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(This set of Sunday auctions runs from 11/12 to 11/19)
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ATTENTION! The details shown below apply SOLELY to the 968 political and war posters (mostly from a single owner, from 1904 to 2015!) we are auctioning from 11/12 to 11/19, and may well NOT apply to our other weekly auctions. If you are looking for details for other sets of auctions, please check our Info Archive.

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*Details About Sunday's Items (968
political and war posters ending November 19th)
*U.S. Shipping Details
*Non-U.S. Shipping Details

Details About These Sunday Items

About this special single consignor auction
     We are doing something in this set of auctions we have only done once before (and that was a collection of lobby cards)! We were approached by a VERY long time collector (who has been actively collecting for many decades!), and he asked us if he could give us an entire auction by himself. He told us he had been amassing a collection of political posters and war posters that mostly began at the start of World War I and continued to the present day, and he could provide almost an entire auction by himself from this amazing collection, and we agreed to create the auction! So almost all of the posters we are offering in this set of auctions were consigned to us by this one remarkable individual who has devoted a huge portion of his life to assembling these posters. This collection covers over a century, and it covers so much history (war, class struggle, politics, etc) over that time, from countries all over the globe (see below):

eMoviePoster.com presents: A Century Of Political And War Posters In The Struggle For A Better World!
     Printed posters have been an integral part of politics (and wars) for well over a century. In the days prior to the advent of radio, TV (and the computer!), they provided an essential way for people to communicate their views to like-minded people, and just as importantly, provided the potential to change the minds of those with differing views. While we can certainly learn a great deal about wars and political struggles by reading about them in history books and on websites, the greatest and most accurate knowledge of what was being said and thought at the very time the events unfolded comes from the posters created to promote those events.

The remarkable collection offered here covers an entire century of humanity’s struggles, while waging war and striving for peace and justice. It is presented mostly chronologically, beginning with World War I posters, separated by each country, and then posters from between the great wars, followed by World War II posters, and continuing decade by decade, with the posters from each decade separated by country, and presented in chronological order.

What are some of the themes and topics covered in this auction?
1) World War I
2) Between the Wars
3) World War II
4) Cold War until the fall of the Berlin Wall (over 300 posters on this topic, including the Cuban Revolution, East Germany, North Korean, etc)
5) "Posters For a Better World" (over 300 posters on this broad topic, covering social/political movements of the 1960s to present: human rights protests, civil rights movement, feminism, climate change, anti-militarism, anti-fascism, communism, socialism, anarchism, the United Nations, the Labor Movement, the Green Movement, etc)

Looking over the entire collection (and all of the posters are at auction individually, so that one can purchase any one of them, or many), one gets a clear sense of the 100 years of history they cover, and how important a role posters played during that century. Were this collection to remain intact, it could provide the basis for a museum exhibition on posters, politics and war. Instead, it will be divided and going to likely hundreds of different owners, but our great hope, and the hope of the owner of this remarkable collection, is that the new owners will display them, so that they can continue to educate those who view them (and thus continue to serve the purpose they were printed to perform)!

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

2d001 1904 Italian currency poster
2d002-2d033 linenbacked and non-backed World War I posters (German, Russian, French, U.S.)
2d034-2d045 1920s mostly political posters (from many countries)
2d046-2d081 1930s mostly political posters (from many countries)
2d082-2d083 Spanish Civil War posters
2d084-2d147 World War II posters (from many countries)
2d148-2d178 1940s mostly political and post-WWII posters (from many countries)
2d179-2d242 1950s mostly political posters (from many countries)
2d243-2d273 1960s mostly political posters (from many countries)
2d274-2d360 1970s mostly political posters (from many countries)
2d361-2d619 1980s mostly political posters (from many countries)
2d620-2d732 1990s mostly political posters (from many countries)
2d733-2d940 2000s mostly political posters (from many countries)
2d941-2d968 2000s mostly political posters (from many countries)

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 the shipping of the linenbacked and "oversized" rolled posters in this auction
     Note that 36 of the posters in this auction are linenbacked (all are World War I and II posters). There are an additional 16 posters that are quite wide and need to be sent in tubes longer than 32" (some of those are early posters, but around ten of them are from later years). IN ALL THESE CASES, THE SHIPPING FOR THESE POSTERS WILL BE THE ACTUAL COST OF SHIPPING THEM. This is clearly marked on the auctions for those items. The linenbacked posters can't be combined with non-linenbacked posters, unless the buyer of those linenbacked posters insists on it, and they need to accept responsibility for possible damage for the non-linenbacked posters sent with them.

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 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!

U.S. Shipping Details

THERE IS AN IMPORTANT DIFFERENCE IN THIS SET OF AUCTIONS ONLY. The items being auctioned ship in tubes for EITHER $12 U.S. shipping OR for the actual cost of shipping (solely if they are linenbacked or oversized; see above), and you should refer to each individual auction page or the note above to know how it will be shipped. After winning and depending on what you win, you may need to request a shipping quote through our Checkout system. 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 Sunday items need to be sent rolled in tubes 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.

*The "unbacked" items can be combined with these auctions and we will combine them automatically if there is no chance of damage to any of them items you win:

Tuesday October 31st rolled non-U.S. posters
Thursday November 2nd "rolled" items in Halloween Part I
Tuesday November 7th "rolled" items in Halloween Part III
Thursday November 9th "rolled" items
Tuesday November 14th rolled non-U.S. posters

*The "linenbacked" items can be combined with these auctions and we will combine them automatically if there is no chance of damage to any of them items you win:

Thursday November 2nd "linen" items in Halloween Part I

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

Tuesday October 17th folded one-sheets
Thursday October 19th complete and incomplete lobby card sets
Sunday October 22nd programs, 11x14s, presskits, and more
Tuesday October 24th concert posters, WCs, Italian, and more
Thursday October 26th single lobby cards
Sunday October 29th groups of 2 or more stills from the same film
Thursday November 2nd "flat" items only in Halloween Part I
Sunday November 5th "flat" items in Halloween Part II
Thursday November 9th "flat package" items only
Thursday November 9th "three dimensional" items
Sunday November 12th single 8x10 stills
Thursday November 16th three-sheets, six-sheets, Italian & more

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).


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 (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  auctions. NOTE: These are ESTIMATES only; actual shipping may cost more or less.

Also note that some items are REALLY large and will cost $100 or more to ship overseas, so please bear this in mind before bidding on these "actual cost of shipping" items!

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


$55.01 $57.15
Priority Mail Express Int'l - Uninsured $61.66 $75.91 $70.45

First Class* (under 4 lbs ONLY)

$33.16 $35.06 $35.78
*First Class has a weight limit of 4 lbs AND a dimensional limit. Posters wider than 28 inches (or 71 cm) can NOT be shipped via First Class.

Also, the maximum number of posters that can ship via First Class in a tube is eight (8), 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 8 posters 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!

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! 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.