Special Notes About This
About the 1,732
Vintage Black & White and Color Stills in 987 Lots
we have in the past sold several large groups of multiple black & white and
color still lots, and the vast majority of those stills came to us from a former theater owner
and covered a wide range of years. We sold all of his stills where
there were three or more from each movie, but we did not have the time to
list the groups of TWO from each movie. Similarly, we sold all
of his groups of color stills where there were two or more, but we did not
have the time to do his single color stills.
IN THIS AUCTION, WE ARE SELLING ALL OF THE REMAINING GROUPS OF EXACTLY TWO
BLACK AND WHITE STILLS FROM A SINGLE MOVIE, AND ALL THE REMAINING SINGLE
COLOR STILLS WE HAVE BEEN CONSIGNED!
All of the stills are being sold with no reserve
in an opening bid of just $1 (per lot, NOT per still!). IN THE PAST, WHEN WE HAVE SOLD GREAT STILL LOTS LIKE IN THIS
SET OF AUCTIONS, AFTER THE AUCTIONS CLOSED WE RECEIVED
LOTS OF E-MAILS FROM PEOPLE WHO
ARE SORRY THEY HAD NOT BID HIGHER ON ONE OR MORE OF THE LOTS.
This set of auctions cleans up all of the
remaining groups of two black & white stills we were consigned to sell
(we still have many single stills left). We certainly will be consigned
more groups of black & white and color stills in the future, but it is unlikely we will
get consignments of this magnitude (and quality) anytime soon!
About the Originality of These Stills
WE GUARANTEE THAT EVERY STILL IN THIS AUCTION IS ORIGINAL (just like the ones we sold in
our earlier weeks of still auctions)! Why? Because these stills are
either from former theater owners or were purchased by VERY knowledgeable collectors, who could tell original stills from repros, reissues, or restrikes and it only contains original stills, and YOU DON'T HAVE TO TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT! We know you will agree these are surely original stills, but if you have the slightest doubt, you can return ANY still within one week for a no questions asked refund! I have sold many tens of thousands of stills, and I KNOW these to be genuine, and I also know this to be a remarkable collection of hand-picked stills!
We give a detailed overall condition grade ("fine", "very good to fine", "very good", "good to very good", and only a few which are less than "good to very good") along with more details about the condition described in words (where we thought additional details were needed, because the defects were hard to see). We felt this would help bidders identify items they want to bid on more easily. Of course, we could not describe every single defect, so we still strongly recommend that you look at our super-sized image to see the extent of the defects that we describe and to examine the
still for minor defects that we did NOT describe.
About Surface Scuffs and Creasing
As anyone who looks at old photos knows, twenty to eighty year old photos are almost certain to pick up faint scuffs and creases in the surface emulsion of the photo. Vintage stills are the same way. But when these creases and scuffs are light, you can't see them when you look directly at the still from straight on, but you CAN see them when you tilt the still to the light. We don't consider this a major defect, because we don't know anyone who displays their stills tilted to the light. So if a still has minor scuffs and creases that are not very visible when it is viewed straight on, we still grade it as "very good or very good to fine" (or a higher grade). The only exception to this is if there are scuffs and creases throughout the entire still. Then we grade it as "lesser" (or a lower grade), even if the scuffs and creases are not visible when looked at straight on. We DO feel most collectors can accept minor surface scuffs and creases that can hardly be seen from straight on and are relatively minor. If you disagree, you probably should think long and hard before bidding on the stills that we grade as "lesser", or "very good or very good to fine" (but you still likely will be happy with the stills we grade as "fine or better", because we won't give a still those grades if there are scuffs in the surface emulsion that are at all visible when the still is viewed head-on).
MANY OTHER SELLERS WOULD ASK $4.99, $6.99, $9.99, OR MORE EACH FOR REPRODUCTIONS OF STILLS THE SAME OR SIMILAR TO THESE, AND MOST
OTHER SELLERS START SIMILAR ORIGINAL VINTAGE STILLS AT $14.99 OR MORE EACH
but you may be able to buy one or more stills from us this week for as low
as $1 PER STILL (if you are the only bidder, but of course, there may well be other bidders; IN OUR AUCTIONS, THE FINAL PRICES ARE ALWAYS SET BY TWO REAL BIDDERS, NOT BY YOU BIDDING AGAINST AN ARTIFICIAL RESERVE OR "STARTING PRICE", which may well be "too high"). And these are vintage stills, which have collectible value, as opposed to reproduction stills, which have NO collectible value.
We accept all major credit cards, either directly over the phone
at 417-256-9616 during our regular business hours which are Monday to Friday, 9 AM CST to 5
PM CST except between 12 and 1 when we take lunch, or you can e-mail us
payment details, and there are still a few people who fax us!
If you like to pay via Paypal (our PayPal e-mail is "firstname.lastname@example.org"),
that is fine, but know that PayPal has many glitches, and you should
ABSOLUTELY e-mail us separately when you send us a PayPal payment!
You can send a check
or money order
(if you do, enclose your address and details about what you purchased) to:
P.O. Box 874
West Plains, MO 65775
If it is your
best payment option, you can pay by Western Union
(unlike SOME auction
sites, we are not prejudiced against Western Union!). But please don't send cash (as we can't be
responsible for lost cash)!
U.S. customers pay only $5 for shipping ANY quantity of
We fully insure all U.S. orders, and we lose money on the shipping of
most orders of multiple stills, but this way we reward those who buy many
Will your order be
shipped to you by UPS?
UPS does NOT automatically require a signature
to deliver packages, so if you want the signature to be required, you will
need to pay the extra $2.50 UPS charges for "signature required" Delivery
Confirmation, and please realize that they will then NOT leave the
package, and you may well have to go to the UPS facility yourself to pick it
up. But if you prefer this, that is fine, and if you have any other
special requirements, please tell us when you are paying for your order.
IF YOU DO NOT SPECIFY THAT YOU WANT SIGNATURE REQUIRED, THEN YOUR PACKAGE
WILL BE SENT WITHOUT SIGNATURE REQUIRED!
You CAN usually combine shipment!
(NOTE: These Thursday items must be sent
in flat packages and CAN combined with the miscellaneous "oversized"
items we sold 2/12 (but the higher $12 U.S.
shipping will apply), but can NOT be combined with the
half-sheets or Japanese posters we are selling on 2/17 because
those must be shipped rolled in tubes)
Note that we not only allow you to combine as many items as you want from a single
set of EITHER Tuesday or Thursday auctions, and still pay only a single shipping charge for all of the items, but we also allow you to wait until
the next three sets of auctions end (a total of four sets of auctions) so that you can combine your current purchases with those of our following auctions
(if possible), and that means there
is a chance you could combine items from up to four of our sets of auctions, and still pay only a single shipping charge (assuming those items fit into the same type of package). We KNOW there are other sellers who charge a little less on shipping than we do, but we know that our packaging is the best there is, and our orders virtually never arrive damaged (and on the very rare times that they do, all our U.S. packages are fully insured, and
FULL INSURANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE $5 U.S. SHIPPING CHARGE).
DON'T BID ON OUR ITEMS
UNLESS YOU WILL PAY THE $5 U.S. SHIPPING!
Non-U.S. Shipping Details
Non-U.S. buyers must pay the actual cost of shipping their order (you can choose whatever method you prefer), plus $2 for packaging materials. All non-U.S. buyers must tell us if they want the package sent insured or uninsured at the time they pay for their order.
Here is a chart
containing estimated shipping charges for up to 3
lots from this
(Note: Insured quotes are based on a $200 value; you pay $1.60 more
for each additional $100 of insurance)
Type of Shipping
Everywhere Else (inc Europe)
Airmail - Uninsured
$12.40 / $12.40
Airmail - Insured
$14.30 / N/A
Global Express - Insured
$27.77 / $28.57
Global Express - Uninsured
$25.87 / $25.87
$6.76 / $10.03
Please bear this shipping cost in mind BEFORE your place a bid (if
you live outside the U.S.). The vast majority of our customers want a very
securely packed tube, and will pay the extra shipping cost involved (and of
course, it goes to the Post Office or UPS, and not us!). Please do not ask
us to pack less securely, as that would likely result in a damaged order.
Some sellers are sending by Ground UPS to Canada, but that incurs large
"brokerage fees", so we do not recommend it. Note that there are also
some sellers sending non-U.S. packages via a "Letter" rate, but of course
this is not legal, and we can not do this. We have outlined the
possibilities for sending non-U.S. packages above, so please read that
carefully, BEFORE placing a bid!
Do you have a friend or relative who lives in the
United States? Some of our customers either
visit the U.S. regularly, or have friends or relatives within the U.S., and
often those customers have us send their orders to a U.S. address, and then
they transport the posters from there. THIS CAN SAVE YOU A GREAT DEAL ON
SHIPPING! This is fine with us, but realize that you still need to let
us know within one week of receipt if you want to return anything, so don't
use this method unless you are certain you will want to keep your purchases.
DON'T BID ON OUR ITEMS UNLESS YOU WILL PAY THE ACTUAL COST OF SHIPPING (the
actual cost of shipping plus $2 outside the U.S.)!
Add More to Your
In addition to our current auctions, we offer
many other non-auction items. Please note that the items in this week's
auction will mostly be sent rolled in tubes, so you can add any item that
can easily be rolled for no additional shipping costs. We have noted in each
paragraph below whether the items can be shipped rolled or not.
2008 Movie Poster Sales Results!
shipped rolled or flat)
This new edition includes 25,000
verified sales results from our 2007 sales and contains NO duplication to our
previous editions! We are offering the brand new 2008 edition for the cover
price of $10, or you can order it, plus the previous four editions for a
total of $15, a great savings of $35 off of the combined cover prices! Go
to our "Other
Publications" books page at
http://www.emovieposter.com/books/books.php?section=nonBruce to learn more
and to order!
(can be shipped flat only)
Know that we also sell several other movie poster-related publications, so now
is a good time to pick up items you may have missed! We have copies of a great
full-color magazine entirely devoted to the great legendary poster artist, Bob
Peak! This magazine (called Illustration Magazine #6) has tons of
full-color images, all shot directly from Peak's originals, and has a great
in-depth overview of Peak's entire career, written by his son! It sells for $9
and it is almost completely sold out, but if you want a copy, just enclose $9
with your order! We also have copies of Illustration Magazine #7, which
has a long article on master horror/sci-fi illustrator Reynold Brown, with many
full-color images shot directly from his originals, and that issue is also just
Movie Collectors World
(can be shipped rolled or flat)
We also offer the latest issue of Movie Collectors World to all
our buyers (the latest is the March issue). This magazine has been published for over 30 years and is the "Bible" of the movie poster collecting hobby! The cover price is $3.00. If you want a copy of the
March issue added to your order for $3.00 (with NO additional shipping), just let us know when you pay for your order and we will include it!
Fixed Price Posters
(most can be shipped rolled but not all can be sent flat; if an
item has a "UF" or "TF" in the description, it can only be shipped rolled, but
if it has a "FF" in the description, it can likely be sent rolled or flat;
check with us if you are unsure)
WE CURRENTLY HAVE 422 MOVIE POSTERS ON OUR WEBSITE AS "FIXED PRICE" ITEMS! Click
to view these Fixed Price posters on our website (many of them are one-sheets). If we can combine any of the Fixed
Price items with your current purchases into a single package, then we won't
charge you any added shipping!
We have just added LOTS
of new Fixed Price posters!