4 Collectible Types of Classic Movie Posters

THERE are not many pieces of wall art that are better conversation starters, collectible items or just great fun than classic movie posters. These classic movie posters are visually interesting and can represent your style and taste. You can decide to collect a singular style of classic movie posters or mix and match. You can look for vintage movie posters or new movie posters. No matter what you decide, there are a few different styles of movie posters that you can choose from. Here, you can get to know some of the most popular types of classic movie posters that you can get when you buy movie posters in Australia or elsewhere. 

1 Sheets

This is what most people think of as the traditional classic movie poster. They are generally  27-inches wide by 31 to 41-inches tall. Since these are the standard studio advertising for films, these type of posters are highly valued by memorabilia collectors. There are both U.S. 1 sheets and Australian 1 sheets you can buy depending on where your interests and preference lie. Sometimes you will find a difference in graphics between the two countries’ posters but usually, they will be the same with the only difference being the releasing studio info and unique movie rating system.

GRINDHOUSE Poster
INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS Poster
ROBIN HOOD

Daybills

A Daybill is a movie poster that is specific to Australian movie posters that are given to Australian cinemas when a movie is released. They are generally tall and thin, usually measuring about 13-inches long by 30-inches tall. If you find old movie posters though, meaning daybills produced during World War II, you will find that they are even thinner, at around 10-inches wide. They are traditionally delivered to the cinemas folded twice so most that you will find will have that as an element of their condition. However, while this may be a detriment to some styles of movie posters, it adds to the authenticity of Australian daybills.

Classic Movie Posters
CROCODILE DUNDEE 2 Poster
FLASHDANCE Poster

UK Quads

A UK Quad movie poster is another type of highly collectible classic movie posters that are, obviously, created in the UK. As opposed to 1 sheets or daybills, these posters are known for being horizontally, as opposed to vertically oriented. They are usually 40-inches by 30-inches. Because of their origin, format, and size, they are highly collectible and look very good as framed movie posters.

L.A. CONFIDENTIAL Poster
SCREAM 2 Poster
STARSHIP TROOPERS Poster

International / Special Posters

These posters are not categorized by their size but by their country of origin, subject matter or the type of venue (other than a cinema) in which they were issued. International and special posters may have different graphics, different languages or come in different sizes. They are a unique collectible where you can show off a range of verities of posters, even for the same film.

BATMAN Poster
FACE/OFF Poster
DESPERADO Poster2

Conclusion

These are some of the most popular styles of classic movie posters but there are a host of others as well. You can find movie posters smaller than a standard piece of paper or as big as a billboard. It is all up to you on which ones you are most interested in collecting. For great Australian movie poster and ones from around the world be sure to SHOP NOW.

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