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Can you spot the error with this poster? Looks like someone made the wrong call with linen backing ...
Yes. The original daybill was 30 inches long. Someone must have thought that there should be a large blank border at the top similar to long daybills. Maybe they were confused by the RKO daybills being full bleed.
Its a pity because I think the poster has been devalued by adding a large border that shouldn't be there. Not the first time this has happened. Do you think the mistake devalues the poster?
Look at the poster..not the mistake.
Would matter to me too...and I am not really (I think) too anal regarding condition.
I can't imagine it would be a cheap poster? Not really my thing so no idea, but if that is the case...I would be thinking quite seriously about purchasing it knowing that I would have to get something undone, which didn't need to be done in the first place...valuable poster buying dollars!
Apart from being an important boxing poster, it is also a signed example of Norman McMurray's artwork. He did the art for a lot of posters in the 30s but this shows he was still designing posters in the mid 40s.
I think it is possible that someone purchasing the poster might not realise it has been altered and they would be justifiably disappointed when they eventually found out.