Rare Hollywood movie posters for sale at Heritage Auction, after found in attic (Photo)

By on Mar 12, 2012 in Entertainment, Hollywood, Lifestyle, United States Comments

A set of old and rare Hollywood movie posters, as shown in the photos below, are up for sale at Heritage Auction, after having found in an attic in Pennsylvania; and are being expected to fetch $250,000.

1931 ‘Dracula’ movie poster
Image Credit: Movieposters.HA.com

According to a press release by Heritage Auction early last week, 33 classic American movie theater posters dating back as far as 1930 will make a debut sale on March 23, 2012 in Texas, as part of the Berwick Discovery of Lost Movie Posters auction.

As noted in the report, the rare movie posters, which were thought to be lost for all time, were found in a small country auction in Berwick, in several lots being stuck together with wallpaper paste; and were later separated carefully by a Heritage team.

Apparently, among the noted old movie posters found include a 1931 Style F one sheet for the Universal horror classic ‘Dracula‘, which is being expected to fetch over $250,000, the only known copies of movie posters for the 1931 films ‘The Public Enemy‘ and ‘Little Caesar‘, which are being expected to be sold for $25,000 and $20,000, respectively.

“When he described what he was looking at, I knew this was a huge discovery and that poster collectors around the country would want to own these,” Grey Smith, Director of Movie Posters at Heritage Auction, was quoted in the report.

“What’s even more amazing is that the posters were found in the attic of house and had apparently been unsuspectingly used as insulation.” Smith added, who was immediately called by the consignor who saw the posters.

“These posters, including some of the most important titles in Hollywood history, were pasted to boards and used to promote original releases in late 1930 and early 1931,” Smith explained further, noting that the movie exhibitor plastered the new poster over the previous one.

1931 films ‘The Public Enemy’ and ‘Little Caesar’ movie posters
Image Credit: Movieposters.HA.com

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