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Auction History Result

5m093 LONE RANGER linen chapter 12 1sh '38 first serial version w/ great inset image of both stars!

Date Sold 3/1/2015
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Linenbacked Chapter #12 (Escape) One-Sheet Movie Poster (1sh; measures 27" x 41" [69 x 104 cm]) (Learn More)

The Lone Ranger, the 1938 John English & William Witney masked hero cowboy western serial ("The Lone Ranger A Man of Mystery"; "Republic Pictures presents The Motion Picture Version of 'The Lone Ranger'"; "Republic Serial in 15 Episodes"; "Based on the radio serial, 'The Lone Ranger' created by the radio station WXYZ Detroit, and written by Fran Striker"; the movie is set up unusually, with five men suspected of being The Lone Ranger, and the audience has no clue as to which man it is; they used Billy Bletcher's voice for the actual Lone Ranger, so that when each of the five men spoke their lines, the audience would not be able to pick them out as having the same voice as The Lone Ranger!) starring Lee Powell, Silver Chief (as Silver, the Lone Ranger's horse), Chief Thundercloud (billed as "Chief Thunder-Cloud"; as Tonto), Lynne Roberts, Hal Taliaferro (billed as "Wally Wales"), Bruce Bennett (sometimes billed as "Herman Brix"), Lane Chandler, George Montgomery, William Farnum, and John Merton. Also, note that first release posters of any sort from this very first movie version of The Lone Ranger is extremely scarce, likely because it was bought by Lone Ranger fans decades ago, and has never returned to the hobby!
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Overall Condition and Pre-Restoration Defects with Quality of Restoration: good to very good. The poster had tiny paper loss at the crossfolds and some tiny bits of paper loss in the vertical foldline between the top and bottom crossfolds. It had thumb tack holes and some faint stains around the edges and three thumb tack holes evenly spaced on the top horizontal fold. Overall, the poster was in good to very good condition prior to linenbacking. The restorer backed the poster "in the European style", meaning that they did not do restoration to the defects described above (a talented restorer could touch them up without re-backing the poster).
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