April 2009

Is the Jawa meter accurate? (eg. - Star Wars Style "A" One-Sheet)

About the Jawa meter - first, realize it's just for fun, however it is pretty accurate when you consider it gives you a good idea of what might be easier to obtain amongst the different one-sheets and other posters.

How come the bottom description fonts on the Star Wars Happy Birthday One-sheet look weird? (Also, take a look at the Empire Strikes Back teaser Studio version - same weird font.)

The description (Star Wars Happy Birthday One Sheet) was left off of the printing template and they had to paste a piece of clear tape in the area with the information on it. Employees at Gore Graphics used an IBM selectric typewriter to type up the description, and that is why the font looks different than the normal Star Wars descriptions in the bottom white borders. Print run was originally 400, but only ended up with 250-280 usable copies. Lastly, most of the copies were not distributed to the theatres. Most went to the employees at Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox.

Why are some of the Star Wars British quads trimmed?

It is common to find some of these quads trimmed, however, each poster was originally printed in the standard 30" x 40" size. The Empire Strikes Back Style A quad, along with the UK Triple Bill and one version of the UK ROTJ are commonly found slightly smaller than the traditional 30" x 40" size. Corroborated speculation from many UK movie posters houses that we have talked to, gives us these plausible reasons some of them show up with smaller dimensions is because - 1. Collectors used to cut or fold them to fit the standard American frames - 27" x 40/41". 2.

Do you have a Japanese Return of the Jedi Yamakatsu "Starfall" poster for sale?

Simply put - "Usually No". This Japanese premium poster is the most requested e-mail that we get. Back in 1983, the poster started out as a rare item, but it was not as incredibly rare as it has become today. This foreign poster is one of the most favorite artwork posters (by Noriyoshi Ohrai) that Star Wars poster collectors often seek. Our suggestion to you on finding this poster, - is to watch the eBay auctions - (2 of them were for sale last year) & also if you are more determined, I have seen them for sale on the Japanese Yahoo auction website.

You have a Star Wars poster listed on your website that I would like to buy. Is it for sale?

See our (Shop) website. We list everything that we currently have for sale on those pages. E-mail us if anything interests you. As far as all of the other posters listed in this archive, they are usually not for sale individually.

Lucasfilm watermark on the new Ep1 prequel posters. (Answered e-mail)

Here is my understanding of the Lucasfilm watermark after talking with friends at Lucasfilm/printers and having collected almost every copy of these Ep1 theatrical posters from around the world.