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Offline Fenn

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How to classify a mini poster
« on: April 17, 2021, 02:23:09 PM »
Hello everyone!

As I'd said in my intro, I'd worked in a movie theater back in the very late '80s to early '90s.  During that time I picked up quite a few posters.  Sometimes when there was a special screening or advance screening, there were posters that were handed out - some regular size and then some of a smaller size.  I've been going through all my posters and noting the ones that weren't full 1 sheets.  So, for example, I have what I would call a mini poster for Silence of the Lambs (all 3 designs).  The poster measures 16" x 20".  I've looked on these sites for direction on what they should be called, but don't see the size listed:

http://moviepostercollectors.guide/Sizes.html
https://www.papersizes.org/poster-sizes.htm

These are genuine posters, just not one sheets.  There are some other mini posters that I have, but not of this size (that's a discussion for another time).  Any ideas how these should be classified as?

Offline ddilts399

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Re: How to classify a mini poster
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2021, 08:44:59 PM »
You already named it. Mini, just be sure to clarify the size in the listing title and description to be 100% transparent of the size.

The size post dated the NSS days, and really were never a classified poster size other than their dimensions.  Normally you just classify these by size. Some folks do collect these sizes, but there are a shit ton of them out there as theaters got them by the 100s as I am sure you know.

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Re: How to classify a mini poster
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2021, 07:42:09 AM »
@ddilts399 - thanks for the reply!  yeah, wasn't sure if it should be called a mini or something else.  These mini one sheets were distributed when Silence of the Lambs came out.  And yep, 16" x 20" is the actual size of the poster.  I was fortunate enough to find frames to put them in.