Special Notes About This Thursday's Items
HERE IS A CHART OF THE ITEMS IN THIS AUCTION:
(to better help you find the sizes, types, and countries that interest you)
5t001-5t045 World War II posters
5t046-5t047 World War I posters
5t048-5t049 circus poster
5t050-5t075 travel poster (U.S., German)
5t076-5t099 German, Indian, Pakistani, Belgian, Brazilian, Finnish, Polish,
Portuguese, Spanish/English, Turkish
5t112-5t128 French (all sizes)
5t129-5t142 English (all sizes)
5t143-5t183 British quad
5t184-5t187 Thirty by Forty
5t188-5t195 half subway
5t233-5t239 stock insert, LC poster, pressbook cover, Topps poster
5t240-5t451 special movie poster (multiple sizes under one-sheet size)
5t452-5t568 special non-movie poster (multiple sizes)
5t569-5t606 commercial poster (all sizes)
5t607-5t689 Japanese (23x34, 29x41)
5t690-5t775 Chinese (all sizes)
About "Special" Posters
We regularly receive posters from hundreds of
consignors, and the vast majority of them are standard movie poster sizes,
and we gather those sizes together, and sell them in individual weeks (each
week, posters of a different size). But we also receive a few posters now
and then which are NOT standard movie poster sizes, and we also
occasionally receive a few posters that are not even movie posters!
Basically, this week we have gathered together 775 of these "special"
posters, and are auctioning them all at one time. We urge you to look them
all over very carefully, for they cover a HUGE range of years, sizes,
and subjects and some are likely extremely rare, and we guarantee you that
the vast majority of them will have images that are new to you!
Included are a relatively small number of commercial posters (posters sold
directly to the public when the movie was created, BUT WE CLEARLY
IDENTIFY ALL COMMERCIAL POSTERS AS SUCH!), and also "mini posters",
which are the smaller posters that were sometimes given out at theaters to
those who attended a movie. IT IS WELL WORTH YOUR WHILE TO LOOK THROUGH
ALL OF THESE POSTERS, BECAUSE THERE ARE MANY COOL AND UNUSUAL ONES!
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
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!
We accept all major credit cards, either directly over the phone
at 417-256-9616 during our regular 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 "firstname.lastname@example.org"),
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. Shipping Details
U.S. buyers need to enclose $10 shipping
(which includes full insurance)!
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).
Will your order be shipped to you by UPS?
UPS does NOT automatically require a
signature to deliver packages, so if you want the signature to be required,
you will need to pay the extra $3.00 UPS charges for "signature required"
Delivery Confirmation, and please realize that they will then NOT
leave the package, and you may well have to go to the UPS facility yourself
to pick it up. 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
IF YOU DO NOT SPECIFY THAT YOU WANT SIGNATURE REQUIRED,
THEN YOUR PACKAGE WILL BE SENT WITHOUT
You CAN usually combine shipment!
NOTE: These Thursday
items need to be sent rolled in tubes so...
combined with these auctions:
- Tuesday August 17th rolled non-U.S. posters
- Thursday August 19th rolled 27" x 40" one-sheets
- Tuesday September 7th rolled non-U.S. posters
*they must be sent separately from
these auctions for an additional shipping charge:
- Tuesday August 24th "oversized" French, Italian,
German, & more non-U.S. posters
- Thursday August 26th pressbooks and Mexican LCs
- Sunday August 29th Sunday auctions
- Tuesday August 31st folded one-sheets
- Thursday September 2nd three-sheets, six-sheets,
British quads & more
- Sunday August 29th & September 5th & 12th bulk lots
- Sunday September 5th & 12th Sunday auctions
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, but we also allow you to wait until the next five sets of
auctions end (a total of six sets of auctions) so that you can combine your
current purchases with those of our following auctions (if possible), and
that means there is a chance you could combine items from up to six 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 U.S.
DON'T BID ON OUR
ITEMS UNLESS YOU WILL PAY THE $10 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.
Have you heard about our Pay and Hold
This lets non-U.S. buyers pay for their purchases from 4 consecutive weeks
(a total of 12 auctions and around 8,000+ 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, 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)
Airmail - Uninsured
$26.25 / $32.25
Airmail - Insured
$28.85 / N/A
Global Express - Insured
$44.40 / $45.45
Global Express - Uninsured
$42.50 / $42.75
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
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.
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.)!