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The Art of The Movie Poster (1 Viewer)

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The images are high-quality large sized jpgs. Here are a few before and after samples.
 

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...And here are some of my all-time favorites. Enjoy!
 

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...and four more.
 

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What have been restored?

Reprints? Not sure what you mean by "poster image".

He's taken high quality files of actual used posters offered for auction at Heritage Auctions and digitally cleaned them up.

(I used to have a photo of the condition of the 'Scram" poster in my avatar before Studio C worked their linebacking and restorative magic on it. It had been folded multiple times more than the standard folding most one-sheets were shipped with)
 
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If you're suggesting that anything older than FORBIDDEN PLANET would automatically sell for even more, that's incorrect. Horror and Sci-fi are often the hottest poster collectibles, but there are literally thousands of great posters from 1920-1955 that could be purchased at auctions for well within the $500-$2000 range. They're just not always the top-tier titles that everyone wants.

Forbidden Planet and Creature From The Black Lagoon are by far two of the most in-demand and most expensive posters of the 1950's on the collector's market. Forbidden has a great image of Robbie The Robot and Creature has great art of the creature carrying Julia Adams. A majority of titles from that decade sell for peanuts compared to those two.

And one other title from the 50's sells for huge money compared to how artistically insignificant the movie is, but the image is wonderful. ( and the insert now hangs on my wall )
Is that insert hanging on your wall an original? I too love the 50’ Woman poster. If there was a Guinness record for largest differencein quality between the movie and poster, I think the 50’ Woman would hold the title.
 

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...And here are some of my all-time favorites. Enjoy!

The Italian version of "The Big Heat" is a beautiful design.

That's the standout poster from your selection that I would have no problem hanging on my wall.
 

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Blu Eye! What a good eye you have! That’s my all-time favorite poster!
 

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Blu Eye! What a good eye you have! That’s my all-time favorite poster!

How much has that sold for in previous auctions?

Would presume over a $1000 for that beauty?

You don't know who painted/designed that do you?
 

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I'm sorry no one's commented on my uploads. I guess there's not a lot of classic poster art afficianados out there in HTF Land. It's always nice to share one's passions but equally disappointing when there's no one to share them with...
 
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Visit THE CLASSIC HORROR FILM BOARD and Classic Horror Movie Memorabila section. There will be many, many threads on the subject.

I had about 70 original US one sheets, Benton Posters, 1/2 sheets, Lobby/Window Cards and a German one sheet. Even had a 3 sheet but gave it to my close friend.

In my last house I was able to hang in my den 12 at a time. The house I live in now, I would change out every month only 6. They are on the wall to my HT.

I sold all my movie memorabila, including movie posters about 3 years ago but kept only 6 (OS) that are permanetly hung...all 6 SUPERMANS...Reeve, Brandon and Carvill.
 

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I have some questions about movie posters price value. Is it ok to discuss in This thread, or should I start a separate one?

Thanks
 

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I'm sorry no one's commented on my uploads. I guess there's not a lot of classic poster art afficianados out there in HTF Land. It's always nice to share one's passions but equally disappointing when there's no one to share them with...

Your cleanup of the fold lines, etc., is excellent. I tried doing that a few years ago and couldn’t get results that good. Some great choices of art, too. 👍
 

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I'm sorry no one's commented on my uploads. I guess there's not a lot of classic poster art afficianados out there in HTF Land. It's always nice to share one's passions but equally disappointing when there's no one to share them with...

I don't think movie poster collecting is "mainstream". It seems to be a very niche hobby currently.

However, I do think it will get more popular over time.
 

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I have an advanced, rolled one sheet of The Empire Strikes Back. I paid $150 for it on 1993 from Rick's Movie Graphics. I doubt it has gone up that much in value. I had a chance to get a rolled Star Wars poster the same year for $350, but at the time that seemed really high. I suspect it is worth quite a bit more now.
 

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I have an advanced, rolled one sheet of The Empire Strikes Back. I paid $150 for it on 1993 from Rick's Movie Graphics. I doubt it has gone up that much in value. I had a chance to get a rolled Star Wars poster the same year for $350, but at the time that seemed really high. I suspect it is worth quite a bit more now.

I think anything Star Wars will likely increase in value over time.

The toys and everything else seem to do that.

I think the key is to keep everything in pristine condition. Not many people take care of their possessions.
 

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Star Wars posters are certainly more valuable than many other titles from the same years but they are unlikely to get to the $50,000 level of something like a Son of Frankenstein mentioned in post # 57. Why ? Scarcity. Posters from the early part of the century to the 1970's were used and thrown away, and seldom saved. Hard-core collectors have to pay the big bucks when they're bidding on pre-1950's titles that probably have fewer than a dozen original copies in existence ( and most have much fewer than that! ) By the time Star Wars came out, the collector / nostalgia craze was in full swing and collectors learned what might be valuable and grabbed and held on to those materials with an eye on the future. ( I have three original Star Wars posters I obtained in 1977 that never saw the inside of a theatre frame. ) I don't think a week goes by when Heritage Auctions or Bruce Hershensen don't have Star Wars material up for auction.
 

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