STAR WARS, Episode IV: 1977. Original authenticated rolled Insert (14 x 36″) NSS movie theater 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 Insert poster comes in two versions both considered original. The first version is the 1977 released NSS version labelled 77-21 (the version for sale in this listing) and there is the 1980’s video release containing identical artwork and size with the only difference being the absence of the NSS information.
This NSS theatrical insert poster is exceedingly difficult to authenticate if you don’t know what to look for. The reproduction is identical to this original insert movie poster in all ways except the following.
- Art work is cropped (See below figure red arrow)
- The coloring is reddened
- They can appear minty white
- “Too good to be true” deals, are probably too good to be true… Buyer beware for these insert poster listed at less than $250 usd on Ebay. Sellers out of Rochester New York have fklooded the market with repros.
There are many reproductions floating around, especially on Ebay from unscrupulous dealers like BradBuried, tloceposters and many other unknowing sellers. These dealers all selling their posters primarily out of Rochester, New York. It is thought that these two dealers had access to the original printing plates, which is why they have been selling these reproductions for so long (see below reproduction from tloceposters).
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This particular original insert movie poster for Star Wars was originally painted by Tom Jung and is in very good condition and does show some major imperfections to note. There is staining on the back of the poster which has bled through on the top margin. The staining has just barely started going through on the bottom right of the poster.
Condition is C7. Sold Linen Backed $775.
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