We believe by storing and mailing it Flat that this will better help to preserve its integrity and grade, rather than rolled. Prior to restoration, the poster had been Folded.
Most original movie posters prior to 1985 are Folded. This is not considered a flaw or a defect. This original movie poster is graded C8.5 Very Fine to Near Mint. Original movie posters are graded as follows from the top down: C10 (Mint), C9 (Near Mint), C8 (Very Fine), C7 (Fine/Very Fine), C6 (Fine or Very Good), C5 (Good to Very Good), C4 (Good), etc. Prior to restoration, this original movie poster was graded a C7 Fine/Very Fine.Restoration corrected several chips in the corners, minor tears along the outer borders, Fold wear and some separation at the cross Folds (a cross Fold being where a vertical Fold line meets a horizontal Fold line) and a tear on the lower half of the poster/image area. The poster now displays beautifully with only very minor flaws, most occurring along the outer borders. We believe that the original 1951 movie poster THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD has excellent investment value.
Most of the original movie posters and memorabilia from the incredible two decades of sci-fi and horror in the 1950s and 1960s always have great demand from fans and collectors alike. And we believe that the Half Sheet (22" x 28") of the original movie poster THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD is much rarer than it's companion One Sheet (27" x 41"). And some may find the Half Sheet more interesting visually than the One Sheet. Either way, this original movie poster will make a fantastic and rare addition to any original movie poster collection, particularly any collection that focuses on sci-fi and horror.
The movie is based upon the 1938 book by John W. Campbell called WHO GOES THERE? A great adaption but if you look into it, which I have since I love all of THE THING movies, the 1982 remake by John Carpenter is more in line with the 1938 novel. If you have any questions, please let me know.I have been collecting original movie posters for over 40 years. The representations here are accurate and truthful, as I always expect when purchasing an original movie poster. We do not use "stock" photos.
The item you see is the item you will receive. Thanks for taking a look. I have a number of other original movie posters listed and generally we are listing new items each week.
The item "THE THING Original 1951 Movie Poster, 22 x 28, C8.5 Very Fine to Near Mint" is in sale since Monday, September 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Posters\Originals-United States\1950-59".
The seller is "4306bakbarry" and is located in Nokesville, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.