There are no strict rules on how to grade a movie poster,
but there are general guidelines used in the movie art industry. The following
is the 6-Grade System which is most generally used and accepted in the collector’s
in GOOD condition may have tears
or small holes that measure no larger than a quarter on the outer edges
of the poster's artwork. Pieces of the bordermay be torn or missing; there may be mild bleed-through
in the outer area of the artwork; there may be mild fading.
In general, a poster in GOOD condition will have minor blemishes
around the border and into the outer edges of the artwork. The major
area of the artwork must be clear of any blemishes. The price of a poster
in GOOD condition generally falls in the middle to lower end of the
price range for that title.
in FAIR condition may have major blemishes
which directly affect the artwork of the poster. The poster is recognizable
and the artwork is primarily intact. The value of a poster in FAIR condition
will weigh heavily on its title. If it is a rare piece, it still may
command the lower end of the poster's normal price range. A poster in
FAIR condition must be professionally restored.