Thursday, 24 December 2020
Wednesday, 23 December 2020
Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Well here’s something you just don’t see every day. This week an incredibly rare U.K. Quad poster (size 30” x 40”) surfaced within the U.K. The poster is believed to be an early re-issue poster. Other than that it is something of a mystery. The seller stated in his description that, “it appears the poster was received rolled as no creases appear on the main body of the poster.” He continued, “Back in the 1970s and 80s I was part of a club that used to run fund raising dances, usually themed. If I thought I could “scrounge” anything from any of the many film companies, then I would send a letter and often publicity material such as film posters would arrive. These would be put up for the dance and then ended up rolled up in my loft. Some arrived folded some rolled.”
Whilst the poster has a little edge wear due to age (digitally restored here for purposes of the Archive), the poster is in incredibly good shape. The poster proved to be very popular, which isn’t too surprising considering its rarity value. After some fierce battling it eventually sold for £255.00.
I am also pleased to report that the poster went to a very good friend and part of the administration team here at the Archive, Davy Triumph. It’s certainly the first time either Davy or myself have seen this one.So congratulations Sir, I’m over the moon that you managed to secure it.