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Offline joedirt322

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One sheet vs
« on: November 23, 2018, 06:02:55 PM »
So as I'm new to this, I've run into a little snafu. I love one sheets but I also like the value Mondo posters hold.. now I know most mondo posters have a similar art work with one sheets, but which is truly better? Are there one sheet movie posters that cost as much as mondo posters and more? Is it possible to get rare one sheets like mondo posters? Which is a more impressive collection to have? Right now I have started buying one sheets of just recent movies me and my kids have seen together, and that's how I started this whole mess. I have purchased two mondo posters from their website but dang they are expensive if I must say. I don't expect anyone to tell me what I like more but what is your opinion of the two?

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Re: One sheet vs
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2018, 10:27:02 AM »
Full disclosure:  I have no interest in Mondo posters, I collect movie posters because they are 'period correct' to the release of the film. 

That said, the more impressive collection is the one that makes you happiest.  Don't collect for other people, keep on doing what you're doing and collect what is relevant to you and your family.

Values are all over the place.  I suspect an original Jaws poster is far more valuable than a Mondo variant. (Insert "You're wrong!" post here).  No doubt there are Mondo posters that are more valuable than their original poster, but I just don't know.  I do question their long term collectibility though.  'Real' posters do have more of a value history you can review.
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Re: One sheet vs
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2018, 10:33:48 PM »
Well thank you for your input. I'll keep to my guns then and continue with movie posters. bed1

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Re: One sheet vs
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2018, 12:17:34 AM »
Well thank you for your input. I'll keep to my guns then and continue with movie posters. bed1

Good call.

Mondos could end up being a flash in the pan at some point, where folks cant even then give them away. Time will tell (like anything). ;)


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Re: One sheet vs
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2018, 12:47:57 AM »
So as I'm new to this, I've run into a little snafu. I love one sheets but I also like the value Mondo posters hold.. now I know most mondo posters have a similar art work with one sheets, but which is truly better? Are there one sheet movie posters that cost as much as mondo posters and more? Is it possible to get rare one sheets like mondo posters? Which is a more impressive collection to have? Right now I have started buying one sheets of just recent movies me and my kids have seen together, and that's how I started this whole mess. I have purchased two mondo posters from their website but dang they are expensive if I must say. I don't expect anyone to tell me what I like more but what is your opinion of the two?

I think I've answered this question in the other thread, but I'll try again...

now I know most mondo posters have a similar art work
No they don't.  Mondo posters are the work of modern artists and are completely different

Are there one sheet movie posters that cost as much as mondo prints and more?
One sheets are cheap, and so are prints if you buy them directly from Mondo and not from the scavengers.  $50-$60.  Modern posters are also cheap - between $5 and $50.  Most will never be worth more than that, while Mondo prints can increase drastically.  Very few modern posters increase in value, but you can always watch Emovieposter.com weekly sales to see which ones are worth a little something.

Is it possible to get rare one sheets like mondo posters?
Not really.  1000s of posters are printed, and usually less than 400 Mondo prints.  Which is why the scavengers buy them and hope to flip them.

Which is a more impressive collection to have?
Older posters.  There is nothing impressive about modern posters or prints.

More importantly, I think oldposterhero said it all: The more impressive collection is the one that makes you happiest.  Don't collect for other people, keep on doing what you're doing and collect what is relevant to you and your family.

You should not collect for investment, but for pleasure.  Chances are you won't be able to recoup your investment.  If you only collect modern stuff, I think you'll have a much better chance with prints than posters.  At least right now.  But who knows.  The 80s are doing very well right now.  I bought most of my 80s collection from 2002 on, when prices were low.  And then it caught on.  I would probably be able to sell it for x5 what I paid for it.  If you only buy recent posters and hold on to them, they could be worth x5 by 2040.

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Re: One sheet vs
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2018, 03:46:32 PM »
Thank you for the input I agree I'll stick to movie posters and like eatbrie said before I'll do modern posters for fun and buy older movies posters inbetween, can't go wrong with Star Wars! I'm jealous I'm starting this hobby so late in the game. I love looking at your collection on your website eatbrie.. What I was trying to say about prints having similar artwork was referring to this quote, unless I was wrong to assume you were talking about movie posters having a similar design to prints..
The art print is clearly the better print, so don't feel bad.  I got one at the Mondo drop and then a friend of mine sold me his for $150 right after the drop.  I usually don't check the aftermarket, but just did, and I'm sure he regrets selling it to me.  Live and learn :)

I think you're right about the appeal of the poster version though.  Size is what Mondo collectors care about.  And most of them probably don't know there is a poster of the same design ;)

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Re: One sheet vs
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2018, 09:37:31 AM »
People should collect or put poster collections together, of things they like or from movies they enjoy, and not to impress anyone else.

So whether someone's collection is a mix of old and new posters, only older, or all modern, is beside the point, when it comes to someone's personal collection. If one collects to impress (others), with titles that some say "MUST be in any collection," (in order to be worthy), then why even bother.  :-X
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