ATTACK FORCE Z 1982 Original Vintage Daybill Movie Poster
Title: Attack Force Z aka The Z Men
Director: Tim Burstall
Stars: Mel Gibson, Sam Neill, John Phillip Law, John Waters
Printer: M.A.P.S. Litho Pty. Ltd., Australia
Distributor: Roadshow Australia
Condition: F-VF (see grading scale below)
Format: Australian Daybill 13" x 30"
Film Release Date: 1982
Location: Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia
Total Approximate Shipping Weight: 350g (including packaging)
Condition: Usual two folds for daybill posters (see photos of actual poster) but otherwise in fine to very fine condition.
This is not a reprint or reproduction poster, it is a genuine original vintage theatre release duo-tone daybill movie poster printed by M.A.P.S. Litho Pty. Ltd., Australia and distributed by Roadshow Australia.
The Australian daybill is the Aussie equivalent to the US insert and the sizes varied considerably from 13" x 30" from the 40s to the mid 60s to 13" x 26" 13” x 27”, 13” x 28”and even 11” x 27” from the 80s.
The usual process for producing Australian daybill posters was the hand litho process, which produced posters with a rich texture and subtle toning.
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.
This artistic licence led to some beautiful posters unique to Australia, which often featured superior artwork with rich deep colour.
Virtually all vintage daybills are now hard to obtain and as such, are becoming increasingly popular due to their convenient size and that a very low number of each produced. They are a very good investment in entertainment history.
Image Information: A picture speaks a thousand words so check them out. All images of the posters are of the actual poster for sale and, are photographed under natural lighting, where possible, and not digitally doctored. We do not use stock photos so what you see is what you get so examine carefully before placing your bids.
Combined Postage Information: We will combine any auction or fixed price posters to save you on postage. If you are buying multiple posters please let us know and then wait until we adjust the invoice before making payment.
All posters are either rolled and shipped in a cylinder or folded into their original folds and carefully flat packed into a protective sleeve and large stiff mailing folder ($2.49 each) with backing board for extra protection during transit.
For those concerned about shipping cost please note: The shipping pricing is out of my hands and Australia Post has recently increased their prices. We only charge $2 extra and that is because we pack the posters into a plastic sleeve and then into a stiff envelope ($2.49 each from Officeworks) with backing card (not between a couple of pieces of crappy cardboard or rolling folded posters as it affects the folds) so we are actually losing on postage.
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.
Very Fine – Almost Mint: Unused with no flaws.
Fine: Generally unused with the original folds and possible signs of minor ageing but no significant flaws.
Very Good: These have the usual folds, possibly some pinholes, possible very light blue tack stain spots, minor edge or fold wear, slips or tears, and unobtrusive stains but no paper loss.
Good: 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.
Fair: These posters will need some restoration and are usually only sold on this site if they are rare and hard to find. 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.
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 sizes varied considerably from 13" x 30" from the 40s to the mid 60s to 13" x 26" in the 80s.
Certain firms seem to predominate during certain periods, such as W.E. Smith of Sydney during the 1940s and 1950s. Several other printers like F. Cunninghame & Co. Pty. Ltd. (litho) Sydney, Royelltone Prints Pty. Ltd., and Simmons Ltd. printed older posters but W.E. Smith and Robert Burton produced most.
During the 70s M.A.P.S started producing movie posters and there is an overlap where both Robert Burton and M.A.P.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.
Framing Your Posters
High quality wooden framing of your prized posters using acid-free (very important) matting and backing boards can be arranged. Prices will vary dependant on size, thickness of wooden framing, single or double matting (looks awesome) and the use of standard or museum quality glass. Contact us through the eBay messaging system for image examples of frames and a cost estimate.
Parcel Post with Signature: We highly recommend you use this option as it also offers priority handling and tracking where available, and a signature on delivery. Extra cover is available for loss or damage in transit for more valuable and delicate items. If you choose not to opt for parcel post and/or extra cover, we will not be responsible for items damaged or lost in transit.
Domestic Extra Cover: Extra cover against loss or damage in transit is available on registered articles only and is calculated at $1.50 per $100 value or part thereof, in excess of $100 and up to a maximum of $5000. This option is highly recommended for items valued over $100.
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Worldwide Shipping Costs
International shipping will vary dependant on your location in the world so please ask for a quote before placing your bid to avoid disappointment at check out time. The zones are generally divided up into United States and Canada, Europe, and Asia Pacific and there is a maximum weight of 20kg.
We will combine items to save you on postage so please notify us if you are bidding on more than one item and we will combine all you items onto the one invoice.
Registered Post International (signature required at your end) is available to most International destinations for about $6 extra. We highly recommend you use this option as it also offers priority handling, basic tracking where available, and a signature on delivery.
International Extra Cover ($9.60 for 1st $100 and $2.50 per $100 thereafter to a maximum of $5000) is also available to most International destinations. We will not be responsible for items lost or damaged in transit if this option is not taken.