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Osi Osgood
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 - posted October 07, 2017 11:50 AM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have watched this auction and at one time, was interested in bidding on it, and here's another case of a print going for a lot more than it's worth ...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/282677349392?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649

I messaged the seller, asking about color stock, as I noticed on some of the shots that it looks like the blacks have started to brown, which would designate Kodak SP, and I had hoped that it might be one of the Agfa prints of this title ... he informed me that he didn't think it was low fade.

Don't get me wrong, the color has held up pretty good, but it's already showing signs of fade, and so, the higher it goes, the more absurb it gets.

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Tim Hartnell
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From: Gorleston, Norfolk, UK
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 - posted October 07, 2017 12:52 PM      Profile for Tim Hartnell   Email Tim Hartnell   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I use to have this film too in the 3 original marketing film boxes it sold on auction for £55 about 4 years ago.Here is another going up in price Wizard of Oz
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Super-8-Feature-Film-Movie-The-Wizard-of-Oz-1939-Judy-Garland-LPP/302470088676?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649.
Just over a week ago the same feature sold for £250 here in the UK.

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Gary Sayers
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 - posted October 07, 2017 02:33 PM      Profile for Gary Sayers     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
One of my all time favourite films, so I can well understand other fans getting carried away with the bidding.

First film I ever purchased, in the mid 1970s, was the 200ft black and white S8 silent release. Has to be one of the best silent shorts ever. Absolutely viewed it to death over the years.

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Winbert Hutahaean
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 - posted October 07, 2017 03:16 PM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean   Email Winbert Hutahaean   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Osi...I can assure that print is Kodak SP. If you are hoping to get the AGFA quality, don't bid.

I can say that because I have once made a comparison between AGFA vs. Kodak SP of this particular title.

An AGFA print will be seen like this:

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Here my post about the above comparison:

War of the Worlds on AGFA

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Larry Arpin
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 - posted October 09, 2017 12:59 AM      Profile for Larry Arpin   Author's Homepage   Email Larry Arpin   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Mine looks the same as Winbert"s. I paid $75 already mounted on a 1200 footer.

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted October 10, 2017 12:37 PM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks for those screenshots, Winbert, positive proof of it not being low fade, 9the one for auction). [Smile]

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