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RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK ONE SHEET

FAN CLUB RESTRIKE

 

In the early 1990s (or 1989), Paramount sold to the general public restrikes of the original one sheet movie poster from Raiders of the Lost Ark.  Although the quality of the restrike is excellent since Paramount used the original printing plate, it can be easily distinguished from the original. 


First, the bottom of the original has an NSS paragraph (“property of National Screen Service....”), a tiny GAU union logo, and the title and number at the bottom right.  The restrike has none of these.


Second, the original is 27” x 41” but the restrike measures a slightly smaller 27" x 40 3/4."


Third, the restrike features coloring/tone that is substantially lighter than the original’s.


Fourth, the restrikes are rolled but originals are almost always machine-folded.

Early 1990s restrike poster (27”x 40 3/4”, no NSS tag or GAU logo, light tone)

Original Raiders of the Lost Ark One Sheets (27”x41”) (rolled below left, folded below right)

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