About These Items
Why are we auctioning non-U.S. posters and LCs AND folded one-sheets together?
In our new bi-weekly auctions, we combine all of these types of
posters into a single auction. We find that many of the same people buy
each of these types of posters, and by offering them in the same set of
auctions, they can have a wider variety of items to choose from!
HERE IS A CHART OF THE ITEMS IN THIS AUCTION:
(to better help you find the sizes and countries that interest you)
3a0001-3a0004 Japanese LCs, Hong Kong LC, Italian LC
3a0005-3a0008 Italian 1sh, Dutch, South African, Canadian
3a0009-3a0017 Canadian LC, Swiss, New Zealand, Russia, photobusta
3a0018-3a0036 Spanish 8x10 and LC sets
3a0037-3a0056 Mexican LCs and posters
3a0057-3a0085 French LC sets
3a0086-3a0331 German A00, A0, A1, A2, A3, LC poster, LCs
3a0332-3a0740 Australian 3sh, 1sh, daybills, LC posters, LCs
3a0741-3a1200 folded one-sheets
About the non-U.S. lobby cards
Just about every collector knows that most
U.S. theaters stopped using lobby cards in the 1970s or earlier, and that
very few U.S. lobby cards were made after that time (and most of the ones
that were made were used outside the U.S.). But a fair number of
collectors do not know that the "lobby card format" remained popular in many
other countries (and is still popular in the present day). The main
difference between these sets from other countries and those from the U.S.
is that they often are printed on thin "poster-like" paper, and of course,
most have a foreign language instead of English (although many German lobby
card sets have solely English on them, for unknown reasons). If you
are a collector who likes lobby cards, but have not been able to find sets
on titles from the 1980s to the present, these non-U.S. lobby cards can be a
very attractive alternative (plus, in some cases, they have entirely
different scenes, or some different scenes from that of the U.S. lobby
cards, assuming that any U.S. lobby cards were made for that title).
About the condition of these items
We give a detailed overall condition grade ("fine", "very good to fine", "very good", "good to very good", and only a few which are
"good" or lesser) 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.
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 two weeks. If you haven't paid within two 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
and Washington customers: If your order is sent within these states, we MUST
collect sales tax, and we will do so automatically (unless you have a Reseller
Certificate from your state in which case you need to reply to this email with
a copy of that Certificate, so you can be exempted from the sales tax).
Do you need "signature required"?
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 $5.00 for UPS or $2.60 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. 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 (unless your package has a dollar value over $300, in which case we will ALWAYS send it
with signature required, due to the massive rise in "porch thefts", unless you specifically tell us not to, and you will need to fully accept responsibility for the package if it is stolen from your porch or
You CAN usually combine shipment!
NOTE: These items need to be sent in flat packages so...
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT COMBINING: Flat rate shipping is good for 2 weeks worth of
purchases (assuming all the items fit into a single package;
About Combining). 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 (but note that if you win other items that have a higher flat rate
shipping, you will need to pay the higher cost of shipping from those items):
Tuesday December 24th folded one-sheets
(but then you will have to pay the actual cost of shipping)
Thursday December 26th
large French & Italian & more
(but then you will have to pay the actual cost of shipping)
Sunday December 29th single lobby cards
Sunday January 5th bulk lots that ship flat
Thursday January 23rd French, Italian, 3sh, 6sh, & more
*they must be sent separately from these auctions for an additional shipping charge:
Tuesday December 31st inserts, 1/2, Japan, France, Belgium & Italy
Thursday January 2nd rolled one-sheets
Sunday January 5th bulk lots that ship rolled
Tuesday January 7th glass slides, German programs, and art
Tuesday January 21st non-U.S. posters from 21 countries AND "special"
rolled posters AND 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 (even if you get 100 or more, but solely from a single set!), but we also allow
you to wait to have your purchases shipped until the next four weeks of auctions end (a total of up to twelve sets of auctions)
so that you can combine your current purchases with those of our following auctions (if
About Combining), and that means there is a chance you could combine items from up to
twelve 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 four 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).
DON'T BID ON OUR ITEMS
UNLESS YOU WILL PAY THE $12 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 12 consecutive weeks
(a total of 18 auctions and around 24,000+ 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
vary considerably, and bear in mind that non-U.S. lobby sets weigh much more than single non-U.S. posters)
(Note: Insured quotes are based on a $200 value; you pay $1.60 more
for each additional $100 of insurance)
Type of Shipping
Priority Mail Int'l - Uninsured
Priority Mail Express Int'l - Uninsured
First Class* (under 4 lbs ONLY)
*First Class has a weight limit of 4 lbs so the maximum number of items 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 items 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!
DON'T BID ON OUR ITEMS UNLESS YOU WILL PAY THE ACTUAL COST OF SHIPPING (plus $3 for packaging