Special Notes About The Items in This Week's
Where are the many bulk lots and our usual "Sunday items"
regularly offered on Sunday?
We are taking a break from our regular Sunday
offerings of scripts, signed stills, Danish programs, soundtrack CDs,
pressbooks, and bulk lots this week while we offer portrait stills this week, but know that
we have a HUGE
number of items waiting to be auctioned in our "regular" Sunday auctions, so
please know that
they will return next week on Sunday January 30th,
and almost every week thereafter.
Where did this collection of portrait
stills come from?
Note that we are auctioning an amazing
collection of individual portrait stills (special stills that were created to
promote a single star). Some of these were not for any specific movie (but
sometimes there is writing on the back that references the star's upcoming
movie, so we can date the still that way), some of them ARE to promote a
specific movie that the star was currently making, and some of them have no
reference to any movie at all (and on those we take our best guess as to what
date the still is from).
These stills come from two remarkable collections!
One is from a former theater owner who carefully saved these stills over many
years (and he wrote the year on the back of each still that did not have a year
on the front, so it is easy to date those stills). The other is from a
very longtime collector who had a particular liking for portrait stills!
We auctioned the first half of these portrait stills
in three earlier auctions. The stills in this auction represent approximately
20% of the portraits stills from these collections (the final 20% of them
will be auctioned at a later date, and then there will be no more!).
About the Originality
WE GUARANTEE THAT EVERY STILL IN THIS AUCTION IS ORIGINAL (just like the ones we sold in
our earlier weeks of still auctions)! Why? Because these stills are from several remarkable collections, which were purchased by VERY knowledgeable collectors, who could tell original stills from repros, reissues, or restrikes and it only contains original stills, and YOU DON'T HAVE TO TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT! We know you will agree these are surely original stills, but if you have the slightest doubt, you can return ANY still within one week for a no questions asked refund! I have sold many tens of thousands of stills, and I KNOW
these to be genuine, and I also know this to be a remarkable collection of
We give a detailed overall condition grade ("fine", "very good to fine", "very good", "good to very good", and only a few which are less than "good to very good") 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.
About Surface Scuffs and Creasing
As anyone who looks at old photos knows, twenty to eighty year old photos are almost certain to pick up faint scuffs and creases in the surface emulsion of the photo. Vintage stills are the same way. But when these creases and scuffs are light, you can't see them when you look directly at the still from straight on, but you CAN see them when you tilt the still to the light. We don't consider this a major defect, because we don't know anyone who displays their stills tilted to the light. So if a still has minor scuffs and creases that are not very visible when it is viewed straight on, we still grade it as "very good or very good to fine" (or a higher grade). The only exception to this is if there are scuffs and creases throughout the entire still. Then we grade it as "lesser" (or a lower grade), even if the scuffs and creases are not visible when looked at straight on. We DO feel most collectors can accept minor surface scuffs and creases that can hardly be seen from straight on and are relatively minor. If you disagree, you probably should think long and hard before bidding on the stills that we grade as "lesser", or "very good or very good to fine" (but you still likely will be happy with the stills we grade as "fine or better", because we won't give a still those grades if there are scuffs in the surface emulsion that are at all visible when the still is viewed head-on).
MANY OTHER SELLERS WOULD ASK $4.99, $6.99, $9.99, OR MORE EACH FOR REPRODUCTIONS OF STILLS THE SAME OR SIMILAR TO THESE, AND MOST
OTHER SELLERS START SIMILAR ORIGINAL VINTAGE STILLS AT $14.99 OR MORE EACH
but you may be able to buy one or more stills from us this week for as low
as $1 PER STILL (if you are the only bidder, but of course, there may well be other bidders; IN OUR AUCTIONS, THE FINAL PRICES ARE ALWAYS SET BY TWO REAL BIDDERS, NOT BY YOU BIDDING AGAINST AN ARTIFICIAL RESERVE OR "STARTING PRICE", which may well be "too high"). And these are vintage stills, which have collectible value, as opposed to reproduction stills, which have NO collectible value.
We accept all major credit cards, either directly over the phone
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 "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
Learn More! To pay with PayPal, follow the step-by-step instructions on the following page
of our website:
may now pay us using our
Express Checkout! NOTE: This is in development, so we are currently
unable to allow non-U.S. customers to use the Checkout to pay (although they
can use it to request their shipping quote), but we will be adding
that ability very soon. Also note that it is still fine to pay us using any
other payment method (including using PayPal "the old way").
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. customers pay only $6 for shipping ANY
quantity of stills!
Because these stills can be sent in smaller
packages than posters or lobby cards, we charge just $6 U.S. shipping for
any purchases of solely stills. But if you purchase other items from
other sets of auctions, and you want us to add the stills to those, then you
will have to pay the higher regular U.S. shipping. Also note that we
don't give any bonus items with these stills, so that they can still be sent
in a small package for the $6 U.S. shipping rate. Finally, note that
we fully insure all U.S. orders, and we lose money on the shipping of most
orders of multiple stills (even if you buy 20 or 50 of these, you will only
pay $6 U.S. shipping for ALL of them!), but this way we reward those
who buy many items.
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 $2.50 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 order.
IF YOU DO NOT SPECIFY THAT YOU WANT SIGNATURE REQUIRED, THEN YOUR PACKAGE
WILL BE SENT WITHOUT SIGNATURE REQUIRED!
You CAN usually combine shipment!
NOTE: These Sunday items need to be sent in flat packages so...
combined with these auctions (Note the U.S.
shipping rates shown below):
- Tuesday January 4th folded one-sheets ($10)
- Thursday January 6th German & Austrian programs
- Sunday January 9th 'regular' Sunday auctions ($10)
- Tuesday January 18th large French & Italian
posters ($10 or $12 depending on what you purchase)
- Thursday January 20th pressbooks, Mexican LCs, and
- Sunday January 23rd 'regular' Sunday auctions ($10)
- Tuesday January 25th single lobby cards ($10)
- Thursday January 27th single stills ($6)
*they must be sent separately from
these auctions for an additional shipping charge:
- Sunday January 9th or 23rd 'bulk lot' Sunday auctions
- Tuesday January 11th rolled non-U.S. posters
- Thursday January 13th unfolded 27" x 41" one-sheets
- Sunday January 16th unfolded 27" x 40" one-sheets
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. SHIPPING CHARGE).
DON'T BID ON OUR ITEMS
UNLESS YOU WILL PAY THE $6 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), plus $2 for packaging materials. 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.
For Canada or Mexico, we estimate the "actual
cost of shipping" to be approximately $12 for up to 20 stills.
For everywhere else in the world, we estimate
the "actual cost of shipping" to be approximately $14 for up to 20 stills.
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)
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
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.)!