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STAR WARS (1977) STYLE A POSTER, US

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

800 - 1,200 GBP

STAR WARS (1977) STYLE A POSTER, US

STAR WARS (1977) STYLE A POSTER, US

Estimate:

800 - 1,200 GBP

Lot sold:

2,750

GBP

STAR WARS (1977) STYLE A POSTER, US

Art by Tom Jung (b.1942)


40 x 30 in. (102 x 76 cm)


This was where it all began back in 1977, when George Lucas bought us the beginning of the Star Wars empire. Tom Jung's artwork was also used on the standard American size poster, which is slightly larger in height to this size poster. This rarer size poster was mainly used for drive-in cinemas and was printed on heavier paper stock and distributed unfolded. The same printing plates were used when printing both size posters, and therefore the bottom border looks like it has been trimmed, but it hasn't: this is merely the way it was printed.


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Linen-backed and unfolded. Near mint condition, with the colours remaining very bright.


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