THE GREAT VAN ROBBERY Original 1959 Rare Australian Lithograph One Sheet Movie Poster. Denis Shaw, Kay Callard, Tony Quinn, Vera Fusek, Phillip Saville. Film Title: The Great Van Robbery (Orion Films). Stars: Denis Shaw, Kay Callard, Tony Quinn, Vera Fusek, Phillip Saville.
Condition: Fine (see image and our grading scale below). Format: Folded (as issued) Rare Australian Lithograph Version Single-sided One-Sheet 27" x 40".Film Theatrical Release Date: 1959. Location: Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia. This is not a reprint or reproduction poster, it is a genuine original 1959 Australian theatre release movie poster as distributed in Australia by Filmways Australasian Distributors. All items are sent standard with tracking (registered post, express post, and extra cover is available upon request), and are either rolled in bubble wrap and packed in a very sturdy round end-plugged mailing tube, or folded into their original folds and placed into a protective sleeve and carefully flat packed into a large stiff mailing folder with backing board for extra protection during transit. All images of the actual item for sale and are photographed under natural lighting (where possible) and have not been digitally doctored. We do not use stock photos so what you see is what you get. Interpol detective Caesar Smith (Denis Shaw) tracks robbers of the Royal Mint van.
He travels to Rio de Janeiro, Rome and Paris and establishes the guilt of a London coffee importer and strikes up a romance with Ella (Kay Callard). How Our Posters Are Graded.All images of the posters are of the actual poster for sale so what you see is what you get; we do not use stock photos. Almost Mint: Unused with no flaws. Generally unused with the original folds or rolled. There may be some slight minor edge wear due to storage and, possible signs of minor ageing but no significant flaws.
These have the usual folds or are rolled posters possibly with pinholes, very light blue tack stain spots, minor edge or fold wear, minor splits or tears, and unobtrusive stains but no paper loss. Has possible staining, pinholes, minor paper lifts in corners, small tears (possibly taped on reverse) slight fold separations, minor paper loss, and possible blue tack stain spots, and edge wear but still good enough to frame.
There will be a combination of tears, paper loss, staining, pinholes and blue tack stains but because of the rarity of the poster, worth linen backing. Australian One Sheet movie posters are 27" x 40" not 27" x 41" like their American counter parts and can vary an inch in length dependent on the printers used to produce them. Modern American posters are now also 27" x 40" but modern posters can also vary by ½" to 1" dependent on the printer used. Australian printers were under licence to produce the posters as they saw fit for Australian audiences and many artists did different variations to the American one-sheets. The artists would generally use US poster art or press book images for their inspiration and they would either trace or use their own imagination or a combination of both to come up with a new design for the poster.
Many vintage one-sheet posters were usually produced using the stone litho process which produced rich deep colours but were only printed in limited quantities. It is believed that as few as 200 one sheets were printed for films up to 1950. This explains the rarity of the Australian one sheet movie posters. The Australian one-sheet movie posters used to be issued folded but now most modern posters are issued rolled and many come directly from the distributors in America as the American one-sheets are also now 27" 40" but can vary slightly in length size dependent on the distributor and printer used. Many are now also double-sided for use in light boxes.
More about Australian Movie Posters. The hand litho process was usually utilized for Australian daybill posters resulting in a rich texture of artwork with subtle toning that was often unique to Australia. The artists would generally use US poster art or press book images for their inspiration and they would either trace or use their own imagination or a combination of both to come up with a design for the poster.
The daybill sizes varied considerably from 13" x 30" from the 40s to the mid-60s to 13" x 26" in the 80s. The Australian one-sheets were normally 27" x 40" as compared to the US 27" x 41" one-sheets. Certain firms seem to predominate during certain periods, such as W. Smith of Sydney during the 1940s and 1950s. Several other printers like F.
(litho) Sydney, Royelltone Prints Pty. Printed older posters but W. Smith and Robert Burton produced most. S started producing movie posters and there is an overlap where both Robert Burton and M. S printed some of the same original posters.Other printers like Brown Prior Anderson in Burwood, Victoria, Australia, also printed some of the B grade and R rated Australian posters and, some of the film distributors like Roadshow produced their own posters. It is important to note that daybills for the original release of a film often included a lesser duotone and black and white style. In many cases these are mistakenly referred to as copies or later reissues but they were generally released at the same time the full colour versions were issued so are also originals. There is an option to include a signature requirement at your end but is extra.
Extra cover is also available for loss or damage in transit for more valuable and delicate items. If you choose not to opt for a signature and/or extra cover, we will not be responsible for items damaged or lost in transit. The zones are generally divided up into United States and Canada, Europe, and Asia Pacific and there is a maximum weight of 20 kg. We will not be responsible for items lost or damaged in transit if this option is not taken.