Belgian Movie Poster TARANTULA original vintage trimmed at top with stamps folds
The top edge of the poster has been trimmed down and the Universal Film S. It does appear that someone folded this poster down until it was 3″ x 7″, addressed it and then sent it somewhere in Belgium. Looks like Dutch to me but I don’t know. It appears to have been date stamped 1958. I don’t know if it is even possible to steam off that old masking tape. The rear has tape marks where the poster was likely mounted. (Photo 7) can show you how the poster was folded to 3″ x 7″ and where it was addressed and stamped. (photo 9) shows where it was addressed and sent and what appears to be a 1958 date. Colors are bright and no real stains but the paper is toned. I personally like the stamps on the front as it legitimizes the poster and even the stamp on the rear shows it is not a later reprint as the film was released in the United States in 1955 and Belgian release dates were always a bit later. I don’t even mind the trimming at the top. The masking tape is a bummer, though. Hopefully, I will get to listing a bunch of Belgian posters, most of which were actually used so show some signs of suffering. For the low down on the plot of Tarantula: A spider escapes from an isolated desert laboratory experimenting in giantism and grows to tremendous size as it wreaks havoc on the local inhabitants. Written and directed by Jack Arnold. It was located in Greenwich Village in the 1970’s and 1980’s and, I believe, closed down in the late 1980’s. When his store closed down, he boxed everything up and they have spent the last thirty years boxed and/or bagged. As many were bagged, they will retain the brand new crispness of the jacket and pages, with many of the books clearly having never been opened until I did so to inspect and photograph them for purposes of identification. Those that were not bagged may have dusty edges or toning to the edges of the jackets and pages. If that is the case, I will describe them as such. Most of the new books that I have were printed in the 1970’s and 1980’s and. I will also be listing many used books as this was also a used bookstore. I also have a bunch of signed books. While Adolph Zukor’s autograph has gone down in value, that of Veronica Lake and Truman Capote has increased. Since my “store” is limited to 1,000 free listings, the books will be listed also on my wife’s account and the best way to find my listings will be to search the name that is printed above in bold letters and include “description” in the search. For many of these unsold books, the worst issue will be that there was a price label on the book somewhere, sometimes on the front paste down. While the labels come right off, they will have left discoloring behind. Again, if that is the case, I will mention it. The item “Belgian Movie Poster TARANTULA original vintage trimmed at top with stamps folds” is in sale since Monday, January 01, 2018. This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Posters\Originals-International\1950-59″. The seller is “smudgyspecs” and is located in Plainview, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.