Dam Busters in six sheets

Pic: Ray Hepner Collection

A giant six-sheet size poster for the 1955 film The Dam Busters recently came onto the market, and was bought by our old friend, the collector Ray Hepner. He is now having it professionally mounted on linen so that it can be displayed.
Although the size (approx 81 inches square) is known in the poster trade as a ‘six sheet’, the poster was in fact printed in four parts with overlaps (which you can see in the picture above). Because most posters this size were displayed on outside hoardings, and then pasted over the following week, they are quite rare and much sought after by collectors. You do, however, need a pretty big wall on which to display something this size. Clear that space, Jeeves!

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3 thoughts on “Dam Busters in six sheets

  1. Graeme Jensen March 21, 2017 / 4:05 pm

    I remember that poster and the giant model of a Lancaster that was perched on the awning of the local movie theatre when I saw the film with my parents in suburban Sydney in the mid 1950s.

  2. Mike Farrier March 21, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    Hello Dambusters Blog!

    Charles? Hi, my latest Dambusters Blog email didn’t want to open! Is it possible to resend please?

    Many thanks,

    Mike

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