Check out some of the most interesting, highest-grossing, rare movie posters and lobby cards from Heritage's Vintage Movie Poster Signature Auction.
[DALLAS, TX] — A massive
six-sheet movie poster for
Casablanca, one of just two copies known, bid a fond
"Here's looking at you, kid" to its pre-auction estimate of
$60,000+ to realize $107,550 in Heritage's Vintage Movie Poster Signature® Auction.
Measuring an impressive 81" x 81", the poster took top lot honors
during the March 23–24 event which brought $1.72+ million and was
96.4% sold by value.
"This is the largest Casablanca poster we've ever offered
at Heritage," said Grey Smith, director of movie posters at
Heritage. "It is always a pleasure to manage the sale of a rare
find like this six-sheet — this was a once-in-a-lifetime
opportunity to own this particular poster and the price proves
Several rare posters doubled their estimates, with a one-sheet for MGM's 1932 classic Tarzan the
Ape Man reaching $65,725 and the poster for D.W. Griffith's controversial epic
Birth of a Nation — depicting John Wilkes Booth leaping
onto the stage of Ford's Theater after assassinating President
Abraham Lincoln — realizing $47,800.
Collectors remain devoted fans of famous movie monsters,
as a CGC-graded lobby card for the 1931
Frankenstein realized $38,837. Two scarce posters for
RKO's King Kong brought impressive prices, as a reissue one-sheet on linen fetched $35,850
and a Swedish oversized poster depicting Kong
grappling a biplane and a cringing Fay Wray brought $26,290. A
1938 reissue poster for Universal's
Dracula, sporting a classic visage of Bela Lugosi, sold
Posters for iconic animation sold briskly, as a 1932 Mickey Mouse stock poster delivered
$26,680 and a stock poster for the 1941 Superman cartoon
series by Paramount / Fleisher Studios sold for $23,900. An
impressive six-sheet for Columbia's 1948 Superman
live-action serial sold for $15,535.
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