Owner and collector, Alan Dickar, fell in love with vintage posters by accident.
In 1995, while working as an economist in New York City, a friend asked him to
help flip posters at an antique show. Alan was immediately captivated by the
posters and the rich history they tell. He bought 77 posters from his friend and
began selling them as a hobby. He soon realized that he enjoyed posters more
than economics, took a leave of absence from his job, and became a full time
In 2001, after six years of doing poster shows and lectures on both the east and
west coasts, Alan came to Maui on a whim and set up a temporary gallery in the
historic Old Lahaina Store building at 744 Front Street. The gallery was
supposed to last two months. That was a decade ago.
The collection is now one of the largest in the U.S. with over 70,000 vintage
posters. The company has warehouses in France and on Maui. Alan, General Manager
Franck Soler, and other long time members of the staff travel regularly, hunting
for posters. Our philosophy is to find images in good condition that we can sell
at very reasonable prices.
The entire staff's knowledge and affection for the posters is evident to anyone
who spends time in the gallery.