We only sell Originals
We hope you get the same reaction we do when we come across a great piece of poster artwork, whether its an obscure attention grabbing title, or an eye-catching design, or something that reminds you of a time and place. We think these posters are works of art that need to be appreciated, shared and talked about.
A few things you should know about the original posters we collect.
We usually only have one copy of each item due to their rarity. These posters were printed to promote the theatrical release of a film, or printed as a limited run for a band's tour date, or as new interpretation of a classic film poster by some hotshot contemporary artist, which are normally hand numbered and signed. All the psoters on our site are the real deal. They're not reproductions or reprints.
Before the idea of merchandising in the late 1980's, movie posters were considered disposable.
They were printed on low quality paper that deteriorated with age. Before 1985ish, posters were nearly always machine folded at the printers and these fold lines weaken the paper over time, often resulting in wear and tear along the folds and edges.
Many of the posters were printed in limited quantities, some will have been displayed outside cinemas during the film's actual run, while others will have remained pristine in a cool dark storage room, or well looked after by an enthusiast. The surviving ones may have passed through many hands or sellotaped to students walls leaving pinholes or brown acidic stains. These flaws and blemishes are the life history of each poster.
The fact is most of the vintage posters are getting pretty scarce now, which makes them more collectable. They're an investment you can enjoy and appreciate for a long time, whatever the condition, but because that's a factor when pricing each item there is a simple grading system to assess the condition of each poster we have.
Perfect condition. As awesome as it gets.
A Fantastic poster in near perfect condition. Artwork displays perfectly. Maybe the slightest corner wear or very minor creasing on the edges.
This poster is in great condition. It may have tiny defects within the image or poster which aren't distracting. There may be minor fold wear/separation or tiny imperfections on the edges, which won't show when displayed.
This poster may have some imperfections and blemishes, which could include: Small tears in the folds and edge wear /creasing, tape residue and staining, light paper toning, pinholes in the corners, irregular fold lines, even some paper loss.
The poster has significant imperfections as mentioned above, but maybe more noticeably, which could be distracting, but with a caring pair of hands can be restored and the faults rectified. We don't normally sell posters in this condition unless they are valuable and need to be saved becasue they look badass and we want them to live on.....hopefully on your cool wall.