are pleased to announce three new sponsors of our website:
City - Todd Feiertag began collecting posters as a child living
in the suburbs of Nyack, New York. In 1979, he had accumulated so
much material that he opened the mail order company, Poster City,
specializing in rare, vintage movie art. In 1997, Sotheby's auction
presented an auction consisting entirely of Todd's collection. This
auction netted the current record poster price, the $453,500 price
for a one sheet for the 1932 film The Mummy. For more information,
- Dave Smith's internet site offers a great selection of new original
movie posters, vintage posters and reprints, lobby cards and presskits,
among other things. Dave offers both wholesale and retail sales.
Be sure to check out his "poster bargains." For more information,
Nostalgia - Jim Episale has created the "Internet's Nostalgia
Marketplace!" Unshredded Nostalgia is one of the Internet's
foremost buyers and sellers of: (1) Casino Memorabilia (chips,
posters, menus); (2) Movie Posters (and other movie memorabilia);
(3) TV Guides, Advertising Posters, Sheet Music, Old Photographs;
and (4) Hawaiiana. Visit him on the web or at his retail outlet
323 S. Main Street (Rt. 9), Barnegat, NJ 08005.
For more information, click HERE
Our recent salute to the film posters of the JAMES
BOND films was so popular, that we are now planning
a "star" and a "character" tribute each month.
Our "Featured Star" for July was the legendary Bob Hope.
Click on his name to see the tribute.
HOPE - Thanks for the memories -- We recently lost one
of our most beloved performers. To honor his memory, we prepared
review of his "body of work" through his movie posters.
Our August "Featured Star" is also one of our childhood
favorites -- everyone's favorite cowboy, ROY
ROGERS. Take a look at the long film life of the man
born Leonard Slye.
Our August "Featured Character" is that infamous jungle
swinger - TARZAN. We will take a detailed look at the actors
behind the character as well as a thorough filmography. Based on
input from our sponsors/dealers, we anticipate a large number of
Tarzan posters that will be available for sale. TARZAN will
make his appearance on our front page the last week of August.
Far too many movie poster collectors are "penny wise and pound
foolish" when it comes time for them to sell their most prized
possessions. They want to pay as low commissions as possible, and
so they end up trying to sell their quality items themselves (either
via eBay auctions or via an ad in Movie
Collectors World) and they often either get far less
than they should have, or, worse yet, their item(s) go unsold and
become "tainted" because they didn't sell, when actually
they were just poorly promoted!
So what is a collector to do to maximize the sale of their most
prized possessions? This is your FINAL chance to consign
your best movie paper items to Bruce Hershenson's 15th major auction,
VINTAGE HOLLYWOOD POSTERS VI, which will be held in mid-December.
Bruce's 14 major auctions have sold over 10 million dollars of movie
Just as in the past, Bruce will self-publish a glorious full-color
catalogue, with the finest full-color printing there is. Also as
he has done in the past, he will send out 25,000 full color flyers
promoting the sale, so that every poster collector in the world
is aware of this sale.
Bruce is looking for only the very highest quality of items
for this auction. IF YOU HAVE ITEMS YOU WANT CONSIDERED FOR INCLUSION
IN THIS VERY SPECIAL AUCTION, YOU MUST CONTACT BRUCE IMEMDIATELY.
For more information, you can check out his recent ad
in MCW or his website.
We have added several new articles to our site. These articles
Pictures and Burrough-Tarzan
Posters; the Morgan
Litho article has been updated; and we added over 1,000 NSS
numbers this month.
CHECK OUT OUR INVENTORY
SALE AT SUSIE'S CORNER
Be sure to check out our inventory liquidation
sale in Susie's Corner. We will be adding new items weekly.
Many of you may have noticed that some of the package deals go quick
-- so be sure to act when you see something you like.
IN OUR MOVIE POSTER
Two "Dealers" have joined the new "Dealer Program"
currently being offered to dealers of movie poster collectibless. This
new program allows "Reputable and Honest" dealers to list
posters they have for sale in our new Movie Poster Data Base. Please
welcome these dealers and visit their listings in our MPDB.
Reel Memories - Owners of the Film Prints, the Robertsons have
over 10,000 posters, mostly original movie posters, for sale. In addition,
they also have reprints, Broadway posters, 8x10's, 11x14's, standups,
and other memorabilia.
They also offer custom framing and shrinkwrapping and offer a hunt service
for hard to find posters. For
more information, click HERE.
- Owen is trying to liquidate a collection of movie posters that he
has inherited. Since Owen lives in our area, he brought them
to us for condition verification and help with the liquidation of his
collection. He has some great vintage pieces. For
more information, click HERE.
The Movie Poster Data Base (MPDB) is growing. We have recently
added more images and dealers are listing daily. PLEASE REMEMBER
-- this is a very comprehensive project and will take time to build.
It is our goal to have 30,000 posters available for sale by the end
of the year.
If you are not familiar with the MPDB (where HAVE you
been), you can read more about it -click HERE.)
We have a Tutorial available for anyone who would like to learn how
to browse the MPDB. Click HERE
to go directly to the Tutorial. Advance searches are also available.
For more information on these, click HERE.
REMEMBER - If you would like to meet the dealers and sponsors of
our site, click HERE
eBay Report for July 2003
Iguide Publications has just started a very beneficial report on
the monthly sales of movie posters on eBay.The data below represents
the actual sales results on eBay in the Movie Poster category (18828)
for July, 2003.
This report is brought to you by iGuide Media, publishers of price
guides for the antiques and collectibles fields. You can see their
site at www.iguide.net.
CATEGORY 18828: Movie Posters
Total Auctions: 72,232
Total Auctions resulting in a sale: 22,057
Sell-Through Percentage: 30.54%
Average Bids per Auction: 2.7
Average Sale Price: $21.70
Total Value of all items sold: $482,779.50
TOP TEN SELLERS
1. emovieposter.com $53,642.76
2. rotman-auction $24,832.91
3. email@example.com $13,418.49
4. bananaroad $7,971.17
5. firstname.lastname@example.org $6,720.88
6. cinemonde $6,604.54
7. curlykong $5,433.17
8. ebazaarinc $5,162.49
9. onesheet $4,813.63
10. el.topo $4,755.87
TOP ITEM SOLD IN JULY
Bringing Up Baby one sheet sold for $5,495.00. Sold by Cinemonde.
iGuide Market Report (c)2003 iGuide Media, Inc.All
The top 10 dealers sold a total of $133,355.91 for the month which
is 27.6% of the total sales.
Iguide Publishers is the publisher of our new book Learn
About Movie Posters. They also have several other very beneficial
books that you should take a look at.
BE SURE TO VISIT OUR SITE AUGUST
25th FOR THE TARZAN TRIBUTE!!!! UNTIL THEN
SEE YOU NEXT MONTH