1979 Empire Strikes Back Promotional Art Portfolio

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A while back I came across this item, which I hadn't heard of before. Its a very cool black silk screened outer cardboard cover, enclosing a sleek black cardboard envelope, which is sealed with a lead medallion in the form of Darth Vader's helmet. This one is still sealed, but apparently it contains two McQuarrie prints. The prints carry the rare 1979 Black Falcon Ltd logo.

The origins of this item were revealed in the 1981 Bantha Tracks #11, when remaining limited quantities were offered to SW Fan Club members. They were originally sent out to the managers of select theaters in 1979.













 
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I have this, and indeed got it from the SW fan club. I opened mine.
Ah, nice! Very cool to have one that you ordered yourself from the Fan Club back then.

To be honest I've been tempted to open mine and frame the Falcon print. But until I decide for certain about the framing, I'll keep it sealed.
 
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Interesting that they made everyone include a self addressed stamped envelope for return of payment. I wonder how many payments they had to send back when the promotion originally ran.
 
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