About These Sunday Items
Where are the many bulk lots and our usual "Sunday items"
regularly offered on Sunday?
We are taking a break from our regular Sunday
offerings of scripts, exhibitor magazines, movie magazines, German &
Austrian programs, soundtrack CDs, pressbooks, sheet music, and bulk lots while we offer
a special collection of German & Austrian programs this week, but know that
we have a HUGE
number of items waiting to be auctioned in our "regular" Sunday auctions, so
please know that they will return in one week on Sunday January
and then we will take another two week break, but then the regular Sunday
offerings will return almost every week thereafter.
A special note about the German and Austrian programs contained in this
A year ago, we offered a collection of over 500
German and Austrian programs where the collector was
trying to get as many of the highlights of German cinema (and the world's
cinema) from all years, and he was successful in tracking down a very large
number of pre-war German and Austrian programs, and he even located 20 of
the 'conditional' programs (from movies made by the Nazis in the late 1930s
and early 1940s), as well as a wonderful overview of the best movies from
after World War II, all the way to the 1990s!
We THOUGHT that we would never get another
collection like this, but now we have been consigned one that SURPASSES
it! Not only does it contain hundreds more, but it has higher numbers of the
really rare ones, plus it has most of the highlights of the 1950s through
Note that some of the programs we are auctioning are
from Germany, some are from Austria, and a smaller number are from East
Germany. Germany and Austria were completely
separate until Hitler annexed Austria, and they were again separate right
after World War II. There are differences between the programs from the two
countries, most notably the sizes, and we clearly identify which of the two
countries each program is from. Of course, East Germany became its own
country after World War II, and at first they did not show "western movies",
but starting in the 1950s they did, and this collection includes a nice
selection of those programs as well.
Also note that there were two entirely different
companies that made programs in Germany (and there were a few smaller companies
over the years). Both of these companies made programs right when the
movies first came out, and the programs from the same movies usually look
entirely different from each other. In a few cases, we have two programs
from the same movie that are from the different companies, and both are
This is certainly the finest collection of these
programs I have ever seen, and it is remarkable in how wide ranging it is.
This is a wonderful opportunity to get original first release movie paper on
titles where you never ever see any first release items offered for sale (or
if you do, they are priced so high that they are beyond the reach of all but
the wealthiest of collectors)!
HERE IS A CHART OF THE ITEMS IN THIS AUCTION:
(to better help you find the sizes and countries that interest you)
NOTE: Many of these are INCREDIBLY rare due to paper shortages in WWII
when most pre-war paper was recycled:
7y001 DIE NIBELUNGEN German premiere program
7y002-7y042 pre-WWII German programs
7y043-7y072 pre-WWII Austrian programs
7y073-7y095 "conditional" German programs (movies made by the Nazis that can
only be shown in Germany if accompanied by a lecturer, in an educational
7y096-7y109 WWII German programs (made during Hitler's rule, but not on the
list of "conditional" movies)
7y110-7y497 post-WWII German programs
7y498-7y694 post-WWII Austrian programs
7y695-7y722 East German programs
About the Condition
Note that we give an 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 describe.
If an 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!
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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.
U.S. orders with a flat rate shipping can quickly be completed via PayPal
system. At this time, PayPal is the only payment method supported by the
checkout but more payment methods and features will be added with time.
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
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, 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 Sunday items need to be
sent in flat packages
combined with these auctions (but note the
higher cost of shipping of some auctions):
Tuesday January 10th "oversized" French &
Italian posters ($15)
Thursday January 12th window cards and
"oversized" posters ($15)
Sunday January 15th 'regular' Sunday
Tuesday January 17th folded one-sheets
Thursday January 19th folded non-U.S. posters and
non-U.S. lobby cards
Sunday January 22nd all signed auction
("flat" items only)
Tuesday January 24th single vintage 8" x 10" stills
Thursday January 26th lots of 2" vintage 8" x 10"
stills from the same title
*they must be sent separately from
these auctions for an additional shipping charge:
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
about becoming one of the hundreds of our non-U.S. buyers who are already
part of this program.
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
(note these are ESTIMATES only, and your actual shipping may
(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)
Priority Mail Int'l - Uninsured
$21.71 / $22.61
Priority Mail Int'l - 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!
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.)!