STAR WARS, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, Original Style B Purple Variant 1 sheet movie poster for sale

Empire Strikes Back "Purple Variant"STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, 1980. Original Style B “purple variant” 1 Sheet (27″ x 41″) movie theater poster for sale and starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and writer and executive producer George Lucas. This purple variant version is extremely sought after and very rare. There is a subtle variation in the overall toning of the purple variant (see figure) that makes it have a lavender color. look closely at Luke’s head, there you can see his hair is darker in the purple variant and with stars clearly showing through. The sky blue version shows Luke’s blonde hair. What is more easy to discern is that this version also lacks the NSS information which commonly happened for posters printed for use in the studio. In addition, the title of the poster is on the bottom left margin, and it say “one sheet style B” on the bottom right, which is not in the standard sky blue version. Emovieposter has sited confirmation from Steve Sansweet and Peter Vilmur of the “Star Wars Poster Book” stating the poster was printed for internal use only by 20th Century-Fox and Lucas Film. They were never distributed to theaters. They further stated that there are fewer of these purple variants than the NSS versions.

ESB Purple VariantThis Empire Strikes Back purple variant is in near mint investment grade condition and doesnt have any major or minor defects to note.

Condition C9. For Sale $1495. 

To see this poster and others visit our gallery the Limited Edition Historic downtown Katy, Texas. Providing poster sales, Linen BackingRestoration and Framing services  to the Houston, San Antonio, Austin and Dallas regions since 1994.

Note: Important if you are an international buyer please Contact Us for an exact shipping quote before you make payment. International buyers expect to pay approximately $20 for a folded poster and $65 for a standard one sheet movie poster. Premium mail services are higher as are oversize posters.


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