About eMoviePoster.com's Thursday Auctions #663

Auction Description: 1,479 window cards, large French & Italian, Mexican LCs, pressbooks, hardcover books and more
Start Date: 7/9/2020
End Date: 7/23/2020 beginning at 7:05 CDT

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Special Details About These Items (1,479 French, Italian, WCs, books)
*U.S. Shipping Details
*Non-U.S. Shipping Details

Details About These Items

Why are we auctioning French and Italian posters AND window cards AND hardcover books together?
     In our new bi-weekly auctions, we combine all of these types of posters into a single auction. We find that many of the same people buy each of these types of posters, and by offering them in the same set of auctions, they can have a wider variety of items to choose from! THIS TIME, WE ALSO ADDED IN HARDCOVER BOOKS! That's because they go in boxes and the posters go in oversized flat packages, so they can be combined together (or, since the books can be sent by U.S. media mail, some people would want to keep them separate).

(to better help you find the sizes and countries that interest you)

5c0001-5c0008 auction catalogs (hardcover and softcover)
5c0009-5c0029 Big Little Books (and similar)
5c0030-5c0079 all sorts of hardcover books (many are oversized)
5c0080-5c0112 hardcover books (many are 1930's and 1940's detective novels)
5c0113-5c0248 movie edition books (and books that became movies)
5c0249-5c0265 movie edition books with REPRODUCTION dust jackets

5c0266-5c0303 all sorts of unusual items!
5c0304-5c0325 war posters, jumbo LCs, oversized stills, miscellaneous posters
5c0326-5c0339 advertising posters, calendars
5c0340-5c0467 English pressbooks, U.S. pressbooks
5c0468-5c0551 Mexican LCs
5c0552-5c0714 window cards
5c0715-5c0839 Italian 3p, misc, 2p
5c0840-5c0984 Italian 1p
5c0985-5c1003 French 8p, 4p, 2p, other sizes
5c1004-5c1479 French 1p

About the shipping of our current items
     All of the posters we are currently auctioning are either very "oversized" OR they are hardcover books. The word "oversized" has two different meanings! One is that most of the posters themselves are larger than one-sheets (ranging from 39" x 55" to 81" x 81" and even larger). However, the auction also includes window cards, which are NOT oversized in the above sense, but because they can't be folded, they need to ship in larger than usual packages. This means that all of these items can't be sent in our regular standard-sized flat mailers (and NONE of them can be rolled in a tube, because if they could, we would auction them with rolled posters). This means the packages are larger than our standard flat packages (and if you get a lots of items, they require very large boxes) and cost quite a bit more to send. And if you live outside the U.S., the rates will surely be much higher than our standard sized packages, depending on how many items you purchase, and what size they are, so bear this added expense in mind before bidding.

About "oversized" posters
     In this set of auctions, we are auctioning a very large number of "somewhat oversized" posters, including some very scarce titles, some of which may never have been at auction before. Most of the posters we are selling were actually used in a theater (all were printed intended for theater-use, but some never made it out of the poster exchange that distributed them, and on the few that appear to have been never used, we clearly note that in the item's condition), and they have defects typical with those acquired by a poster that has been attached to a wall and then taken down again. Some of the posters were used in theaters in other parts of the world, and some of those have "censor stamps" on them (but, unlike one-sheets with censor stamps, most oversized posters with censor stamps are stamped in unobtrusive places, often in the blank background areas; in addition, sometimes the censor stamps are relatively very small on these larger posters and are much less noticeable than they would be on one-sheets). MOST COLLECTORS OF THESE POSTERS ARE ACCEPTING OF THE DEFECTS THAT THEATER-USED LARGER POSTERS ACQUIRE, BUT IF YOU ARE NOT, THEN YOU SHOULD NOT BID ON THESE POSTERS (unless they are one of the ones we marked as having been never used). Most collectors of oversized posters have them linenbacked and restored prior to displaying them, and they know that most of the defects theater-used posters acquire can be fairly easily restored during the linenbacking process. If you are like most collectors, and can accept the defects that most of these posters have (which WERE acquired during actual theater use!) then we think you will be very happy to have this rare opportunity to select from such a huge number of rarely seen larger U.S. posters!

About our digital images of posters printed in 2 or more pieces, and of larger posters
     Some of the items we are offering in this set of auctions are printed in 2 or more pieces (because they were made before printers had the ability to print such large posters in one piece, so they were normally printed in two or four pieces; in the late 1970s, printers began printing three-sheets and some other larger posters in a single piece, and six-sheets and some other very large posters in two pieces). To give you the best possible idea of what the poster will look like when the pieces are combined, as intended, we photograph each piece separately and then digitally "join" the images to show you what the entire poster looks like (when there are multiple pieces, they are printed with extra blank borders designed to overlap, so that the pieces can be combined to have a perfect "fit"). BUT THE DOWNSIDE TO PHOTOGRAPHING THE INDIVIDUAL SECTIONS BY THEMSELVES IS THAT THE LIGHTING IS NOT EXACTLY THE SAME WHEN WE PHOTOGRAPH EACH PIECE SEPARATELY. Often this leads to one part of the poster appearing darker (or lighter) than the rest of the poster. THIS IS DUE SOLELY TO THE LIGHTING AND DOES NOT MEAN ONE PIECE IS "DARKER" THAN ANOTHER! If one of our posters ACTUALLY has significantly different coloring from one piece to another, we SURELY note that in words. This same "lighter" and "darker" issue can occur in single piece posters, if they are very large (like three-sheets that are printed in a single piece), because the poster is so large that the lighting may vary from one area of the poster to another. But know that any color difference from one section of a poster to another, or from one portion of the poster to another, is purely due to photography and is NOT on the actual poster, and when you see the poster in person, you will see that this is correct!

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 only a few less than "good") along with more details about the condition described in words (but pretty much a general description of the defects, and we only describe specific defects if they are the type 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 poster for minor defects that we did NOT describe.

U.S. Shipping Details

U.S. buyers must pay the actual cost of shipping their order plus $3, for both the best packaging materials you have ever seen (you can choose either the U.S. Post Office or UPS (since you are paying it, you can choose the method you prefer). All U.S. orders will be sent fully insured.

NOTE: In the past, we offered a "flat rate" shipping price on some of our auctions. We no longer have this, for two reasons. One is that the shipping companies have drastically raised their rates many times in the past few years, so we were losing lots of money with our flat rate. The other more important reason is that our Pay and Hold Program (see below for how this works) allows you to have your purchases sent every TWELVE weeks, which means we will only send you packages four times a year, and almost all of those packages were already being charged the actual cost anyway. We urge all of our customers to join the Pay and Hold Program, because it really saves you a massive amount on shipping!

Missouri, Arizona, California, Washington, Illinois, North Carolina, and Ohio customers: If your order is sent within these states, we MUST collect sales tax, and we will do so automatically (unless you have a Reseller Certificate from your state in which case you need to reply to this email with a copy of that Certificate, so you can be exempted from the sales tax).

Have you heard about our Pay and Hold Program?
This lets U.S. buyers pay for their purchases from 12 consecutive weeks (a total of 18 auctions and around 24,000+ items!), and we then send all your purchases at once saving you LOTS of money! Click HERE to learn more about becoming one of the hundreds of our U.S. buyers who are already part of this program.

Do you need "signature required"?
 Neither UPS nor USPS automatically require a signature to deliver packages, so if you want the signature to be required, you will need to pay the extra $5.00 for UPS or $2.60 for USPS that they charge for "signature required", and please realize that they will then NOT leave the package at the door, and you may well have to go to the UPS or USPS facility yourself to pick it up if you aren't there to meet the delivery person. 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 (unless your package has a dollar value over $300, in which case we will ALWAYS send it with signature required, due to the massive rise in "porch thefts", unless you specifically tell us not to, and you will need to fully accept responsibility for the package if it is stolen from your porch or lobby)!

You CAN usually combine shipment!

NOTE: These items need to be sent in oversized flat packages or boxes so...
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT COMBINING: We will combine bulk lots with other purchases when possible, but because many bulk lots contain lots of items, it is not always possible to combine them; Learn More About Combining).

*they likely can be combined with these auctions:

Thursday May 28th window cards, Italian, French, 3sh, 6sh, and similar
Sunday May 31st folded one-sheets & folded non-U.S. & non-U.S. lobbies
Tuesday June 9th the signed items that ship in flat packages
Thursday June 11th sets of lobby cards and sets of stills
Tuesday June 23rd Danish programs and Spanish heralds
Thursday June 25th single lobby cards and single stills
Sunday June 28th bulk lots that ship flat
Sunday July 12th lobby cards and anything that ships in flat packages in Part III of our July Major Auction

*they must be sent separately from these auctions for an additional shipping charge:

Tuesday May 26th rolled one-sheets, non-U.S., and special posters
Tuesday June 9th the signed items that ship rolled in tubes
Sunday June 14th rolled one-sheets, non-U.S., and special posters
Tuesday June 23rd inserts, half-sheets, small non-U.S. posters (the items that ship rolled)
Sunday June 28th bulk lots that ship rolled
Tuesday July 7th linenbacked posters in Part I of our July Major Auction
Thursday July 9th linenbacked posters in Part II of our July Major Auction
Sunday July 12th the linenbacked and rolled items that ship in tubes in Part III of our July Major Auction
Tuesday July 21st rolled one-sheets, non-U.S., and special posters

Note that (if you join our Pay and Hold Program) we allow you to wait to have your purchases shipped until a total of twelve auctions have ended so that you can combine your current purchases with those of our following auctions (if possible; see Learn More About Combining), and that means there is a chance you could combine all those items, and still pay only a single shipping charge (assuming those items fit into the same type of package, but of course, there is a limit to how many items can fit in a single package or tube, and if you end up with several packages, you will need to pay that many shipping charges; Learn More About Combining). Since around half of our auctions have items that ship in tubes and the other half have items that ship in flat packages, and since few of those two types of items can be combined, most of our regular buyers end up with at least two packages after twelve weeks. We KNOW there are other sellers who charge a little less on shipping than we do (and of course, there are others who charge far more!), but none of the ones with lower rates offer the same generous combined shipping we do, and 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).


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 Program?
This lets U.S. buyers pay for their purchases from 12 consecutive weeks (a total of 18 auctions and around 24,000+ items!), and we then send all your purchases at once saving you LOTS of money! Click HERE to learn more about becoming one of the hundreds of our U.S. buyers who are already part of this program.

Learn more about how to save money on shipping by shipping to friends/family in the U.S., insurance, and customs fees.

Here is a chart containing estimated shipping charges for up to 3 items from this set of  auctions
These are ESTIMATES only, and your actual shipping may be more or less than these estimates, and these estimates are surely way too low for the "very oversized" items and heavy books.
Insurance will increase the cost of shipping by approximately $1.60 for each $100 of insurance.

Type of Shipping Canada/Mexico Australian/Asia/Japan Everywhere Else (inc Europe)
Priority Mail Int'l - Uninsured $49.93 $58.10 $61.19
Priority Mail Express Int'l - Uninsured 65.27 80.90 74.49
First Class (under 4 lbs ONLY)* 46.46 51.21 50.03
*First Class has a weight limit of 4 lbs so that limits the number of posters that can ship via First Class in a flat package. If you solely bought three-sheets and/or Argentinean posters, that maximum quantity is approximately three posters (3). If it is six-sheets, you might be able to get one (1) six-sheet shipped via First Class. But either way, bear in mind that is at the maximum weight of 4 lbs which is approximately the estimates shown above.

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 (but bear in mind that, depending on the state, we might have to then charge U.S. sales tax)! 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.