The final part of eMoviePoster’s June Major Auction is a special session of all Star Wars posters. This special Part IV all-Star Wars auction, which ends on Sunday, June 16, 2019, has many of the greatest poster rarities as well as related items.
A New Hope posters include the style A six-sheet, birthday style one-sheet, style A printer’s test first printing international version, style C one-sheet with PG rating, style A insert, pre-awards British quad, style A linen-backed first printing one-sheet, Italian one-panel, Polish poster, style B teaser one-sheet, style B advance teaser, style A half-sheet, style C international one-sheet, Russian poster, Italian 1980s rerelease one-panel, special poster from the Seattle Post Intelligencer, Japanese 1982 rerelease, sticker with Ralph McQuarrie art, and Lawrence Noble signed 2008 one-sheet.
The Empire Strikes Back posters are an Australian one-sheet, 1982 rerelease one-sheet, linen-backed 40” x 60”, Australian daybill with advance art, style A NSS one-sheet, Polish poster, foil Kilian advance 1990 rerelease, style A subway poster, radio poster, advance three-sheet, and Australian daybill.
Return of the Jedi posters include the Revenge of the Jedi teaser, style B Japanese version, Polish poster, British teaser quad, style B printer’s test one-sheet, Japanese teaser, and Italian set of 10 photobustas.
Over half of the 290 Star Wars items in this special auction were consigned by a single collector. The consignor shared that after seeing Star Wars, he started putting posters up in his bedroom, including the Hildebrandt A New Hope poster.
“As I got older my interest in Star Wars posters grew, as did my earning abilities. So, I started to collect the more obscure and rare posters that were available. Some posters eluded me, but I was fortunate enough to acquire some very special ones as well. I’ve collected Star Wars posters for the better part of 20-plus years,” the consignor said. “And the one thing that still makes me smile is when I look at a poster, and it triggers a fading memory of being a kid again, seeing that poster displayed on my wall. Or as an adult, seeing the beautiful details of Noriyoshi Ohrai’s ‘Star Fall’ and noticing the reflection of the stars on C-3PO’s gold-plated armor.”
“This collection of posters is a reminder to me, of what it felt like to be an impressionable kid sitting in that theater, watching Star Wars for the first time and they still bring a smile to my face,” the consignor added.
Three surprising results from Part I of their June Major auction were Master Mystery linen chapter 9 one-sheet for $28,500, Bullitt linen six-sheet for $6,497, and War Of The Worlds linen one-sheet 1965 rerelease for $4,504.