About eMoviePoster.com's Thursday Auctions #490

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ATTENTION! The details shown below apply SOLELY to the 993 folded one-sheets from the Dominique Besson collection in Part I of our December Major Auction we are auctioning from 12/1 to 12/8, and may well NOT apply to our other sets of weekly auctions. If you are looking for details about any of our other sets of weekly auctions, please check our Info Archive.

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*Details About Thursday's Items (December Part I 993 folded one-sheets
ending 12/8)
*U.S. Shipping Details
*Non-U.S. Shipping Details
*Add More to Your Order: We have 1,161 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 HERE, or Learn More!

Our December Major Auction contains many hundreds of items of all years and sizes and is being run in five parts:

  • Part I (Ends Thursday December 8th): 993 folded one-sheets from the Dominique Besson collection

  • Part II (Sunday December 4th to 11th): ALL linenbacked posters of every type and size
  • Part III (Tuesday December 6th to 13th): all non-backed posters that fit in standard tubes
  • Part IV (Thursday December 8th to 15th): all items that fit in standard boxes, including great lobby cards
  • Part V (Sunday December 11th to 18th): all items that ship in oversized tubes and boxes, from window cards to 24-sheets

What distinguishes OUR major auctions from other major auctions? Only the lack of any reserves or buyers premiums, honest condition grading, and unenhanced super-sized images! You will find an amazing "supermarket" selection of great posters from all years, genres, and countries!


Details About These Thursday Items

About the Dominique Besson Collection
Note that all but 28 of the folded one-sheets in this Part I of eMoviePoster.com's December Major Auction were consigned to us by legendary French dealer/collector Dominique Besson. Dominique started collecting movie posters in 1981, and became a dealer in French and European posters in 1994, and has remained as a top dealer ever since!

But in addition, 30 years ago, Dominique began collecting U.S. one-sheets, first those with Saul Bass art, and then adding Alfred Hitchcock posters, then Humphrey Bogart, and he finally ended up collecting in an amazing total of 47 different categories, purchasing the posters from all over the world! Now the time has come to sell this wonderful collection, and Dominique has chosen eMoviePoster.com to do so, through our auctions!

As noted above, all but 28 of the folded one-sheets in this Part I come from this more remarkable collection (the 28 that do not were consigned to us by other collectors, and are clearly marked, and they are certainly of the same quality as those from the Besson collection). This is not all of the Dominique Besson collection we are auctioning. In addition, there are approximately 200 more folded one-sheets that will be in Part IV of this special auction (ones from the 1970s to present), and there are approximately 100 unfolded one-sheets that will be in Part III (including many great ones).

This is a very rare opportunity to purchase folded one-sheets (all of which have had no professional restoration) from one of the greatest one-sheet collections assembled!

The following is the order in which these one-sheets will be auctioned in (they are divided into the 47 categories that Dominique Besson collected in!):
2z001 CASABLANCA one-sheet
2z002 MALTESE FALCON one-sheet
2z003-2z029 Humphrey Bogart
2z030-2z058 Alfred Hitchcock
2z059-2z089 Fantastic 1950s-1960s
2z090-2z190 Fantastic 1970s to Now
2z191-2z220 Marilyn Monroe
2z221-2z240 Audrey Hepburn
2z241-2z254 Brigitte Bardot
2z255-2z263 Pin Up
2z264-2z272 Bad Girls
2z273-2z321 exploitation
2z322-2z342 blaxploitation
2z343-2z347 1930s
2z348-2z365 1940s
2z366-2z387 1950s
2z388-2z432 1960s
2z433-2z442 Stanley Kubrick
2z443-2z471 Steven Spielberg
2z472-2z501 George Lucas
2z502-2z509 John Cassavetes
2z510-2z520 Mel Brooks
2z521-2z527 Italian Cinema
2z528-2z557 British Cinema
2z558-2z565 Monty Python
2z566-2z581 Michael Caine
2z582-2z593 Peter Sellers
2z594-2z658 James Bond
2z659-2z667 Planet of the Apes
2z668-2z674 Bruce Lee
2z675-2z693 Elvis Presley
2z694-2z706 Marlon Brando
2z707-2z742 Steve McQueen
2z743-2z767 Redford - Newman
2z768-2z824 Clint Eastwood
2z825-2z844 Jack Nicholson
2z845-2z848 I Want You
2z849-2z863 Sharks
2z864-2z901 Sports
2z902-2z910 Cartoons
2z911-2z942 Saul Bass
2z943-2z993 Musical

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 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!

U.S. Shipping Details

U.S. buyers need to enclose $12 shipping (which includes full insurance), no matter how many items you purchase from this set of auctions! NOTE: Our $12 flat rate shipping is good for three weeks. If you haven't paid within three weeks after your oldest unshipped purchase, you will then be quoted the actual cost of shipping when you request it. Learn the exact details of flat rate shipping

     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).

Do you need "signature required"?
Neither UPS nor USPS automatically require a signature to deliver packages, so if you want the signature to be required, you will need to pay the extra $4.25 for UPS or $2.45 for USPS that they charge for "signature required", and please realize that they will then NOT leave the package at the door, and you may well have to go to the UPS or USPS facility yourself to pick it up if you aren't there to meet the delivery person. 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 3 weeks worth of purchases (assuming all the items fit into a single package; Learn More About Combining). If you win items over a span of more than 21 days, you will then be charged the actual cost of shipping plus $3 for packing materials.

*they can be combined with these auctions:

Sunday November 6th single lobby cards
Sunday November 13th single 8x10 stills
Tuesday November 15th "flat" signed items
Thursday November 17th complete and incomplete lobby card sets
Tuesday November 22nd folded one-sheets
Thursday November 24th non-U.S. posters, lobbies, and stills
Sunday November 27th window cards, French, Italian, & Mexican LCs
Thursday December 1st single 8x10 stills

*they must be sent separately from these auctions for an additional shipping charge:

Tuesday November 8th rolled non-U.S. posters
Thursday November 10th rolled one-sheets and special posters
Tuesday November 15th "rolled" signed items
Tuesday November 29th rolled one-sheets
Sunday December 4th bulk lots
Tuesday December 6th rolled non-U.S. posters

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 (even if you get 100 or more, but solely from a single set!), but we also allow you to wait until the next three weeks of auctions end (a total of up to nine sets of auctions) so that you can combine your current purchases with those of our following auctions (if possible; see Learn More About Combining), and that means there is a chance you could combine items from up to nine of our sets of auctions, and still pay only a single shipping charge (assuming those items fit into the same type of package, but of course, there is a limit to how many items can fit in a single package or tube, and if you end up with several packages, you will need to pay that many shipping charges; Learn More About Combining). Since around half of our auctions have items that ship in tubes and the other half have items that ship in flat packages, and since few of those items can be combined, most of our regular buyers end up with at least two packages after three weeks. We KNOW there are other sellers who charge a little less on shipping than we do (and of course, there are others who charge far more!), but none of the ones with lower rates offer the same generous flat rate shipping we do, and 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).


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 Program?
This lets non-U.S. buyers pay for their purchases from 6 consecutive weeks (a total of 18 auctions and around 15,000+ 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.

Learn 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 auctions (note these are ESTIMATES only, and your actual shipping may vary considerably)
(Note: Insured quotes are based on a $200 value; you pay $1.60 more for each additional $100 of insurance)

Type of Shipping Canada/Mexico Australian, Asia,
& Japan
Everywhere Else
(inc Europe)
Priority Mail Int'l - Uninsured $43.19 $51.93 $53.11
Priority Mail Express Int'l - Uninsured $58.05 $70.93 $66.41
First Class* (under 4 lbs ONLY) $22.71 $24.61 $24.38
*First Class has a weight limit of 4 lbs so the maximum number of posters that can ship via First Class in a flat package is twenty (20), but bear in mind that is at the maximum weight of 4 lbs which will cost more than the estimates above (the cost to ship 20 posters via First Class is approximately $50, depending on where you live).

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!


You Can 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 Fixed Price item(s) that can also be sent in flat 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 OR if it requires additional packages, then you will need to pay the difference). We have noted below whether items ship rolled, flat, or both.

Fixed Priced Items:
folded style B int'l one-sheet

Cinema Judaica: The War Years, 1939-1949

Hollywood Posters
Set of Volumes I to VI

Fixed Priced Items:
Animal House
unfolded style B one-sheet

2386FF STRIPES style B int'l 1sh '81 Ivan Reitman classic military comedy, Bill Murray wants YOU!

2023UF ANIMAL HOUSE style B 1sh '78 John Belushi, John Landis classic, art by Rick Meyerowitz!

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Only $28!

1,161 items in all!

See All Fixed Priced items HERE!

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Order today for only $20!
Now available for
immediate shipping!

This book takes a unique look at Jewish-themed movies during WWII & includes images of 200 posters +!

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Only $60!

Our first 6 auction catalogs at half off the combined original cover prices!

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Only $274!

1,161 items in all!

See All Fixed Priced items HERE!

Ships: Flat Only Ships: Flat Only Ships: Flat Only

Ships: Rolled Only