eMoviePoster.com Thursday Movie Paper Sale #59 Special Notes
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Special Notes About This Thursday's Items
About the Rarity of 30x40 Movie Posters
     Thirty by forty posters have been made since the 1930s, but few theaters ever ordered them, making them FAR more rare than one-sheets of the same titles.  Why?  Because they were printed on a much better paper stock than that of one-sheets, and the studios charged between five and ten times more for these posters, so only the biggest theaters ordered them.  Many collectors do not realize these sizes exist, but there is a great argument for why thirty by forties should sell for more than corresponding one-sheets, which is that they are printed on a much better paper stock, don't have the annoying foldlines of regular folded one-sheets, and are a jillion times more rareWe have seen high grade thirty by forties continue to rise in price as more and more collectors become aware of them, and we expect this trend to continue.  The collection of thirty by forties we are offering this week include many titles that are both rare AND desirable!  Best of all, many are in really wonderful condition, and very few have any annoying tiny creases (referred to as "crinkle marks" in the hobby)!

About Creases in 30x40 Movie Posters
     Thirty by forty posters have many advantages over one-sheets (see above), but the only disadvantage they have is that the kind of paper they were printed on creases very easily, especially if the poster is at all roughly handled.  Once a poster has these tiny creases (and if the poster is roughly handled while it is rolled, the creases are libel to be scattered throughout different parts of the image), then is no quick or easy way to remove them. 
    Most collectors dislike these creases (called "crinkle marks"), but most recognize that it is very hard to find any thirty by forty posters without ANY of them, and are accepting of just a few, especially if they are not very noticeable or distracting.  We have strongly downgraded the thirty by forty posters we are selling that have very noticeable crinkle marks, and we try to always note that in our written description of those items (sometimes, crinkle marks don't show well in a digital image, and some unscrupulous dealers will fail to mention them to unsuspecting buyers!), but we ALWAYS mention them in writing (if they are at all distracting), so the buyers of these posters will not get unpleasant surprises when they first see them in person!
    Know that a high percentage of the 30 x 40 posters we are selling are in REALLY excellent condition (with few or no crinkle marks).  But generally, know that posters in "fine" condition have virtually no crinkle marks, and that posters in "very good to fine" have very few crinkle marks, and the ones that there are are barely noticeable, and not very distracting at all!

About British Quad Movie Posters
     The standard movie poster size in England is the British quad. Unlike the standard poster of almost every other country, quads are wider than they are tall (similar to U.S. half-sheets, but much larger), which makes this a very popular size among collectors, for it is far easier to display British quad in most standard houses, for they much better fit over couches, desks, and chairs than do vertical format posters. In addition, British quads often have completely different images from that of their U.S. counterparts. The most desirable British quads are those from movies that were made in England ("country of origin" posters).

About the Condition
    We give a detailed overall condition grade ("fine", "very good to fine", "very good", "good to very good", and only a few which are "good" or lesser) along with more details about the condition described in words (where we thought additional details were needed, because the defects were hard to see).  We felt this would help bidders identify items they want to bid on more easily.  Of course, we could not describe every single defect, so 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 still for minor defects that we did NOT describe.

Payment Options
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 "mail@emovieposter.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:
Bruce Hershenson
Attn: Payments
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. Shipping Details
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 best handling)!
     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 Thursday items must be sent rolled in tubes and can NOT be combined with the folded one-sheets we sold July 15th or with the German posters and Mexican & Spanish/U.S. lobbies that closed July 17th nor with the folded three-sheets, six-sheets, and Argentineans we are auctioning from 7/15 to 7/22, but could be combined with the rolled non-U.S. posters we will be selling 7/22 to 7/29)
     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).


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 week's auctions
(Note: Insured quotes are based on a $200 value; you pay $1.60 more for each additional $100 of insurance)

Type of Shipping Canada/Mexico Australian/Asia/Japan Everywhere Else (inc Europe)
Airmail - Uninsured $22 $34 $33
Airmail - Insured N/A $39 $37
Global Express - Insured $39 $44 $44
Global Express - Uninsured $36 $41 $41
First Class $11.57/$17.53 $22 $22

     IMPORTANT NOTICE: 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 Order
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.

We now have the 2008 Movie Poster Sales Results! (can be shipped rolled or flat)
     This edition includes 25,000 verified sales results from our 2007 sales and contains NO duplication to our previous editions!  WE ARE OFFERING THE 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!

Illustration Magazines (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 $9.

Movie Collectors World (can be shipped rolled or flat)
(the latest is the August 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 August 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; please check with us if you are unsure)
  Click HERE 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!