I recently saw a copy of the 6' by 3' poster in a coffee shop.... amazing. made me feel the need to scan my copies of these books into the same scene.
I will likely never own a copy of that great poster
but maybe next time there is a good sale on large photo printing i will print this. Click the photo to make it big enough so it looks good. These are my ballantine books 1968 21st printing editions of these books first printed in 1965.
How much should a lord of the rings Barbara Remington poster sell for? good question. hard to know what it is worth when it is only intermittently for sale. I am going to try to track ones that come up for sale here to get a good idea.
This one went up to 112 + 10 shipping but did not meet reserve. Looked like it has some pretty beaten corners and the description said it had rips that had been taped. A second posting went up to 150 but still did not meet reserve.
Here is one that just went for $201 in pretty good condition
Another in worse condition went for $110. This "The edges, especially the two short edges, are somewhat frayed (as can be seen in the photos). Both the left and right bottom corners have small pieces that have been torn away (again, see photos). The poster does have 3 tears within the picture itself. A photo of each has been added, with text indicating the location of the damage. Over the years, tears in this poster have been repaired by a variety of different kinds of tape. The most recent tears/nicks have been repaired with acid-free, scrap booking tape."
Sold for 139 + 7 shipping. click to see the full size image. as you can see there is some fairly significant edge wear but seems to be in pretty good shape otherwise. Special bonus for linking to me! "Perfect holiday gift for the Lord of the Rings enthusiast. These posters are becoming very hard to get. I bought this one in the 70's and had it on my wall for a few years. It then went into a mailing tube and into storage. I recently found it again and offer it for sale. The edges are fairly severly damaged in multiple places. I have photographed the areas carefully so there will be no surprises. The entire interior of the poster is in very good condition. It has not faded at all and has never been folded. If carefully mounted or framed I think most the edge damage could be covered or camoflaged. If you are unsure of any of the damage please ask me questions. I am not set up to do returns.The poster is huge - almost 7 feet x 38 inches. See http://mike-is-bored.blogspot.com/2009/10/barbara-remington-lord-of-rings-poster.html for more information on the poster and some ideas on how to frame it."
181+6 shipping. Reserve was not met. The poster measures 37” x 72”. It does have some edge tears and small chunks of edge missing, holes from thumbtacks, and some double-stick foam pieces attached to the back side. Nonetheless, it was never folded, always rolled, and the colors are still vibrant after 40 years. I’m sure a lot of these issues could be minimized or masked entirely by mounting it on a foam board and framing it to hide the ragged edges.
This one with water damage along entire bottom went for 102+ 12s.There is a small 1/2 inch tear at the right side.
There is a 2 inch water stain all across the bottom. This is more apparent at the back of the poster than in the front. In the front it manifests chipping along the water line at the far left, and at a few other locations across the bottom (see photos). In spite of this the poster displays beautifully!
There is a series of 3 sets of small holes spaced 6 inches apart at the top right of the poster.
The best condition one i have seen sell yet went for 239 + 13 shipping. "There are thumb tack holes at the corners and each long side and a small tear (see photo) along one edge. I just found one other similar tear near one corner. There are six tiny pin holes in the blue sky area on the left side and four pinholes in the bright orange/pink sky area---these are very insignificant and do not detract. There is a small piece of masking tape on the back of the poster reinforcing the thumb tack holes (photo shows one of the corners)."
A puzzle of the Barbara Remington lord of the rings book covers went for $110, another for 35 +12 shipping
Another poster from a similar time period map of middle earth poster by Pauline Baynes
Another similar poster "come to middle earth" went for 56 + 15 shipping.