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Film Posters Can Be Valuable – Search Estate Sales for a Gem

Top Selling Film Posters - Metropolis, 1927Are you a film buff? Do you enjoy watching all types of movies, including those dating back to the early 1900’s? If you answered yes to these questions, there is a good chance you also enjoy collecting film posters.

While some posters are readily available and only worth a few bucks, others are much more valuable. As a true collector, it is safe to assume that you want to get your hands on the posters that have personal meaning as well as those that are worth a heap.

One of the best ways to find and purchase film posters is by visiting estate sales. You may not always find what you are looking for, but this shouldn’t stop your relentless pursuit.

Five Most Valuable Film Posters

The Guardian recently discussed the most valuable film posters of all time. Here are the top five:

5. The Bride of Frankenstein. An original one-sheet poster for this film would date back to 1935. In 2007, one of these posters was sold for $334,600.

4. The Black Cat. Many people have never seen this movie from 1934, however, the poster is among the most valuable of all time. One of these sold for $334,600 in 2009.

3. Metropolis. Many people consider this the most beautiful film poster of all time, thanks to the work of Heinz Schulz-Neudamm (a famous German graphic artist). This is a three-sheet film poster from 1927. It sold in 20000 for $357,750.

2. The Mummy. A great movie along with a great movie poster. This is the most expensive United States film poster ever. From the 1932 movie, it sold in 1997 for $435,500. At the time of the sale, it was the highest price ever paid.

1. Metropolis. The international version of this poster, designed by Heinz Schulz-Neudamm, is the cream of the crop. This poster sold for $690,000 in 2005. For more on a recent sale of this poster, bundled with others, check out this article.

By searching estate sales, you are putting yourself in position to find a variety of great film posters.

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