Movie Poster Authentication

General Movie Poster Authentication Information & tips:

  • What is an original Movie poster size? : Before 1985 most collector’s will agree that the majority of authentic movie posters were measured 27″ x 41″ inches. Sometime after this there was a transition in the poster industry to cut off the borders and reduce the size to 27″ x 40″ . By 1989 almost all movie posters were being made to 27″ / 40″ .
  • Is a rolled movie poster a fake/forgery/bootleg? : During the transition to 27 / 40″ many movie posters were rolled. They were in fact rolled before this time, but were considerably more rare. Why were old movie posters rolled? : There will always be a bit of speculation about the specific poster in question; but it typically happens because the poster never left the printers and were distributed to movie theaters.
  • Is a 24″ / 36″ movie poster a fake/forgery/bootleg? : This is a standard size for a VIDEO RELEASE poster of a film. These posters except for a few examples are almost always worthless.

Famous Fakes and Forgeries and How to authenticate them:

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  "map style"                            "Back "GWTW"   Of The Jedi

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Blade Runner   Spiderman                  Star Wars      Star Wars
             "Twin Towers"            Teaser style B  "Circus" Style DStyle C Authentication
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Night of the  Star Wars                   Star Wars     Star Wars 
 Living Dead   Style A                  Howard Chaykin Int'l Style C


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The Limited Edition Art and Antiques was established in 1994 in Historic Downtown Katy, Texas and features an eclectic variety of antiques, ephemera and original folk art created by the proprietor Elizabeth Proctor.

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