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Re: November 2020
« Reply #50 on: November 19, 2020, 02:10:33 PM »
Nice wins there, Undead, especially the Jaws B0, and great style on the trio above - kinda similar to the Mandalorian intro.  cool1

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Re: November 2020
« Reply #51 on: November 28, 2020, 07:38:15 PM »
Hey folks, it's been a while since I posted an acquisition.

I find there are longer and longer stretches between finding additional Mexican movie posters that I actually want. So my collecting interests have expanded a bit to also cover Mexican commercial art (advertising, calendars, etc) as well as political cartoons and propaganda. I haven't been sharing that stuff here.

But anyway, I did recently purchase a movie poster that is not at all related to my Mexican collection: the Italian poster for Brief Encounter with artwork by Capitani.

After keeping an eye out for it at a "good" price for the better part of a decade and coming up short (I very narrowly missed one at a fixed price on ebay.it several years ago), I went ahead and splurged for this one from Benito. It is IMO a beautiful poster for a beautiful film. I had an Italian size frame on the wall already with My Fair Lady, so I went ahead and put Brief Encounter in the frame.

One question for the forum: given that there is some paper loss at the folds, should I be concerned about the weight of the poster putting additional stress on the horizontal folds as it hangs there? Would you have worries about keeping it framed in an unbacked state?
Anyone kept a large-size poster in similar condition framed (unbacked) for a long period of time?



Here is the (backed) My Fair Lady that was in the frame previously:
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Re: November 2020
« Reply #52 on: November 28, 2020, 08:00:03 PM »
I also learned something interesting when I removed the My Fair Lady poster from the frame (I purchased the poster framed from a local auction at a low price, with the frame being the main motivation for my purchase -- though I like My Fair Lady just fine, it doesn't make my top 20 list or anything).

Anyway, the poster had a Christie's sticker on the back with sale # and lot #. It was purchased by the prior owner for $1645 (!) in June of 2000.

This is more like a $400 or $500 poster these days, and that's not even taking inflation etc into account.

There is some lesson to be drawn from this anecdote I am sure. Don't bid at Christie's, I guess?

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Re: November 2020
« Reply #53 on: November 29, 2020, 10:51:32 AM »
Love that Capitani.  Very nice poster.

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Re: November 2020
« Reply #54 on: November 29, 2020, 11:21:45 AM »
That's a really beautiful Italian poster for Brief Encounter, congrats on this new acquisition!

I have a couple of old posters with some minor paper loss at the folds that are framed, and so far they seem to be holding up fine.  One of them is a 3-sheet (for The Creature Walks Among US), which is even larger than an Italian 2-F.  Personally I would never back a folded poster unless it really needed support, which doesn't seem to be the case for your copy.     

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Re: November 2020
« Reply #55 on: November 29, 2020, 11:49:07 AM »
Personally I would never back a folded poster unless it really needed support, which doesn't seem to be the case for your copy.   

This should be framed somewhere.

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Re: November 2020
« Reply #56 on: November 29, 2020, 03:14:26 PM »
That's a really beautiful Italian poster for Brief Encounter, congrats on this new acquisition!

I have a couple of old posters with some minor paper loss at the folds that are framed, and so far they seem to be holding up fine.  One of them is a 3-sheet (for The Creature Walks Among US), which is even larger than an Italian 2-F.  Personally I would never back a folded poster unless it really needed support, which doesn't seem to be the case for your copy.   

Thanks for sharing. That makes me feel better about keeping the poster as it is.

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Re: November 2020
« Reply #57 on: Today at 11:45:06 AM »
Just a little thing, but I recently got this book of Hepburn posters ... nothing too special but what got me was how the seller packaged it!  Really nice :)