Yes. Every poster we sell is authentic and original with no reprints or reproductions. We offer a lifetime, money-back guarantee of authenticity on every item we sell.
No. In the United States, all one sheet posters were single-sided until about 1990. Movie theaters began using backlit poster displays and, within a few years, many one sheet posters were double-sided. However, a number of theaters did/do not use backlit displays and single-sided one sheet posters are still printed today by the studios. Every single-sided poster we sell is authentic.
There are a number of ways to tell if a poster is a theatrical, authentic poster or a commercial reprint ranging from the size of a poster to paper type and printing quality. Commercially printed (and licensed) reprints of movie posters have their place as an affordable way to see classic artwork without having any collectible value. There are many stores that sell commercial reprints and we are happy to make referrals.
We list poster sizes for most countries on our website. They are the sizes printed for use in and around theaters.
The flip side of reproductions are bootlegged or fake posters offered as originals. Most posters have not been bootlegged because they are not highly sought after by collectors. But there are several posters that have, and continue to be, reproduced and offered to buyers as originals. We spend considerable time making sure that each and every poster we sell is original.
All of our sales are online only at this time. Customers in the Seattle metro area are welcome to contact us for additional options.
We do not sell frames at this time. It is extremely risky to place a collectible poster inside a frame and then ship it. Even if well packed, there is risk of damage to the frame during shipping that may cause significant damage to the poster inside.
Yes. We buy original movie posters from private sellers. Please contact us for more information.
We are open to any fair offers on any of our posters. Just contact us with your offer.
We rarely trade posters but are always open to an even trade!
Yes - we ship pretty much anywhere. Shipping rates vary by country and poster. We also have a shipping calculator available on the cart page.
Yes - domestic orders placed before Noon Pacific Standard Time can be delivered the next business day. Please see our shipping page for more information.
Yes - we accept returns. Please see our return policy for more information.
We charge tax to customers in Washington State and collect VAT in the United Kingdom (for orders under 135 GBP) as required to by law. We do not collect tax for any other places at this time.
We truly value your privacy and will never sell our customer information and, unlike most stores, we do not automatically add customers to our email list. We will not spam you or give your information to folks who will.
Original Film Art does not require our customers to register for accounts and we do not offer them at this time.
As a small company, we have done our best to comply with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Please see this page to request your customer data. Please contact us to request your customer information be deleted. Please note we do no store payment information.