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In the past 32 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 1,834,000 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 1.8 MILLION posters (movie and NON-movie), 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 we are working hard at adding in the 200,000 or so old "missing" images to our Auction History?

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Added: 08/12/2013

Those of you who visit our Auction History regularly at know that it is far and away the best resource on the entire Internet (or elsewhere!) for researching current and historical values of vintage movie posters (and also to see images of just about every movie paper item known to exist). And unlike other online databases, we ONLY include items where that price was paid for IN CASH, while other databases include LOTS of results that "fell through", were re-negotiated, or where the auction house was in fact "buying" the poster from itself! It also has a far better search mechanism than any other, letting you quickly find the exact results you are looking for.

But there has been ONLY one real flaw to this database (a fairly minor one, in the big scheme of things!), which is that we did not start keeping perfect online images of all our sales until 2004, so for a lot of sales prior to that date, we only have the date and price sold online, but not the image of that item. This ONLY affects pre-2004 sales, but it is a total of around 200,000 images of the 841,970 oldest online results (we DO have images of 635,541 results, which is pretty remarkable!).

But the good news is that these 200,000 or so images are merely "misplaced" and NOT "lost forever" and we are working on fixing this! What do I mean when I say they are "misplaced"? First, for many of them, the sole issue is that they were not named in the way we now name images, so we can't simply add them to the correct auctions (of course, we could have someone do it one at a time, but it would likely take one person several years, at least, and we are not going to do that!).

But that applies only if we want to make 100% certain that the exact correct image goes on those pre-2004 results. What we can do to incredibly speed this up is to use ANY one of the misplaced images to fill in a missing spot. If we only sold that item ONCE, then it will be the exact image of that item. But if we sold that item more than once (say something like a CARRIE one-sheet!) then the image on that pre-2004 result might be of a different CARRIE one-sheet we auctioned during those pre-2004 years.

The only real downside to this not always having the exact right image on some pre-2004 results is that sometimes the condition won't match up (it might say "very good to fine", and the stock image may clearly be a lesser condition than that). So to be sure no one is misled by this, we will put a disclaimer on all those images explaining that they may not be the exact image. But in every case, they will be auctions that occurred 10 to 15 years ago, so we feel certain it won't be that big of a deal to anyone, because we think few people are going to be basing current prices on results from that long ago!

We have begun this pretty massive project, and have made some real behind the scenes progress in naming these 200,000+ misplaced images. Hopefully we will conclude that portion of it and be onto the next phase of this in the next few months and have it completed by the end of this year (or sometime early in 2014).

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