CASABLANCA CineMasterpieces 1942 VINTAGE ORIGINAL ONE SHEET MOVIE POSTER
ONE SHEET ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER. LINEN BACKED WITH A CUSTOM ARCHIVAL WOOD FRAME. All photos shown are of the actual poster for sale. If it has any minor defects like pin holes, creases, etc. And they are not mentioned, they should be visible in the high resolution photo. Perfect for a high end home theater. Highly sought after by movie poster collectors and aficionados. From the CineMasterpieces archive. This is a genuine 27″ x 41″ U. One sheet ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER issued by the studio when the film was released in 1942 and meant for theatrical display. Prior to Linen Backing this poster was folded as issued. Warner Bros Studio issued. All original material on Casablanca is scarce and very rarely surfaces for sale. One of the most sought after posters in the hobby, this one sheet’s deceptively simple layout of six key scenes swirling around a radiant Ingrid Bergman, protected by a trench coated, gun wielding, ultimate anti-hero, Humphrey Bogart, is the work of the legendary designer, Bill Gold. No one can say with any degree of certainty how many of these still exist. Our professional opinion is that no more than 30 to 50 of these have survived. The linen has been trimmed to 1/8 of the poster border. In custom archival wood frame with non glare UV filtered Plexiglas. Sotheby’s tag (included). Also come with a CineMasterpieces Certificate of Authenticity. This is a vintage original poster from our archives. These can be very difficult to find in any condition! A long time can go by without one of these coming up for sale. In fantastic shape for a 75 year old poster. Prior to linen backing this poster had a few small edge tears. On the very bottom there are two small minor paper lifts from the linen backing (invisible when framed). These are slightly visible unframed but only upon extreme close up inspection. A Linen Backed poster is a poster that is archivally mounted to acid-free paper and canvas where it can be restored if needed. Fold lines and other defects become less noticeable, sometimes even invisible. Linen Backing can dramatically improve the overall appearance of a poster and it can substantially increase its value. It is the preferred archival method for conserving and/or restoring a poster. There are known reprints and / or reproductions of this poster. This is NOT a reprint or reproduction poster! It is guaranteed to be a REAL ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER issued by the studio when the film was released and meant for theatrical display. We are absolutely certain it is authentic. Please read all of the information below before purchasing. 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. 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. 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. They only discover years later when they sell them that they are worthless. Most are from popular movies from the 70’s and 80s, 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! We grade our posters according to the Iguide Universal 10-Point Movie Poster Grading Scale. Almost all of our inventory is graded at least C8 Excellent or better. 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. Pin holes, small tears, etc. C7 Very Good to Excellent – Fine. 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. 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. Sometimes it isn’t possible to do this. Sometimes we can’t roll a folded poster. We only use the strongest packaging materials available. Rolled posters are put into a plastic sleeve and then placed in a HEAVY-DUTY thick walled 3″ or 4″ diameter plastic 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 on the ends to prevent them from getting damaged. We stamp FRAGILE: DO NOT BEND on the outside of the package. You must notify us before sending it back. Let us sell your posters for you! We guarantee that all posters we sell are graded and described accurately. Unless otherwise specified in the description, all posters are original theatrical movie posters that were displayed (gently used) or meant for display (unused) in theaters at the time the movies were released. We will put in writing that we guarantee it to be an original movie poster. Lieberman is the owner and founder of CineMasterpieces. David is a recurring expert featured on The History Channel TV show Pawn Stars. The item “CASABLANCA CineMasterpieces 1942 VINTAGE ORIGINAL ONE SHEET MOVIE POSTER” is in sale since Thursday, November 21, 2019. This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Posters\Originals-United States\1940-49″. The seller is “cinemasterpieces” and is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Industry: Movies
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Object Type: Poster