THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, BRITISH ROYAL CHARITY WORLD PREMIERE POSTER, RALPH MCQUARRIE, 1980

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THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, BRITISH ROYAL CHARITY WORLD PREMIERE POSTER, RALPH MCQUARRIE, 1980

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Hi everyone, I have this very rare poster and want to get a ruff valuation if any one can help. Ive got some professional advice that there is only 5 known similar posters but not in the near mint condition mine is. I'll appreciate any advice and valuations.

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This exceptionally rare British Royal Charity World Premiere poster was designed by Ralph McQuarrie and features a version of his Vader in Flames artwork. The Charity World Premiere took place in London on the 20th May 1980. This date was very close to the original Empire Day, which was first held in 1902, on Queen Victoria's birthday the 24th May, and became an annual event from 1916 until it changed in 1958. The marketing department took full advantage of the film's release date, which fell close to the original Empire Day. An army of Stormtroopers in jeeps and on foot took to the streets of London, holding placards of this poster in order to build up the crowds already heightened excitement for the release of this film. This is one of the rarest pieces of marketing material known to exist on The Empire Strikes Back.

Poster used on this day, more info on:
https://www.starwars.com/news/an-empire-day-to-remember

And please if you know anything more about the day or poster please inform me and the rest of the team anything that you can contribute. Any knowledge of the poster or the day would be appreciated.
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