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This set of Thursday auctions runs from 12/20
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Notes and Shipping Details shown below apply SOLELY
to the 999 title cards and scene lobby cards (including many silents & detective and film
noir!) we are auctioning from 12/20 to 12/27, and may well NOT apply to our other sets of weekly auctions. If you are
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*Details About Thursday's Items (999
title cards and scene lobby cards ending 12/27)
*U.S. Shipping Details
*Non-U.S. Shipping Details
*Add More to Your Order: We have 677 items in our
Fixed Price section,
many of which can be added to your order for NO additional shipping cost!
You really must check out our Fixed Priced items
About These Thursday Items
About the condition
Note that we have many excellent condition, unrestored lobby cards this
week. Most of these come to us from several very long time collectors
who were "condition conscious", and who tried to buy unrestored lobby cards
whenever possible! 77% of the cards in
this auction are completely unrestored, and approximately 29% of the cards
in this auction are both "high grade" (either "fine" or "very good to fine",
and OUR high grade cards are graded very strictly!), and also completely
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",
and "good", with only a few graded "fair") 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
Please remember that our grading system is FAR more harsh than any other dealer we know of! We feel certain that our "very good to fine" condition grade compares favorably to most dealers' "near mint" grade and our "fine" condition grade compares favorably to most dealers' "mint" grade!
We did not describe most of the tiny defects these cards have in words
(unless they are on the back or are the sort that can't be seen in a digital
image), so we strongly recommend that you look at our super-sized image to see whatever tiny defects any of these cards may have.
IMPORTANT! "Slabbing" of lobby cards
IS here! Slabbing is encasing items in a hard plastic sleeve with a seal that can't be broken, and then the items are professionally graded. ANY restoration of any kind, as well as a detailed condition description is noted on the back of the sleeve. Proponents of slabbing say that it takes all the guesswork out of grading items, and it brings lots of new collectors into a hobby, who are no longer afraid of buying an over-graded item, or one with hidden restoration. It is indisputable that slabbing attracts a lot of "investors" into a hobby, and almost always slabbing of items is followed by a sharp rise in the price of "high grade" UNRESTORED items.
Since the people who currently "slab" other collectibles are now doing
so with lobby cards, then it is very likely prices will rise on them as well.
The above is why we clearly identify which lobby cards are completely
unrestored (and in this context, "unrestored" means no restoration of any
kind, including tape, on either the front or the back of the card).
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!
U.S. orders with flat rate shipping can quickly be completed via Credit/Debit Card or PayPal
Checkout system. For U.S. customers who purchase items that require "actual
shipping" (and for ALL Non-U.S. orders) we need to quote you the cost of shipping (a "shipping
quote") after you request it,
and you will do so (after the auctions end) through our
NEW! We have integrated most shipping quotes into our
checkout (except for Pay and Hold orders because they are more complicated, but those are coming
too) so you now can complete payment using our checkout (for both U.S. and non-U.S. orders, but
for now, only if you pay with credit card or PayPal).
Please note that we are still developing this checkout system, and we will continue to make
further improvements to it, and all aspects of our business, and we will alert you whenever we
make such improvements. If you run into any sort of problem requesting your quotes or paying for
your order after you receive your quotes, please e-mail
right away so we can get it addressed.
If your order requires a shipping quote and you have already received your quote, you
may pay in our Checkout (unless your order is "Pay and Hold" which we are
working to account for). You should only pay via PayPal manually if you are Pay and Hold (to "firstname.lastname@example.org"), but know that PayPal has
many glitches, and if you do that, you need to e-mail us separately stating that you completed
payment Learn More.
step-by-step instructions if you need help paying manually with PayPal.
We also accept all major credit cards and PayPal
Checkout or, if you want to pay another way, you can pay 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 also 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).
U.S. Shipping Details
U.S. buyers need to enclose $11 shipping (which includes full
insurance), no matter how many items you purchase from this set of auctions! NOTE: Our $11 flat
rate shipping is good for two weeks. If you haven't paid within two weeks, you will then be
quoted the actual cost of shipping
when you request it.
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 flat packages so...
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT COMBINING: Flat rate shipping is good for 2 weeks worth of
purchases. If you win items over a span of more than 14 days, you will then be charged the
actual cost of shipping plus $3 for packing materials.
*they can be combined with these auctions (Note the higher
cost of shipping from some auctions as noted below):
Sunday December 9th "flat" items in Part IV of our December 2012 Mini/Major Auction (some
are the actual cost of shipping)
Tuesday December 11th folded one-sheets
Thursday December 13th window cards and other "oversized" flat items
Tuesday December 18th three-sheets, six-sheets, quads, and more
Thursday December 20th non-U.S. folded posters & lobbies
Tuesday December 25th single 8" x 10" stills
*they must be sent separately from these auctions for an
additional shipping charge:
Sunday December 9th "rolled" items in Part IV of our December 2012 Mini/Major Auction
Sunday December 23rd rolled or formerly folded 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 $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
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.
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
$27.51 / $33.21
Global Express - Uninsured
$36.90 / $42.84
First Class (under 4 lbs ONLY)
$12.15 / $17.45
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!
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 in flat packages, so
you can add any item that can also be sent in
packages 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.