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Original Vintage Posters

What is an original vintage poster?

An Original Vintage Poster is a part of history. It is a unique artwork that was created for a singular promotional purpose, in various quantities, styles and sizes, and won't ever be produced again. Our collection spans over 125 years and each poster has its own unique story.

So why does original matter?

Original posters tell a story of time and history, offering an insight into the past. All of our posters were produced at the same time of release as the film or album they are promoting, and in many cases were at the location of the exhibition or concert they advertise.

What determines the value?

Original vintage posters weren't produced for home & gallery exhibition purposes, nor were they produced for longevity. Only a specific number are ever produced and in many cases, the fact that these posters still exist is a miracle in itself. The value of a poster is determined by a number of factors, including its originality, rarity, printing method, artist, and subject, as well as its condition and state of conservation.

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Unframed
Posters

Unframed posters and art prints are shipped tracked and insured free of charge as standard to the United Kingdom. Unframed posters are securely packaged rolled within a reinforced tube, and art prints are securely packaged flat in a reinforced parcel. International shipping is £10.00 for unframed art prints, or £20.00 for unframed posters. 

 If you are interested in more than one poster, combined shipping is automatic. All unframed orders are normally processed and ready for dispatch within one working day.

Framed
Posters

Framed posters come with a timeless made to measure custom frame available in black, white or natural oak colour. Each frame is made from high quality solid oak and the artwork is framed with a surrounding white mount to make the poster stand out even more. 

Our frames are custom built to order, handmade in the UK so we work to 7 working days lead time for dispatch. The frame size is the size of the poster plus an additional 70mm on each side. Framed posters can take up to 7 working days for dispatch for the frame to be built and poster to be framed. 

Frames are packaged and securely padded in a purpose built reinforced cardboard box. International shipping for framed posters is a charge of £75 as a flat rate up to US One-Sheet (27 x 40”) size. Please contact us before purchasing any larger sizes for a custom shipping quotation. 

Guarantee of
authenticity

All of our stock is covered by our guarantee of authenticity. We check every item personally and extensively. Each item is handpicked either individually or from our trustworthy and established sources, all of whom have decades of experience. We work extremely hard to ensure the authenticity of all of our posters, if however for any reason you believe an item you have received is not authentic, please contact us on info@printedoriginals.co.uk. 

All sales are covered by this guarantee, and we accept full refunds on return of these items on these grounds, allowing you to shop with peace of mind.   

Returns

We try our best to ensure every customer is happy with their order, but we know sometimes things change. 

RETURN

Whether exactly as described or not what you expected, you can return your items to us hassle free.

CONTACT US

If you would like to return your item, or if there is anything wrong with your order, please contact us at info@printedoriginals.co.uk

14 DAYS

You have 14 days after delivery of the item to process a return back to us.

CONDITION

Please ensure that your order is in the same condition that it arrived, and use the same packaging for your return where possible. 

What you need to know

Find out what's important to us

SAFE & SECURE PACKAGING

CUSTOM FRAMES HANDMADE TO ORDER IN THE UK

FAST SHIPPING WORLDWIDE & FREE IN THE UK

WE ONLY DEAL IN AUTHENTIC ORIGINAL POSTERS

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Condition Grading

Mint
Poster is in perfect condition, likely never having been used. It has been kept rolled or flat and stored.

Near Mint
Poster is in almost perfect condition, perhaps having been used and handled but not much. Any issues are only very minor and poster will look great when framed.

Very Good
Poster is in great condition. Will have certain limited signs of ageing or handling. Issues with posters in this condition are largely completely unnoticeable when framed.

Good
Poster is in reasonable shape. Looks like a vintage and old piece of artwork. Will likely have some fading or marks, perhaps small tears or holes such as pinholes.

OK/ Fair
Poster could be considered to have character in this condition, but will have reasonably significant issues. Issues may include marks, tape, colour fading and holes, all of relative severity.

Poor
Poster is in bad condition. Will have significant defects such as tears, marks, fading, pieces missing etc. We do not ever stock posters in this condition.

Sourcing

Worldwide
Utilise our worldwide network of suppliers and contacts to track down your perfect piece.

Free Service
Our sourcing service is free of charge, we simply take a small percentage off the final sale as an intermediary between our supplier and you.

Specific or Vague Idea
Whether you are chasing the elusive final piece of your collection or you just have a colour scheme or era, we can help you find the missing piece to the puzzle.

Question Time

How long will it take to receive my order?

Unframed posters are dispatched within 1 working day. Unframed Art Prints are dispatched within 3 working days. Framed posters & art prints are dispatched within 7 working days for the frames to be custom hand built and the artwork framed. All orders are shipped on a next-day service in the UK and a 48-hour service worldwide.

How do I know the poster is original?

We have been collecting and dealing in original vintage posters for many years, and between our experience and attention to detail, as well as that of our longstanding and trusted suppliers, we work very hard to ensure the authenticity of every poster we stock. We do not list a poster if we have any doubts about its originality. In addition to this, we offer a lifetime guarantee of authenticity on every poster we sell, meaning if for any reason, anytime down the line you believe the item to not be authentic, you can return it to us for a full refund.

Do you buy posters?

Yes! We are always on the lookout for new stock. If you think you have a hidden gem or even if you just want to know if you have something thats valuable, feel free to reach out to us. We're more than happy to help!

How does your poster condition grading work?

A significant portion of our stock is vintage goods, and each poster or piece of artwork on the site is graded on its condition. We work hard to accurately describe the condition of every product to ensure that there are no surprises when they arrive at your door. Our table above details the specifics for each condition grade ranking.

How do you find your posters?

Our posters come from a variety of sources. We have a vast network of suppliers based all around the world, and have contacts in many countries & auction houses. As well as this, we have a passion for travel and love exploring markets & fairs wherever we find them.