in Montreal, Canada. L’Affichiste is devoted to original, non-reproduction vintage posters from 1880-present. Have a look around our shop and if you have any questions, please let us know. Happy shopping!

PURCHASING MORE THAN ONE ITEM: Please contact us prior to check out if you would like to purchase more than one item so that we may adjust your shipping cost. If posters can be shipped in one tube, we will be able to significantly reduce the cost of shipping that will be presented to you at the point of check out.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Send items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Items leave our gallery in perfect (vintage) condition and we are very careful to pack them appropriately so that they may arrive at their destination intact. These items are one of a kind and therefore cannot be replaced. We are not responsible for lost or damaged items once they have been shipped.

If you are unsatisfied with the item purchased, you may exchange your poster for another item from our gallery inventory. In the event that you are unhappy with the item, you must contact us within a week of receiving it. You are responsible for the cost of returning the item and must cover any additional shipping charges. Items must be returned in perfect condition.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Payment
***Payment***

This shop accepts payments by PayPal only. (You do not need a PayPal account in order to use this payment method, simply select the credit card option when prompted.)

***Taxes***

If you are ordering within Canada, you will be charged the appropriate provincial and federal taxes. If you are purchasing from outside of Canada and we are shipping the item to you, you will not be charged taxes.
Shipping
***Packaging***

All vintage posters will be shipped rolled in a reinforced packing tube. Smaller items may be packaged in boxes, reinforced envelopes, or as packages. We ship worldwide, and thus far, without any unpleasant surprises! Packed with love and care - we aim to ensure the safe travel of all of our pieces.

***Shipping Cost***

We have diligently calculated all shipping rates based on the size, value, and destination of the item purchased and these prices have been indicated in each individual listing.

PURCHASING MORE THAN ONE ITEM: Please contact us prior to checkout if you would like to purchase more than one item so that we may adjust your shipping cost. If posters can be shipped in one tube, we will be able to significantly reduce the cost of shipping that will be presented to you at the point of checkout.

***Fulfilment***

We will make every effort to ship your items promptly - usually within 1-2 business days. For orders within Canada we generally use Canada Post. For international shipping and shipping in the United States we use DHL Express. All items are insured and tracked. We send a tracking number and shipping information to all our customers by email as soon as we ship.

We are cannot be held responsible for delays incurred during shipment. Please refer to the tracking information provided to you in your order for tracking your parcels on the carriers’ website or by phone.

We will make every effort to make sure you get your purchase as soon as is possible and as far as we can control it. We'd be happy to provide alternate shipping arrangements if you are happy to pay a premium, please e-mail us prior to ordering if you have any questions.

***Special Requests***

In the event where you may stipulate and/or require special delivery considerations please append a comment to your purchase order. Alternately you may contact us for a more detailed shipping quote before purchasing an item.
Additional policies and FAQs
We are not responsible for paying any international customs charges.