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STAR WARS Bootlegs/Restrikes/Fakes

Tons of fakes exist for the Style A, B, and C one sheets. The Style A insert has also been faked (see above). Style A Style B Teaser Style C There DEFINITELY ARE bootlegs/restrikes/fakes/whatever you want to call them. They are always on ebay for sale from a few unscrupulous dealers (the same ones who sell the fake "minty white" inserts, the fake "Miramax stamped" Pulp Fiction advances, as well as others). These dealers WRONGLY advertise them as ORIGINAL movie posters (in...

“Minty White” Fake Inserts

As you can see from the list directly above, there are at least 20 highly collectible titles that have fake inserts. Inserts are printed on card stock and measure 14" x 36". There has been much talk about this topic within the past few years between the top dealers and collectors of movie posters. Every major dealer and name in this hobby has expressed their opinion on this and ALL agree that it is a MAJOR problem. The only ones...

All About Fakes and Reprints

Movie posters can be found at flea markets, garage sales, local poster shops, and especially on the internet and on eBay. There are also many FAKES, “generously graded" items, frauds, scam artists, reprints, reissues, reproductions, bootlegs, counterfeits, etc. Yes, these items can be found in your local poster shop! They are CONSTANTLY being pawned off on eBay to unsuspecting, uneducated buyers. There are MANY people who are not poster experts selling what THEY believe to be an original movie poster....

Movie Posters: Factors That Determine Value

The value of a movie poster depends on 6 primary factors; its originality, its rarity, demand, its overall condition, the movie or stars popularity, and its beauty. ORIGINALITY Buying movie posters can be a wonderful experience, or it can be a horrific nightmare. There are so many fake and/or reprint posters that appear to be original that sometimes even poster dealers have a hard time determining what is authentic. Yes, there are "fake" posters floating around out there (read more about...

A Few Tips For Authenticating Original Movie Posters

There is not one specific thing to look for when determining if a movie poster is original or not. There can be many! All posters are different, and there are different things to look for for each one. Depending on the poster and what year it is from, here are just some of the things we look for: What is the exact size in inches? Where did it come from? Does it come from a questionable source? Does it come from...

Original Movie Posters

An original movie poster can be defined as: A poster that was issued for a movie by the National Screen Service (NSS), or by a movie studio, or by another company authorized by the studio for display in an actual movie theatre at the time of the films original release. Advertising posters used outside a theater (wilding, bus shelter, subway, and billboard) during an original release are also considered original movie posters. There are also "Studio Issued" original movie posters. These were...

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