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 Are movie posters a worthwhile investment?

 Horror Movie Posters

 If a poster is quite common then its value is unlikely to ever be significant, whereas if a poster is exceedingly rare then its price can soar.
Naturally, posters for older titles tend to be scarcer as fewer have survived over time, however posters produced in limited quantities,
even for new films, can still be unbelievably valuable.

The most expensive US film poster is:
The Mummy from 1932 and when it sold for $435,500 in 1997 it was the highest price ever paid for a poster.

What do you do with old movie posters?
Sometimes movie studios will state that posters must be returned to them.
The movie and promotional material are their property, and they will ask for the posters back. Movie studies may have this as a policy for all their movies to cover themselves legal

 Black Widow Poster

 Are movie posters collectible?
These posters can become highly valued, prized art and collector items.
Printed by a film studio in limited quantity, for display in movie theatres to promote the film.
These posters can become highly valued, prized art and collector items.

 Movie Posters - Film Posters

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 Are original movie posters valuable?

Some vintage movie posters have realized auction sales well into six figures.
In November 2017, Heritage Auction sold the “holy grail” of movie posters,
an original 1931 Dracula poster for over $500,000!
The striking one sheet is the rarest and most desirable of its genre, if not the entire hobby!
At the time it set a world record for the most valuable movie poster ever sold at auction.
Various titles have been substantially increasing in value and in some instances over 600 percent in less than ten years.

Do posters go up in value?
All four of the posters we looked at have seen an increase in price over the period 2008-2017.
This is in line with the anecdotal sentiment, that the market for Original Vintage Movie Posters is growing, and prices are rising.
The scale of the price increase does vary from poster to poster.

 Scream Poster

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 What is the most sought-after movie poster?

The study by Top Dollar reveals that the most valuable movie poster of all time is Heinz Schulz-Neudamm's 1927 design for Metropolis,
which sold at auction for $690,000.
When determining the value of a movie poster, the most crucial factor to ascertain
is the authenticity of the item and whether it was released when the film was
originally released to cinemas or on a subsequent re-release later.

 The Batman Poster

 What is the most famous poster of all time?
The resulting poster, of Fawcett in a one-piece red bathing suit, is the best-selling poster in history.
The 1976 poster of Farrah Fawcett sold a Record-breaking 12 million copies.
If the poster company behind the shoot had its way, however, the red swimsuit would have never made it into the frame.

What is the difference between a poster and a lithograph?
Typically, posters are digitally printed in bulk. On the other hand, lithographs are
works of art that are hand-printed by an artist (or artisan) that has been reproduced in small quantities from an original image,
using grease, ink, water, and a special surface such as limestone.

Are art posters worth anything?
Generally, exhibition posters are less valuable than other poster genres because they are,
for all intents and purposes, reproductions of the artist's work, rather than a unique design.
Largely, the posters weren't created by the artists themselves, but “after” their original artworks.

 Star Wars Poster

 How do I identify a poster?
Posters are typically printed using a colour separation process where small dots of colour are
visible under magnification or with the use of a magnifying glass.
Poster paper is typically thinner when compared to the paper used to host a print like a lithograph, serigraph, etc.

What is an original movie poster?
An original movie poster can be defined as: A poster that was issued for a movie
by the National Screen Service (NSS), or by a movie studio, or by another company authorized by the studio for display in an actual movie theatre at the time of the films original release.

 Harry Potter Poster

 Are movie stills worth anything?

They are worth $1 to $5 apiece, depending on the popularity of the performer.
Movie stills are easy to display and protect. The best way is a transparent plastic acetate page in a ring binder.
Stills stay dry and free from dust and fingertip oil.
What is the most expensive movie ever made?
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides officially holds the record, with a budget of $378.5 million,
while The Hobbit trilogy stands as the most expensive back-to-back film production, with combined costs of $623 million after tax credits.

How much is an original Wizard of Oz movie poster worth?
Depending on condition an original Wizard of Oz one sheet size movie poster, of which likely less than 20 originals exist, can sell in the $20,000 to $50,000 range.

 Spider Man Posters

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What size are movie theatre posters?
27×40 inches Standard Movie Poster Sizes 27×40 inches (686×1016 mm)
also known as One-Sheet size, these are the dimensions most used for official movie posters distributed to theaters.

 Poster Spider Man

 How do you store a poster collection?
Keeping a poster rolled up long term can cause damage to the ink and will also make it incredibly difficult to unroll
when it comes time to framing.
Once your work is flattened out and ready to store, we recommend putting it in a flat file, presentation binder or portfolio.

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Where can I find original movie posters?
Etsy.
eBay.
AllPosters.
Original Film Art.
1stDibs.
Walter Film.
Hollywood Posters.

When did movie posters stop being folded?
Up until the early 1980's, most (not all) were issued folded with one vertical
and three horizontal creases. Some were issued tri folded. Still used in theatres today and now always issued rolled.

 
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