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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... why a tiny percentage of our Auction History images are "stock" images (or are missing)?

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Added: 08/13/2018

Our online Auction History Database contains almost ALL of the items we have auctioned (and when you have held around one and a half MILLION auctions, that is saying a lot! Best of all, these are VERIFIED results (every item actually sold for the amount listed, and in cash). There is NO other online database we know of (movie posters or otherwise) that can say the same, because all the others include results where the sale "fell through", the consignors (or the auction house) secretly bought their own items back, etc.

The database also includes 41,987 ultra-high resolution images from the Hershenson/Allen Archive that are lease-able! And it also contains tens of thousands of images of items Bruce Hershenson owned many decades ago where the prices were never recorded (so these two groups together add around 100,000 records to the database, which is why there are 1,581,359 auction records in the database, but "only" around 1,484,000 auctions!

But there is one very minor flaw to our database. On around 70,000 of the 1,581,359 results, there is either no image at all, or a "stock image". Why is that? It is almost always ONLY some of the oldest records (13 years or more older). On the ones from mid-2005 to present, we ALWAYS show an image that is the actual item we auctioned.

These are from the pre-Internet computer days, when we actually took pictures with camera and had them "developed" into hard copies. We still have most of those photos, so what we did with most of them is spend an insane amount of time and effort getting them scanned, and then we did our very best to match up the scanned images to the records with the missing images!

This worked for a lot of them, but there were some where we just could not tell what belonged to which, and on others we could not find our original photo of that image. Since we had already spent FAR too much time and money on this, and since we knew that images from a camera from 13-28 years ago were not very useful, we came up with the following solutions.

  • On ones where we could not locate the image at all, we put, "No image at present, but we are working on it", where the image normally would be
  • On ones where we found an image, but could not tell at all if the image was the right one, we put a black bar with "STOCK IMAGE" next to that image, and added it to that record with "This is a stock image" under it
  • On ones where we found an image, and we were not sure, but we knew the image might the right one, we put "This may be a stock image" under the record. All the ones with "This is a stock image" link to this paragraph:

"This is an stock image. What does this mean?
For the vast majority of our auctions from mid-2005 to present, we ALWAYS show an image that is the actual item we auctioned. But in the case of items we auctioned from mid-2005 and before (except for most of the items from our major auctions and our books), we usually don't have the exact image clearly identified in our database, so for those few items we place "This is an stock image. What does this mean?" underneath those images to alert the viewer that the image may not be the exact example of the item that was auctioned. This means that you shouldn't judge the value of the item based on the condition of the image shown, and it is also possible that the wrong style is shown, but this is not so important because these results are from long ago (as far back as 1990!), and pricing information from that long ago is usually not very helpful!"


Here are examples of each:

Example of an item with no image: Example of an item that is "likely" the actual image: Example of an item that is definitely a stock image:

If we ever get SO caught up on auctioning, we will one day go to where the super old photos and auction records are and try to "fix" some of the above missing images, but don't count on it happening any time soon, given how insanely busy we are!

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