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About this special auction of 1,176 autographed items
This is the
32nd "all-signed" auction
from eMoviePoster.com! It contains 1,176 signed
items of all types, while it mostly contains autographs of movie-related celebrities, there are also some from celebrities in other fields as well! We can't imagine anyone who has the slightest interest in
autographed items not finding several items to bid on, and more likely, you may
find that there are so many items of interest to you that it is hard to decide
which ones you most want to pursue.
About the authenticity of the 1,176 autographed items being offered
A high percentage of the autographed items come to us from
many different collectors/dealers who spent decades acquiring their
autographs. We have put a paragraph (or sentence) on each
auction, giving the history of how the consignor obtained the autograph (to
whatever degree we know).
IN EVERY CASE, WE HAVE GIVEN ALL OF THE INFORMATION WE KNOW ABOUT WHERE THE
AUTOGRAPH WAS OBTAINED IN THE AUCTION DESCRIPTION FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL ITEM.
items come with a "Certificate of Authenticity", and we have
provided an image of those, and identified the name of the issuer of that
certificate (but know that there are "good" people who issue such certificates and people who may
not be "good", so don't automatically assume that having this means the item is authentic; you
can research the person who issued it by searching for them on the Internet). IF THERE IS NO CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY PICTURED, THEN ONE
DOES NOT COME WITH THE ITEM. Please read over each auction description carefully, so you will
know all we know about the provenance of that item.
KNOW THAT WE ARE NOT "AUTOGRAPH EXPERTS"! We strongly suggest
that all bidders do whatever research they want to do about the autographs
BEFORE placing bids (such as comparing the signatures to other known
signatures found on the Internet).
But we also know how hard it is to be certain of an autograph's
authenticity when you are not seeing the item in person. So, to make certain
that we only have satisfied buyers, we will
give anyone who purchases any of these a 30 day return privilege (from the
date the auction closes) on any of these autographed items, and of
course, that gives every buyer plenty of time to be 100% certain that they
have purchased a genuine autograph! But realize that you can't return items AFTER 30 days (from the auction's closing), so be sure to do whatever
checking and authenticating you need to do either before the auction ends, or within the 30 days.
Of course, we don't want people returning items because
they "changed their minds", and it is vital that any returned items must be
returned safely (ideally in the same packing) and received in the exact same
condition it was sent, and the return offer will expire exactly 30 days after
the auction closes (because we must pay our consignors, and there will be no exceptions).
Just over EIGHTY PERCENT of the items offered
are vintage items, which means that just under TWENTY PERCENT of the items are later reproductions (but
some of the reproductions date from as far back as the 1960s), and WE ALWAYS CLEARLY
IDENTIFY WHICH IS WHICH, AND WE PUT THE REPRODUCTIONS IN SEPARATE SECTIONS AT THE END OF THE AUCTIONS, SO AS TO MAKE IT EVEN MORE CLEAR.
But, IN EVERY CASE, every one of these items was actually personally signed
by the person listed (if the item is a reproduction, then it means the person signed it after it was created, and the signature itself is NEVER
"reproduced")! We know they make wonderful special gifts to those
friends or family who you know really like a specific celebrity!
HERE IS A CHART OF THE ITEMS IN THIS AUCTION:
(to better help you find the sizes and countries that interest you)
THE FOLLOWING SHIP IN OVERSIZED FLAT PACKAGES FOR THE ACTUAL COST OF
3f0001-3f0003 matted and mounted items
3f0004-3f0008 window cards, music poster, Italian 1p, matted LC
3f0052 CHRISTOPHER LEE action figure
THE FOLLOWING SHIP ROLLED IN STANDARD SIZE TUBES FOR $12 U.S. SHIPPING
3f0009-3f0026 commercial and special posters
3f0027-3f0045 one-sheets, inserts, half sheet, Japanese
3f0046-3f0051 tv, video, and repro posters
THE FOLLOWING SHIP IN STANDARD SIZE FLAT PACKAGES FOR $12 U.S. SHIPPING
3f0053-3f0062 unusual items of all kinds
3f0063-3f0067 hardcover and softcover books
3f0068-3f0078 contracts, playbills, oversize stills
3f0079-3f0096 INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS all 8 cards
3f0097-3f0104 CLOCKWORK ORANGE all 8 cards
3f0105-3f0122 title cards and scene cards
3f0123-3f0155 index cards in matted 11x14 displays
3f0156-3f0179 oversized repro photos, book pages
3f0180-3f0203 album pages in matted 11x14 displays
THE FOLLOWING SHIP IN STANDARD SIZE FLAT PACKAGES FOR $8 U.S. SHIPPING
3f0204-3f0342 autographed album pages
3f0343-3f0365 unusual items of all kinds
3f0366-3f0415 contracts, greeting cards, letters, and cards
3f0416-3f0429 canceled checks (including GRETA GARBO)
3f0430-3f0442 first day cover, publicity card, book plate
3f0443-3f0464 fan photos, postcards, playbills
3f0465-3f0509 note paper, book pages, trading cards
3f0510-3f0769 vintage 8x10 stills
3f0770-3f0882 index cards
3f0883-3f0949 smaller than 8x10 photos
3f0950-3f1176 8x10 REPRO photos (but they were all hand signed by the
About the shipping of items in this set of auctions
Due to the different types of packages the items in this auction ship in, some items will ship in flat packages for
$8 or $12 to the U.S., sold will ship rolled in tubes for $12 to the U.S., and some will be the "actual cost of shipping" even
for those in the U.S. We have noted in the above chart and on each individual item's auction page
how they will be shipped. We will be sure to combine items into a single package whenever
possible, but realize if you purchase multiple types of U.S. shipping items, you will be charged
the highest rate. Note that there are also some signed books that can be sent separately via Media
Mail in the U.S., which is often LESS than the above rates (but we will need to give
shipping quotes for those books for that reason).
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 on
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).