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Did you know... that the five parts of our December Major Auction combined totaled $820,029 which is our best auction since 1994?

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Added: 12/16/2013

The five parts of our December Major Auction combined totaled $820,029 which is our best auction since 1994!

Here are ten of the top results (because I picked some from each of the five parts, they are not the ten HIGHEST results overall):

4g001 GRIM GAME linen 1sh '19 incredible stone litho of Harry Houdini restrained by many men!GRIM GAME linen 1sh $67,166
4j001 KING KONG insert '33 montage of 3 great images + art of the giant ape carrying Fay Wray!KING KONG insert $36,050
4g052 BLUEBEARD'S 8th WIFE linen 1sh '23 stone litho of Gloria Swanson & her fiance's 7 ex-wives!BLUEBEARD'S 8th WIFE linen 1sh $18,500
4g065 BRINGING UP BABY linen 1sh '38 Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant & leopard, Howard Hawks classic!BRINGING UP BABY linen 1sh $13,500
4j002 THINGS TO COME linen insert '36 William Cameron Menzies, H.G. Wells, best sci-fi art!THINGS TO COME linen insert $8,750
4f030 CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON linen 1sh '54 great art of monster holding sexy Julie Adams!CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON linen 1sh $7,515
4j109 ENFORCER Italian 1p '51 best different Martinati art of Humphrey Bogart carrying woman!ENFORCER Italian 1p $6,100
4h012 CITIZEN KANE linen Swedish '42 cool completely different art of Orson Welles by Aberg!CITIZEN KANE linen Swedish $5,525
4k308 HIGH SIERRA style B 1/2sh '41 different image of Mad Dog Humphrey Bogart & Lupino, very rare!HIGH SIERRA style B 1/2sh $4,500
4k248 L.A. CONFIDENTIAL int'l 1sh '97 alternate image with Kim Basinger in black with white hood!L.A. CONFIDENTIAL int'l 1sh $2,327

The Grim Game Houdini poster set a world record for any Houdini poster (movie or magic). As usual, the "top ten" list above is dominated by classic 1910s to 1940s titles, but note that the rare international poster for 1997's L.A. Confidential sold for $2,327, almost a record for a poster from the 1990s (there is a very rare Matrix poster which has sold for slightly more, in one of our auctions)!

But we don't just show our very best results, and hide the rest!  Here are links to each of the five parts, each viewable in an auction gallery, complete with everything that was on the auctions originally, plus the final selling prices (and each gallery is sortable and searchable):

  • Ended Sunday, Dec 1st, 2013 : 292 horror/sci-fi posters and lobby cards (an unbelievable single owner collection of 1950s horror/sci-fi) in Part I of our December Major Auction ($156,340.00 in sales)
  • Ended Tuesday, Dec 3rd, 2013 : 488 linenbacked one-sheets in Part II of our December Major Auction ($272,735.00 in sales)
  • Ended Thursday, Dec 5th, 2013 : 394 non-one-sheet linenbacked posters (other U.S. sizes, 25 other countries, travel, war, & more) in Part III of our December Major Auction ($106,920.00 in sales)
  • Ended Sunday, Dec 8th, 2013 : 283 "oversized" items (including large linens, unbacked items, & paperbacked items; all of which ship in large tubes or oversized flat packages) in Part IV of our December Major Auction ($172,256.00 in sales)
  • Ended Tuesday, Dec 10th, 2013 : 476 rolled & folded posters and lobby cards in Part V of our December Major Auction ($111,778.00 in sales)

As noted above, the total for this major auction was the highest we have had in just under 20 years. The 1,930 items sold to a total of 526 different buyers (and surely there were at least that many more who bid on one or more posters but did not get any), which shows just how wonderful a selection this auction contained, because there were items for EVERY movie poster collector!

It also shows that collectors really like our lack of buyers premiums, our honest condition descriptions, and our never charging more than the actual cost of shipping. We have been doing this full time for 24 years. It took us 13 years to achieve two million dollars in sales in a single year. But then it only took us five years to reach three million dollars in annual sales, and another four years to reach four million dollars, which we achieved just last year. Amazingly, we are going to exceed FIVE MILLION DOLLARS in sales in 2013, just one year later. We don't know what 2014 holds, but it is clear that the entire movie poster hobby is solidly behind our auctions!

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