STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, 1979. Original rare rolled style B gold foil test proof 1 Sheet (27″ x 41″) movie 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 is Episode V (5).
This extremely rare Star Wars poster for The Empire Strikes back is a gold foil test proof (see figure).
Jeff Killian has reported that there were 10 test proofs made leading up to the printing of the silver mylars. This is one of the 10 and in near mint condition. It is known as the “Luke on Tom-Tom” style and was made by Kilian Enterprises for the 10th anniversary of the film. Foil posters are made with a sheet of aluminum and are notoriously difficult to keep in mint condition. The paper itself is heavier stock and the print quality is excellent. Test proof posters are used to test the quality of the print before the actual printing is done on a large scale. That makes finding a test proof quite a challenge indeed!
This particular original Empire Strikes Back test proof gold foil movie poster is in near mint condition; however, it does have some blemishes to note. The type of blemish this poster has is best visualized at the top of the poster along the margin, there are three light scratches on the top margin in the center. There is very light scattering of these. Outside of this, the poster is in wonderful investment grade condition.
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Condition C9 Sold $1995
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