Details About These Thursday Items
A SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT THE
AMAZING COLLECTION OF 6,051 VINTAGE STILLS IN 999 LOTS WE ARE CURRENTLY AUCTIONING:
we have in the past sold several large groups of multiple black & white and
color still lots, and the vast majority of those stills came to us from former theater owners
and covered a wide range of years. We sold all of those stills, and we
thought that that was the last time we would make such a great
offering of multiple stills.
But now, we have been consigned another excellent
collection of multiple black & white and color still lots! Looking over this amazing
new offering of over 6,000 stills is like entering a time machine and going back 30 or
more years, and entering a poster exchange, and being able to buy lots and lots
of stills for one low price!
Best of all, all of the stills are being sold with no reserve
with an opening bid of just $1 (per lot, NOT per still!). This means
you could theoretically purchase a lot of 8, 12, or even more stills for just a
(and while we do not think that could happen, you may well see some of these
lots selling for just pennies per still, and probably a fair number of them will
sell for under one dollar per still, even though many of them are in pristine
IMPORTANT! FOR THE LOTS THAT CONTAIN COLOR STILLS, MINI LCs,
GROUPS OF STILLS ON A SINGLE STAR, OR ENGLISH FRONT OF HOUSE LCs, WE PICTURE EVERY ONE OF THE STILLS IN THAT LOT. BUT FOR THE
LOTS THAT CONTAIN NINE OR MORE BLACK AND WHITE STILLS FROM A SPECIFIC MOVIE, THEN, FOR THOSE LOTS ONLY, ONLY
EIGHT OF THE
STILLS ARE PICTURED! THE HIGH BIDDER ON
EACH BLACK & WHITE LOT THAT CONTAINS MORE THAN EIGHT STILLS WILL RECEIVE THE NUMBER OF STILLS LISTED ON THE AUCTION, and NOT
just the eight pictured! We realize there is an element of gambling to
this (because you are only seeing eight images, and are not seeing the other
images), but we made only a small effort to find the best eight stills in these
lots, and, if you
have any willingness to gamble at all, you may find that you get some great
stills that were not pictured! Please do NOT bid on these lots which
don't picture all of the stills unless you can accept that you are only seeing
eight of the total number of stills offered (each lot clearly states how many
stills are contained in it).
IMPORTANT! Some of the still lots from "newer"
(post-1960) movies, ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT HAVE 9 OR MORE STILLS IN THEM,
may contain a few duplicated stills. We only
picture eight of the stills, so realize that on some of these post-1960 lots
with 9 or more stills there may be a few duplicates, SO PLEASE BEAR THIS IN
MIND BEFORE PLACING A BID ON THOSE LOTS (this does not apply to pre-1960
Note that we can't make an exception "just for you"
on these lots and find a specific lot and photograph or
describe the stills currently not pictured, BECAUSE WE
CANNOT DO THAT FOR ANYONE! All of the still lots are completely
sealed and ready for mailing. We could never auction 6,000+
stills in a single day without doing it the way we are doing, and we ask you to
be understanding of that, or to not bid on them.
IN THE PAST, WHEN WE HAVE SOLD GREAT STILL LOTS LIKE IN THIS
SET OF AUCTIONS, AFTER THE AUCTIONS CLOSED WE RECEIVED
LOTS OF E-MAILS FROM PEOPLE WHO
ARE SORRY THEY HAD NOT BID HIGHER ON ONE OR MORE OF THE LOTS (and likely are
kicking themselves over some of the lots that they missed out on!).
About the originality of these stills
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!
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, "STARTING PRICE",
or a "HOUSE BIDDER", who seems to have a spooky ability to always bid
just under your bid!). And these are vintage stills, which have collectible value, as opposed to reproduction stills, which have NO collectible value.
U.S. orders (and ONLY U.S. orders) with flat rate shipping can quickly be completed via Credit/Debit Card
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
For both U.S. and non-U.S. orders:
We accept all major credit cards via
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.
You can send a check or money order in U.S. funds (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. customers pay only $7 for shipping ANY
quantity of stills!
Because these stills can be sent in smaller
packages than posters or lobby cards, we charge just $7 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 $7 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 $7 U.S. shipping for ALL of them!), but this way we reward those
who buy many items.
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 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 Thursday items need to be
sent in small flat packages so...
*they can be combined with these auctions (Note the higher U.S.
shipping cost of some auctions):
Tuesday May 22nd window cards, French posters, & more ($15)
Thursday May 24th single 8" x 10" stills
Tuesday May 29th folded one-sheets ($11)
Thursday May 31st single lobby cards ($11)
Sunday June 3rd German & Austrian program ($11)
Tuesday June 5th 3shts, 6shts, Argentineans, Italians, & more ($13)
*they must be sent separately from these auctions for an additional shipping charge:
Thursday May 17th large & oversized rolled posters (NOTE: We will only combine these if it
is safe to do so without damage, and note too that this set of auctions ship for the actual
cost of shipping do to the heavy & larger nature of the posters it contains)
Sunday May 20th rolled 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 $7 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 $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.
For Canada or Mexico, we estimate the "actual
cost of shipping" to be approximately $12 for First Class or $16 to $25 for Priority
Mail for up to 20 stills.
For everywhere else in the world, we estimate
the "actual cost of shipping" to be approximately $15 for First Class or $20 to $40
for Priority Mail 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
about becoming one of the hundreds of our non-U.S. buyers who are already
part of this program.
more about how to save money on shipping by shipping to friends/family
in the U.S., insurance, and customs fees.
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.)!