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Tuesday 20 November 2018
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‘Dracula’ movie poster sold for $525k

Who would of thought a classic movie poster could be worth so much money? Time to hit Ebay I guess.
Anyway, a 1931 Style A One Sheet of one of the most popular movies of all time set a new world record for a movie poster to headline Heritage Auctions’ Movie Posters Auction Nov. 18-19 in Dallas, Texas, in which more than 1,800 bidders drove the total sales far beyond the low pre-auction estimate, ultimately realizing more than $2.8 million.
Multiple bidders pursued a rare Dracula (Universal, 1931) One Sheet Style A until it ultimately hammered at $525,800. One of just two examples of the poster known to exist, this poster spent many years in the family of Lt. Col. George J. Mitchell, Jr., an Associate Member of the American Society of Cinematographers.
“The Dracula poster is a rare, important poster that sparked intense bidding among some of our elite collectors,” Heritage Auctions Vintage Posters Director Grey Smith said, “Considering the sheer beauty of the poster and the timeless popularity of the film, it’s not a surprise that the demand was so high.
“It is a matter of opinion, but this poster probably is the most beautiful of all of the styles, and one of only two styles that pictures Bela Lugosi in realistic terms or a faithful rendering – the other is a photographic image.”

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