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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 do not make money on shipping, and we often lose money on a lot of the packages we send?

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Added: 04/10/2017

Unlike every other major auction where shipping is a major "profit center" (because they tack on ridiculous "handling charges"), we do not make money on shipping. In fact, we lose money on a lot of the packages we send. Why is that? There are several reasons:

1) We offer U.S. customers a flat shipping rate on some of our auctions allowing them to combine as many items as they purchase for a flat rate (and we let them combine their purchases over a three week period, and still let them pay the flat shipping rate, as long as they pay for all their purchases within three weeks, and as long as their purchases fit into a single tube or box). This means a large number of U.S. packages cost US far more than the flat rate we charge.

2) On all the other auctions (the ones without the flat shipping rate), we charge all U.S. customers the same as we charge all non-U.S. customers (we don't have any flat shipping rates for non-U.S. customers, because the shipping varies so much from country to country). When there is no flat shipping rate, we ALWAYS charge the actual cost of shipping plus $3 for packaging materials (and that $3 rarely covers the actual cost of the heavy duty materials we use).

3) We NEVER charge any fee for labor or "handling". That means all the work our employees do to get your order ready (pull the items, invoice them, pack and address them, etc) is at no cost to you (unlike every other major auction).

3) If we do ever discover that any customer overpaid for shipping, we refund the difference (and we audit EVERY single invoice after the fact, to make certain the customer did not pay too much, something NO other auction anywhere in the universe, and maybe any major business anywhere, does). This means that we NEVER make money on shipping and quite often lose quite a bit (especially on expensive items or on very oversized items).

So you can know when you buy from, you are not paying any added "handling fees" and that we never make money on shipping. For most auction houses, shipping items is a major "profit center", often charging huge mark-ups over the actual cost. And this is just one of the many ways we at stand head and shoulders above every other major auction!

Here are more resources related to shipping:
Learn more about why we charge what we do for shipping HERE.
Learn why we can't always combine every rolled poster into a single tube HERE.

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