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What are your posters worth? Are they original? Will we buy your posters?

Hello fellow movie poster collectors! If we have responded to your inquiry by directing you to this link, please forgive us. On a daily basis we get several emails and phone calls from all over the world asking: What are my original movie posters worth? Can you tell me more about my posters, are they original, real, authentic? How much will you give me for my posters? How much/what price will you list my posters for? If I consign my posters with you, how much can I...

I Have Some Old Movie Posters and I’m Thinking of Selling Them: What Can I Expect?

You have a collection of posters and you'd like to find out more about them and possibly sell them and get the best possible price. This is what usually happens: When a group of posters is sent to us for evaluation, usually 50-60% of them have little if any value, 20-30% have some real value, and about 10% are very valuable. Please realize that there are many movie posters that are just not worth a lot. Just because something is old does...

Pulp Fiction Advance One Sheet: Beware of Bootlegs

The Advance One Sheet for PULP FICTION was recalled due to a dispute with Lucky Strike (a Lucky Strike cigarette pack appears on this poster). There are a ZILLION licensed AND unlicensed reprints/bootlegs of this one sheet, always on ebay being sold as originals when they are not. They were printed soon after the recall so they have been around just as long as the original, fooling many collectors and dealers. THESE ARE NOT ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTERS, THEY ARE REPRODUCTIONS....

Re-Strikes

One of the "dirty little secrets" in the movie poster business are Re-Strikes. They are posters that were printed by NSS (or directly by the studio) for poster dealers (or for other purposes) after a movies original release (sometimes many years after). Sometimes they were authorized, sometimes they weren't. There are inserts as well as one sheets. May differ slightly or be EXACTLY the same as the first NSS printing. Are they ORIGINAL? IN OUR OPINION THEY ARE NOT...

Seeing Fakes, Angry Traders Confront Ebay

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28 — A year ago Jacqui Rogers, a retiree in southern Oregon who dabbles in vintage costume jewelry, went on eBay and bought 10 butterfly brooches made by Weiss, a well-known maker of high-quality costume jewelry in the 1950's and 1960's. At first, Ms. Rogers thought she had snagged a great deal. But when the jewelry arrived from a seller in Rhode Island, her well-trained eye told her that all of the pieces were knockoffs. Even though...

Revenge of the Jedi

This poster along with the Star Wars style A are the most copied, commemorated, and counterfeited movie posters in history. There are at least four different bootlegs/reprints of the "Revenge of the Jedi Teaser Advance One Sheet". We know of three different bootlegs of the dated version, and one of the "NO DATE" version. There were two original versions of the Revenge of the Jedi Teaser Advance One Sheet printed in 1982. Both versions are documented on the...

Buying From Auction Houses, What You Need to Know

When major auction houses like Christie's or Sotheby's hold an auction featuring movie posters, they usually attract some of the rarest and most desired items out there. There are a few things you should consider though before consigning or buying from them. They are so big that they can and DO get away with murder. For Consignors: ● Consignment fee can be up to 30% of the final bid price. ● Usually your items will...

Photographing Posters

You do not need to be a professional photographer, nor do you need any expensive special equipment to get great results. Here is the best way to take digital photos of movie posters: Use a 5 mega pixel or better camera. Natural light is the key. Do it outside, on a nice sunny day, not on a windy day. Do it in a place where you won't be disturbed and away from your pets. Place the poster on a sheet...

Linen Backing and Restoration: How Does It Affect Value?

Linen backing is NOT recommended for newer posters, double sided posters, or for older rolled posters that are still in Near Mint Condition and need no restoration. For older folded posters: If you don't like fold lines and/or it is not in what you consider "displayable condition", and you purchased it mainly to display and enjoy, and you are not very concerned about its "investment potential", then we recommend you go ahead and have it linen backed and preserved. If...

Linen Backing: A Method of Poster Conservation

Linen backing can dramatically improve the overall appearance of a poster and it can substantially increase its value. It is an archival poster conservation method where the poster is de-acidified and museum mounted with wheat paste onto acid free Japanese rice paper and adhered to canvas. This process provides stability and prevents possible deterioration. It smoothes and flattens out waves and wrinkles and makes creases and folds much less noticeable (sometimes invisible). If needed, restoration can then be done. Stains...

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