This is the Original (1sh) British Quad movie poster THE DEADLY MANTIS. To promote this movie when it was released in 1957. It is not a reprint nor a reproduction. The movie stars Craig Stevens, William Hopper, Alix Talton, Donald Randolph, Pat Conway , Florenz Ames, Paul Smith, Phil Harvey, Floyd Simmons, Paul Campbell, Helen Jay, Keith Aldrich, William A.
It was directed by Nathan Juran. This restored movie poster is rolled and linen backed and measures 30" x 40". With the linen, it measures 31.75" x 41.50". Prior to restoration the poster had been Folded. Most original movie posters pre 1985 are Folded.
This is not considered a flaw or defect. This original movie poster is graded C8 Very Fine.
Original movie posters are graded as follows from the top down: C10 (Mint), C9 (Near Mint), C8 (Very Fine), C7 (Fine/Very Fine), C6 (Fine or Very Good), C5 (Good to Very Good), C4 (Good), etc. The pre-restoration grade was C5.5 Fine Minus.
Restoration corrected pinholes in the upper border, chips and tears in the borders and folds, and some paper loss in the "M" of "Mantis". Touchup was applied to the fold lines. This poster has a very clean appearance and is immediately ready for framing and display. The colors are excellent and the image is dramatic.
The minor flaws that do exist, mostly some barely/slightly visible prior Fold lines, are not obtrusive at a short viewing distance and do not detract from the exceptional image of this poster. If you are interested in this poster but would like to see it with further restoration to address these minor flaws, we can do that for you and/or arrange for restoration. The increase in price would be offset but a larger increase in the investment value of the poster once further restored. We believe that the original movie poster THE DEADLY MANTIS has significant investment value. It is part of the iconic two decades of the 1950s and 1960s where B-movie sci-fi and horror movies were in their glory days.
The original movie poster depicting these sci-fi and horror movies of the 50s and 60s are always in high demand from fans and collectors alike. Linen backing has also ensured much better preservation of the poster over the years. If you have any questions, please let me know. I have been collecting original movie posters for over 30 years, and I understand that buyers, like myself, expect representations of items for sale that are accurate, complete, and truthful.
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I have a number of other original movie posters listed and generally we are listing new items each week. The item "THE DEADLY MANTIS Original British Quad Movie Poster, 30 x 40, C8 Very Fine" is in sale since Wednesday, April 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Posters\Originals-United States\1950-59".
The seller is "4306bakbarry" and is located in Nokesville, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.