Philip Williams Posters

Top choice vintage in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

You'll find more than 100,000 posters dating back to 1870 in this cavernous treasure trove, from oversized French advertisements for perfume and cognac to Eastern European film posters and decorative Chinese Nianhua posters. Prices range from $15 for small reproductions to thousands of dollars for rare, showpiece originals like an AM Cassandre. There's a second entrance at 52 Warren St.

Owner Philip Williams, looking for a way out of construction jobs, bought his first trunk of random goods – which included original letters from the Wright brothers – for $50 in 1972. He's since accumulated one of the largest inventories for sale in the world. His passion still alive, he also collects and sells poster books, advertising ephemera and art from the South.


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