STAR WARS: Episode IV, 1977. Original rolled “style A” first release 1 Sheet (27 x 41″) theatrical movie poster for sale starring; Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness, Peter Cushing, and directed by George Lucas. “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” This is the well known and highly sought after first print / release “Style A”! There are 4 domestic printings for this style A and all print runs have the same artwork. The difference is in the bottom margin. read below for more details. To find a first release is an extreme challenge, to find one rolled and in near mint condition like this was one is almost unheard of. We have below tips on how to authenticate this poster and verify identify the different versions.
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The four different print runs can be generalized by 4 differences relating to the information on the bottom horizontal margin; the NSS information.
- 77/21 directly under reads Star Wars
- Same as above except one sheet – style “A” is not written (to see this version click here)
- There is also a “Soundtrack release” . That is considered an original commercial poster.
The four points identifying features below can be used to identify a reproductions. Figure 1 can be enlarged to accurately pick out bootlegs identifying features.
- A hair was on the original poster when it was being reproduced; causing a photograph of a hair on Leia’s thigh Figure 1a and on Luke’s belt. Figure 1b
- The ground/area below Leia and Luke should be a deep brown, the fake is much brighter orange Figure 1c
- Reproduction posters don’t measure 27 x 41“. The most common incorrect size is 24 x 36″.
- When in doubt about the authenticity, if it appears to be a “too good to be true” deal; then be extra careful, because it probably is.
This particular original first release Style A rolled 1 sheet movie poster for the theatrical release is in near mint condition. There are no minor or major imperfections to note. Please click on the poster image to asses personally.
Condition C9. For Sale $3595
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