Originally Posted by sschantz
I have an autographed Sopranos, Autographed Kate and Leopold as well as Pulp Fiction, Cars and Hairspray.
I generally get mine from Ebay or All Posters.
IMO why buy a double sided if you are going to frame it against a wall??
As long as it's in a nice frame with little to no wrinkles/imperfections then it's good by me.
I too am in the market for some new posters, kids are bigger and wifey has given me the green light to upgrade/remod the theater room.
Let me preceed this with: Collect what you like and be happy with what gives you pleasure.
The reason I was recommending double sided for new posters is that it is difficult to counterfit them. Anyone with a large flatbed scanner can copy a single sided poster and create a stack of repros. Most modern popular movies have a whole bunch of dealers selling repros. The problem is that folks like TLOCE and others will take these same repros and sell them as originals at a high price.
If you just want something that looks nice on the wall, go ahead and buy the cheap repro. It will look great from anything more than 5' away. I realize that I am part of a small group that worries about originality and collectability, but I am just trying to help folks be better informed. I am not putting down repros, just trying to prevent you all from buying them at inflated prices.
There are some mixed feelings in the community about autographed items. In general they tend to be price neutral, or even hurt the value of the poster. The problem is that if you buy online, you have no way of knowing that the celebrity actually signed the item. A vast majority are signed by some random person and often the signature doesn't even match that of the celebrity. Certificates of authenticity are also meaningless as they are created on inkjet printers and signed by random people as well. The best bet is to go and get it signed yourself, and then keep it. Have a picture taken of you standing next to the celebrity while the item is being signed. Even then, there have been instances where someone gets an item signed and then sells off ten copies using the same photograph. In general, get signatures for uyour pleasure, not for collectability.