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Is it the framer’s job to put the 3 sheets together?

Theatrical three sheets are normally in two pieces and the best way to frame them is to get them conservation mounted onto linen and then framed. I'm assuming these 3-sheet reprints are in one piece.
 

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Theatrical three sheets are normally in two pieces and the best way to frame them is to get them conservation mounted onto linen and then framed. I'm assuming these 3-sheet reprints are in one piece.
I believe they’re probably 3 27 x 41s.

Linen backing is nice, but will normally cost more than these 3-sheets.
 

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If these reprints are on a heavy paper (or a single sheet of paper), then linen backing wouldn't be needed.
Wonderful, heavy paper, and three parts for 3-sheets. I just mounted two 1-sheets earlier today, and I'm thrilled with them.
 

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Interesting. If the paper is stiff enough, and a minimum of acid free framing tape is carefully applied to the back to hold the three parts together, no linen mounting should be needed.
 

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I believe they’re probably 3 27 x 41s.

Linen backing is nice, but will normally cost more than these 3-sheets.
I’m looking at my three and imagining them assembled as one. Wow! What a sight that poster will be. The King in all his glory.
Wonderful, heavy paper, and three parts for 3-sheets. I just mounted two 1-sheets earlier today, and I'm thrilled with them.
Which ones did you get?
 

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Johnny, is there anywhere on the poster that states that it is not an original but a reproduction?

I say that when I had copies of the great monster movies (actually only two)...CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON and FORBIDDEN PLANET and it stated on the back...THEY WERE REPRODUCTIONS.

I couldn't afford the real copies...then and now!
 
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Johnny, is there anywhere on the poster that states that it is not an original but a reproduction?

I say that when I had copies of the great monster movies (actually only two)...CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON and FORBIDDEN PLANET and it stated on the back...THEY WERE REPRODUCTIONS.

I couldn't afford the real copies...then and now!
First, these are not original posters. Basically another artist using the lithographic process has recreated the posters. There is an “S2” embossed on the posters and they are hand numbered. They are beautiful.

If an artist sits down in front of The Mona Lisa and paints it again, attempting to create something as close to the original as he can, is his “copy” an original. There’s not another like it in the world. Because these posters go thru the press multiple times for each color, I’ll bet all “The Mummy” posters aren’t identical either.

They were sold as lithographic reproductions, so there’s no deception. No, there’s no reproduction stamped on it. As collectables, they are probably not worth much. An original “The Mummy” in poor shape would fetch a LOT of money, far more then the beautiful version I have. One clear sign they aren’t originals is that there’s been no attempt to age them, they are pristine.

You have good taste in posters and I now have a beautiful version of CFTBL.
 

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I just clicked on a few of the posters and none of them were sold out. I only know of “The Mummy” and “Footlight Parade” as sold out. There may be more, I just looked at a sample.
 

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I’ve googled for a list of “AFI’s 100 Greatest Movie Posters” and haven’t found it. Anyone have any luck.
 

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I hope the framer is using plexiglass, glass would make it so heavy and it collects heat.
yes. UV plexiglass. I had no choice since the museum glass I use on my other posters and pictures did not come that large. Actually, I wouldn't have used the museum glass anyway due to the weight you mentioned. Thanks.
 

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yes. UV plexiglass. I had no choice since the museum glass I use on my other posters and pictures did not come that large. Actually, I wouldn't have used the museum glass anyway due to the weight you mentioned. Thanks.
I forgot to ask, is the poster delivered as 3 separate sheets?
Are they shipping these internationally, as I am in Australia?
How’d it turn out? Did you decide to buy any?
 

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