What are your posters worth? Are they original? Will we buy your posters?admin
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 expect to get?
YES! We buy posters all the time from people all over the world. We also accept posters on Consignment. The first step is for you to compile a list of exactly what you have and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the title, year, size, and condition of each poster. You can also email us some photos if you’d like. We will then let you know if we are interested in them for purchase and/or consignment.
Many who contact us simply want to know what their posters are worth. Please understand that we will not make a cash offer or estimate the value of your posters without examining them in person. Every day we are contacted by people with posters to sell. They want a free appraisal, and then they try and sell them on their own. If you are serious about working with us we kindly ask you to submit them for an evaluation.
Again, before we can give you a value, we must first examine your posters in person. Once they are shipped to us, we will evaluate your posters. We will gladly tell you what they will likely sell for at Auction, what we will pay for them in Cash, and if they qualify what price we will sell them for on our website in our Fixed Price On Site Consignment program.
It is not possible to give free appraisals and/or accurately evaluate posters on the phone or through email. We need to see posters in person to see what condition they are in (and to see if they are authentic or not) before we will quote a buy price.
If you email us pictures and ask “What will you pay for these?”, we will ask you to please send them to us for an evaluation.
If you email us a list of your posters with condition descriptions for each one and ask “What will you pay for these?”, we will still ask you to please send them to us for an evaluation.
If you would like a “ball park” estimate of what your posters are worth BEFORE sending them in, please understand that we can’t even do that without examining them in person.
Please send us pictures with the prices you want, or you can send your posters to us for an appraisal/evaluation.
Please understand that it is just not possible for us to appraise/evaluate posters accurately or to say if they are original or not on the phone or through email.
Please also understand that we are constantly bombarded with poster questions from people who have no intention of doing business with us.
We will be more than happy to assist you once your posters are here.
We will be more than fair with you. Please see our Testimonials page.
How do you know you can trust us with your consigned posters?
Sorry, but we will no longer give free movie poster authentication tips by phone or by email.
Please don’t ask us “I saw this other poster for sale from someone else, can you tell me if it is real?” or “Can you tell me how to tell if this poster is real/original?”
We get questions like this several times a day. We honestly just do not have the time to walk people through authenticating a poster. If you’d like to send posters to us to authenticate so we can buy them from you or put them on consignment, please do!
If we have it in our possession, we can authenticate it.
I’d like to send my posters to you, how do I proceed?
How much will we offer you in cash for your posters?
Our cash offer price will depend on several criteria: What condition is it in? How rare is the poster? How much can we buy it for on eBay or other auction sites when it becomes available? Do we have a waiting buyer for it? Do we already have one or more in stock? Is it a desirable poster that moves quickly? Generally (but not always) if we want a poster for our inventory we will pay what the poster normally sells for at auction. This price could be as low as 30% of our website retail price or as high as 80% of our website retail price.
Please note that if you send us posters that we do not want (posters that are undesirable because they are unattractive, or because they are in bad shape), posters that are slow sellers, multiple copies of the same poster, or if we already have one or more in our inventory, our cash offer may be less.
Also please note that posters with unattractive defects like large tears, stains, water damage, missing paper, fading, mounted to foam or hard board, etc. will be worth just a fraction of what they would be without these defects. Posters in this condition may or may not be suitable for linen backing/restoration.
We offer 3 options for selling your posters:
1. Auction Consignment
2. Fixed Price On Site Consignment
PLEASE BE AWARE: If you send us posters valued at less than $500.00 for Auction Consignment, please do NOT expect us to achieve a “retail” price for them when we auction them. Sometimes we do achieve retail (prices comparable to posters we have for sale at a fixed price on this site), but usually auction results are much less than these prices.
PLEASE DO NOT BE “DELUSIONAL” Collectors sometimes think their posters are worth much more than they really are. Often times when we offer to buy posters for cash we hear “But that is half of what I bought it for” or “I saw it for sale on eBay for twice that amount”. Please understand that anyone can put a high price on anything and try to sell it. Just because someone is asking $1000.00 for an item doesn’t mean they won’t sell it for $200.00. Also please understand that if we are buying your posters for cash we will be re selling them and need to make a profit.
Please be aware that most people with collections to sell do choose Auction or Fixed Price CONSIGNMENT rather than CASH because they will usually get MORE MONEY than if we purchase them.
After we evaluate your posters and quote you a price, in the unlikely event that you do not wish to sell us your posters or have us sell them for you, we will gladly ship them back to you.
If you have mostly “newer” posters from the 1980’s until now, please be aware that most (about 75%) of them will have little if any real value.
If you only have posters from the mid 1990’s until now, please do not bother to contact us. We are sorry, but we will not be interested in them at all.
Please email or call us at 602 309 0500 if you wish to submit your posters for a quick cash sale.
Please also read these articles:
I Have Some Old Movie Posters and I’m Thinking of Selling Them: What Can I Expect?
I’d like to send my posters to you for sale or consignment, how do I proceed?
How can you tell if a movie poster is “original” “real” “authentic”?
If you have a lot of posters and/or they are extremely valuable, please call us at 602 309 0500, we may come to you!
Anyone is welcome to send us photos of their posters at anytime, and sometimes we can give a quick “ballpark” value estimate. Usually though, we can’t answer without seeing them in person. The photos we receive through email are frequently not detailed enough for us to judge the true condition of a poster, and VALUE GREATLY DEPENDS ON CONDITION. There are also many REPRODUCTION posters that have little if any value, and these are sometimes very hard to distinguish from originals with just a photo. Unless you are willing to ship them to us for evaluation and/or consignment, it is impossible to answer with an exact figure or to tell you if they are authentic/original or not. Before being evaluated, POSTERS MUST BE REMOVED FROM ANY FRAMES. When we give appraisals or make offers we usually have to see the posters in person.
If you are a collector of movie posters you may have come across one or more of the many price guides that are out there. Jon Warren’s, Poster Price, etc. All of these sources for prices are good, but they are just GUIDES to value, not exact prices. Many times they are quite accurate in helping you determine the value of a poster, many times they are not! Some have data that is quite old and hasn’t been updated in many years. None of these guides are 100% complete and none should be used as a single source in determining the value of a poster.
Unlike other collectibles like coins, comics, stamps, baseball cards, etc. where you can get almost an exact value for your items using price guides, the world of movie posters is VERY different.
There are thousands of posters that we can use as an example, but lets take the Jaws 1975 US one sheet in Excellent-Near Mint unrestored C8-C9 condition. We have bought one on eBay in Excellent-Near Mint C8-C9 condition for $25.00. We have also sold more than a few on eBay in the same condition for over $700.00. We have sold a few here on this website for over $1000.00. We monitor eBay and these usually sell for $150.00 to $400.00 from other sellers. If someone came to us with one to sell we would probably offer them $200.00 to $300.00.
Lets also look at the Revenge of the Jedi (with date) 1983 US one sheet in Excellent C8 condition. We have sold this poster on this website for over $1200.00 more than a few times. We have sold it on eBay many times with prices ranging from $450.00 to over $1200.00. We have bought it on eBay for as little as as $80.00 and as much as $300.00.
So, what is the current value of these posters? If you don’t have one and want one it is worth whatever you are willing to pay for it. If you have one and wish to sell it, it is worth whatever you are willing to take for it. Many people do not like this answer, and we don’t blame them. This is just the way it is in the world of collectible vintage movie posters!
The above examples show that a movie poster can bring vastly different prices when marketed and sold by different people. A poorly marketed poster with an incomplete description, poor photos, and sold by someone with no track record will bring MUCH less than someone who is an expert at selling movie posters.
EBay has completely changed the world of collectible movie posters (it has changed the world of all collectibles!). We constantly buy/win posters on ebay DIRT CHEAP, and then turn around and auction them ourselves for more (usually much more!). Click here to learn how we are able to do this. In short, our expertise in marketing movie posters and our vast knowledge of them gives us a tremendous advantage over other ebayers.
If you want to sell your posters to us outright and avoid consignment:
We guarantee that if we buy your posters from you, NO ONE WILL PAY YOU MORE FOR THEM THAN WE WILL. The TRUE VALUE of any poster is primarily determined by it’s condition, so we must first see your posters in person so we can see if they are original and see what shape they are in. Only then will we make you a firm offer.
Anyone is welcome to send us their posters at any time. After we receive them and have discussed them with you, in the unlikely event that you do not wish to sell us your posters or have us sell them for you, we will gladly ship them back to you.
If you consign your posters with us WE GUARANTEE WE WILL GET YOU THE MOST MONEY POSSIBLE AND WE GUARANTEE THAT WE WILL GET YOU MORE FOR THEM THAN IF YOU SOLD THEM YOURSELF.
The best way to determine the value of your posters and to get the most for them is to have us sell them for you on consignment, either on our site or on eBay. We get MUCH more than other sellers so you will get the highest amount possible if you let us sell them for you.