Details About This Thursday's Items
Note that this is one of the absolute most
"fun" auctions we do! There is a wonderful variety of all sorts of "odd"
posters (some connected to movies, but not standard movie posters, and many
that have no connection to movies at all). This is where we auction war,
travel, music, and circus posters, among many other categories of posters, and we
we hope to continue being able to offer such a great variety on a regular
basis! While we created a chart to help you find items of interest to you,
there are so many unusual types of posters that we HIGHLY recommend
that all of you make an effort to look at all of these posters in our
gallery format (and you are sure to enjoy doing so, even if you end up not
buying any, and solely "window shop")! Note that this time we have a very large
number of travel posters (165 in all!), so be sure to check those out!
HERE IS A CHART OF THE ITEMS IN THIS AUCTION:
(to better help you find the sizes and countries that interest you)
ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ARE NON-MOVIE POSTERS:
9w001-9w019 World War II & World War I posters
9w020-9w036 Spanish bullfighting posters, Olympic/sports posters, Danish pest control posters,
Russian (political & astronaut!)
9w037-9w067 oil painting, magazine ads, music posters (concert, album, etc)
9w068-9w091 advertising posters
9w092-9w133 art prints
9w134-9w174 commercial posters
9w175-9w245 special posters
ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ARE MOVIE-RELATED POSTERS (but are not standard sized movie posters):
9w246-9w251 S2 re-creation posters
9w252-9w269 PBS-Mobil posters
9w270-9w277 jumbo stills, pressbook supplements/ad mats
9w278-9w315 commercial posters
9w316-9w486 special posters of all sizes
ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ARE NON-MOVIE TRAVEL POSTERS:
9w487-9w541 travel posters for specific major airlines
9w542-9w625 travel posters for specific countries
9w626-9w638 miscellaneous travel posters
9w639-9w650 railroad travel posters
ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ARE MOVIE-RELATED REPRODUCTION POSTERS:
9w651-9w679 REPRODUCTIONS of classic movie posters
About the many posters in this
auction which were once folded
Note that some of the posters in this auction were NEVER
folded, and some were folded. However, all of the posters in this auction were
stored unfolded, which has diminished how noticeable the foldlines are.
UNLESS WE ARE TOLD OTHERWISE BY THE NEW OWNER, WE INTEND TO SEND ALL OF
THESE POSTERS ROLLED IN TUBES. However, if a person solely purchases
one of the previously folded posters, we WILL re-fold it and send it in
a flat package if the person specifically requests it (this may lower the
shipping, but sometimes not, because some of the posters can not be folded
to where they fit in our standard-sized flat packages and have to be sent in one
of our oversized packages if they are folded).
Of course, if you purchase both posters that were once folded and posters that
were never folded, then it will make far more sense to send them all
together in a single tube.
About "special" posters
We regularly receive posters from hundreds of
consignors, and the vast majority of them are standard movie poster sizes,
and we gather those sizes together, and sell them in individual weeks (each
week, posters of a different size). But we also receive a few posters now
and then which are NOT standard movie poster sizes, and we also
occasionally receive a few posters that are not even movie posters!
Basically, this week we have gathered together all of
our remaining "special"
posters, and are auctioning them all at one time. We urge you to look them
all over very carefully, for they cover a HUGE range of years, sizes,
and subjects and some are likely extremely rare, and we guarantee you that
the vast majority of them will have images that are new to you!
Included are a relatively small number of commercial posters (posters sold
directly to the public when the movie was created, BUT WE CLEARLY
IDENTIFY ALL COMMERCIAL POSTERS AS SUCH!), and also "mini posters",
which are the smaller posters that were sometimes given out at theaters to
those who attended a movie. We have listed those commercial and mini
posters at the end of the auction, and clearly identified them. The
"special" posters that come before them are ones that were created and
distributed to theaters, if they were created in conjunction with a movie (and
of course, the other sorts of posters, like war or travel posters are
originals that were created for promotional purposes).
NOTE THAT IT CAN BE VERY DIFFICULT WITH POSTERS LIKE
THESE TO DETERMINE IF THEY WERE ORIGINALLY SOLD COMMERCIALLY. It is
possible we have not identified some posters as commercial posters that
actually WERE commercial posters. If you see any that you feel are
so that we can make the correction (please provide how you know the
information you are giving us!). We try to be 100% accurate, and we welcome
About the condition
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", "good", and "fair", with only a few graded "poor") 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
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!
U.S. orders (and ONLY U.S. orders) with flat rate shipping can quickly be completed via Credit/Debit Card
If your order requires a shipping quote and you have received your
quote, you may pay via PayPal manually to "firstname.lastname@example.org",
but know that PayPal has many glitches, so you need to e-mail us separately
stating that you completed payment
Here are step-by-step instructions if you need help paying manually
For both U.S. and non-U.S. orders:
We accept all major credit cards via
phone at +1 (417) 256-9616 during business hours (Monday to Friday, 9 AM CST
to 5 PM CST except from 12 to 1 when we take lunch), via
e-mail, or via fax at +1 (417) 257-6948.
You can send a check or money order in U.S. funds (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, but please don't send cash (as we can't
be responsible for lost cash).
If your order requires a
shipping quote, please request it through
Checkout system. Please note that we are still developing this
checkout system, so while you may request your quote using it, we do not
quite have it ready to complete payment (although we hope to have that added
soon), but payment may still be completed using whatever method you have
used in the past. If you run into any sort of problem requesting your
quotes, please e-mail
Phillip right away so we can get it addressed.
U.S. Shipping Details
U.S. buyers need to enclose $11 shipping (which includes full insurance)!
customers: You must pay an additional 7.162% sales tax on your
purchases. If your order is sent within the state of Missouri, we MUST
collect this tax (if it is shipped to another state, we do not collect the tax).
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 $3.00 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 need to be
sent rolled in tubes so...
*they can be combined with these auctions:
Tuesday April 3rd rolled non-U.S. posters
Thursday April 5th rolled one-sheets
Tuesday April 17th rolled non-U.S. posters
*they must be sent separately from these auctions for an additional shipping charge:
Tuesday March 27th 3shts, 6shts, Argent, & Italian
Thursday March 29th complete and incomplete lobby card sets
Sunday April 1st, 8th, or 15th 'bulk lot' Sunday auctions
Sunday April 1st 'regular' Sunday items
Sunday April 8th 'regular' Sunday items
Tuesday April 10th folded non-U.S. posters & non-U.S. lobby cards
Thursday April 12th single stills
Sunday April 15th 'regular' Sunday items
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 five 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 ITEMS
UNLESS YOU WILL PAY THE $11 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 $3, for both the best packaging materials you have ever seen
and a separate printed invoice mailed to you.
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.
Have you heard about our Pay and Hold
This lets non-U.S. buyers pay for their purchases from 4 consecutive weeks
(a total of 12 auctions and around 8,000+ items!), and we then send all your
purchases at once saving you LOTS of money! Click
HERE to learn more (if you are not one of the hundreds of our
non-U.S. buyers who are already part of this program)
Here is a chart
containing estimated shipping charges for up to 3 items from this set of
NOTE: These are ESTIMATES only, and your actual shipping may be more or less than
ALSO NOTE: Insurance will increase the cost of shipping by approximately $1.60 for each
$100 of insurance.
Type of Shipping
Everywhere Else (inc Europe)
Priority Mail Int'l - Uninsured
$29.93 / $36.58
Express Mail - Uninsured
$40.54 / $46.10
First Class (under 4 lbs ONLY)
$13.00 / $18.74
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
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 $3 outside the U.S.)!