STAR WARS, EPISODE V – THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, 1980. Original National Screen Service (NSS) version GWTW Style A rolled 1 Sheet (27″ x 41″) movie theater poster for sale and starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, director Irvin Kershner and producer George Lucas. The second movie made in the Star Wars franchise, Episode V (5). This Style A is nicknamed the Gone with the Wind “GWTW” version because of Han and Leia’s romantic pose very similar to the Gone With the Wind poster and the epic pose between Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. This beautiful artwork was done by Roger Kastel.
How to Authenticate the Empire Strikes Back style A GWTW
To authenticate this movie poster be aware of several fakes and forgeries: (1) zig-zag (zig zag is written on the bottom margin), (2) gloss level and weight ( a forgery is very glossy and the paper is much thicker), (3) the poster doesnt measure 27 x 41″, (4) GAU logo on the bottom margin is missing. For more tips <Click Here>.
When performing your own authentication, know there are in fact two original versions of this poster. There is the version with NSS information on the bottom margin and there is the studio version without the NSS info. Both versions were printed at the time of the theatrical release of the film, some by the national screen service and some by the studio. Both are original and neither clearly demonstrates more value over the other. Popular auction sites show the collecting market has not differentiated any difference in value. Studio printing started happening sometime in the late 70s. This poster is the Studio release, to see the NSS release <Click Here>.
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This particular NSS advance release movie theater poster for Empire Strikes back is lightly folded and in very good condition, there is a slight nick in the upper left corner. We can linen back this poster and retouch the fold lines for an additional $80 upon request or by adding the service to your shopping cart below. This will produce a flat poster prepared correctly for future framing. We linen back posters in house, please allow a week for this service to be completed. For more information on linen backing please click here
Condition C8. Sold $875 Folded.
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