Re: Rockabilly's poster collection
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Re: Is the Movie Poster hobby expanding, contracting or Staying the same
But here is what I see as the biggest change. Many years ago, it was hard to find ANY old movie paper, so people would "settle" for lesser items (both in terms of content and condition), because they often couldn't find much else.
But NOW, there is so much material out there (obviously at auction, but also from dealers the world over) that hardly anyone sees any reason to settle for a lesser item, when they can surely find something else they want more, and in just a matter of days.
So I am seeing lots of items selling for just a few dollars each that might have sold for much more ten years back. But of course remember that asking prices don't equate to selling prices. Just because dealers were asking $20 each for lots of items that now sell for $1 to $5 each doesn't mean hardly any were ever really selling at $20.
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Re: ''RKO 4 Star Logo Australian Poster Discussion'' (formerly the Dating the Wonder Man One Sheet)
The vast majority of RKO daybills printed during the 1940's were printed by Simmons. Although F. Cunninghame printed a large amount of RKO one sheets in the 1940's with the four stars appearing on them all up to 1948, they rarely were asked by RKO Australia to print daybills. The very small amount that they did design and print were either "B'' grade titles or duotone second printings, probably to lighten Simmons workload at certain times. They were printed with borders and without the four stars appearing. I suggest that due to constantly using the four star logo on the one sheet posters that The Enchanted Cottage daybill along with Banjo daybill were simply oversights by F. Cunninghame. As one knows printers were renowned for making many errors on their posters. To prove my theory about the four star usage incorrect one will have to produce a Simmons daybill designed and printed between the four star period in question that is without four stars printed on the poster otherwise I firmly believe that the four star usage on daybills was intended to be used exclusively on full bleed RKO daybill titles only. That got me enthused again so thank you John.HONDO said:
In the late 1930's in Australia RKO started printing their one sheets with the 4 stars logo and this continued until around 1948. The 4 stars appeared to have been discontinued in around 1949 as no examples of one sheets after then have been sighted with the stars.The only exception to an Australian one sheet being printed during the period starting in the late 1930's through to 1948 without the four stars is the 1939 film Gunga Din printed by Marchant . Draw your own conclusions why the stars were not printed on the poster. The only thing I can think of is Marchant wasn't their usual printer and maybe this is why perhaps the four stars was overlooked.There is also something else that worries me .There is an Australian one sheet of the 1936 film A Woman Rebels which stars Katharine Hepburn with the 4 stars on it. I believe this poster is a re-release 1940's poster as the printer is Victory Publicity who were a 1940's to early 1950's printer.
Now saying all this the four stars printed on daybills is different.The printing in this format had a checkered history and different to the Australian one sheet. The 4 stars seem to have started appearing on daybills around 1937 and finished around 1941. .The only example after this if the 1947 film Banjo printed by F.Cunninghame.The daybills were being printed around this period by Simmons and all without the stars.As F. Cunninghame were printing the RKO one sheets ( rather badly ) around this time with the 4 stars on them that when they were given this daybill of Banjo to print, they without thinking, added the 4 stars logo they were currently using on the one sheets. There was a period from around 1939 to 1941 when RKO daybills were being printed with the 4 Stars and also without the 4 stars by Simmons. One wonders Why?