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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...

Autographed Items

We do not attach an additional value to an autograph and have very few autographed items. Especially since the advent of eBay, there have been many dealers who sell fake autographed items. We do not buy from such dealers and most all our autographed items were purchased from old time collectors who were known to get the autographs from stars in person. If we have any doubt about the authenticity of an autograph we will put that disclaimer in the...

Tips on Framing

The right frame is very important for preserving your original valuable movie posters. NEVER use glass! Glass can stick to the face of a poster over time. Even if the framer uses a mat the poster will almost always touch the glass in the middle. You should use UV filtered Plexiglas to help prevent fading. We prefer the non glare kind. For backing, use archival all ACID FREE materials like acid free foam core. NEVER use cardboard as a backing...

Cheap Framing

If you have a lot of posters, displaying them can cost a small fortune. All acid free materials should be used. Never use Glass. Glass can stick to the face of the poster over time. Never use regular cardboard for backing as it is very acidic and will stain/yellow a poster over time. The following is a cheap, safe way to frame your posters and they are easy to remove and replace with others as desired. This is the method...

Caring for Movie Posters

There have been many articles on this subject so I will only touch on it briefly. If you are going to display a vintage poster, linen backing and then framing it is the best way. Not all posters need linen backing however, but if it is an older poster and you wish to preserve it, it is a good idea. If you are not going to linen back it, it should be framed with acid free backing and UV filtered...

BEWARE OF FAKE MOVIE POSTERS!!

There is a good reason why this is the NUMBER ONE RANKED GUIDE in the Movie Memorabilia category on eBay. People are sick and tired of getting ripped off by shady dealers! Every major professional movie poster dealer and knowledgeable long time collector knows that there are FAKE movie posters all over Ebay. These are illegally printed non licensed reproductions made with the intent to deceive novice buyers. They are NOT ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTERS and have little if any value....

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