TK-7785 wrote:Lovely posters indeed.
May I ask some advice with your knowledge of the current market, Louise. What might I expect to pay for an original Empire Strikes Back US style B from the 1980 first release painted by Tom Jung? It's always been one of my favourite designs.
I personally prefer the Style B to the Style A (the "Gone With the Wind") poster but there is a market premium for the Style A over the Style B.
In terms of pricing I am assuming that you are asking for the standard US one-sheet that went to cinemas (same as your image). 20th Century Fox did produce a number of posters for internal use that used the same inage but had various differences in the wording, a darker background blue and were issued rolled and not folded (part of NSS distribution to cinemas was to send them folded). As these were printed in a considerably lower number they can cost more than 3x the price of the standard issue poster.
Please bear in mind the following when looking at pricing:
- prcing is based on technical grade (a poster that is distributed folded for example can be near mint in condition as long as there is no deterioration in the folds). Everyone here is of course aware that grading is important when comparing pricing as it doesn't make sense to compare a VG/FN poster with a NM poster and that grading is an art rather than a science.
- pricing is also based on looks. Posters with the same technical grade may vary in price based on how they present comparatively. For example, rolled always prices higher than folded as long as the poster is genuine. Deeper colours price higher than sun-faded.
- please ensure that you determine the all-in-price when comparing like for like posters. Some prices quoted include shipping for free while others add on shipping after. Prices from US, for example, generally don't include the VAT that is charged on arrival to the UK. You need, therefore, to multiply the price quoted by 120% and add on fx variance costs before comparing to domestic prices otherwise you are in for a nasty surprise when the post arrives.
Now to what you asked.
Pricing for UK (delivered to house):
VG/FN 150 (£30 variation each way dependent on how presents)
VF 350 (£50 variation each way) I sold a solid VF for £350 at the end of last year
VF/NM 425 (£50 variation each way)
NM 525 (£50 variation each way)
I hope that helps.