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General FAQ:

 

Why should I get the poster from Czechoslovakia?

Czech poster art represents an important, unique contribution to the world of film graphic designs. Artists were creating very different concepts for foreign movies. Some of the posters might appear as misleading to the movie script to the western fans. It is because artists were often not allowed to see the movie from ideological and political reasons. Usually artists were graduates of prestige design schools in Prague and were using their own imagination rather than just a scene from the film as we know it from Western posters. Many Czech posters became very famous and precious, some of them unreachable. Together with Polish film posters, they are a testimony of artists creating in hard times of Communism, behind the Iron curtain.

 

Who is Czech Poster Gallery?

We are small, family run business. We collect Czechoslovakian posters for a long period of time. Czech Poster Gallery are passionate about collecting stunning original vintage film posters from Czechoslovakia. We set our business on EBAY shop some 6 years ago to sell something from our collection to buy more Czech posters as they became more hard to find  and more expensive to buy. This is where you can also see our feedback from our happy customers. They already know, that we never let them down and always provide the best possible service for them. Czech Poster Gallery also want to show the posters to the public, so we are preparing small exhibitions around London and hope to visit another places with our great collection.  We are constantly updating our website and Social Media with stunning original vintage posters, lobby cards, books and DVDs available to the public to purchase.

Am I getting original or a copy?

We only collect and sell 100% original posters. They were printed for cinemas in Czechoslovakia in the year of the film projection in Czechoslovakia or Czech republic. Original posters have their own smell, pattern, paper type and soul. That’s why we don’t and will never deal with copies!!!

 

What kind of condition will my poster be in?

Most of our posters are unique, hard-to find used vintage posters, some of them around 70 years old. It is very important for us that you know what condition the poster is so we pay extra attention to poster description. To make it easier for you to see the condition grade, we created special page for it on the top right side of the main menu.

However, if you are not sure about the poster condition or simply want to know more about it, just contact us and we will do our best to provide you with more information or additional pictures of the poster.

Please note, that we are very harsh condition graders and usually give the poster lower grade just to make sure you are satisfied with your poster!

 

What sizes the posters are?

Czechoslovakian movie poster sizes are:

Lobby cards: A4 12″x8″/30×21 cm (approximate). These posters were used in the cinema entrances or small village cinemas. They were using similar artwork as on “main” posters, or they could be designed by a different author using completely different artwork from the “main” poster. Please note, that these posters are not printed or thick paper.

Small: A3 11″ x 16″ / 42×30 cm (approximate)

Large: A1 23″ x 33″ / 84×60 cm (approximate).

“Nudle” (pronounced as “Noodle”) 12”X36” (approximate). These posters are more typical for 1930’s-1950’s.

 

How are your posters packaged for shipping?

We care about every poster as if it was a treasure, no matter what the value is. Our priority is that the poster will get to you safely  and in the same condition it left our home.

We are sending the posters rolled, packed in protective paper and in most cases covered with the foil bag, in hardcover tubes.

Here is an example of how we pack the books. We are using great packing materials, they are protective and they even look great! We can attach the personalized note written on amazing postcards of most adorable Czech film posters. You can make your request when ordering your item.

 

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↑ Czech film posters of the 20th century

book packing process

 

How can I pay?

At the moment, we are using PayPal as the payment getaway. You don’t need to have a PayPal account to proceed your transaction! During the payment process you will be taken to the PayPal site. Simply follow their instructions.

It’s easy , 100% secure and with NO EXTRA CHARGE!

We are working on another convenient ways how to make your payment even more simple and pleasant.

 

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Postage

via ROYAL MAIL, 1st CLASS

We guarantee the dispatch of your item within 5 working days from the cleared payment, but usually we ship all items within 1-3 working days.

We made it really easy for you to know, how much will you pay for the postage.

Free postage within UK mainland if your purchase is £80 ($130,-) or more.

 

UK postage:

Posters:

A3, A4, Chirashi (small): $6,70,-

A1 (large): $8,50,-

DVD & small books: $2,50,-

Books up to 1kg: $6,70,-

Heavy items (books 1-2kg): $11,95,-

Extra heavy items (books over 2kg): $18,50,-

 

Worldwide:

A3 (small): $25,-

A1 (large): $33,50,-

DVD: $8,40,-

Books up to 1kg: $25,-

Heavy items (books 1-2kg): $33,50,-*

Extra heavy items (books over 2kg): $85,-*

Your items will be shipped via ROYAL MAIL. Items shipped wordlwide are always sent by trackable, signed-for service.

*We reserve the right to change the shipping prices for heavy and extra heavy items to certain areas of the world as they can easily extend our prices. For example, sending a 3kg book to Japan may cost over £60! If you are not sure what the costs to your country will be, please contact us before your purchase via our Contact page and we will send you the quotes to your country.

 

Return Instructions

Czech Poster Gallery is committed to quality products and your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.

We have “no fuss” return policy. However, there are few rules we would like you to follow:

If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return it within 7 Days of receipt and receive a full refund for the price of the product. Shipping charges will not be refunded. Please, always contact us first before you send us your items back! We will be not able to refund you without contacting us first.

We strongly recommend that you to send us the items back via trackable service as we cannot be responsible for any loss by the currier.

The item we receive from you must be in the same condition as it was when we send it to you. We cannot refund you if there is any damage or change on the item.

Remember, you can always talk to us, if you are not happy with your purchase, we are humans, not machines!

 

Privacy Policy

Czech Poster Gallery respect your privacy. We will treat any information you send us with the utmost privacy. We will not pass your information onto anyone else and use it for nothing more than it was originally intended.

 

Will we buy Czech posters from you?

Yes, we are interested in your posters or collections. Please send us your offer.

We welcome help, advice or information exchange from all artists and film enthusiasts.

 

If you have any other question, please contact us via our Contact page

or email directly to: info@czechpostergallery.com