STAR WARS: Episode IV, 1977. Original “style A” 4th printing 1 Sheet (27 x 41″) authenticated 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 “Style A”. While there are there are 4 domestic printings for this style A and all print runs have the same artwork; this 4th printing is usually the choice piece for non collectors as the price for earlier printings goes up almost exponentially!
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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
BEWARE OF FAKES.
There is a lot of information on the internet about authenticating these different versions. The four bullet points below list out the known reproductions.
- A hair was on the original poster when it was being reproduced; causing a photograph of a hair on Leia’s thigh and on Luke’s belt.
- The ground/area below Leia and Luke should be a deep brown, the fake is much brighter orange
- 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.
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Condition C8. Sold Linen Backed and Restored for $607
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