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    Posted 8 years ago

    Tim
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    This is a vintage advertising poster for Chesterfield cigarettes screen printed on really heavy stock, probably for in-store display. I'd guess the age to be late 40's-early 50's.

    I purchased this on Ebay from a fellow who ran across an estate sale of a salesman for Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co. It's NOS with only wear from the original shipping folds. The graphics are really bright and beautiful. It measures 62" by 30".

    I'm definitely going to frame it as is and hang it in my home. My wife will be thrilled (not). I spend a lot of time listening to OTR and Chesterfield sponsored many good old radio programs, so I'm very at home with the brand.

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    1. zguy2112 zguy2112, 8 years ago
      Cool poster, and looks like it is in GREAT shape. if you are going to have it framed, I suggest you have it professionally linen backed first, this process removes all the acid from the paper in order to help preserve. Linen backing will also smooth out the poster and will make it easier to handle without damaging it. Great buy!
    2. Tim Tim, 8 years ago
      Thanks for the kind words. It is in great shape. I'm actually on the fence about linen-backing simply because I have so many posters that are ahead of this one for that same process. I may just leave it flat for a while and then frame it as is. The material is just shy of a cardstock and I'm surprised it doesn't have grommet holes in the corners. I may linen back it down the road, after I get some of the film posters I have in line for that process completed.
    3. zguy2112 zguy2112, 8 years ago
      Gotcha! If the paper is almost as thick as card stock then you might not need it professionally backed, should be fine as is. Let me know if you would like a list of some linen backers that are on the less expensive side, I am happy to recommend some.
    4. Tim Tim, 8 years ago
      I'd love to know who you use. I've been using Studio C in Vista, California for many years. They've done some tremendous restoration work on a lot of my posters in addition to really nice linen backing.
    5. zguy2112 zguy2112, 8 years ago
      Good to know about Studio C, I know them but haven't tried them yet. I just sent 3 posters to Poster repair Company in MD, I will let you know how they come back. I used to use Poser Mountain here in Los Angeles but they are a major rip-off but do good restoration work, but most of what I need is just linen backing and they charge 4 times the price of most others, so stay away. Thanks for the info on Studio C.
    6. zguy2112 zguy2112, 8 years ago
      Poster Restoration Update:
      I just received 3 posters back from the new poster restoration company I tried in Maryland called "The Poster Repair Company", they did an AMAZING job on all 3 posters and charged a FRACTION of what Poster Mountain charges! The turn around time was about 3 weeks which is quick for 3 posters.

      If you want to see the results, go to my page and look at the "Hagenbeck" Circus poster pictures, I posted Before and After pictures. Also, see my WW2 "Less Dangerous" pictures. I will use this company from now on. Hope this update helps.

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