Table: Top Tips

-- Buy what you like, and go through a reputable dealer. The IVPDA's Web site ( is a good place to vet dealers.

-- Aim for the best artist and a poster in the best condition you can afford.

-- The price should reflect whether the poster has been trimmed, restored, or otherwise distorted.

-- Insist that the dealer provide a certificate stating whether the work is an original or a reproduction.

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