If it has any minor defects like pin holes, creases, etc. And they are not mentioned, they should be visible in the high resolution photo.
Perfect for a high end home theater. Highly sought after by movie poster collectors and aficionados.Lieberman is the owner and founder of CineMasterpieces. David is a recurring expert featured on The History Channel TV show Pawn Stars. This is a beautiful example of an original 14" x 22" U. Window card stage play poster issued in 1928 and meant for theatrical display. These are very difficult to find in any condition. You will have trouble finding a nicer one. This is the rarely seen original theatre window card advertising the stage version of Bram Stoker's novel. To be performed beginning on November 5, 1928 at Ford's Theatre in Baltimore, MD. The play first appeared in the U. In 1923 and made its New York Broadway debut in 1927. The Broadway version featured Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula and Edward Van Sloan as Van Helsing.
Lugosi's success in the play led to his role in the 1931 Universal film, which also starred Van Sloan, and rocketed Lugosi to international fame. The play was highly successful and toured for over two years. This window card was created by the same printer and has the exact same graphics as the window card printed for the Broadway run.
Prior to paper backing, the card was folded across the middle and there were creases and tiny bits of paper loss on that fold, with a tear at the left end of the fold in the black background area. There were some small tears and creases around the edges.
Overall, the window card was in good to very good condition prior to paper backing. The card was nicely backed, and displays well! A vertical format poster, measuring 14" x 22", on thicker stock paper with blank area at top for venue and play dates. Most window cards are unfolded, but some older ones might be folded. Some older cards indicated as used may have a theater name and play date hand lettered on the blank white area at the top of the poster.
Since this is how the posters were intended to be used, this is not considered damage by most collectors. This poster is considered to be within that class and is definitely INVESTMENT QUALITY.
There are known reprints and / or reproductions of this poster. This is NOT a reprint or reproduction poster! It is guaranteed to be a REAL ORIGINAL POSTER issued in 1928 and meant for theatrical display.We are absolutely certain it is authentic. Please read all of the information below before purchasing. Please be advised that over 95% of all Original Movie Posters printed before the mid 1980's were issued FOLDED. This is NOT considered a defect. Vintage rolled posters do exist, however they are extremely rare. We can have any folded poster Linen Backed which will make the fold lines virtually disappear. Also please note that most movie posters were actually used at the theater, and some will contain slight imperfections such as: writing on the back, pin holes, fold wear, small tears, etc. These are all very common and to be expected, but if they bother you, all these minor flaws can be remedied in the Linen Backing process. Linen Backing preserves and can actually increase the value of a poster. For the most part, any flaws will be fixed and the poster will appear to be in Near Mint condition. We do not always measure all of our posters exactly. Unless otherwise specified, poster measurements quoted above are approximate to the nearest inch.
For example, if we say a one sheet poster is 27" x 41" its precise measurements may be closer to 26 3/4" x 40 7/8" (or something similar). This slight variance is quite common for all original movie posters. BEWARE OF "FAKE" MOVIE POSTERS!There are fakes, bootlegs, reprints, and reproductions of almost every popular movie poster. WE DO NOT SELL THESE AS ORIGINALS LIKE OTHERS DO! There are many unscrupulous dealers who successfully pass off these posters as originals. They have been doing it for years! These fakes are almost indistinguishable from originals, only experts can tell. They only discover years later when they sell them that they are worthless.
Most are from popular movies from the 70's and 80s, but there are also really old ones and relatively new ones as well. They usually appear in insert size 14" x 36" and one sheet size 27" x 41". Again, all we can say is BEWARE! We grade our posters according to the Iguide Universal 10-Point Movie Poster Grading Scale. Almost all of our inventory is graded at least C8 Excellent or better.
C10 Mint - Investment quality. No perceptible flaws of any kind.
C9 Near Mint - Investment quality. Minor flaw on an otherwise unused poster. C8 Excellent - Investment quality. Pin holes, small tears, etc.C7 Very Good to Excellent - Fine. Still a very nicely preserved item. C6 Very Good - The typical used poster in average condition. C5 Good to Very Good - A heavily-worn item. C4 Good - Below average but still suitable for display. C3 Fair - Heavily worn, but yet still complete. C2 Poor to Fair - An extremely worn, possibly even incomplete item. C1 Poor - The lowest grade, representing items in the lowest possible condition. Some of our posters are "between grades". For example, a C8-C9 poster will contain all the qualities/characteristics of a Near Mint C9 except for one or two very minor flaws that we believe prevent it from being a true C9.
Sometimes it isn't possible to do this. Sometimes we can't roll a folded poster.We only use the strongest packaging materials available. Rolled posters are put into a plastic sleeve and then placed in a HEAVY-DUTY thick walled 3" or 4" diameter plastic tube. We roll the poster into a smaller diameter than the tube. This is VERY IMPORTANT because it gives the edges strength and helps to prevent them from getting wrinkled.
We add soft cushioning material on the ends to prevent them from getting damaged. We stamp FRAGILE: DO NOT BEND on the outside of the package.You must notify us before sending it back. Let us sell your posters for you! We guarantee that all posters we sell are graded and described accurately. Unless otherwise specified in the description, all posters are original theatrical movie posters that were displayed (gently used) or meant for display (unused) in theaters at the time the movies were released. We will put in writing that we guarantee it to be an original movie poster. The item "DRACULA CineMasterpieces ORIGINAL STAGE PLAY WINDOW CARD POSTER 1928 VAMPIRE" is in sale since Monday, May 14, 2018. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Theater Memorabilia\Posters\Originals-United States". The seller is "cinemasterpieces" and is located in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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