Here's a piece that represents two Goliath entities in entertainment that reigned supreme during the latter half of the 20th Century: Atari and Star Wars - A poster both corporations used to advertise their new coin-operated video gaming machine! If you're lucky enough to remember way back then - over three decades ago - you might remember the initial swell of interest in Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and, the 1983 original release of Return of the Jedi.
F you were lucky enough to have encountered all of that, you'll remember it was a time when video gaming parlors were packed with Donkey Kong playing addicts. The name Atari was a household name and Star Wars was taking over the universe, of motion picture entertainment that is. The product advertised on this more than rare poster was in the dab center of it all. This poster reminds me a lot of them.
It's classic nostalgia and pop culture at its best. The poster was made solely for advertising purposes. It would hang in those video arcades I was talking about. In fact, in my nearly 40 years of collecting Star Wars posters, I've only seen three or four originals hit the market. It's one of the seminal Star Wars product advertising posters one can find.
It's the holy grail of original Atari posters, that's for sure! This poster was issued approximately 20x30 inches. SOLID C-9 NearMINT ROLLED NEVER-FOLDED ARCHIVAL MUSEUM LINEN-MOUNTED CONDITION. Designed and printed WITHOUT a white border.They call that a full "Bleed" in the advertising industry. It makes it much harder to handle a poster if it's a full Bleed, and so I had the poster museum linen-mounted so it can be safely framed. I used the best conservator in the USA. He ONLY uses high-grade materials, such as thicker linen and thicker acid-free Japanese rice paper.
The better materials cost more but make a real difference in the end result. It's flat as a pancake and as clean as can be.
It's quite an eye catching display for any collection. However, if you own one of these vintage machines this poster is a MUST!
LINEN-MOUNTING is an accepted form of poster preservation by the Library of Congress and every Museum in the country. A lot of advanced poster buyers request and prefer linen-mounted posters because it makes framing and displaying the posters much easier - ESPECIALLY on borderless posters. As I pointed out, this poster was made with a BLUE border only.
The white you see in the photo (see photo #3) is the white of the Japanese paper lining the linen border margin. You can see how easy it would be to damage the original poster without that extra margin of protection. The backing makes the poster much safer to handle - it GREATLY reduces the risk of damaging the original. Also, all of my linen-backed posters have been stored FLAT so they DO NOT have a curl to them - They're ready for framing and display! IT WILL BE PROFESSIONALLY PACKAGED IN A CRUSHPROOF TUBE!Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Anthony Daniels.... It can crash regardless of any decision you make and can even crash regardless of any decision made by the company related to the stock - Leaving you with a near worthless piece of paper that won't inspire anyone! The magnificence of art and historic documents have an inherent value that relates to civilization and society. Please write with any questions.
If you're in the market for top quality original vintage movie posters or Star Wars, then please. The item "1983 ATARI Star Wars STORE DISPLAY MOVIE POSTER ORIGINAL RARE TOP EARLY GAMING" is in sale since Sunday, December 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Posters\Originals-United States\1970-79".
miniver" and is located in Studio City, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.