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Poll: Linenbacking: Especially Newer One's (1 member(s) have cast votes)

Does It Help The Sale?

  1. Help's It (7 votes [36.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.84%

  2. Does Not Help The Sale (12 votes [63.16%])

    Percentage of vote: 63.16%

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#1 Tom Pennock

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 2:02 AM

I notice on newer titles if something is backed it seem's to sell quicker. Does backing seem to help a poster's sale?

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#2 Tom Pennock

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 2:14 AM

Meant to say hasten a sale. By newer I mean materials in most cases that are single sided and folded like from the 1970's or early 1980's before rolling became popular. Not current light box poster's.
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 2:16 AM

define "newer"

I've seen several times if a poster is from the late 1980's or newer and it is linen backed and is auctioned at 99 cents no reserve..... it does poorly. Not always....it really depends on the title of course.

there are people....even some die hard collectors...that prefer practically EVERYTHING on linen. Of course the majority of collectors do not feel this way....but (shockingly!) there are some who do!!

linen backing will ALWAYS be a touchy subject in this hobby. It is however the only real preferred archival method of restoring and preserving a poster.

to those that think linen backed posters will eventually be shunned and considered ruined.......there is just no way this is true if it is an older rare valuable poster.

I once saw a linen backed crocodile dundee poster go for 99 cents! ;) (yes...it was me!)

#4 Tom Pennock

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 2:29 AM

I guess newer would be when NSS was in business. I mean single sided and not double sided poster's. I have a tendency to be drawn to a popular title if it's backed. It just mean's that I can frame it right away. But then again you don't really know who did the work. I usually do ask a seller who did the backing. Also does anyone ever linenback a double sided poster? I would be curious. I just like the way folded poster's present themselves on linen with the fold's removed. I guess they are NOT newer, I am just old!!! :(

P.S. Dave, was the Paul Hogan poster folded or rolled? I would be curious.
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 3:03 AM

folded

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 3:15 AM

Tough call Tom,for those that can find a dealer they trust,who will detail the work done, I'm sure linen doesn't hurt at all.
As Dave eluded to most knowledgeable collectors won't buy linen backed pieces, which means there's a contingent of people collecting for investment alone and probally prefer linen backed pieces.And as Tom mentioned,there's probally some that just hate fold lines and want it on linen regardless.
Since there's so much good condition,rolled material from those decades doesn't really make sense to put a premium on a linen backed copy, but everybody collects differently.

I agree,to think linen backed posters will be shunned in the future is ridiculous.

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 3:51 AM

I see the linen backed market taking a downward spiral. Most everyone I know of prefers unbacked lesser condition to backed and restored "better" condition. I do not want to appear against the backing community here, there are posters that need it and there is no doubt they frame better. That being said, for the pure collectible market, unbacked is going to outpace their linen couterpart...

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 5:43 AM

I am not in the hobby to sell so I will linenback all of my posters and in fact, most of my posters are rolled. So what gives? My concern is in the presentation, I don't want anything touching the poster and the only way to frame it and keep the poster free within the frame is to have it linenbacked. And yes, this includes my DS posters, besides, no way am I going to spend a ton of money on light boxes. In fact, is it really a good idea to shoot light through your poster? I mean, are these DS posters printed on some kind of magic paper that is pervious to the effects of light? I don't know the answer to that...so off they go to be linenbacked ;)
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 12:18 PM

Older pieces should always be linen backed, in my opinion, so as to preserve them for future generations . . . It's the only way to truly protect such items.

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 2:05 PM

Older pieces should always be linen backed, in my opinion, so as to preserve them for future generations . . . It's the only way to truly protect such items.

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