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In the past 30 years, we have auctioned MORE movie paper for MORE money than ANY other auction company, period!

EVERY item we auction starts at $1, with NO reserve, and NO buyers premium, and EVERY item is honestly described, with an unenhanced super-sized image!

We charge consignors the lowest rates of ANY major auction, and we have held over 1,717,000 online auctions!

Go to our current auctions in our Auction Galleries, and you will quickly see why we are the most trusted auction site! was founded in 1999 as the first all-movie poster auction website. We have auctioned well over 1.7 MILLION posters, lobby cards, stills and related items through our auctions since 1999, surely the most of any online auction! - The most trusted vintage original movie poster site & the only major online auction with no buyers premiums!

Did you know... that before he ran movie poster auctions, Bruce Hershenson was a comic book dealer, a publisher, a professional poker player and also an options trader?

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Added: 04/29/2013

We received this message from a visitor to our site:

"In the late 1960's, I used to purchase comic books from a Bruce Hershenson in Great Neck, New York. His grading standards were top notch. Are you that same Bruce Hershenson?"

I replied to him as follows: "I started selling old comics (which I bought from local kids or resale shops) through the RBCC, the main adzine in the comic book hobby, in 1967 or 1968. By the time I was in 12th grade I was able to move to my own apartment and live entirely on my own, completely paying my own way, all through my comic book business! You may remember that shortly after that I also co-published full-color EC reprint comics (long before ANY other classic comic books were reprinted), and I also published other comic books and fanzines.

As to how I graded comic books back then, I always wanted to be known as a "harsh grader", because (then and now) I want buyers to be pleasantly surprised when they open their package, and NEVER be disappointed, and I know that to this day I come really close to making that happen every time (and the few times someone is disappointed in any way, we do all we can to make them happy!).

In 1973 I moved to Las Vegas, becoming a professional poker player (continuing my comic book publishing on the side for a couple of years) and in 1981 I won one of the events at the World Series of Poker! In 1989 I again had a major career shift, leaving Las Vegas to more to Philadelphia and trade stock options for my own account on the floor of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. In 1989 I stopped trading options and turned my movie poster collecting hobby into a full-time business, which I have continued to the present day, publishing 43 full-color books along the way!

You can learn a little more about me at (but realize I did not write what is there, so it is not 100% accurate, and far from a complete history!).

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