YEAR END REPORT
We couldn't be happier that the year 2005 is now over. The year began
with problems for LAMP, and ended with us having to literally "run
for our lives.".
As you may recall, in December of 2004, our server was hit with a worm
which infected not only our site, but also our backup programs. It took
us the first months of 2005 to get all the articles back on line. This
setback caused many of the projects planned for LAMP to be put on hold.
By early spring. LAMP was surpassing its early traffic numbers, reaching
Then came August 29th -- the day that changed our lives forever.
Hurricane Katrina paid a visit to our area, devastating New Orleans
and its surrounding parishes (we live ten minutes from downtown New
Orleans). We left our home on August 28th, and were not able to return
to live in it until November 14th.
Fortunately, through all of this personal trauma, LAMP continued on
line, with no difference in traffic. In fact, traffic continued to grow,
as it does to this day. But this too forced us to place our LAMP projects
back on hold while we dealt with our personal situation.
Notwithstanding these setbacks, we did make several major additions/changes
to the site, and we are proud to announce that during the year 2005,
we had 2.3 million visitors.
But the year just couldn't end on a positive note. We started experiencing
periods of downtime -- something we hadn't experienced before. It was
determined that we had literally "outgrown" our host server
and they could give us no more space. The bottom line - we had to move
EVERYTHING to a new host server. So the hunt was on.
We thought we found just what we were looking for only to find out
that it would cost us $25,000 for the programs necessary to run our
site. Needless to say, we started looking elsewhere. We have found a
new host and have finally gotten everything moved. We now have 80 gigs
of online space on a dedicated server which will give us PLENTY of room
LOOKING FORWARD TO 2006
We now have the space to truly expand, and we have set
several goals which we hope to achieve during the year.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY -- DELAYED
January marked LAMP's five year anniversary. Each year, we have celebrated
our anniversary by offering a special program for non-LAMP dealers and
sponsors to join the LAMP family. However, due to all the setbacks,
we are postponing our celebration until February.
If you've been thinking about becoming a part of the LAMP family, be
sure to check back then.
YEAR END REPORT ON LINE
Our year end report, which chronicles the highlights (and lowlights)
of 2005; our current status; and our goals for 2006, is now online.
To read the report, click HERE.
Here's to 2006.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING .. THESE ARE THE SEALS TO LOOK FOR
Before you buy it, store it, display it, restore it, ship it -- make
sure you look for one of these logos.
These seals represent the best in the movie poster field. These individuals
and companies sponsor this site so that collectors can have FREE access
to all the information they need to know about collecting movie posters.
They stand for honesty and integrity in the movie poster industry.
For more info on the logo, click HERE.
SCI-FI, MONSTERS & HORROR AUCTION
Don't miss the great Movie Poster Bid "Sci-Fi, Monsters
& Horror" Auction Event, which will be held February 1-6, 2006.
For more information or to see the preview catalog, click
2006 MOVIE POSTER CALENDARS
2006 Movie Poster Calendars are still available.
Here are just a few samples of the great movie poster art
To see some of the beautiful calendars available, click
QUALITY VINTAGE MOVIE POSTERS FEATURED
IN THE JUST KIDS NOSTALGIA JANUARY AUCTION
Just Kids Nostalgia will feature vintage movie posters
and ephemera in its upcoming auction scheduled for Tuesday,
January 24, 2006
. The focus will be on classic 40s, 50s, 60s
and 70s Hollywood.
This outstanding group of posters will include:
SOME OF THE STARS: John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, Judy
Garland, Liz Taylor, Sean Connery, Jimmy Stewart, Betty Grable, Rita
Hayworth, Jack Nicholson, Harrison Ford, James Dean, Vivien Leigh, Audrey
Hepburn, Elvis, The Beatles.
A SAMPLE OF FILMS: Some Like It Hot, Streetcar Named
Desire, Giant, Jaws, The Graduate, African Queen, Abbott and Costello
Meet Frankenstein, Revenge Of The Jedi, Barbarella, Jail House Rock,
Hard Days Night, Lone Ranger Rides Again, Goldfinger, Invasion of the
Body Snatchers, Terror Trail (1935 Wayne). Mighty Joe Young, Roogies
LOTS OF HITCHCOCK: Rear Window, Psycho, Dial M for Murder, Spellbound,
Vertigo and more.
VINTAGE DISNEY POSTERS: Alice in Wonderland, Country
Cousin Cartoon, Lady and the Tramp, Timber (Donald Short), Three Caballeros.
RARE AND UNUSUAL EPHEMERA: Items from the estate of
Barbara Nichols, Studio Film Letterheads including Birth of a Nation,
National Screen Star Stamps from 1930s, Mae West Christmas Card, George
M. Cohan Pop-Up Book.
PLUS A NICE GROUP OF SCARCE STAR WARS POSTERS.
auction will take place on the Just Kids website (www.justkidsnostalgia.com
and complete details can be found there. Bidding will begin on Jan.
15th 2006 with a closing date of Tues. Jan 24th, 2006.
A full color catalog is available for $15.
CONSIGNMENT DEADLINE FOR MARCH 2006
RARE MOVIE POSTER SIGNATURE AUCTION
Heritage Vintage Movie Poster Auctions cordially invites
you to consign to their Signature Auction #633, to be held in Dallas,
Texas on March 17, 2006. The consignment deadline is this Monday,
January 23, 2006, so call them now!
This auction is limited to 850 total lots, and is already 90% subscribed!
DON'T WAIT - CONTACT GREY
ABOUT YOUR CONSIGNMENT TODAY.
1-800-872-6467 ext. 367
Direct Line 214-252-4367
FUN, KICKY &
WILD! That's the way Channing describes his newly updated website featuring
original movie posters, lobby cards, and autographed items. He has now
developed an EBAY store working in conjunction with his website.
Click on the MOVIE POSTER BUTTON on his site and you will be taken to
a choice of several poster categories including INVESTMENT GRADE POSTERS,
HITCHCOCK, BEEFCAKE AND CHEESECAKE, SPIES, MUSICALS, ETC. The site also
includes a BARGAIN BASEMENT where no item is priced at more than $18.50
plus tax and shipping.
Be sure to visit
his new site at HERE.
and Texas at the Movies Auction Results
to Bruce Hershenson and his staff for two great December auctions.
The total sold
for the Vintage Hollywood Posters IX was $494,359! Click HERE
to see Results Gallery.
The total of Texas at the Movies was $66,147! Click HERE
to see Results Gallery.
MPDB ARCHIVE STATS:
items for sale that are not pictured.
assist our recovery from Hurricane Katrina, we are going to be
adding more inventory to Susie's Corner. We have to make some
room and earn some money while we wait on insurance adjusters.
You can see the list by clicking on the blue button below
A little BIGGER
and a little BETTER each day - building a new direction