2 07, 2022

Photographs from our BOXPARK Gallery

By |2022-07-02T11:47:36+01:00July 2, 2022|Categories: Authenticity, Collecting, Poster Art|

BOXPARK is a completely innovative, and very successful, retail experience. The shops are 40 foot shipping containers stacked side by side and one of these containers has been our home for the past 5 days. Here are some of the photographs... Original UK Quad Posters for Leon and Goldfinger and a US One Sheet Poster for The Jungle Book on display at our BOXPARK gallery. Posters for The Jungle Book, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Raiders of the Lost Ark amongst others on display at our BOXPARK gallery.   Original Posters for Trainspotting, Star Wars, [...]

29 04, 2022

Why Offset Lithography it is important for authenticating Cinema Posters

By |2022-04-30T08:33:59+01:00April 29, 2022|Categories: Authenticity|

In this article, we talk about Offset Lithography and why a basic understanding of this printing method can be useful in authenticating cinema posters. Nearly all original cinema posters are printed using offset lithography. Verifying that this printing method has been used is an important step in verifying the authenticity of posters. Offset Lithography uses printing plates. Fakes, on the other hand, are generally scans of original posters which are then printed using inkjet or laser. The Offset Printing Process Four colours are used when printing with offset lithography. The colours are cyan, magenta, yellow and black and they form [...]

20 08, 2021

Most Coveted Modern Batman Poster?

By |2021-08-20T16:21:21+01:00August 20, 2021|Categories: Authenticity, Collecting, Investment|

Batman was first seen in the cinema in 1943 and this film was followed by a Batman and Robin movie in 1946. Adam West's Batman arrived on the big screen in 1966 in a movie that was based on the television series. Many readers will remember the tights worn by Batman and Robin and the 'POW', 'BAM', 'SMACK' exclamations that accompanied the fight scenes. Posters for these films are, of course, highly desirable, rare and expensive. In the past 40 years there have been many films beginning with Michael Keaton's 1989 portrayal of Batman in a Tim Burton directed film. [...]

10 02, 2021

One of these posters is Fake!

By |2021-04-26T11:04:56+01:00February 10, 2021|Categories: Authenticity|

Last week we discussed in an article some tell-tale signs that a Cinema Poster may not be authentic. There are many specific examples online outlining the reasons certain US One Sheet Posters are reproductions, being passed off as originals. However, we have found few articles examining a fake UK Quad Cinema poster. If you type ‘Fake UK quad poster’ into Google, few specific examples of fake UK Quad posters can be found. Therefore, in this article, we will examine a bootleg ‘Reservoir Dogs’ UK Quad poster that came into our possession.  For comparison, we also look at an original poster [...]

6 02, 2021

Can I be sure this Cinema Poster is Authentic?

By |2021-04-26T11:04:56+01:00February 6, 2021|Categories: Authenticity|

How do I know the poster I have acquired is an original and not a fake? For good reason, this is the most common question asked by new buyers in the Cinema Poster market. Before attempting to answer this question, it is first worth clarifying some definitions. We will then discuss five key checks we do to authenticate a poster. Original/ Genuine/ Authentic: ‘Original’ Movie posters have been commissioned by film studios to promote a cinema release and the print-work will generally be of the highest standards. Reproduction: A reproduction is a copy of an original poster that hasn’t authorised [...]

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