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Crown Posters

The industry calls a Crown Poster a Half Double. It was also called Day Bills or letterpress posters. The Crown measured 15x20.

The Crown (Half Double Crowns) were bought in quantity by the theaters and used as give-aways or hand-outs very similar to the American herald. Shown on the right is a 15x20 issued in 1931 for Charlie Chaplin's City Lights

NOTICE: here is an ad that was in a 1939 British pressbook for theater managers to purchase. The pressbook was sent out just before the war and the paper shortages:

These printers were set up by the distributors to provide these flyers to the theaters.

This size is now rarely used and has been pretty much discontinued.

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