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Buy It Now price: US $7,500.00 

Ended:May-26-06 13:58:25 PDT
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Item location:Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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All 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


Perfect for a Hi End home theatre.

Highly sought after by movie poster collectors and aficionados.


ANYONE CAN BID on this item, however, those with LESS THAN +5 FEEDBACK or private feedback MUST CONTACT US with a valid name, address, and phone number before bidding or their bids will be cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience, but please understand we have adopted this policy 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!

This 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.

UNRESTORED! 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!

When 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.

If 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.
Beautiful artwork.
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 display.

We are absolutely certain it is authentic.

Photo of back.

Please 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 disappear.

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.

Unless 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.


There 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.

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.



This includes extra sturdy packaging shipped WITH INSURANCE to anywhere in the world.

We 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.


To 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.


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.



**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.

If 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 us.

Payment due within 7 days of auction ending.

FOR 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.

Let us sell your posters for you!

We are experts in marketing and selling movie posters on Ebay. We know how to create a listing that will get you the highest dollar possible. We can get you MUCH MORE than you would get if you auctioned it yourself (up to TEN TIMES or more!).

Please click HERE to learn about our consignment auctions.

We also perform appraisal and authentication services.

For more information about us and to see our virtual gallery please see our ebay ABOUT ME page.

If you have any questions about this auction or about us, please call our office at 480 607 9700 and ask for Dave, or email:

We always leave positive feedback after receiving it.


We 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.


We 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.

Thanks for bidding!

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