A Post about Posters

Sold in the 1984 catalogs, these posters showcasing catalogue covers are really wonderful collectibles that appear now and then on eBay. Advertised were catalogs 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21, but I also came across one from catalog #22, presumably sold in stores.

Banana Republic Holiday 1984 Posters


Poster for #22-Amazon was unadvertised in the catalogs. I

My copy of the African Safari poster was signed by Patrica and Mel at their book signing in fall of 2013. It’s one of my treasures.

An unopened poster #18.
Poster #21

About The Author

Robyn Adams
Robyn's fascination with Banana Republic began in 1984 when her Alaskan adventurer father began buying the clothing and giving her the catalogs. She loved the clothes and as an artist she was drawn to the illustrations. She went on to study illustration at art college in BR's hometown of San Francisco and worked for years as a background artist for animation. She is now based in Oakland, CA as a graphic designer and illustrator with Secret Fan Base . She's been collecting and archiving at Abandoned Republic since 2011.


  • George on December 29, 2014

    Hello Robyn, This is a great website, thank you for creating it! I was just wondering if you have seen any recent sales of Banana Republic catalogue covers for sale anywhere. Thank you! Sincerely, George

  • Jonathan on December 20, 2020

    I own a poster of the cover of catalogue #21 (Holiday 1984). It is a different cover than the posters above. I bought it in a store- if I remember correctly it was in Dallas in about 1988. (Love your website!). – Jonathan

    • Robyn Adams on December 28, 2020

      Thanks, Jonathan! Yes, I have the #21 Holiday poster myself.

  • Aletha Wittmann on April 23, 2021

    Hi Robyn,

    Does anyone sell posters of the covers currently?

    Thank you kindly, Aletha
    San Marcos, CA

    • Robyn Adams on April 27, 2021

      Not really. Best bet it to keep an eye on eBay….

    • Cynthia on August 20, 2022

      I currently own a 1984 banana republic poster. Let me know if you are interested.

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