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Poster Collecting

Recent trends have seen the price of original posters soar, with many of the most popular and rare examples fetching thousands of pounds at auction. However it is still an affordable art form. There are many informative books and articles online regarding the subject of poster collecting, but as collectors ourselves we tend to follow one simple rule above all others….collect what you like.


Of course original posters can be seen as an investment but first and foremost it is important that you love the poster you're purchasing. The popular titles from the likes of Bond or Star Wars have always been highly sought after but the thing that makes them so desirable is the varied and beautiful artwork. In many instances the artwork of a particular film poster has become more iconic than the film itself.


So we hope that you browse our online gallery, we have many fantastic posters that we know you'll love. We strive to find the best examples of posters from around the world and we regularly update our gallery with new inventory.


Follow us on our Facebook and Instagram pages where we have daily updates on deals and recent acquisitions to the gallery for you to purchase. If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us on any of our social media platforms or of course you can email us directly at info@cinematicgallery.co.uk


Happy Collecting! 

 

 


A GUIDE TO THE VARIOUS POSTERS AND SIZES IN STOCK. 


Note: All our posters are shown in inches

BRITISH QUAD

Measures approx. 30" x 40" printed on both paper stock and card stock. Horizontal format. Most common and most collectible of British movie posters. Usually folded as issued, modern quads will be issued rolled. 


BRITISH HALF SHEET

Measures approx. 22" x 28" just like the American US half sheet and uses a horizontal format.


BRITISH DOUBLE CROWN

Measures approx. 20" x 30" Horizontal format.


US ONE SHEET

Measures approx 27" x 41" if printed before 1985 with modern one sheets measuring 27" x 40". The most common and collectable of US movie posters. Vertical format. 


US INSERT

Measures approx 14" x 36" Vertical format. Insert posters were typically printed on heavy stock card and were displayed in movie theatre foyers. Rarer than the US one sheet and highly sought after. Usually rolled as issued. 


US HALF SHEET

Measures approx 22" x 28". Horizontal format. Rare posters, often printed on thicker stock paper. 


AUSTRALIAN DAYBILL

Measure approx. 13" x 30" folded. Daybills are a perfect size for framing and are highly collectable. They often feature unique and colourful artwork. Vertical format. 


AUSTRALIAN ONE SHEET

Measure approx. 27" x 40" can be mistaken for the American US one sheet, often featuring similar art work. Vertical format. 


FRENCH ONE PANEL (GRANDE)

Measure approx. 47" x 63" Almost always issued folded. Very large and impressive posters, perfect for larger spaces such as cinema and games rooms. Vertical format. 


FRENCH PETITE

Measure approx. 23" x 31" Folded as issued. Vertical format. 


ITALIAN ONE SHEET (FOLIO)

Measure approx. 28" x 39" Folded as issued. Also known as Fogli. Vertical format. 


ITALIAN TWO SHEET (2 FOLIO)

Measure approx. 39" x 55" Folded as issued. Vertical format. The most common type of Italian movie poster. Also known as 2-Fogli. Italian Folio posters often feature unique and striking art work  and the large format will create a statement and talking point in any room. 


ITALIAN FOUR SHEET (4 FOLIO)

Measure approx. 55" x 78" Usually issued folded and often in 2 separate sheets. Also known as 4-Fogli. This size of poster will always makes a statement and dominates a room. Vertical format. 


ITALIAN LOCANDINA

Measure 13" x 28" - similar but smaller than the US insert, but printed on paper stock. Folded as issued. Vertical format.  


JAPANESE

Various sizes: B2 20" x 28 1/2" (most common) and CHIRASHI are small approx. 8" x 10" Japanese movie posters are relatively inexpensive to collect. Vertical format.