Hey everyone! I have a sad story to share, but hopefully someone can help me. I recently purchased a full sized movie poster of Alien's Ate My Buick. The poster was near excellent before it was shipped to me. During shipping the lovely US postal service crushed the tube and my poster was thrashed.
While I could file a claim and be reimbursed for some "fair value" of the poster, I would have to turn it into the postal service for the claim and therefore relinquish ownership. In all my years of collecting I'd never seen this poster before so I know it is extremely rare.
Does anyone have a copy of this poster they would be willing to part with that is mint or near mint? I can have my copy repaired but the estimates
are $250-300 for color restoration and preservation of the poster. This was my Holy Grail of collectibles since I have a home theatre and it was to be my center piece. I was also hoping to have Thomas sign it at one of the upcoming shows I'm attending. I've even purchased a theatre poster light box to show off this poster in true movie fashion just like in the real theatres.
If you have an extra copy of this poster and are willing to sell it I would be forever in your debt if we can come to an arrangment. Also, if someone knows a cheaper way to restore the poster I will be happy to entertain suggestions. I'm at a loss. Please let me know if you can help.