In the early days of movie posters, these were used as advertisements to catch the attention of people passing by a movie theater. But soon enough, movie posters turned into something more. They turned into coveted collectibles that fetched top dollar.
Here are some of the results from a recent Sotheby’s auction:
- Goldfinger movie poster – 1964: $11,081
- Barbarella movie poster – 1968: $2,387
- To Catch a Thief movie poster – 1955: $5,455
- 2001: A Space Odyssey movie poster – 1968: $13,638
- La Dolce Vita movie poster – 1960: $51,142
Now, what do you think? Do you see just how valuable vintage movie posters can be?
In addition to age, there are a couple of other reasons for the increased value. To start, many movie posters were used and then discarded. This means that supply is low.
Along with this, posters with unique ad campaigns are also intriguing to collectors. For example, 2001: A Space Odyssey movie posters were displayed in unique areas throughout New York City.
If you’re in the market for vintage movie posters, auctions are often the best place to find the most unique items. However, you can also find hidden gems at local estate sales and garage sales.
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