*CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON*
US HALF SHEET STYLE B ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER
CONDITION: EX-NM UNRESTORED
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photos shown are of the actual poster you are bidding on. If it has any
minor defects like pin holes, creases, etc. and they are not mentioned
above, they should be visible in the hi resolution photo. Please
examine it closely or if you would like a more detailed condition
report please email us at dave@CineMasterpieces.com.
WE DO NOT SELL REPRODUCTIONS OF ANY KIND. NO FAKES, NO REPRINTS.
Perfect for a Hi End home theatre.
Highly sought after by movie poster collectors and aficionados.
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due to problems we've had in the past from non paying bidders.
This is what all you vintage Universal Horror fans have been waiting for!
is a beautiful example of an original 22"x28" U.S. half sheet movie
poster from the 1954 classic "CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON". These
are EXTREMELY DIFFICULT to find in any condition! Highly sought after.
The rarity and desirability of this poster can not be emphasized
enough! Half sheets are MUCH RARER than one sheets because they were
printed in far fewer numbers.
A long time can go by without one of these coming up for sale. Collectors AND non collectors love to display this poster.
You will have trouble finding a nicer one anywhere. Graded C8-C9
Excellent to Near Mint condition. Small tear on top border right side
repaired on back with archival removable tape. A 1/4" ding/tear on
right side border.
UNBELIEVABLY BRIGHT WHITES AND COLORS!. This has been stored flat in a dark closet for the past 30 years!
buying collectibles it is always wise to buy "the best of the best" as
they stand a greater chance of appreciation. This poster is considered
to be within that class and is definitely INVESTMENT QUALITY.
a vintage poster is in terrific unrestored condition like this one (EX
C8 or better), many experienced collectors will place a premium on it
(when compared to a linen backed/restored one). Most experienced
collectors prefer unrestored items to restored ones because they
believe they will appreciate more in value.
You can't go wrong when buying Universal Horror!
Please see photo of back side below.
An iconic image.
Bright vivid colors.
There are known reprints and/or reproductions of this poster. THIS IS NOT ONE OF THEM!!
This is guaranteed to be a genuine ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER issued by the
studio when the film was first released and meant for theatrical
We are absolutely certain it is authentic.
Photo of back.
be aware that most original movie posters issued before the mid 1980's
were issued FOLDED (over 95%). This is NOT considered a defect. They
were shipped to theatres this way inside film cans. 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
Also please note that most movie posters were actually used at the
theater and some will contain slight imperfections like writing on the
back, pin holes, fold wear, 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 details on this, please see our LINEN BACKING
page which can be accessed from our ebay ABOUT ME page.
otherwise specified, poster measurements quoted above are approximate
to the nearest inch. For example, if we say a poster is 27"x41" its
precise measurements may be something like 26 3/4" x 40 7/8". This is
quite common for all original movie posters.
BEWARE OF "FAKE" MOVIE POSTERS!!
are bootlegs, reprints, re-strikes, re-issues, etc. all over ebay. WE
DO NOT SELL THESE! There are many unscrupulous dealers who successfully
pass off these posters as originals. They are almost indistinguishable
from originals, only experts can tell. Many who buy them don't know
they have been taken, only years later when they sell them do they find
out they are worthless. Most bootlegs are from popular movies from the
70's and 80’s (for a list of titles please see our ebay ABOUT ME page).
They usually appear in insert size 14 x 36 although one sheets also
exist. These posters can be found from dealers who seem trustworthy
because of their great feedback. Again, all we can say is BEWARE!! For
more details please see our ARTICLES page which can be accessed from
our ebay ABOUT ME page.
We grade our posters according to the Iguide Universal 10-Point Movie Poster Grading Scale which is summarized below:
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 GRADING/CONDITION page which can be accessed from our ebay ABOUT ME page.
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
PRIORITY MAIL REGISTERED 2-3 DAYS INSURED (IN USA) $35.00.
GLOBAL EXPRESS MAIL 3-5 DAYS INSURED (OUTSIDE USA) $59.75
This includes extra sturdy packaging shipped WITH INSURANCE to anywhere in the world.
take extra special care when we package your item. For folded posters
we put the poster in a plastic bag or envelope and in between two or
four pieces of STRONG cardboard and tape it together before placing in
the shipping envelope/box. We stamp “DO NOT BEND” all over the outside
of the package. For rolled posters we put the poster in a STRONG 3” or
greater diameter tube with thick walls at least 3/16” or 1/4“ or
thicker. 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 then wrap with some paper and
tape it closed and put some kind of soft cushioning material (also very
important!) on the ends to further protect them from getting damaged.
We stamp “FRAGILE: DO NOT BEND” all over the outside of the package.
EUROPEAN CUSTOMERS PLEASE READ
protect ourselves, we insure our 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 UK
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, IF YOU WISH US TO SHIP WITH NO INSURANCE OR BY FEDEX:
If you are not in the USA and would like us to ship your items
uninsured so you can try to avoid import fees and taxes, WE WILL NOT
ACCEPT ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR PACKAGE AND PAYMENT MUST BE IN CASH
OR BY MONEY ORDER....NO CREDIT CARDS AND NO PAYPAL. FEDEX will not
insure movie posters.
DO NOT BID ON THIS AUCTION IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS
YOU MAY RETURN IT FOR ANY REASON** WITHIN 7 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 7 DAYS OF YOUR 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 it was shipped USPS, you will have to take it
to the post office, fill out an insurance form, give them the damaged
poster, send the form to us, and then we will refund your money. If it
was shipped UPS, please call us or UPS.
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
Payment due within 7 days of auction ending.
THIS AUCTION WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT CASH, CHECKS, CASHIER'S CHECKS, OR
MONEY ORDERS. We will NOT accept Paypal or credit cards for this item.
Normally we do, but due to the high value of this item we will not.
Full return privileges still apply (see above). Please make payment
payable to "DAVID LIEBERMAN" and send to: CineMasterpieces, 15721 N.
Greenway Hayden Loop, Suite 105, Scottsdale, Az 85260.
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We can get you MUCH MORE than you would get if you auctioned it
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guarantee that all posters we sell are graded and described accurately.
Unless otherwise specified in the description, ALL POSTERS ARE ORIGINAL
MOVIE POSTERS (original theatrical movie posters that were displayed or
meant for display (unused) in theatres at the time the movies were
released). We are a LAMP (Learnaboutmovieposters) approved dealer. This
means we have subscribed to their non-misrepresentation agreement and
agree to clearly and factually describe all merchandise we sell.
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can provide you with a FREE Certificate of Authenticity for every
poster you buy. We will put in writing that we guarantee it to be an
Original Movie Poster. You must ask for it though. So when you order,
just mention that you want one and we will include it in the shipment.
Please Note: Any SALE going on at CineMasterpieces does not apply to the final sale price of this auction.
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