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« Reply #8075 on: November 08, 2017, 07:23:32 PM »
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I might buy it for you if it gets us closer unlocking its secrets... now I want to know too!!!!

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« Reply #8076 on: November 08, 2017, 08:19:58 PM »
Drawing mustaches or poking holes in nipples or whatever else people typically do to deface posters, I can at least understand.

I can also understand poking holes in nipples

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« Reply #8077 on: November 08, 2017, 11:04:12 PM »
If you guys actually got down to south america you would see that it makes perfect sense to do this to a poster.

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« Reply #8078 on: November 08, 2017, 11:49:42 PM »
If you guys actually got down to south america you would see that it makes perfect sense to do this to a poster.

Vick, would you care to elaborate, maybe?


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« Reply #8079 on: November 09, 2017, 01:25:12 AM »
"Bruce will sell anything" - Clearly, last time I shared two little plastic toy from McDonalds still in original packaging :)

"Mustache and hole in nipples" - You can make a living drawing mustache on poster, see that guy in NY call "Mustache man" who draws mustache on subway ads and movie posters - http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music-arts/graffiti-artist-moustache-man-opens-gallery-show-article-1.1270628



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« Reply #8080 on: November 10, 2017, 06:58:58 PM »
Vick, would you care to elaborate, maybe?
well from some of my travels in the americas its the type of thing i would not even flinch if I saw it.  My immediate thoughts were:

1-folks are crafty, can easily take what north americans would view as garbage and recycle it into good use, even turn it into a buck
2-not as anal as we are;  they might appreciate the end result that is this BTTF poster rather seeing it as an appalling travesty of a one sheet

I also thought it is extremely wet and hard to keep things in good condition; presumably this poster was kept folded and was completely soaked in the middle so this was all that could be saved

All this to say, I approve of this listing  thumbsup.gif

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« Reply #8081 on: November 11, 2017, 12:13:19 AM »
well from some of my travels in the americas its the type of thing i would not even flinch if I saw it.  My immediate thoughts were:

1-folks are crafty, can easily take what north americans would view as garbage and recycle it into good use, even turn it into a buck
2-not as anal as we are;  they might appreciate the end result that is this BTTF poster rather seeing it as an appalling travesty of a one sheet

I also thought it is extremely wet and hard to keep things in good condition; presumably this poster was kept folded and was completely soaked in the middle so this was all that could be saved

All this to say, I approve of this listing  thumbsup.gif

A very good number of posters from Argentina have survived - dating back to the 1920s (if not earlier).

I wonder what that country's secret has been to keep folded posters that are 75+ years old dry, alive and well.  dontknow.gif

Here's an Arg OS I own.. for the flick, Interrupted Melody (1955). It's 30 years older than the BTTF, but I think it looks pretty dam good for its age, and not the least bit soggy nor smeared with tempera paint. 

(All the above is said very tongue in cheek, of course, Vick, as the BTTF poster could have been in terrible shape prior to its "surgery").  ;)

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« Reply #8082 on: November 11, 2017, 12:42:12 PM »
Currently at $750.00, this 3 sheet for This Gun For Hire (1942), in HA's  upcoming Sig Auction.



https://movieposters.ha.com/itm/movie-posters/film-noir/this-gun-for-hire-paramount-1942-three-sheet-41-x-795-/a/7167-86068.s?type=bidnotice-tracked-dailystatus

I wonder if the brief description on some of the retouching work will hold this one back at all? 

As stated in the description:

"There is touch up to the folds, pinholes in the borders and background, small chips at the crossfolds, a minor chip in Alan Ladd's temple and another in Veronica Lake's hair, small chips and tears in the bottom and left borders, and one small chip and a tear in the upper right border. There are some scratches below the title in the dark background, faint airbrushing in the borders into the image and paint drips in the left border."[/b]

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« Reply #8083 on: November 11, 2017, 07:47:50 PM »
This surely can't be in "good" condition. It's got a fist sized hole through it amongst other defects. That hole isn't mentioned in the description. Maybe missed


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« Reply #8084 on: November 13, 2017, 05:26:18 AM »
https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/andrzej-seweryn-fot.-bernard-kwapinski-james-bo-d11463d8ce

What, in the name of all things' holy, is this?

Didn't dare pop it in the 'other' thread for fear of libel.

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« Reply #8085 on: November 13, 2017, 03:38:36 PM »
This surely can't be in "good" condition. It's got a fist sized hole through it amongst other defects. That hole isn't mentioned in the description. Maybe missed



Steve, what poster are you meaning? All we see is that wagging finger.


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« Reply #8086 on: November 13, 2017, 04:51:18 PM »
Steve, what poster are you meaning? All we see is that wagging finger.

Click the image it will take you to the poster.

Selectively allowing hotlinking of EMP images by APF is only a line or two of code or less (if other sites are already allowed/configured) on the server. It's just bollocks EMP prohibits APF showing a mid auction poster for discussion, even when EMP started this thread. I though this worked in the past? Does EMP dislike us here so much to allow this to happen. Letting them show here is so simple, in 6000 posts I'm not the first to show an EMP photo/poster especially as EMP is the main business discussed for their current auction posters

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« Reply #8087 on: November 13, 2017, 05:01:23 PM »
Clicking on the wagging finger in your post also shows the same wagging image (and not the poster) on emp's site. It must happen once a hotlink url is used on an APF post.





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« Reply #8088 on: November 13, 2017, 05:23:54 PM »
^ Well, if that is the case, that is absurd. If EMP wants people to come to their site via links around the web then show them the finger when they get there, something is wrong. I think something is screwed up unintentionally in your case.

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« Reply #8089 on: November 13, 2017, 05:30:45 PM »
Funny, when I click it, I get the page with poster image.
Let me try to post the image:
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« Reply #8090 on: November 13, 2017, 05:32:13 PM »
Currently at $2600.00, just seeing this beautiful US OS for Manhattan Melodrama (1934) makes me want to see the movie, since William Powell & Myrna Loy were SOOO good together in the Thin Man series of films. Their comedic timing was impeccable.

https://movieposters.ha.com/itm/crime/manhattan-melodrama-mgm-1934-one-sheet-27-x-41-style-c/a/7167-86020.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515



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« Reply #8091 on: November 13, 2017, 05:33:20 PM »
Well, that worked.  Not sure what is happening here.  I thought it might be copying while logged in or out, but I tried it both ways.

I don't know why some get the wagging finger and others don't.
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« Reply #8092 on: November 13, 2017, 05:38:17 PM »
Currently at $2600.00, just seeing this US OS for Manhattan Melodrama (1934) makes me want to see the movie, since William Powell & Myrna Loy were SOOO good together in the Thin Man series of films. Their comedic timing was impeccable.

https://movieposters.ha.com/itm/crime/manhattan-melodrama-mgm-1934-one-sheet-27-x-41-style-c/a/7167-86020.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515



There are so many choice items in the HA sig auction.  I could easily blow my entire savings, so I forced myself to be limited to a single item.  Bidding hard on that one, though.
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« Reply #8093 on: November 13, 2017, 07:20:28 PM »
This surely can't be in "good" condition. It's got a fist sized hole through it amongst other defects. That hole isn't mentioned in the description. Maybe missed



I can see the image when using my Safari browser, Steve. I normally use FFox, and that shows the other.

Weird, to say the least. I cleared the cache and restarted FFox. But to no avail.  :-\


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« Reply #8094 on: November 13, 2017, 07:24:36 PM »
This is a problem of EMP. its a simple problem to solve. Its not a new problem. Why they let this happen is anyones guess

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« Reply #8095 on: November 13, 2017, 07:32:21 PM »
This is a problem of EMP. its a simple problem to solve. Its not a new problem. Why they let this happen is anyones guess

I tried a quick test here and I was able to post (and also view) the image.



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« Reply #8096 on: November 13, 2017, 08:06:28 PM »
Each person sees either the correct image or the waving finger depending on what they first saw, either via a hot link here they see the finger, if on EMP and just happened to see the poster themselves they see that. The image (that they saw first) stays in their browser cache so they keep seeing it even if they go to the EMP site like you did Jeff..


Nuff said, back to youtube...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/NJz7TT7dKvQ" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/NJz7TT7dKvQ</a>


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« Reply #8097 on: November 14, 2017, 01:42:39 PM »
Currently at $30,000.00

It will be interesting to see where this iconic piece ends up! 

Invasion of the Saucer-Men (American International, 1957). Original Albert Kallis Gouache Poster Artwork (20" X 24").
https://movieposters.ha.com/itm/science-fiction/invasion-of-the-saucer-men-american-international-1957-original-albert-kallis-gouache-poster-artwork-20-x-24-/a/7167-86448.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515

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« Reply #8098 on: November 15, 2017, 12:38:39 PM »
A "tub full of movie posters" on eBay. I wonder if this has anything worthwhile in it?!
Would love to hear from the buyer in case someone here gets it.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/222714552187?rmvSB=true

(Also in case someone is worried about "outing", this is the most watched poster auction on eBay so fair game I would say!)

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« Reply #8099 on: November 15, 2017, 02:46:22 PM »
A "tub full of movie posters" on eBay. I wonder if this has anything worthwhile in it?!
Would love to hear from the buyer in case someone here gets it.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/222714552187?rmvSB=true

(Also in case someone is worried about "outing", this is the most watched poster auction on eBay so fair game I would say!)

That would be fun to get hands on, but I'm struggling to buy that they hadn't looked through any of the posters. Hmm.