Our Summer 2009 Mini/Major Auction has an excellent selection of linenbacked (and choice non-backed) posters (847 in all),
covering all years, genres, and 21 countries, plus some exceptional paperbacked
and unbacked items!
This special auction is being run in
two separate parts:
Part I runs from Tuesday
July 7th to Tuesday July 14th and includes 399 linenbacked U.S. one-sheets,
including many exceptional titles
Part II runs from Thursday July 9th to Thursday
and includes 448 mostly linenbacked U.S. posters other than one-sheets, plus non-U.S. posters from 20
different countries, including all sizes of both U.S. & non-U.S. posters
(all the way up to six-sheets!)
What distinguishes OUR mini/major auction from
other major auctions? Only the lack of any reserves or buyers premiums!
You will find an amazing selection of posters from all years, genres, and
countries, all accurately described, with unenhanced super-sized images!
Start browsing and bidding in Part I in our
Tuesday Auction Gallery
and in Part II in our
Thursday Auction Gallery!
BONUS OFFER TO EVERY BUYER IN THESE AUCTIONS!
Every buyer from ANY of the two parts of this "mini/major" auction receives a
great full-color printed t-shirt as a free bonus (even if you only purchase one
Every buyer in the
two parts of this special auction will receive the great full-color
T-shirt pictured at right, which shows the image from the The Burning
Question (Reefer Madness)
will only be making as many t-shirts as there are different buyers in the
two parts of the auction, so
it will be a VERY limited edition, and likely will become a
"collector's item" in its own right!). Given that you get this great full-color
T-shirt with any purchase, shouldn't you absolutely find any one item to
purchase from us from among the 847 items in these
two special auctions?
*Note: we give this shirt (which costs
us $9 to $11 each at wholesale, because they are very high quality) to anyone
who purchases one or more items in the two parts of this auction.
BUT KNOW THAT YOU ONLY GET ONE SHIRT, NO MATTER HOW MANY ITEMS
YOU PURCHASE, AND WHETHER OR NOT YOU PURCHASE FROM ONE OR BOTH OF THE PARTS OF
THIS SPECIAL AUCTION.
BUT WAIT, THERE'S EVEN MORE!
The above offer is for anyone who purchases any ONE item from either
part of this mini/major auction. But if you are a member of our
weekly e-mail club,
we will be offering our most generous bonus offers ever to those who purchase
just THREE items from either or both of the two parts combined (you need
just purchase a total of three items from both parts). We will have
multiple great offers for those who purchase as few as three items, and as many
as twelve or more, and you get these just for being a member of the club (so if
you are not already a member, and over 5,400 collectors already are, then why
not join today by going to
Special Notes About This
HERE IS A CHART OF THE ITEMS IN PART II OF OUR
SUMMER MINI/MAJOR AUCTION:
(to better help you find the sizes and countries that interest you)
THE WORLD OF MOVIE POSTERS! We are offering posters from 21
different countries this week! Note that many of the below posters are
professionally linenbacked, but some are paperbacked, and some are
not backed at all (see the chart below or the individual item descriptions for details).
The following item has not been backed, and has no restoration of any
6a001 FRANKENSTEIN R47 one-sheet
All of the following items have been professionally linenbacked:
6a002a-6a025 French one-panels including THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC
Some of the following items have been professionally linenbacked, but
most are either paperbacked or not backed at all (see each item's
6a026-6a031 French, English, & U.S. World War I posters
6a032-6a066 U.S. World War II posters (includes war bond posters)
6a067-6a076 German programs from classic German & U.S. movies
6a077-6a083 special insert collection from the first 7 James Bonds
6a084-6a086 three excellent unbacked half-sheet and 30x40s
6a087-6a093 Japanese 2p (including BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S), B0, B1, &
6a094-6a095 paperbacked Italian photobusta and locandina
6a096-6a110 paperbacked 30x40, one-sheets, half-sheets, & inserts
All of the following items have been professionally linenbacked:
6a111-6a124 30x40, 30x45 subway, half-sheets, window cards
6a125-6a163 six-sheets, three-sheets, and 30x40s
6a164-6a169 U.S. special movie, advertising, circus, & magazine posters
6a170-6a179 Panamanian, Romanian, Mexican, Hong Kong, Yugoslavian
6a180-6a211 Danish, English, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
6a212-6a222 Australian three-sheet, one-sheets, and daybills
6a223-6a262 German, Czechoslovakian, Argentinean
6a263-6a281 French (sizes ranging from 15x21 to 31x47)
6a282-6a305 British quads
6a306-6a332 Polish (12x16, 23x33s, and 27x38)
6a333-6a370 Japanese B2s
6a371-6a403 Italian 2ps, 1ps, 1sheets, photobustas, and locandinas
6a404-6a446 Belgian posters (all sizes)
6a447,6a448 Dutch and U.S. commercial posters
WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE OF BUYING A LINENBACKED POSTER OVER A NON-LINENBACKED POSTER?
The great plus about buying a linenbacked poster is that it has had its defects restored, and it looks its absolute best (if it was well backed), so it is far more enjoyable to display on a wall, as your eye is not distracted by the defects that most non-backed posters have (and even nice condition unbacked posters usually have annoying foldlines). In addition, it is far easier to properly frame a linenbacked poster, as you have to be incredibly careful when framing an unbacked poster, to be sure the poster is not damaged.
There are two downsides to having a poster linenbacked. The first is that it can be very expensive, usually around $100-$200 for a one-sheet, and more or less for smaller or larger sizes. The second is that once it is linenbacked, it can be difficult to tell exactly how much restoration a poster has had, and many people have been deceived over the years, because they were sold a linenback restored poster, and they were led to believe it had less restoration than it actually had
(often with very fuzzy written descriptions of the defects, and even fuzzier
images), but even when the seller did not use deceptive methods, the buyers
often lacked the skills to determine how much restoration the poster had.
But in OUR auctions, you get only the upside, without the downside! We tell you exactly what restoration was done to each poster, and the extent of the restoration, so you CAN'T be deceived as to how much restoration the poster has had, and you receive a poster that often looks its best (if the restoration was not so well done, then we clearly tell you that), and you get a poster that is far easier to frame.
Plus, YOU don't have to pay for the restoration! The person who consigned the poster to us paid for the restoration, and in many cases, you may well be able to purchase the poster for less than the actual cost of restoration, because these are no reserve auctions. In some cases, you may be able to purchase the poster professionally linenbacked for less than you would have paid for the poster prior to restoration!
About the Condition
NOTE ABOUT THE CONDITION DESCRIPTIONS OF OUR CURRENT 448 MOSTLY LINENBACKED POSTERS:
It is always difficult to give a single overall grade to a linenbacked (or paperbacked) poster, for a simple reason. Some posters had few defects, but have had little restoration performed on them, whereas some posters had a greater number of defects, but have had expert restoration performed on them. The second type of poster currently looks to be in "better" condition than the first type, so how do you grade them both in a single scale? You really can't! We do the best we can by first giving each poster an overall grade that that conveys the most important information YOU want to know about the current appearance of the poster and the quality of the restoration, WHICH IS, WOULD YOU LIKELY BE HAPPY TO DISPLAY THIS POSTER AS IS, OR WOULD YOU FIRST WANT TO HAVE ADDITIONAL RESTORATION PERFORMED?
A poster with a grade of "fine" means BOTH that the poster was very well backed, AND also that it was in
truly excellent condition prior to linenbacking, and I feel everyone would be happy owning this poster (this grade is just for "condition freaks", and we
ALMOST NEVER grade linenbacked items as "fine", so they can KNOW what posters are sure to make them happy!).
A poster with a grade of "very good" or "very good to fine" means that a poster displays nicely, and I think all but the fussiest collectors would likely be happy to display it on their wall "as is", but the poster HAS had some degree of restoration (it may be a relatively small amount, or a relatively larger amount, and this is a big part of what makes a poster either "very good" or "very good to fine", and we detail what areas needed restoration in our "Overall
Condition and Pre-Restoration Defects with Quality of Restoration" field). Note that for a few posters that we gave a "very good" grade to (NOT "very good to fine"), the poster either has a small amount of noticeable restoration (but it is not very distracting, and we think many collectors could accept it), or the poster might have an unrestored defect, but we know that a talented restorer could repair it without re-backing the poster. There are a VERY few posters that we gave a "very good" grade to which would benefit from professional re-backing, but we only did this with extremely rare posters that were backed long ago, and did not have major defects other than their lesser backing,
and in the rare cases where we did this, we CLEARLY noted exactly
what areas could use additional restoration and why.
A poster with a grade of
"good to very good" means that the poster had enough defects that were
not well corrected through restoration to where I feel that they are
SOMEWHAT noticeable, but not very distracting, and that a lot of
collectors WOULD be able to display the poster just as it is
(although some collectors might want to have additional restoration performed, and in
many cases, that could be done without re-backing the poster).
A poster with a grade of "good" means that the poster either had significant defects that were not well corrected through restoration, or
some that were not corrected at all, to where I feel a lot of collectors would NOT want to display the poster unless it had additional restoration performed. Many of these posters will look fantastic after additional restoration is performed, and in some cases, that can be done without re-backing the poster.
A poster with a grade of "fair" or "poor" means that the poster had REALLY significant defects that were
either not well corrected through restoration, or not restored at all, to where I feel almost all collectors would NOT want to display the poster unless it had additional restoration performed. Many of these posters may look fantastic after additional restoration is performed, but the result will still
surely be a heavily restored poster, so bear that in mind before bidding.
IT IS VERY LUCKY
(both for me and for the buyers of these posters!) that many of these
posters either did not require a lot of restoration, or that many of them
were restored by the most talented professionals, which means that many of
the posters now look great! 3%
of these posters received a grade of "good", and approximately
22% received a grade of "good to very good", meaning that
75% received a grade of "very good" (or better), which means that those posters are ones we think most collectors would be happy to display on their wall "as is". PLEASE REALIZE THAT SOME OF THESE POSTERS WERE LINENBACKED IN THE "AMERICAN" FASHION, which usually means that the restorer attempted to repair and conceal virtually every defect, AND SOME OF THE POSTERS WERE LINENBACKED IN THE "EUROPEAN" FASHION, which usually means the restorer did little or no restoration to the poster, often simply linenbacking it
exactly as is (AND WE ALWAYS NOTE WHEN THE RESTORER DID LITTLE OR NO RESTORATION
TO THE POSTER).
After the overall condition grade, I described each poster's pre-restoration defects in words. All of these posters were already linenbacked when I received them, but I have sold literally
over ten thousand linenbacked posters (more than anyone in the world!), and I believe I know how to look for "hidden" restoration better than anyone else in the hobby, and I describe everything that was done to the poster, along with the quality of the work. Far too many sellers of linenbacked posters fail to see the restoration their posters have had, either intentionally or because they lack the ability to see it. When you buy a linenbacked poster from us, there is NO chance you will get an unpleasant surprise when you receive your purchase (although you may well be pleasantly surprised, especially if you have purchased from "major" auction houses that usually "optimistically" grade most of their restored posters). Of course, our large and super-sized UNENHANCED images will also help you better know the exact condition of each poster BEFORE you place a bid (and we NEVER enhance any image in any way, including NEVER giving a slightly "fuzzy" image that hides many tiny defects)!
U.S. Shipping Details
THIS WEEK ONLY, all buyers (U.S. AND non-U.S.) must pay the
actual cost of
sending your order, plus $2 for the packaging materials.
Why don't we have a "flat rate" for U.S. orders this
week? Because we are mostly selling linenbacked
posters which must be sent in our custom-made extra heavy duty gorilla proof
mailing tubes which are much stronger than the ones used by most sellers (*read
more about our "gorilla proof" tubes that stand up to the greatest
of abuse, and we wrap all expensive items in plastic, so that even a
submerged tube may arrive undamaged!). Shipping will vary greatly depending on how
many items you get, what weight of linen the posters were mounted on, if
they fit in the same package, and where you live. Generally it will cost
around $14 to send a standard-sized tube anywhere in the U.S. by either U.S.
mail or UPS, fully insured (all U.S. orders MUST be fully insured).
Can we send your order in a less expensive way? We have
purchased movie paper items many hundreds of times over the Internet
ourselves, and we have seen the tubes that other
sellers use (both the free kind and the kind purchased at shipping supply
stores), and the protection offered by those tubes is spotty at best (those
cheaper tubes will often get bent resulting in creasing or tearing to the
poster, or in extreme cases, a tube can even lose a cap from an end
resulting in the buyer receiving a tube but no posters!), so please do not
ask us to use a lighter weight tube or less expensive packing materials to save on
shipping, because we won't do it! We know that once you see our tubes
you will agree that they are a great investment in protecting your purchase(s) and you will wonder why other sellers of vintage movie paper do
not use these same tubes (and if somehow you don't agree with us, we ask you
not to bid at all)!
You CAN usually combine shipment!
(NOTE: These Thursday items must
be sent rolled in tubes and CAN be combined with most of the items will be
offering in Part I of our mini/major auction that runs from 7/7 to 7/14; but
can NOT be combined with the Japanese/Italian posters we auctioned 7/7 or
the 27" x 41" one-sheets we auctioned on 7/9 because rolling non-backed
posters with backed ones can result in damage to the non-backed posters, so
we never do it; can NOT be combined with the items we are auctioning in our
Sunday auctions on 7/12 or 7/19 [because those items must be sent in flat
Note that we not only allow you to combine as many items as you want from a single
set of EITHER Tuesday, Thursday and/or Sunday 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 six 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 six 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
U.S. SHIPPING CHARGE).
DON'T BID ON
OUR CURRENT ITEMS UNLESS YOU WILL PAY THE ACTUAL COST OF SHIPPING PLUS $2 FOR
PACKAGING MATERIALS (and remember this also applies to U.S. buyers, this
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, and normally you could add any item
that can easily be rolled for no additional shipping costs, but we never
combine non-backed items with backed items due to the great chance of damage
to the unbacked items, so this week only, if you order any of the items
below, they will need to be sent in a separate package and will therefore
require a second shipping charge. We have noted in
each paragraph below whether the items can be shipped rolled or not.
Incredible Discount on Learn About Movie Posters Book!
shipped flat only)
while ago, we offered
great discounts on many of our books, and the best seller from that promotion was
Learn About Movie Posters book, which regularly sells for $29.95, but
which we sold for just $5.99. We sold out of all of our remaining copies (we
thought!), but we have discovered we have more copies of this great book than we
realized, and we can offer them once again at this incredible discount!
Whether you are brand new to the hobby, or have been
collecting for many years, you are almost certain to find this book of great
value. About the only complaint we ever hear about the
is that it is just SO massive that it can be difficult to find what you
are looking for, and you won't have that problem with this book. And at
this ridiculously low price of just $5.99, you are sure to "get your money's
worth" in no time at all (because it will help you become a better informed
To learn more about the book (and to see some sample
images), go to
http://www.emovieposter.com/books/bookspecific.php?booknum=62 where you
can also order online (and you can, of course, order via e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or by the
phone at 417-256-9616, or by Postal Mail). If you live in the U.S., and
want the book sent by itself, you need include $4 for Media Mail, and if you
purchase anything else from us that it can be combined with, you don't have to
pay ANY shipping at all! If you live outside the U.S., you need to
pay the actual cost of shipping (either by itself or sent with your other
Don't miss this chance to add this great book to your
bookshelf at this giveaway price. We promise you that you will LOVE the book, or we will
give you a cheerful refund of your purchase price!
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 August issue, which we just received). 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
August 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!
Note that our back cover ad (which we have every issue)
in this issue is a full-color comic strip, The Adventures of Captain Movie
Poster, we had specially commissioned
just for this issue, and you won't want to miss 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!