Who I am.... I have been a full-time dealer in paper antiques since 1987, and in the past 20 years have increasingly specialized in posters. Before that I earned a Ph.D. in Physical Anthropology and worked in my specialty of Gerontology for 10 years. However, I decided that my lifelong interest in antiques was my true calling and gave up scientific research to be a professional antique dealer. In recent years, I have enjoyed the interweaving of the traditionally low-tech antiques business with the high-tech computer world.
My business.... Unlike many poster and print dealers, my website is the primary selling venue for my business. I do not have a shop or gallery. I devote my full attention to maintaining and improving my website and servicing my online customers. This website contains only part of my inventory, and I hope to gradually expand the proportion that is online. Of course, I am always purchasing more items, so perhaps this might not change that soon. So please inquire about items you are searching for that are not on the website!
Why rare-posters.com is different.... I am dedicated to having a welcoming, easy-to-use website. I try to provide all necessary information for visitors to evaluate my posters and prints for purchase. This includes having large, high quality photographs that are as close in appearance to the actual item as I can make them. I also provide historic or artistic details about each poster or print, full description of the condition including any flaws or repairs, and list the actual selling price. I sell no reproductions whatsoever, and offer a Certificate of Authenticity with each purchase, and lifetime guarantee of authenticity with full refund privileges.
What else.... I maintain and update my website myself. When a customer requests an item to be held pending a decision, or decides to purchase, I immediately mark it "On Hold" or "Sold" on the website. For that reason, barring my occasional human error, every priced poster or print is truly available for sale when you look at the website.
Please feel free to email or phone with any questions or comments...I hope I may have a rare poster or print for you!
World War I Posters, by Gary Borkan, is the first pictorial price guide to military posters in over 24 years. This book illustrates 460 First World War posters in full color on 240 glossy pages. These are primarily US posters, but 98 foreign First World War posters are shown. Hard-bound with dust jacket and pictorial cover.
Publisher's price: $49.95
WEBSITE PRICE $39.95