Movie Paper Sale #382 Special Notes
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Half-Sheets Sell for a Major Premium Over Folded Ones?
For years I have been arguing that the above should be true, and it seems that many collectors are beginning to agree with me! Imagine if baseball cards could be bought in two ways. You could either get them folded in half twice (resulting in
one horizontal and one vertical fold), or get them unfolded. Would not the unfolded ones sell for FAR more in the collector's market than the folded ones? I can't see the difference between this and
half-sheets. It is VERY difficult to find unfolded half-sheets, but they ARE out there, and I believe we will continue to see their price rise far above that of a folded version (note that most post-1970
half-sheets were NOT folded, so they are pretty much only found unfolded, and therefore this does not apply to
half-sheets from this time period). NOTE THAT THE HALF-SHEETS THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY OFFERING INCLUDE A HUGE NUMBER OF UNFOLDED ONES! Around
51% of the 380 half-sheets have never been folded, and 90 of those
51% are from before 1970, which are the titles you would not expect to find unfolded! This is a very rare opportunity to purchase unfolded
Originality and Rarity of These Half-Sheets
Half-sheets from the 1960s on are far more rare than the corresponding one-sheets (with the exception of certain
half-sheets which have been reproduced; see below). In the last few years, many savvy collectors have begun to seek out
half-sheets, realizing their far greater rarity, and in some cases, are paying more for them than for the corresponding one-sheets! We expect this trend to continue in the coming years!
NOTE: In recent years a fair number of inserts of certain top titles of the 1970s have been offered in the collector's market (there are also
a few "suspect"
half-sheets). We believe (as do most major dealers) that these are surely counterfeits. They can be distinguished from genuine
inserts and half-sheets by their extra glossy front and back, and their "whiter-than-white" appearance. ALL OF THE
HALF-SHEETS WE ARE SELLING THIS WEEK ARE 100% GENUINE AND EITHER THEATER-USED
OR WERE PRINTED TO BE USED IN THEATERS, BUT WERE FOUND IN POSTER EXCHANGES PRIOR
TO GOING TO A THEATER!
I could imagine that some people, seeing that we have a fair
number of wonderful condition half-sheets among the half-sheets we are selling this week, might wonder if possibly
THEY could be reproductions! They are not, and they include lots and lots
of titles that nobody would ever consider reproducing, which should make sense
to anyone, even if they doubted my guarantee that they are authentic! On the
other hand, the inserts and half-sheets that all major dealers know are counterfeit
are exclusively very collectible titles, exactly the sort a crook would choose
to reproduce. All of the half-sheets we are selling this week are absolutely
guaranteed to be authentic!
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
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.
We accept all major credit cards, either directly over the phone
during regular our business hours which are Monday to Friday, 9 AM CST to 5
PM CST except between 12 and 1 when we take lunch, or you can e-mail us
payment details, and there are still a few people who fax us!
If you like to pay via Paypal (our PayPal e-mail is "email@example.com"),
that is fine, but know that PayPal has many glitches, and you should
ABSOLUTELY e-mail us separately when you send us a PayPal payment!
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
(unlike SOME auction
sites, we are not prejudiced against Western Union!). But please don't send cash (as we can't be
responsible for lost cash)!
U.S. buyers need to enclose $9 shipping (which includes full insurance)!
Why do we charge $9, when we used to charge $9 to $11 on eBay?
We spend $9
(or more) on almost all U.S. orders, because we use such good, heavy
packaging (at least twice as strong as that used by most sellers), even on
low priced orders (because we believe a low priced item still deserves the
We USED to charge $11 for shipping on U.S.
orders over $100 when we sold on eBay, but now that we are auctioning on our
own site we have lowered that to $9, which is both our way of thanking those
who order a lot from us, and also our way of passing on our savings from not
paying eBay commissions to our customers!
You CAN usually combine shipment!
(NOTE: This week's items must be sent rolled in
tubes and can NOT be combined with any items we have sold in the last couple
of weeks, but we are planning to sell rolled non-U.S. posters next Tuesday,
and you may combine items from the two Tuesday auctions if you would like)
Note that we not only allow you to combine as many items as you want from a single week, and still pay only a single shipping charge for all of the items, but we also allow you to wait until
next week's auctions end so that you can combine your current purchases with those of our following auctions
(if possible), and since we do two sets of auctions every week, that means there
is a chance you could combine items from up to four 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 $9 U.S. SHIPPING CHARGE).
DON'T BID ON
OUR ITEMS UNLESS YOU WILL PAY THE $9 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 $2 for the best packaging materials you have ever seen.
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.
Here is a chart
containing estimated shipping charges for up to three items from this
(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)
Airmail - Uninsured
Airmail - Insured
Global Express - Insured
Global Express - Uninsured
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the two major
increases in U.S. postage rates to other countries, just about any package
to most non-U.S. countries that weighs one pound or more will cost
approximately $26 for Uninsured Airmail shipping (and this includes
virtually all of our packages as we use heavy duty tubes for packaging).
So please bear this shipping cost in mind BEFORE your 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 $2 outside the U.S.)!
|You Can Add More to Your
In addition to our current auctions, we offer
many other non-auction items. Please note that the items in this week's auction
will mostly be sent rolled in tubes, so you can add any item that can easily be
rolled for no additional shipping costs. We have noted in each paragraph below
whether the items can be shipped rolled or not.
have the 2008 Movie Poster Sales Results! (can be
shipped rolled or flat)
This new edition includes 25,000
verified sales results from our 2007 sales and contains NO duplication to our
previous editions! WE ARE OFFERING THE BRAND NEW 2008 EDITION FOR THE
COVER PRICE OF $10, OR YOU CAN ORDER IT, PLUS THE PREVIOUS FOUR EDITIONS FOR A
TOTAL OF $15, A GREAT SAVINGS OF $35 OFF OF THE COMBINED COVER PRICES! Go
to our "Other
Publications" books page at
http://www.emovieposter.com/books/books.php?section=nonBruce to learn more
and to order!
(can be shipped flat only)
Know that we also sell several other movie poster-related publications, so now
is a good time to pick up items you may have missed! We have copies of a great
full-color magazine entirely devoted to the great legendary poster artist, Bob
Peak! This magazine (called Illustration Magazine #6) has tons of
full-color images, all shot directly from Peak's originals, and has a great
in-depth overview of Peak's entire career, written by his son! It sells for $9
and it is almost completely sold out, but if you want a copy, just enclose $9
with your order! We also have copies of Illustration Magazine #7, which
has a long article on master horror/sci-fi illustrator Reynold Brown, with many
full-color images shot directly from his originals, and that issue is also just
Movie Collectors World
(can be shipped rolled or flat)
WE ALSO OFFER THE LATEST ISSUE OF
MOVIE COLLECTORS WORLD TO ALL OUR BUYERS (the latest is the
July issue). This magazine has been published for over 30 years and is the "Bible" of the movie poster collecting hobby! The cover price is $3.00. If you want a copy of the
July issue added to your order for $3.00 (with NO additional shipping), just let us know when you pay for your order and we will include it!
Fixed Price Posters
(most can be shipped rolled but not all can be sent flat; if an
item has a "UF" or "TF" in the description, it can only be shipped rolled, but
if it has a "FF" in the description, it can likely be sent rolled or flat;
check with us if you are unsure)
WE CURRENTLY HAVE 150 MOVIE POSTERS ON OUR WEBSITE AS "FIXED PRICE" ITEMS! Click
to view these Fixed Price posters on our website (many of them are one-sheets). If we can combine any of the Fixed
Price items with your current purchases into a single package, then we won't
charge you any added shipping!