Now a perennial special aired on TV almost around the clock during the Holidays, ”A Christmas Story” is a special tale about a young 1940s Indiana boy who yearns for the perfect Christmas gift -- A Red Ryder BB Gun! Filled with countless adventures and comical traditions, the movie has grown from a seasonal picture to an American classic. The offered lot features (2) relics from the new-age classic: 1.) 1983 27 x 41” US 1 Sheet movie poster. The professionally ”Linen Backed” piece features the Parker family around the fireplace depicting the numerous mishaps of their Christmas season. Accentuated by a red metal frame (30 x 43-1/2”, minor dings) the highlight piece is well preserved exhibiting virtually no toning and minor fold lines visible, common to its previous display.
2.) NECA 10” “Ralphie” push-button sound doll complete with Red Ryder BB gun and a bar of soap in original box.
At the consignor’s request, the option is given to the winning bidder to keep the poster with the frame or have Huggins & Scott carefully remove the poster from its frame to save on shipping.
Linen Backing is an archival process that restores and preserves posters by professionally mounting them onto canvas. This process (an expensive and time consuming one) stabilizes and protects the poster, drastically improving its appearance by decreasing fold lines and other minor defects, as well as increasing the value of a poster. Thusly posters that have already gone through the “Linen Backing” process receive a higher premium.