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  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 8,003 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Winning bid on Heritage for the Australian one sheet 1970 release version was $1,015.75.
    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 8,003 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector

    Thousands Cheer ( 1943 ) and The Yearling ( 1946 ) daybills  as pictured above, are currently appearing on eBay by the seller Licorice03. Thousands Cheer is advertised as being a rare original 1943 daybill, while The Yearling is shown as a very rare 1946 daybill. This incorrect advertising is misleading as Thousands Cheer has MGM Re-presents and also An MGM Masterpiece reprint clearly printed on the poster. The Yearling has An MGM Masterpiece Reprint printed on the poster. Thousands Cheer appeared on this thread on February 10th  of this year. The seller was also Licirice03 and was advised that the poster was a re-release at the time.

    The Thousands Cheer poster above was printed for the Australian 1950 re-release and The Yearling poster for the 1956 re-release.

    Thousands Cheer is being advertised on eBay with the price being $200 Australian ( U.S. $160.40 ) and The Yearling at $ 300 Aus. ( U.S. $ 240.60 ).

    There are other examples on the sellers site of advertising re-releases as originals as well, but I haven't mentioned them as they are lowly priced posters. With this eBay seller it appears Buyer Beware!  really applies there.

    Lawrence
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,032 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector

    Almost had a heart attack!  Had to check mine!

    Phew...except now there is a RR I need a proper price!


    Better picture below of the RR and under that my original

  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,032 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Oh and I sent them a note telling them of this...lets see.
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,032 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Oh I missed the bit about already trying to contact them before...guess I shouldn't have wasted my time!
  • DavidDavid Member Posts: 10,232 admin
    There's a couple of Aussie eBay sellers who don't care about accuracy.
    David
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 8,003 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    edited September 2017

    Carlton-Browne Of The F.O. ( 1959 ) daybills. Something a little different this time. Both daybills were printed for the 1959 Australian release and the one on the above left is the common version often seen. The example on the right is the only example of this amended version with what appears to be a snipe that I have seen. An  image of a different designed Australian one sheet that I haveseen doesn't have the Boulting Brothers / Peter Sellers black and white attachment on it.

    Just making one aware for anyone contemplating acquiring a daybill of this title that there is a nice original, but also the out of place looking version as well. 

    Lawrence
  • DavidDavid Member Posts: 10,232 admin
    Wonder if the tag at the bottom (...only viewed in a motion picture theatre) was the result of television in general (worldwide) starting to take hold?

    Albeit, not so in Australia by then, checked Wiki and only 5% of the population had TV by the end of the 50s.
    David
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 8,003 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    David said:
    Wonder if the tag at the bottom (...only viewed in a motion picture theatre) was the result of television in general (worldwide) starting to take hold?

    Albeit, not so in Australia by then, checked Wiki and only 5% of the population had TV by the end of the 50s.


    When television was seriously a problem in Australia, Filmways Australasia Distributors in the late 1970s, and into the early 1980s, decided to revive the tag and placed it on daybills for some of their bigger titles.


    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 8,003 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector

    A rare daybill poster image for the film Wait Until Dark ( 1967 ), which was released in Australia early 1969, showing  " Not Suitable for Children - NOT SUITABLE FOR TELEVISION'' this time. Anyone seen any other examples of this classification ?

    Lawrence
  • DavidDavid Member Posts: 10,232 admin
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 8,003 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    edited September 2017

    A Very Big Withdrawal ( aka A Man A Woman And A Bank ) ( 1979 ), not only has the ''Get more out of life ..GO OUT to a movie" tagline on the poster, but also a blatant Hoyts cinema's advertisement appearing as well. The Hoyts plug doesn't appear on an Australian that I have sighted of the same title.

    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 8,003 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector


    Bonnie Scotland ( 1935 ). The above daybill is currently being advertised on ebay as being C1945. I am fairly sure is is from a 1953 Australian re-release. I haven't definite proof but is certainly looks 1950's and not 1940's. If you are thinking of acquiring it take note.
    Lawrence
  • MattMatt Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 5,085 admin

    Saw that one along with many others, surely buyers should know, that being a way later RR..........but then again, the best thing is to have this information on record.

    Good work Hondo.

  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 8,003 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    HONDO said:

    Thousands Cheer ( 1943 ) and The Yearling ( 1946 ) daybills  as pictured above, are currently appearing on eBay by the seller Licorice03. Thousands Cheer is advertised as being a rare original 1943 daybill, while The Yearling is shown as a very rare 1946 daybill. This incorrect advertising is misleading as Thousands Cheer has MGM Re-presents and also An MGM Masterpiece reprint clearly printed on the poster. The Yearling has An MGM Masterpiece Reprint printed on the poster. Thousands Cheer appeared on this thread on February 10th  of this year. The seller was also Licirice03 and was advised that the poster was a re-release at the time.

    The Thousands Cheer poster above was printed for the Australian 1950 re-release and The Yearling poster for the 1956 re-release.

    Thousands Cheer is being advertised on eBay with the price being $200 Australian ( U.S. $160.40 ) and The Yearling at $ 300 Aus. ( U.S. $ 240.60 ).

    There are other examples on the sellers site of advertising re-releases as originals as well, but I haven't mentioned them as they are lowly priced posters. With this eBay seller it appears Buyer Beware!  really applies there.

    Since posting the above information during September, 2017, I have noticed the same two daybills are currently up for sale by the same seller and still advertised for the same amounts. They are also being advertised as they were in September, 2017, as being original release posters. Interestingly the seller has a 99.2% positive feedback.

    Lawrence
  • DavidDavid Member Posts: 10,232 admin
    edited February 8
    Given the number of times this actual thread has been viewed and shared  into social media (you can view the share count just under the first post in this thread)  and even though I have shared it just 6 times it has actually been re-shared well over 130 times which by my calculations equates to something like 50,000 views+).

    Hopefully eBay sellers and ebay buyers will take note (even join the forum and join in the conversation in this thread) because this is obviously is a great service provided by Lawrence that buyers (and sellers) can benefit from -  well done!
    Post edited by David on
    David
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 8,003 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector


    Rhapsody ( 1954 ). Just in case any Elizabeth Taylor collector has seen the daybill poster above, pictured on the right hand side, that is currently being advertised on the Australian website Etsy, and is perhaps thinking of purchasing it believing it to be an original release poster, I am here to let you know it isn't. One would be lead to believe it is original as the seller lists it as an original Australian daybill and a vintage item from the 1950's. An honest mistake made I am sure as if is very close to the original in design.  
    The very rare original daybill of Rhapsody, printed by W.E.Smith, is pictured above on the left.The poster currently on Etsy is an early 1960's re-release poster and has been fairly commonly available in the marketplace over the years. Sorry to anyone who owns a copy of the A. & C. re-release daybill, and who for years have most likely thought they owned an original 1954 poster, only now to find out they don't.

    Almosr forgot. Thanks to David for his recent kind words regarding this thread..
    Lawrence
  • PanchoPancho Member Posts: 583 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    HONDO said:

    A rare daybill poster image for the film Wait Until Dark ( 1967 ), which was released in Australia early 1969, showing  " Not Suitable for Children - NOT SUITABLE FOR TELEVISION'' this time. Anyone seen any other examples of this classification ?


    Image result for frankenstein must be destroyed daybill
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 8,003 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Thanks Pancho for the image of Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed! i had forgoten about this one,

    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 8,003 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Currently on eBay there is an Alfie ( 1966 ) daybill, advertised as being in very fine - near mint condition, available to buy it now for $249 AU. I often wonder how many prospective buyers are out there, new to collecting film posters, that don't do their homework to know this is a very inflated price to pay, and would go ahead and pay this rediculous asking price? 
    Lawrence
  • DavidDavid Member Posts: 10,232 admin
    It's never an inflated price if it sells.

    In this day and age if buyers can't be bothered checking around then kudos to the seller. 
    David
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 8,003 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector


    The Bonnie Parker Story ( 1958 ) original U.S.A. insert and Australian daybill posters. Following on from the Wait Until Dark and the Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed! daybills previously discussed  on this thread that show ''Not suitable for television''  on the posters, what about the ''Cannot be seen on TV'' claim appearing on the U.S. insert, which our Australian poster artist at Robert Burton printers simply just copied onto the Australian daybill. The Bonnie Parker Story was first screened in Australia on a double bill with Machine Gun Kelly. Both films were released here by Ray Films, and although not sighted, the Machine Gun Kelly daybill I would think probably has the same '' Cannot be seen on TV'' statement printed on it also. If anyone has a Machine Gun Kelly daybill I would love to see an image of it.
    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 8,003 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector



    Julius Caesar ( 1953 )  Robert Burton printed re-release daybill from the late 1960's on the left, and the W. E. Smith original release daybill on the right.

    The above Robert Burton image is the one currently being advertised on ebay as a "' Rare original 1953 Australian daybill movie poster. Not only is it being incorrectly dated but is is also described as being rare which it isn't.
    Lawrence
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,032 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Recently picked up the original aussie one sheet for this!

    Original daybill is quite nice actually...though I am not sure I am loving all the heads.
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 8,003 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    edited May 2


    Recently picked up the original aussie one sheet for this!

    Original daybill is quite nice actually...though I am not sure I am loving all the heads.
    Can we see the one sheet image please?
    Post edited by HONDO on
    Lawrence
  • CSM_2_Point_0CSM_2_Point_0 Member, Super Sleuth Posts: 1,042 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    Hmmm don't think I've come across an original daybill before
    -Chris

    There's a street of lights

    A long dark night
    Restaurant scenes
    And dark machines...

  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,032 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    HONDO said:


    Recently picked up the original aussie one sheet for this!

    Original daybill is quite nice actually...though I am not sure I am loving all the heads.
    Can we see the one sheet image please?
    Sure can...I'll post next time I log on from home.
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,032 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Julius Caesar Australian One Sheet


  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 8,003 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector

    Very nice Ves and thanks for sharing. The black and white images on the poster are excellent likenesses, and I like the poster, but is a pity the main image doesn't look like Marlon Brando as it does in the below poster.  

         

                                                                            
    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 8,003 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector


    Somebody Up There Likes Me ( 1956 ). Advertising And Commercial printed early 1960's Australian re-release poster on the left and the original W.E.Smith Australian first release poster on the right.

    Currently advertised by a U.K. seller on eBay the re-release poster is being advertised as an ''original cinema daybill from 1956..." I emailed and informed the seller a few days ago but to date no reply.
    Lawrence
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