We categorize our posters by different levels of condition.




As though it was just picked up off the printing press. No tears, no fading, no restoration, no handling flaws.





Although the ideal is to have a poster in pristine condition, it is more acceptable to have some restoration on a poster created in 1898 than one created in 1978, for example. Based on the age of the poster, there may be a few minor handling tears at the edges that have been restored, no perceptual restoration from a normal viewing distance and nominal restoration in the image from closer examination. For a contemporary poster, restoration in the image, other than to minimize fold marks, would not qualify for an excellent rating.



Very good

There may be some restoration in the image and there may be some minor handling marks, but nothing that affects the color or which detracts the viewer from the creative intent of the artist. Any restoration has been professionally carried out. A poster that would justify for excellent that has not been restored could be called very good.




This can be anything from a very good poster that has not been restored to a poster that has a number of tears or missing pieces in the image that have been restored but remain noticeable from a normal viewing distance, to an unrestored poster that is simply dirty or has developed customary paper stains that could be minimized with restoration. Some of our consigned posters and sale posters fall into this category. The color is good, but the poster may need some work before it is ready to meet its maximum potential.




J. J. Brookings will not sell posters in such condition.


  Further, if there are any unique condition issues with a poster, we will endeavor to list them for you in our comment section. Please read our warranty section.