Frequently Asked Questions

Are these posters genuine?

Our posters are all guaranteed originals, we never sell reproductions. They are 50-100 years old, some are even older.

Why are these posters expensive?

Unlike modern and reproduction posters, very few genuine vintage advertising posters have survived for more than fifty years. Posters are priced according to rarity, condition, and aesthetic appeal.

Do you have other vintage advertising items that are not shown on the website?

Most of our posters are displayed on this web site. We also have a large collection of vintage advertising signs, tins, and displays in our shop. Please ask us if you don’t see what you are looking for, and we will do our best to help you.

How many copies do you have?

We typically only have one copy of each poster, as they are rare. Occasionally we can source additional copies. However, we do have multiple copies of many of our labels. 

What condition are these posters?

Most of our posters are in very good condition, but do ask us and we can explain if there is any damage or restoration. 

Are these posters linen-backed?

All of our large posters are “linen-backed” using archival and acid-free materials and methods. We use Japanese tissue and fine linen or cotton canvas. This helps preserve and protect posters, making them easier to handle, store and ship. Generally, small posters can be framed as they are.

In some cases, posters are described as not being linen-backed. We can arrange for posters to be linen-backed for you, contact us to find out how much it will cost and how long it will take.

Can you deliver / ship to my address?

We use UPS or an equivalent courier service to deliver posters and large items to most international locations. We use Royal Mail to deliver labels internationally and for all UK deliveries. A signature will be required on delivery.

When will I receive my order?

We dispatch orders within two working days of payment receipt into our account. Working days are Tuesday – Saturday, excluding UK public holidays. Paid orders after 4pm Saturday will not be dispatched until the following Wednesday morning.

Royal Mail usually delivers the following working day. UPS deliveries can take 2 – 5 working days depending on your location. Please let us know if you would like a tracking number.

Can I collect from your shop?

Yes, we would be delighted for you to come to our shop in London and see our collection of vintage advertising posters. We recommend you let us know in advance if possible. For information on opening hours and directions see here. 

How much does shipping cost?

Labels are sent in a stiff hard-backed envelope and cost £3 for UK. Posters are sent in a protective poster tube. Posters and larger items cost £10 for deliveries within UK.

Shipping internationally costs £20. Shipping costs will be added to your order.

Will the shipment be insured?

Yes, when we deliver an order to you it is insured. We will also ensure any returns are also insured if you notify us in advance and use the original packaging materials. 

How can I pay?

You can pay online through Bank Transfer, Debit Card, Credit Card or PayPal. We can also accept MasterCard and Visa payments over the telephone during opening hours.

If you are collecting your order from our shop in London, you can pay using MasterCard, Visa or cash (£ GBP). Sorry, but we cannot accept cheques.

How much is VAT or sales tax?

We do not charge VAT or sales tax.

Does Dodo Posters buy vintage advertising posters?

We are looking to add vintage advertising posters to our stock, if they are genuine and original. Please read types of posters we are interested in for more information.

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