This one-sheet has the NSS printing code 77/21-0, which has become accepted as the first printing. Genuine rolled originals of this printing are hard to find, as most one-sheet posters prior to 1978 were issued folded. This is not one of those. I call those "the Energizer Bunnies of posters, " because they keep on coming and coming.... Nevertheless, I'm not going to go into all one-hundred and one different ways one can to tell the original style "A" from the fakes (I'll save that for my encyclopedia on posters), but I'll point out the three big issues of pressing concern to most educated collectors.
First - is the all important razor sharp GAU (Graphic Arts International) union stamp. You can check [X] that box (see photo #3). The logo must have even and thick Razor Sharp lines that present clarity within the logo, because if it doesn't - it's a copy! Second - would be the so-called hairy belt.It's actually a hair (below Luke's belt) that was caught in the duplication process when they photographed the original to bootleg it. It's one of the bootleg's most telltale signs - but - I wouldn't solely rely on it. I've seen dubious people carefully scratch the "hair" off with a needle so it wouldn't photograph in their listings. I found out about that trick the hard way, when I bought one that appeared not to have the hair.
I admit my prices are somewhat advanced, but the service and guarantee I provide is equally advanced. It more than makes up for what appears not to be a bargain price.
I say "appears" because it's my sincere belief that it's a bargain to be certain in what you're getting. Certainty is what all the fuss is about when it comes to certifications on autographs, baseball cards, and, comic books. It's what all three of those collectable industries solely rely on. I'm a well-known expert.
I fully designed and authored a Star Wars poster-collecting guide back in 1999 - It was published by Butterfields. I'm credited in the front of the guide. I offer that guide with some of my listings see a photo of listing titled: Star Wars'77 Mini-Window Teaser Movie Posters.
I point this out because I want you to know that I can definitely authenticate Star Wars posters with 100% accuracy. This is an important poster to own, even if you are not a Star Wars collector.This one-sheet personifies "movie poster, " serving as a synonym for the format itself. This one-sheet is probably the most famous movie poster design of all. Time, recognizable to nearly everyone on the planet.
It's now been nearly 40 years since it was originally printed. As the years pass, it becomes harder and harder to acquire an authentic original that's rolled and in great shape.
CONDITION: This one-sheet is clean. It was protected in a tube since 1977 and has recently been Archivally Museum Linen-mounted to flatten it and to.It worked like a charm because the poster came out perfectly! 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 nice as can be. A finer Star Wars poster display would be hard to get. 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. Without the risk of damaging the original.
The white you see in photo #4 - beyond that of the poster - 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 all ready for framing and display! Princess Leia Organa Peter Cushing....
Grand Moff Tarkin Alec Guinness.... Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Anthony Daniels.... Darth Vader James Earl Jones.... 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. This poster is definitely ECONOMY PROOF! Please write with any questions.
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