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This set of Thursday auctions runs from 2/15 to 2/22)
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ATTENTION! The details shown below apply SOLELY to the 999 non-U.S. posters, lobby cards & stills (from 19 different countries!) we are auctioning from 2/15 to 2/22, and may well NOT apply to our other sets of weekly auctions. If you are looking for details about any of our other sets of weekly auctions, please check our Info Archive.

New to our auctions? There are important differences between our auctions and others. Do you have questions about any aspect of them? First, visit our Questions and Answers page, and if you don't find your answer there, e-mail us.


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*Details About Thursday's Items (
999 non-U.S. posters, LCs & stills ending 2/22)
*U.S. Shipping Details
*Non-U.S. Shipping Details


 
Details About These Thursday Items

HERE IS A CHART OF THE ITEMS IN THIS AUCTION:
(to better help you find the sizes and countries that interest you)

4k001-4k023 all sorts of non-U.S. stills
4k024-4k053 all sorts of non-U.S. lobby cards
4k054-4k068 all sorts of non-U.S. posters
4k069-4k090 Mexican posters
4k091-4k194 Russian posters
4k195-4k375 German posters of many sizes
4k376-4k425 German lobby cards
4k426-4k625 French lobby cards
4k626-4k651 Australian (mini posters, LC posters, one-sheets)
4k652-4k999 Australian daybills

About the non-U.S. lobby cards
     Just about every collector knows that most U.S. theaters stopped using lobby cards in the 1970s or earlier, and that very few U.S. lobby cards were made after that time (and most of the ones that were made were used outside the U.S.).  But a fair number of collectors do not know that the "lobby card format" remained popular in many other countries (and is still popular in the present day).  The main difference between these sets from other countries and those from the U.S. is that they often are printed on thin "poster-like" paper, and of course, most have a foreign language instead of English (although many German lobby card sets have solely English on them, for unknown reasons).  If you are a collector who likes lobby cards, but have not been able to find sets on titles from the 1980s to the present, these non-U.S. lobby cards can be a very attractive alternative (plus, in some cases, they have entirely different scenes, or some different scenes from that of the U.S. lobby cards, assuming that any U.S. lobby cards were made for that title).

About the condition of these items
    We give a detailed overall condition grade ("fine", "very good to fine", "very good", "good to very good", and only a few which are "good" or lesser) 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.

    If a poster 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 poster 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. Shipping Details

U.S. buyers need to enclose $12 shipping (which includes full insurance), no matter how many items you purchase from this set of auctions! NOTE: Our $12 flat rate shipping is good for three weeks. If you haven't paid within three weeks after your oldest unshipped purchase, you will then be quoted the actual cost of shipping when you request it. Learn the exact details of flat rate shipping

     Missouri 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).

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 $4.25 for UPS or $2.45 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. 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 (unless your package has a dollar value over $300, in which case we will always send it with signature required, unless you specifically tell us not to, and accept responsibility for the package if it is stolen from your porch or lobby)!

You CAN usually combine shipment!

NOTE: These Thursday items need to be sent in flat packages so...
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT COMBINING: Flat rate shipping is good for 3 weeks worth of purchases (assuming all the items fit into a single package; Learn More About Combining). If you win items over a span of more than 21 days, you will then be charged the actual cost of shipping plus $3 for packing materials.

*they can be combined with these auctions (but note that if you win other items that have a higher flat rate shipping, you will need to pay the higher cost of shipping from those items):

Sunday January 28th 999 pressbooks, Austrian & East German programs & more
Tuesday January 30th folded one-sheets
Thursday February 1st single lobby cards
Sunday February 4th groups of 2+ 8x10s
Tuesday February 6th three-sheets and large Italian
Sunday February 11th transparencies, negatives, 35mm
Sunday February 18th magazines, books, and more
Tuesday February 20th WCs, French, Italian, and more

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

Sunday January 21st bulk lots (NOTE: Some CAN be combined, and if safe to do so, we will automatically combine them)
Tuesday January 23rd rolled non-U.S. posters
Thursday January 25th rolled one-sheets
Thursday February 8th rolled one-sheets and large rolled items
Tuesday February 13th rolled non-U.S. posters
Thursday February 15th rolled one-sheets

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 (even if you get 100 or more, but solely from a single set!), but we also allow you to wait until the next three weeks of auctions end (a total of up to nine sets of auctions) 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 items from up to nine of our sets of auctions, 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 items can be combined, most of our regular buyers end up with at least two packages after three 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 flat rate 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).

DON'T BID ON OUR ITEMS UNLESS YOU WILL PAY THE $12 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 Program?
This lets non-U.S. buyers pay for their purchases from 6 consecutive weeks (a total of 18 auctions and around 15,000+ 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 non-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 week's auctions (note these are ESTIMATES only, and your actual shipping may vary considerably, and bear in mind that non-U.S. lobby sets weigh much more than single non-U.S. posters)
(Note: Insured quotes are based on a $200 value; you pay $1.60 more for each additional $100 of insurance)

Type of Shipping Canada/Mexico Australian, Asia,
& Japan
Everywhere Else
(inc Europe)
Priority Mail Int'l - Uninsured $43.19 $51.93 $53.11
Priority Mail Express Int'l - Uninsured $58.05 $70.93 $66.41
First Class* (under 4 lbs ONLY) $22.71 $24.61 $24.38
*First Class has a weight limit of 4 lbs so the maximum number of items that can ship via First Class in a flat package is twenty (20), but bear in mind that is at the maximum weight of 4 lbs which will cost more than the estimates above (the cost to ship 20 items via First Class is approximately $50, depending on where you live).

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!

DON'T BID ON OUR ITEMS UNLESS YOU WILL PAY THE ACTUAL COST OF SHIPPING (plus $3 for packaging materials)!