Movie Paper Sale #438 Special Notes
(this is our 438th set of Tuesday auctions
which runs from 7/21
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to the 800 excellent single lobby cards we are selling from 7/21 to
may well NOT apply to our other weekly auctions. If you are
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*Special Notes About Tuesday's Items (800
excellent single lobby cards including 42 signed cards
*Incredible Bonus Offer: a
copy of Hollywood and Early Cinema Posters!
*U.S. Shipping Details
*Non-U.S. Shipping Details
*Incredible Discount on Learn About Movie Posters Book!
(80% off the cover price!)
*Add More to Your Order: We have over
400 items in our Fixed Price section,
most of which can be added to your order for NO additional shipping cost!
You really must check out our Fixed Priced items
YOU GET "Hollywood
and Early Cinema Posters" AS A BONUS
Bruce Hershenson" says, "We are currently auctioning 800 excellent
single lobby cards, and I thought I would offer each buyer this week our full-color
Hollywood and Early Cinema Posters. This is one of the most
remarkable auctions ever held, in terms of ultra-rare and desirable
material. This 116 page full-color catalog contains 263 lots, 41 of
which were estimated to sell for $10,000 or more! It contains the
greatest collection of horror material ever auctioned, a remarkable
collection of Charlie Chaplin posters, and much, much more. This
originally sold for $30, and thousands were sold at that price! We offer every one of our buyers this week a copy of this great
full-color book, Hollywood and Early Cinema Posters as a bonus, even if you just buy one
$1 item! If you don't already own this great book (or maybe even if you do!), then you should find any one of our
hundreds of items to buy, just to get the bonus book! You may
get Hollywood and Early Cinema Posters AND this item for as little as
$1 for both plus shipping (if you are the only bidder)!
Special Notes About This Tuesday's Items
About the Condition
Note that we have many excellent condition, unrestored lobby cards this
week. Most of these come to us from several very long time collectors
who were "condition conscious", and who tried to buy unrestored lobby cards
whenever possible! Over 77% of the cards in
this auction are completely unrestored, and approximately 43% of the cards
in this auction are both "high grade" (either "fine" or "very good to fine",
and OUR high grade cards are graded very strictly!), and also completely
Note that we give a detailed overall condition grade to every item we sell ("fine", "very good to fine", "very good", "good to very good",
and "good", with only a few graded "fair") along with more details about the condition described in words (but pretty much only if they are defects that CAN'T be seen in our super-sized images, or if the item is especially valuable). We felt this would help bidders identify items they want to bid on more easily. Of course, 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
item for minor defects that we did NOT
Please remember that our grading system is FAR more harsh than any other dealer we know of! We feel certain that our "very good to fine" condition grade compares favorably to most dealers' "near mint" grade and our "fine" condition grade compares favorably to most dealers' "mint" grade!
We did not describe most of the tiny defects these cards have in words
(unless they are on the back or are the sort that can't be seen in a digital
image), so we strongly recommend that you look at our super-sized image to see whatever tiny defects any of these cards may have.
IMPORTANT! There are constant rumors that "slabbing" of lobby cards is "just around the corner"
(WE HEAR THAT THIS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ANY DAY NOW!). Slabbing is encasing items in a hard plastic sleeve with a seal that can't be broken, and then the items are professionally graded. ANY restoration of any kind, as well as a detailed condition description is noted on the back of the sleeve. Proponents of slabbing say that it takes all the guesswork out of grading items, and it brings lots of new collectors into a hobby, who are no longer afraid of buying an over-graded item, or one with hidden restoration. It is indisputable that slabbing attracts a lot of "investors" into a hobby, and almost always slabbing of items is followed by a sharp rise in the price of "high grade" UNRESTORED items. If the people who currently "slab" other collectibles begin to do so with lobby cards, then it is very likely prices will rise on them as well.
The above is why we clearly identify which lobby cards are completely
unrestored (and in this context, "unrestored" means no restoration of any
kind, including tape, on either the front or the back of the card).
item is in less than very good condition, should you not bid on it? Of course not, as long as you are accepting of the defects the
item has! The item that is graded "very good", but has as many minor defects as is allowed under the "very good" definition is only in SLIGHTLY better condition than the best of the "good to very good" items. So please take the time to look at the larger images of items that interest you, and see if the defects are the sort that you can "live with", or are willing to restore. Some of these items are EXTREMELY rare, and it may be years before you see them offered again!
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 "email@example.com"),
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. buyers need to enclose $9 shipping (which includes full insurance)!
Why do we charge $9, when we used to charge $9 to $11 on eBay?
We spend $9
(or more) on almost all U.S. orders, because we use such good, heavy
packaging (at least twice as strong as that used by most sellers), even on
low priced orders (because we believe a low priced item still deserves the
We USED to charge $11 for shipping on U.S.
orders over $100 when we sold on eBay, but now that we are auctioning on our
own site we have lowered that to $9, which is both our way of thanking those
who order a lot from us, and also our way of passing on our savings from not
paying eBay commissions to our customers!
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 Tuesday items must
be sent in flat packages and CAN'T be combined with the linenbacked posters
we sold on 7/14 & 7/16; and CAN'T be combined with the rolled non-U.S.
posters we auctioned on 7/21, but they CAN be combined with the
Australian and German posters we are auctioning on 7/23 and CAN be combined
with the Sunday items [except for the bulk lots] we are auctioning on 7/26)
Note that we not only allow you to combine as many items as you want from a single
set of 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 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 U.S. SHIPPING CHARGE).
DON'T BID ON OUR ITEMS
UNLESS YOU WILL PAY THE $9 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, but know that the U.S. Post
Office has eliminated Surface Mail, so we can only send via Express or
Airmail), plus $2 for the best packaging materials you have ever seen.
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 items from this
week's auctions (EXCEPT for the bulk lots; see above)
(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
$21.71 / $22.61
Airmail - Insured
$23.61 / N/A
Global Express - Insured
$34.72 / N/A
Global Express - Uninsured
$32.82 / $32.59
$9.95 / $14.90
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please bear these
approximate shipping cost in mind BEFORE you 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 be sent in flat packages,
so you can add any item that can also be sent in a
flat package for no additional shipping costs. 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 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). 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!
See the strip
it on a t-shirt!
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!