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    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back R'82 color-variant one-sheet poster. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back R'82 color-variant one-sheet poster. (TCF, 1980, R-1982) When the presses started rolling for the 1982 re-issue of The Empire Strikes Back, the printing press contractor for National Screen Service in Texas accidently punched in the wrong color code for the blue background, resulting in this sky-blue color variant, of which virtually every printed example was destroyed (the studio wanted dark blue). This unusual variant is actually far rarer than the much-heralded Revenge of the Jedi, as there are purportedly only approx. 20 surviving examples of this, making it the "Inverted Jenny" of the vintage collectible movie poster field. The poster remains folded as it was originally issued and has never been displayed. Exceptionally fine.

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    July, 2013
    30th Tuesday
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