Star Wars * 77/21-0 Hairy Belt Original Bootleg Movie Poster Cinemasterpieces
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Star Wars * 77/21-0 Hairy Belt Original Bootleg Movie Poster Cinemasterpieces:
*STAR WARS*STYLE A 77/21-0
U.S. ONE SHEET ORIGINAL "FIRST PRINTING" "HAIRY BELT" BOOTLEG
NOT AN "ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER"
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This is what all you STAR WARS fans have been waiting for! The most famous movie poster "bootleg" in history!
Measures a full 27" x 41".
Printed in the late 1980's.
These have been wrongly described and sold as "original" since the 1980's!
Extremely high quality. Many collectors who have examined one of these in person say the quality is BETTER than the original from 1977 that sells for over $1500.00.
We offer this to other dealers and collectors for reference and educational purposes so they can compare it to known originals.
We have stamped the back of each one a few times with a 1/2" x2" permanent ink stamp that says: "THIS IS NOT AN ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER". This will make it extremely difficult for anyone to mistake them for originals (or to possibly try and pass them off as such) at some time in the future. If someone tries to linen back one to hide the stamps, I would expect (and hope) thatthe linen backer will be honest and do the right thing and NOT do it.
Whatever one wishes to call these.....fakes, bootlegs. reproductions, reprints, unauthorized restrikes, counterfeits........one thing is certain. They are not original movie posters. Back in the late 1980's someone got their hands on the original printing elements for 3 Star Wars one sheets. The Style A version 77/21-0, The Style B Teaser Advance, and the Style C International. They illegally printed untold thousands of posters. The quality of them is first class, they are extremelyconvincing!! They were most likely printed at the same place where the originals were (an NSS printing facility), except it was done"after hours"by unscrupulous employees. These were peddled by a guy named Seymour to poster dealers around the world for about $5.00 to $7.00 each. They were described as "originals". Some dealers were fooled, some knew they weren't real....but bought them anyway, and some refused to have anything to do with them. The Official Star Wars fan club actually purchased several thousand of the fake Style A's back in the late 1980's believing they were real. They even distributed many of them to members!! As soon as they found out they weren'tauthentic one sheetsthey stopped distributing them and were most likely destroyed. Lucasfilm eventually got wind of all this and went after the guy who was selling them. Usually, reprints are undersized. Not these. They measure a full 27" x 41". There aresubtle printing defects / differences between originals and reprints. On the Style A there is a small "hair" right below Luke's belt (PICTURE). There are other slight differences, but this is the one everyone focuses on. The paper quality is first rate as well, we see virtually no real difference when comparing fakes to originals except that the paper may be ever so slightly thicker on the fakes. Some have said that the fakes have a different sheen. If they do it is very slight. As of January 2017, these fakes are still being sold on (described asoriginals) by several shady poster dealers. Prices are usually between $100.00 to $200.00. (Authentic original rolled near mint unused Star Wars one sheets routinely sell for over $1000.00). These bad guys usually try to legitimize them. They swear up and down that the reprints are real, that they are an alternate printing, or a scratched plate version, or from a warehouse find, or a garbage run from the factory etc., etc, etc. Their excuse always seems plausible. They know they are not authentic, yet they really don't care. Since word about these fakes has spread and it has become common knowledge in the collecting community (and thus, more difficult to sell), these shady dealers have begun to lightly fold them, put pin holes in them,and even get them linen backed to try and make them appear more authentic. Why doesn't stop them? is in no position to police the poster world. How do you expect them to determine what is real and what is not? Unless they are ever contacted by Lucasfilm (which we really don't see happening as they closed the book on this20 years ago) therip off of new Star Wars collectors will continue.
In January 2009 we acquired 2 original undisturbed rolls of 300 (600 total) Style A 77/21-0 reprints from a dealer who purchased them direct from Seymour back in 1989. As soon as she realized she was ripped off and that they weren't real, she put them in a closet and tried to forget about them. She realized that she should have known better, that it was too good to be true. They are all in Near Mint to Mint unused condition. This is an extremely high quality bootleg poster.It has fooled practically every major sale house in the past as well as most of the top poster dealers.
We are absolutely certain it is NOT AN ORIGINAL AUTHENTIC MOVIE POSTER.
We use super strong hi-quality packaging materials including thick cardboard, masonite, and costly pvc plastic pipe. All posters are shipped insured and guaranteed to arrive safely.
We will combine shipping for multiple wins/purchases at no extra charge!
Please read all the information below if you have never purchased from us before. It will answer any questions you may have.
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Please be advised that over 95% of all Original Movie Posters printed before the mid 1980's were issued FOLDED. This is NOT considered a defect. They were shipped to theaters this way. Vintage rolled posters do exist, however they are extremely rare. We can have any folded poster Linen Backed which will make the fold lines virtually disappear.
Also please note that most movie posters were actually used at the theater, and some will contain slight imperfections such as: writing on the back, pin holes, fold wear, small tears,etc. These are all very common and to be expected, but if they bother you, all these minor flaws can be remedied in the linen backing process. Linen Backing preserves and can actually increase the value of a poster. For the most part, any flaws will be fixed and the poster will appear to be in Near Mint condition. For more information about our Linen Backing service please contact us.
We do not always measure all of our posters exactly. Unless otherwise specified, poster measurements quoted above are approximate to the nearest inch. For example, if we say a one sheet poster is 27" x 41" its precise measurements may be closer to 26 3/4" x 40 7/8" (or something similar). This slight variance is quite common for all original movie posters.BEWARE OF "FAKE" MOVIE POSTERS!
There are fakes, bootlegs, reprints, and reproductions of almost every popular movie poster. WE DO NOT SELL THESE AS ORIGINALS LIKE OTHERS DO! There are many unscrupulous dealers who successfully pass off these posters as originals. They have been doing it for years! These fakes are almost indistinguishable from originals, only experts can tell. Many who buy them don't know they have been taken. They only discover years later when they sell them that they are worthless. Most are from popular movies from the 70's and 80’s, but there are also really old ones and relatively new ones as well. They usually appear in insert size 14" x 36" and one sheet size 27" x 41". Again, all we can say is BEWARE! For more information please see our GUIDES link above.
We grade our posters according to the Iguide Universal 10-Point Movie Poster Grading Scale.
- C10 Mint - Investment quality. No perceptible flaws of any kind.
C9 Near Mint - Investment quality. Minor flaw on an otherwise unused poster.
C8 Excellent - Investment quality. A few minor defects.
C7 Very Good to Excellent - Fine condition. Still a very nicely preserved item.
C6 Very Good - The typical used poster in average condition.
C5 Good to Very Good - A heavily-worn item.
C4 Good - Below average but still suitable for display.
C3 Fair - Heavily worn, but yet still complete.
C2 Poor to Fair - An extremely worn, possibly even incomplete item.
C1 Poor - The lowest grade, representing items in the lowest possible condition.
For details on this grading system please see our Guide GRADING / CONDITION.
Some of our posters are "between grades". For example, a C8-C9 poster will contain all the qualities/characteristics of a Near Mint C9 except for one or two very minor flaws that we believe prevent it from being a true C9.WE WILL COMBINE SHIPPING AT NO EXTRA CHARGE
FOR MULTIPLEPURCHASES It is usually possible to ship folded and rolled posters together in one package by rolling the folded ones and shipping them all in one tube. Sometimes it isn't possible to do this. Sometimes we can't roll a folded poster. If this is the case then we must split your wins/purchases into two separate packages and you will be charged for a second shipment.
All wins/purchases must be paid for within 7 days. If you would like us to wait for you to accumulate several posters and have them shipped all together so you can save on shipping, please send us a separate email containing your name, your id, and listing number(s) and we will hold your items until you tell us to ship them. Please note that if we hold your items for longer than 30 days they will NOT BE RETURNABLE. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT RETURNS IN THIS SITUATION. OUR RETURN POLICY (see below) WILL NOT APPLY.
We offer either USPS Express or Priority Mail Shipping.
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND USPS EXPRESS MAIL
FOR SHIPMENTS OUTSIDE THE U.S.A.
WE TAKE EXTRA SPECIAL CARE WHEN WE PACKAGE YOUR ITEMS Folded posters are placed in a plastic bag or envelope and in betweenSTRONG pieces of cardboard and taped together before being placed in the package. Rolled posters are put into a plastic sleeve and then placed in a HEAVY-DUTY TOUGH 3” or 4" diameter thick walled PVC tube. We roll the poster into a smaller diameter than the tube. This is VERY IMPORTANT because it gives the edges strength and helps to prevent them from getting wrinkled. We add soft cushioning material (also very important!) on the ends to prevent them from getting damaged. We stamp “FRAGILE: DO NOT BEND” on theoutside of the package. EUROPEAN CUSTOMERS PLEASE READ To protect ourselves, we insure expensive items for the FULL AMOUNT. Import Duties for the European Union apply to any item bought overseas whether or not we list it as a gift on the shipping manifest. In the U.K. for example, they apply to any gift over £35 and to any item that is not a gift over £18. These costs can be quite substantial and include a Value added Tax and a Parcel Force Clearance Fee. These combined charges can add up to 25% or more to your final cost. For other European countries the charges will differ. Please check with your postal system on their procedure for packages from overseas so you are not unpleasantly surprised. NON U.S. CUSTOMERS WE WILL NO LONGER SHIPFIRST CLASS INTERNATIONAL AIRMAIL WITHOUT INSURANCE Our experience has shown that packages shipped this way can easily get lost and/or sometimes take several weeks to arrive.
YOU MAY RETURN THIS ITEM FOR ANY REASON WITHIN 14 DAYS OF RECEIPT FOR A FULL REFUND. We have an open and easy return policy so you can buy from us with confidence. In the unlikely event you are unhappy with your purchase, please notify us immediately. YOU MAY RETURN IT FOR ANY REASON (unless it is damaged in shipment, see below) WITHIN 14 DAYS OF RECEIVING IT (safely packaged & insured) FOR A FULL REFUND of the purchase price (less shipping), no questions asked! You must notify us before sending it back. Items must be in the same condition as originally sent to you or return policy does not apply.
If it is damaged in shipment, DO NOT RETURN IT TO US AND DO NOT WORRY. THIS IS WHY WE USE INSURANCE. This is extremely rare, but it does occasionally happen. If this happens, please take some digital photos of the damage and email it to us, then give us a call and we will remedy the situation.
you win a non linen backed poster and choose to have us linen back it
for you, the poster is not returnable for a refund. It is however
returnable for FULL CREDIT towards the purchase of other posters from
All wins/purchases must be paid for within 7 days.
If you would like us to wait for you to accumulate several posters and
have them shipped all together so you can save on shipping, please send
us a separate email containing your name, your id, and listing
number(s) and we will hold your items until you tell us to ship them. Please
note that if we hold your items for longer than 30 days they will NOT
BE RETURNABLE. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT RETURNS IN THIS SITUATION. OUR RETURN
POLICY WILL NOT APPLY.
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