24 SHEET BILLBOARD ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER. LINEN BACKED READY FOR FRAMING. For Thousands of Vintage Movie Posters. If it has any minor defects like pin holes, creases, etc. And they are not mentioned above, they should be visible in the high resolution photo. WE DO NOT SELL REPRODUCTIONS OF ANY KIND. NO FAKES, NO REPRINTS. Perfect for a high end home theater. Highly sought after by movie poster collectors and aficionados. This is a genuine 105. ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER issued by the studio when the film was released and meant for outdoor promotional display. 19 Feet 7 Inches X 8 Feet 9 Inches. This poster has been Linen Backed and is ready for framing. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS WAS AN INCOMPLETE POSTER. Prior to linen backing this was an incomplete poster with a few sections missing that were expertly recreated by the famous restorer Joe Hernandez. Approximately 25% of the poster was flawlessly recreated including the STAR WARS title and the back half of the X Wing Fighter. The work is impeccable and is virtually impossible to detect unless you know what to look for. Even the experts at Butterfield & Butterfield were unaware of this and wrongly described it as MINT in their catalog (or maybe they knew about it and chose not to disclose it). The rest of the original poster was unused and required no restoration. The rarest of the rare! Our consignor was the purchaser and has now decided to let it go. Only 4 of these posters are known to exist! There is an approximate 2″ white linen border on the top and sides and 5″ on the bottom. The Star Wars 1977 US Style A 24-sheet is one of the most extraordinary pieces of film art ever created for a major Hollywood motion picture. The 24-sheet is the rarest of the nine sizes that were first printed for the most coveted Star Wars poster category, namely, the US Style A. It was intended for high profile billboards in three key target markets, namely, New York, LA, and San Francisco. Only four 24-sheet posters are known to exist. Of these, ONLY TWO have been meticulously laid on linen. The cost to have a 24-sheet poster linen backed today is astronomical (No pun intended). This means a HUGE savings for the new owner. George Lucass Vision for Star Wars – Author Stephen Sansweet said the following in the Foreword of his seminal work, The Star Wars Poster Book: Lucas envisioned characters in action poses, brimming with movement, visually popping out of the posters confines. He was adamant that the posters color schemes be vibrant yet mysterious. In short, Lucas wished to return to the Golden Age of poster design. Over the next several decades, Lucasfilm accomplished this and more, generating thousands of visually unique and iconic posters for six Star Wars films. Indeed, the Star Wars franchise ushered the hobby of movie poster collecting into the same realm as stamps and numismatics. The number of movie poster collectors has grown exponentially since the summer of 1977. This landmark event for Star Wars collectors was heralded as The Star Wars Reference Collection: The Original Campaign. A beautiful glossy catalogue was specially printed for this historic occasion: The Butterfield & Butterfield 1999 Star Wars Reference Collection Catalogue: The Original Campaign. This exquisite and colorful compendium is a joy to thumb through. Its replete with fascinating historical facts on the Star Wars story, and includes the rarest and most desirable Star Wars collectibles of the day. Its a rare historic document in its own right. If youre lucky enough to stumble upon a Star Wars Reference Collection catalogue in a random garage sale, flea market, or estate sale, then dont let it slip through your fingers. Its a great companion collectible for the 24- sheet crown jewel. Butterfield & Butterfield describe the 24-sheet as The ultimate poster statement for the serious collector. It certainly does when it comes to capturing peoples attention. Just one look, and its abundantly clear why its both the most captivating and valuable item in the catalogue. An Ultra Rare Opportunity – In summary, if you would like to own a truly gorgeous work of art, or make a solid investment in a steadily appreciating collectible, then you simply cant go wrong with the 24-sheet Star Wars masterpiece. The prestige that accrues from ownership of such an exceedingly rare and awe inspiring masterpiece of this caliber is simply beyond compare! Add to this the gorgeous, full color Star Wars Reference Collection glossy Catalogue, and you will be the envy of every collector in the Star Wars Universe. This stunning work of art is by artist Tom Jung. What better way to enhance the beauty of your home, office, games room or other residence? Or, perhaps, this is THE gift youve been looking to give to that special someone with discriminating tastes, and an appreciation for historically significant works of art. The Bottom Line – This is unquestionably one of the most coveted pieces of film art in the history of major motion pictures. Many admirers of Tom Jungs art believe that the 24-sheet is his magnum opus. Even though some flatly disagree, everybody agrees that the 1977 original release US 24-sheet Style A is an awe-inspiring work of art. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for any collector. This poster is NOT FRAMED. This is a vintage original poster from our archives. These can be very difficult to find in any condition! A long time can go by without one of these coming up for sale. You will have trouble finding a nicer one. This is a REAL ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER issued by the studio when the film was released and meant for outdoor promotional display. We are absolutely certain it is authentic. A Linen Backed poster is a poster that is archivally mounted to acid free paper and canvas where it can be restored if needed. Fold lines and other defects become less noticeable, sometimes even invisible. Linen backing can dramatically improve the overall appearance of a poster and it can substantially increase its value. It is the preferred archival method for conserving and/or restoring a poster. You may be willing to take the risk to save a few dollars, but we are not. We use super strong hi-quality packaging materials including thick cardboard, masonite, and costly pvc plastic tubes. And guaranteed to arrive safely. Please be advised that over 95% of all Original Movie Posters. Printed before the mid 1980′s were issued FOLDED. This is NOT considered a defect. Vintage rolled posters do exist, however they are extremely rare. We can have any folded poster. Which will make the fold lines virtually disappear. Also please note that most movie posters were actually used at the theater, and some will contain slight imperfections such as: writing on the back, pin holes, fold wear, small tears, etc. These are all very common and to be expected, but if they bother you, all these minor flaws can be remedied in the linen backing process. Linen Backing preserves and can actually increase the value of a poster. For the most part, any flaws will be fixed and the poster will appear to be in Near Mint condition. For more information about our. We do not always measure all of our posters exactly. Unless otherwise specified, poster measurements quoted above are approximate to the nearest inch. For example, if we say a one sheet poster is 27″ x 41″ its precise measurements may be closer to 26 3/4″ x 40 7/8″ (or something similar). This slight variance is quite common for all original movie posters. BEWARE OF “FAKE” MOVIE POSTERS! There are fakes, bootlegs, reprints, and reproductions of almost every popular movie poster. WE DO NOT SELL THESE AS ORIGINALS LIKE OTHERS DO! There are many unscrupulous dealers who successfully pass off these posters as originals. They have been doing it for years! These fakes are almost indistinguishable from originals, only experts can tell. They only discover years later when they sell them that they are worthless. Most are from popular movies from the 70′s and 80s, but there are also really old ones and relatively new ones as well. They usually appear in insert size 14″ x 36″ and one sheet size 27″ x 41″. Again, all we can say is BEWARE! We grade our posters according to the Iguide Universal 10-Point Movie Poster Grading Scale. Almost all of our inventory is graded at least C8 Excellent or better. C10 Mint – Investment quality. No perceptible flaws of any kind. C9 Near Mint – Investment quality. Minor flaw on an otherwise unused poster. C8 Excellent – Investment quality. A few minor defects. Pin holes, small tears, etc. C7 Very Good to Excellent – Fine. Still a very nicely preserved item. C6 Very Good – The typical used poster in average condition. C5 Good to Very Good – A heavily-worn item. C4 Good – Below average but still suitable for display. C3 Fair – Heavily worn, but yet still complete. C2 Poor to Fair – An extremely worn, possibly even incomplete item. C1 Poor – The lowest grade, representing items in the lowest possible condition. Some of our posters are “between grades”. For example, a C8-C9 poster will contain all the qualities/characteristics of a Near Mint C9 except for one or two very minor flaws that we believe prevent it from being a true C9. Sometimes it isn’t possible to do this. Sometimes we can’t roll a folded poster. Please note that if we hold your items for longer than 30 days they will NOT BE RETURNABLE. WE TAKE EXTRA SPECIAL CARE WHEN WE PACKAGE YOUR ITEMS. Folded posters are placed in a plastic bag or envelope and in between STRONG pieces of cardboard and taped together before being placed in the package. Rolled posters are put into a plastic sleeve and then placed in a HEAVY-DUTY TOUGH 3 or 4 diameter thick walled PVC tube. We roll the poster into a smaller diameter than the tube. This is VERY IMPORTANT because it gives the edges strength and helps to prevent them from getting wrinkled. We add soft cushioning material also very important! On the ends to prevent them from getting damaged. We stamp FRAGILE: DO NOT BEND on the outside of the package. EUROPEAN CUSTOMERS PLEASE READ. To protect ourselves, we insure expensive items for the FULL AMOUNT. These combined charges can add up to 25% or more to your final cost. For other European countries the charges will differ. Please check with your postal system on their procedure for packages from overseas so you are not unpleasantly surprised. You must notify us before sending it back. This is extremely rare, but it does occasionally happen. We know how to create a listing that will provide you with the highest dollar possible. We can yield for you MUCH MORE than you would get if you auctioned them yourself up to TEN TIMES or more! Let us sell your posters for you! For more information about CineMasterpieces please see. We guarantee that all posters we sell are graded and described accurately. Unless otherwise specified in the description, ALL POSTERS ARE ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTERS original theatrical movie posters that were displayed or meant for display (unused) in theaters at the time the movies were released. We will put in writing that we guarantee it to be an Original Movie Poster. The item “STAR WARS CineMasterpieces 24SH BILLBOARD HUGE MOVIE POSTER LINEN BACKED 1977″ is in sale since Tuesday, May 9, 2017. This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Posters\Originals-United States\1970-79″. The seller is “cinemasterpieces” and is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Industry: Movies
- Object Type: Poster
- Original/Reproduction: Original