About eMoviePoster.com's Tuesday Auctions #543
(this is our 543rd set of Tuesday
auctions which runs from 8/9 to 8/16)
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details shown below apply SOLELY
to the 463 half-sheets and 337 Japanese B2 posters we are auctioning from
8/9 to 8/16, and
may well NOT apply to our other sets of weekly auctions. If you are
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*Details About Tuesday's Items (463 half-sheets and
337 Japanese B2 posters
ending August 16th)
*U.S. Shipping Details
*Non-U.S. Shipping Details
*Incredible Discount on Learn About Movie Posters Book!
(80% off the cover price!)
*Add More to Your Order: We have
691 items in our Fixed Price section,
most of which can be added to your order for NO additional shipping cost!
You really must check out our Fixed Priced items
About This Tuesday's Items
Should unfolded half-sheets sell for a
major premium over folded ones?
For years we 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?
We 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
we 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
LARGE NUMBER OF UNFOLDED ONES! Around 52% of the 463 half-sheets have never been folded, and
173 of those 52% 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 "suspect" 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!
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 poster for minor defects that we did NOT describe.
If a poster 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 poster 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!
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phone at +1 (417) 256-9616 during business hours (Monday to Friday, 9 AM CST
to 5 PM CST except from 12 to 1 when we take lunch), via
e-mail, or via fax at +1 (417) 257-6948.
U.S. orders with a flat rate shipping can quickly be completed via PayPal
system. At this time, PayPal is the only payment method supported by the
checkout but more payment methods and features will be added with time.
If your order requires a shipping quote and you have received your
quote, you may pay via PayPal manually to "firstname.lastname@example.org",
but know that PayPal has many glitches, so you need to e-mail us separately
stating that you completed payment
Here are step-by-step instructions if you need help paying manually
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, but please don't send cash (as we can't
be responsible for lost cash).
If your order requires a
shipping quote, please request it through
Checkout system. Please note that we are still developing this
checkout system, so while you may request your quote using it, we do not
quite have it ready to complete payment (although we hope to have that added
soon), but payment may still be completed using whatever method you have
used in the past. If you run into any sort of problem requesting your
quotes, please e-mail
Phillip right away so we can get it addressed.
U.S. Shipping Details
U.S. buyers need to enclose $11 shipping (which includes full insurance)!
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 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 Tuesday items need to be
sent rolled in tubes
combined with these auctions:
- Tuesday August 2nd rolled non-U.S. posters from 24
- Thursday August 4th rolled 27" x 40" one-sheets
- Thursday August 18th inserts and Italian locandinas
*they must be sent separately from
these auctions for an additional shipping charge:
- Tuesday July 26th folded one-sheets
- Thursday July 28th miscellaneous items that ship in
- Sunday July 31st 'regular' Sunday auctions
- Sunday July 31st 'bulk lot' Sunday auctions
- Sunday August 7th signed items of all sizes
- Tuesday August 9th "oversized" posters
- Thursday August 11th folded non-U.S. posters and
- Sunday August 14th all Cinerama auction
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 $11 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 $3, for both the best packaging materials you have ever seen
and a separate printed invoice mailed to you.
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 week's
(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)
Priority Mail Int'l - Uninsured
$21.71 / $22.61
Priority Mail Int'l - Insured
$23.61 / N/A
Global Express - Insured
$34.72 / N/A
Global Express - Uninsured
$32.82 / $32.59
$9.95 / $14.90
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 $3 outside the U.S.)!
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 set
of auctions will be sent rolled in tubes, so
you can add any item that can also be sent rolled
in tubes for little or no additional shipping costs (NOTE:
if we can add it to your package without raising the cost of shipping, then
we will do so with no added shipping charge, but if it raises the cost then
you will need to pay the difference). We have noted below whether the items can be shipped rolled or not.