This is the Original (1sh) 1940 Title Lobby Card STRANGER ON THE THIRD FLOOR. To promote this movie at theatres and movie houses in 1940. This 1940 Title Lobby Card is not a reprint nor a reproduction. The movie stars Peter Lorre, John McGuire, Margaret Tallchet, Charles Waldron , Elisha Cook, Jr.
It was directed by Boris Ingster. This unrestored movie Title Lobby Card measures 11" x 14". It comes with an unattached stiff cardboard backing.This original Title Lobby Card is graded C8, Very Fine. Original movie Lobby Cards are graded as follows from the top down: C10 (Mint), C9 (Near Mint), C8 (Very Fine), C7 (Fine/Very Fine), C6 (Fine or Very Good), C5 (Good to Very Good), C4 (Good), etc. This Title Lobby Card has a very presentable appearance and can immediately be framed and presented for display with excellent results. The 4 pin holes described above are either along the top border (2) or in the image area and are not readily apparent at a normal viewing distance.
The 2 pin holes that are in the image area are generally the only issues that prevent this Title Lobby card from being graded C8.5 Very Fine to Near Mint. Thus, one could say it is a very "high" or strong C8! Restoration of this Title Lobby Card would alleviate the pin holes and the tiny chip that occur on the Title Lobby Card. If you are interested in this Title Lobby Card and would like to possibly have it restored, we can do that for you and just add the cost of restoration to the price of the Card.
Or we can just refer you to one of the professional restoration companies that we use, whose prices are very reasonable and their results are incredible. We feel that the cost of restoration would be recaptured in the increased value, and increased investment value, of this original 1940 Lobby Card of STRANGER ON THE THIRD FLOOR.That said, this Title Lobby Card is certainly very presentable without restoration and views as almost pristine. We believe that the original 1940 Title Lobby Card of STRANGER ON THE THIRD FLOOR has excellent investment value. The original 1940 One Sheet (27" x 41") of STRANGER ON THE THIRD FLOOR is valued in the thousands. In addition, Peter Lorre is certainly an iconic movie actor that has - even after all these years - fans and collectors alike that create demand for original memorabilia associated with the actor. Finally, we have not seen many - if any - original Title Lobby Cards of STRANGER ON THE THIRD FLOOR in circulation or for sale, although they may be out there somewhere - our search was not exhaustive.
If you have any questions, please let me know. I have been collecting original movie posters for over 30 years. I understand that buyers, like myself, expect representations of items for sale that are accurate, complete, and truthful. We do not use "stock" photos. Thanks for taking a look.
I have a number of other original movie posters and Lobby Cards listed and generally we are listing new items each week. The item "STRANGER ON THE THIRD FLOOR Original Title Lobby Card, 11 x 14, C8 Very Fine" is in sale since Wednesday, March 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Lobby Cards\Originals-United States\1940-49". The seller is "4306bakbarry" and is located in Nokesville, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.