About These Items
About this auction of negatives, transparencies, and 35mm slides
This is a very special auction of 366 extremely rare negatives and transparencies of various sizes
and 35mm slides. EVERY single item in this auction is either "studio issued" (meaning it was created by the studio and sent to theaters and movie outlets), OR it is a "camera original" (meaning it was the actual negative that was in the camera when the photographer took the picture). Every auction clearly identifies which they are, and
there are no items being auctioned that are not either "studio issue" or "camera originals". We have divided them by type and size.
Also note that every one of these auctions
of negatives have had the negatives scanned expertly to create a positive image. The auctions contain that positive scan with the "eMoviePoster.com" watermark over it. ONLY the winner of this auction will, on request, be sent UNWATERMARKED scan(s) of the items in this auction, which will both save them the time and expense of scanning them themselves, and also allow them to make positive prints of the items they purchased.
In the case of transparencies, almost all of them were scanned individually (a very few were not, and that is clearly identified on those
auctions). In the case of 35mm slides, almost all of them were photographed on a light box, and only a few or none were scanned, and that is
clearly identified on those auctions. In the case of transparencies and 35mm slides, the images that appear on the auctions have an
"eMoviePoster.com" watermark over it. The winners of those auctions can, upon request, have the unwatermarked images (if they were scanned, we
will send unwatermarked scans (of course, only if they were scanned), and if
they were photographed, we will send unwatermarked photographs, and if there is a combination of scans and
photographs, we will send what we took).
HERE IS A CHART OF THE ITEMS IN THIS AUCTION:
(to better help you find the sizes and countries that interest you)
THE FOLLOWING ALL SHIP IN OVERSIZE FLAT
PACKAGES FOR THE ACTUAL COST OF SHIPPING (BECAUSE OF THEIR LARGE SIZE)
9h001-9h033 16x20 transparencies
THE FOLLOWING ALL SHIP IN STANDARD FLAT PACKAGES FOR $12 U.S. SHIPPING
9h034-9h087 8x10 negatives, 4x5 negatives
9h088-9h261 transparencies (8x10, 5x7, 4x5, smaller sizes)
9h262-9h366 sets of 35mm slides
About the condition of the items
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",
and "good", with only a few graded "fair" or lesser) 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.
Of course, with the items that have many pages, we could not photograph
every single page, but we often photograph both covers and an interior
two-page spread, which should surely give you an excellent idea of the
overall condition of that item.
U.S. Shipping Details
Except for the first 33 items in this set of
auctions, which are oversized and require the buyer to pay the actual cost
of shipping, 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 two 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
customers: You must pay an additional 7.662% 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"?
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
You CAN usually combine shipment!
NOTE: These items need to be sent in flat packages so...
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT COMBINING: Flat rate shipping is good for 2 weeks worth of
purchases (assuming all the items fit into a single package;
About Combining). If you win items over a span of more than 14 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):
Tuesday August 27th all signed items
Thursday August 29th folded non-U.S. posters & non-U.S. lobbies
Sunday September 1st small miscellaneous items
Tuesday September 3rd folded one-sheets
Thursday September 12th flat items in part III of September Major Auction
Sunday September 15th flat posters in part IV of September Major Auction
Sunday September 22nd bulk lots (if they ship in flat packages)
Tuesday September 24th window cards, Italy & French 1p, 2p, 4p etc.
Thursday September 26th complete and incomplete sets of lobby cards
*they must be sent separately from these auctions for an additional shipping charge:
Sunday September 8th
linenbacked posters in Part I of September Major Auction
Tuesday September 10th linenbacked posters in Part II of September Major
September 15th "rolled, unbacked" posters in Part IV of
September Major Auction
Tuesday September 17th rolled non-U.S. posters from many countries
Thursday September 19th rolled one-sheets and rolled special posters
Sunday September 22nd bulk lots (if they ship in tubes)
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 to have your purchases shipped until the next four weeks of auctions end (a total of up to twelve sets of auctions)
so that you can combine your current purchases with those of our following auctions (if
About Combining), and that means there is a chance you could combine items from up to
twelve 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 four 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
This lets non-U.S. buyers pay for their purchases from 8 consecutive weeks
(a total of 24 auctions and around 20,000+ 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
Priority Mail Express Int'l - Uninsured
First Class (under 4 lbs ONLY)
*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). Of course, some items weigh more than others, so these are just
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 packing