Poster of the Week – June 22 2017

The Poster of the Week is a United Airlines travel poster from a client in Hawaii. The artwork is spectacular and the colours vibrant. It is always a pleasure restoring such a unique piece. 

Poster of the Week – June 15 2017

The Poster of the Week is Kona Coast and comes from a dealer in Hawaii. The movie came about because of Richard Boone. This is how it is described on the Turner Classic Movie website:

“Following his successful 1957-1963 stint as the cultured gun-for-hire Paladin in TV’s Have Gun Will Travel, series star Richard Boone would spend the balance of the decade as a resident of Hawaii, and was thereafter keen on ensuring that the Islands got their share of film production opportunities. This is best evidenced by the Richard Boone-produced opus Kona Coast (1968), a crime-adventure drama that, to a contemporary eye, smacks of a series pilot leveraged into theatrical release, and is reasonably diverting if you’re willing to forgive the sometime suspect production values.”

Poster of the Week – May 25 2017

The poster of the week is a 1969 re-release for the classic film Psycho.
Psycho is now considered one of Hitchcock’s best films[5] and praised as a major work of cinematic art by international film critics and scholars. Often ranked among the greatest films of all time, it set a new level of acceptability for violence, deviant behavior and sexuality in American films, and is widely considered to be the earliest example of the slasher film genre.

Poster of the Week – May 17 2017

The poster of the week is a one sheet from the 1969 space adventure Marooned staring Gregory Peck and Gene Hackman. The film was released less than four months after the Apollo 11 moon landing and was tied to the public fascination with the event. It won an Academy Award for Visual Effects for Robbie Robertson.


Poster of the Week – May 2 2017

The poster of week is the stunning one sheet for the film Affair in Trinidad. The image of Rita Hayworth is spectacular. Apparently the film earned $2.7 million when released in 1952.


Poster of the Week – April 26 2017

We recently restored a three sheet poster for the 1940’s film Good News. When we started the poster was in a dozen reasonably sized pieces and possibly a hundred tiny pieces. This truly was a Humpty Dumpty of posters. After more than 20 hours of restoration work, the final result was amazing.

The Humpty Dumpty of Posters

We recently received a typical envelope with a three sheet from the 1940’s film Good News. Once it was opened, we knew we were in for a challenge, however we had no idea it would be the biggest challenge we ever faced.

When we removed the poster from the envelope, dozens of small pieces fell onto the table. We then laid the poster out and discovered masking tape along every single fold line on the back. After a 90 minute tape removal session we were looking at a dozen reasonably sized pieces and possibly a hundred tiny pieces. This truly was a Humpty Dumpty of posters.

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Poster of the Week – April 18 2017

Our poster of the week is Sam Whiskey, an early Burt Reynolds western. It has great artwork of both Burt and Angie Dickinson. This is one of those cases where the movie poster is actually better than the movie  


Poster of the Week – April 12 2017

We are beginning a new feature called “Poster of the Week”. This will allow us to highlight a unique, rare, or cool poster we have started restoring for a client. The first candidate is a rare style B one sheet for the classic war film Where Eagles Dare. It features a young Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood.

Where Eagles Dare

Framing Your Treasures

For poster collectors the challenge quite often is how to display your treasures and not break the bank. Personally I have decided to go with shrink wrap framing. Since I have hundreds of posters in my collection, I have found this method of framing to be light, durable and cost effective, especially for large pieces like subway posters and three sheets. It is also a good way to protect your posters from dust and dirt.

A shrink wrapped poster is secured to a piece of thick cardboard using small pieces of tape or a spot of glue in each corner. A thin plastic film is than warmed with a heat gun until it is stretched air tight. At this point a hook is fastened to the back and the poster is ready to hang on the wall. If your poster is linen backed, the actual poster never touches the cardboard.

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