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Steptoe & Son Ride Again Quad poster (1973)

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:16 am
by Ilovesteptoe
Just had delivery of a cracking (1973) Steptoe & Son Ride Again poster today. What condition too. It's mint never displayed and according to the seller nearly ended up being used as wallpaper like his other classic tv posters. He commented one day he had a moment of madness and decorated his under stairs space using posters one being a Tony Hancock film poster. He said he still has nightmares seeing what they're worth now. Thankfully this was spared the same fate. Phew! :shock: 8)

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Re: Steptoe & Son Ride Again Quad poster (1973)

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:00 pm
by Dirty Old Yank
Congrats on another great find ILS, it really is in excellent condition, time machine quality. Neil McCarthy getting hammered is a nice touch :o. The Ride Again poster I’ve got is is only a reduced repro, about twice the size of a lobby card but I’m very grateful for it. It’s the one with Diana Dors in some very kinky boots :wink:.

Re: Steptoe & Son Ride Again Quad poster (1973)

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:24 pm
by Ilovesteptoe
Dirty Old Yank wrote:Congrats on another great find ILS, it really is in excellent condition, time machine quality. Neil McCarthy getting hammered is a nice touch :o. The Ride Again poster I’ve got is is only a reduced repro, about twice the size of a lobby card but I’m very grateful for it. It’s the one with Diana Dors in some very kinky boots :wink:.


Thanks DOY. :)

It's a very nice example. Was lucky to get it. Got all my original posters in the same frame, but hoping to frame them individually in the upcoming months. It's a shame really. They're are all hidden away and deserve to be seen. The main sticking point is price. Want to frame them all properly. Problem is. Properly costs. Some of the frame prices are hefty. :shock:

Re: Steptoe & Son Ride Again Quad poster (1973)

PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:14 pm
by Dirty Old Yank
Ilovesteptoe wrote:...Got all my original posters in the same frame...

Ahh, we remember now, many of those classic posters stacked up. How is that possible, that professional framing costs more than the collectables themselves? I wouldn’t know since I always preserve posters, photos and art myself with found frames.....as in found in the rubbish skip outside the local framing shop :o. Saves a lot o’ dosh and though it doesn’t boast symmetry, it can make art more fun to look at. Especially first thing in the morning when you haven't had your first cuppa :shock:. Lots of fun too but doesn't always work, is cobbling together 4 sides of deliberately mismatched frames. And instead of glass I always use plexiglas or clear plastic sheeting, much safer :).

Re: Steptoe & Son Ride Again Quad poster (1973)

PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:15 pm
by Ilovesteptoe
Dirty Old Yank wrote:
Ilovesteptoe wrote:...Got all my original posters in the same frame...

Ahh, we remember now, many of those classic posters stacked up. How is that possible, that professional framing costs more than the collectables themselves? I wouldn’t know since I always preserve posters, photos and art myself with found frames.....as in found in the rubbish skip outside the local framing shop :o. Saves a lot o’ dosh and though it doesn’t boast symmetry, it can make art more fun to look at. Especially first thing in the morning when you haven't had your first cuppa :shock:. Lots of fun too but doesn't always work, is cobbling together 4 sides of deliberately mismatched frames. And instead of glass I always use plexiglas or clear plastic sheeting, much safer :).


It's one of those things, framing. As you said. It's more expensive than the item usually. How right you are. Even more so the 30x40 frames which cost around £50 inc P&P. Although depends where you go though and what it's made of. You mention plexiglas. Yeah, that's much safer as said and lighter too than glass which tends to trap moisture, unless you have a border that separates the poster from the actual surface. That again costs money. This Collecting thing is so stressful. My poor wallet lol. :P

Re: Steptoe & Son Ride Again Quad poster (1973)

PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:11 pm
by Dirty Old Yank
Ilovesteptoe wrote:...so stressful. My poor wallet...

Better that than a gents' shoulder bag :shock:.

Re: Steptoe & Son Ride Again Quad poster (1973)

PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:39 pm
by Ilovesteptoe
Dirty Old Yank wrote:
Ilovesteptoe wrote:...so stressful. My poor wallet...

Better that than a gents' shoulder bag :shock:.


Yeah, anything's better than that. I had the mental image of Police Academy's Blue Oyster Bar song by the Shirelles in my ear holes then lol. :mrgreen:

Re: Steptoe & Son Ride Again Quad poster (1973)

PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 1:50 pm
by Dirty Old Yank
Ilovesteptoe wrote:Yeah, anything's better than that. I had the mental image of Police Academy's Blue Oyster Bar song by the Shirelles in my ear holes then lol. :mrgreen:

Dunno bout you ILS, but I miss gay pubs.....I really do.
Folks always tended to be more friendly and intelligent in poof pubs.
And always had a sense of humor, about themselves and everyone else!!!
Not like the straight pubs; they’ll let in teenagers, every weekend polluting the car parks with hypodermics and pools of sick in all directions. The maths aren’t difficult :roll:.

Re: Steptoe & Son Ride Again Quad poster (1973)

PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 4:33 pm
by Ilovesteptoe
Dirty Old Yank wrote:
Ilovesteptoe wrote:Yeah, anything's better than that. I had the mental image of Police Academy's Blue Oyster Bar song by the Shirelles in my ear holes then lol. :mrgreen:

Dunno bout you ILS, but I miss gay pubs.....I really do.
Folks always tended to be more friendly and intelligent in poof pubs.
And always had a sense of humor, about themselves and everyone else!!!
Not like the straight pubs; they’ll let in teenagers, every weekend polluting the car parks with hypodermics and pools of sick in all directions. The maths aren’t difficult :roll:.


To be honest I'm not a great drinker. Although I do drink, but only on special occasions i.e funerals ect. Gay Bar, straight Bar, slightly wonky bar so long as it sells refreshments , there's access to some form of televised sport , and there's salted nuts on offer I'm happy. :mrgreen:

Re: Steptoe & Son Ride Again Quad poster (1973)

PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 3:24 pm
by Dirty Old Yank
Ilovesteptoe wrote:...salted nuts on offer I'm happy. :mrgreen:

...What, none of Albert’s pickled onions? :?
I’ll stick with my vinegar crisps thank you very much :o.

Re: Steptoe & Son Ride Again Quad poster (1973)

PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 9:21 pm
by Ilovesteptoe
Dirty Old Yank wrote:
Ilovesteptoe wrote:...salted nuts on offer I'm happy. :mrgreen:

...What, none of Albert’s pickled onions? :?
I’ll stick with my vinegar crisps thank you very much :o.


Yeah and those too. Either way. Picked Onions or Salt n vinegar crisps, we all leave with wrinkly lips akin to a centenarian's sphincter. :D