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Whyte's Movie Poster Auction Saturday 31 May 2014
We are pleased to present the largest collection of vintage movie posters ever offered at auction in Ireland.
This collection was formed by a family member of the present owner. He sourced them from cinemas in Ireland, and many of the 1940s to 1960s posters bear censorship, (see lot 317B). There are many rare and desirable posters included, and also many little known titles which will appeal to both specialists and those to whom these movies have a special significance. All the posters in this collection were actually used in cinemas in cities and towns in Ireland. The posters moved with the films and thus could have been shown in dozens of cinemas before they went into this collection. All are folded and minor flaws that are common include handling wear, fold wear, creases, wrinkles, pinholes, tears, stains, writing, tape, etc. Some of the terms used to describe poster condition are: Poor, Fair, Good, Very Good, Fine, Very Fine, Near Mint, and Mint. The term “about” means almost, e.g. “about fine” means almost or near fine. MINT: Item is “as new” or in the same condition as the day it was made. The item may or may not literally be in “perfect” condition, but it does exhibit an amazing state of preservation with virtually no perceptible flaws of any kind, other than very minor flaws that may have occurred during the printing process. NEAR MINT: Superb. Unused or very carefully used, but with some minor storage defect, one pinhole in each corner or some other very minor flaw on an otherwise unused poster. Item may be in “never-used” condition or may have been used in the cinema, but was carefully preserved after use. VERY FINE: Used in the cinema, but carefully preserved after use. An above-average poster exhibiting minimal signs of use. Bright and clean, no major defects but possible accumulation of several minor ones, such as a small border chip, handful of small pinholes in border or edge tears, aging on older pieces, paper sightly yellowed but not brown, minimal or slight restoration if professionally done, folds or creases, not soiled, clean and bright, no frontal tape repairs, image area undamaged, not more than two minor tears less than 1” in length. FINE: Still a very nicely preserved item.