Lot #938
Star Wars

Very rare oversized 1978 ‘Style D’ poster for the first Star Wars film

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Description

Very rare oversized 1978 ‘Style D’ poster for the first Star Wars film

Extremely rare original color 40 x 60 Star Wars: A New Hope circus-style ‘Style D’ movie poster. Attractive cardstock poster was produced for the 1978 re-release of the classic film and features artwork by Drew Struzan and Charles White III. This poster is one of the few to feature the Jawas, the landspeeder, and the stormtroopers, as well as Darth Vader with a Dracula-type cape. Rolled and in fine condition, with scattered edge dings and creases. Far fewer of these large posters were produced due to the exponential cost as compared to standard one-sheet posters. This circus-style poster was designed to look as if it was peeling off a wooden fence, and is reportedly one of George Lucas’s favorite designs, with the original artwork rumored to be hanging in his home. RR Auction COA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph
  • Dates: #436 - Ended September 10, 2014