- Alain Bourgouin learned poster restoration 23 years ago in Paris and
has been operating successfully for over 18 years in London. For EXPERT
results, be sure and contact Alain about your cleaning, linenbacking
and restoration needs. You can visit his site HERE.
the next several months, LAMP will be going through an extensive restructuring.
This is due in large part to the growing international interest in the
site. The content on the current sites will remain intact; however,
the hierarchy will change significantly. For example, LAMP will remain
dedicated to movie poster collecting in general. However, each country
will have their own site covering the specifics of poster collecting
in that area.
first of our new country websites will be going on line October 1.
will be dedicated to all aspects of collecting British movie paper.
more info about this new website, click HERE.
We learned a number
of things by talking to movie poster dealers who participated in May's
Cinevent. It was brought to our attention that LAMP did not have enough
programs designed for the smaller dealers - those with limited inventories
but who would like to participate. To meet these concerns, we have been
working the last few months to redesign our sponsor and dealers programs,
hoping to make them affordable for any reputable dealer who would like
to become a LAMP sponsor.
One of the new
programs we just introduced is the Small Dealer Program. This program
allows a dealer to list a specific number of listings in the Movie Poster
For more information
on the new breakdown and the requirements to become a LAMP dealer, please
LAMP NOW BOASTS 50,000 IMAGES
been a long time coming but we finally reached a milestone -- 50,000
images now in our Movie Poster Data Base. Why is this so important?
Here are 3 reasons: (1) since we upload the images ourselves, we make
every attempt to verify the info before it goes on; (2) unlike many
poster image databases, there are no multiple images of any one poster.
(For example, you will not see three or four - or quite often more -
images for the same poster); and (3) each image is cross-linked into
dozens of sortable reference articles and categories throughout the
NSS NUMBERS NOW CONNECTED TO MOVIE
POSTER DATA BASE
of the NSS numbers that we have gathered so far are now connected directly
into the Movie Poster Data Base. This has been an exhaustive project
and will continue to be updated as we get new NSS numbers.
would like to take this opportunity to thank the many contributors whose
help has been invaluable in gathering these numbers.
If you have numbers you would like to submit, please send them to us.
We will be happy to add your name to our list of contributors.
see our current List of Contributors, click HERE.
09/23-24 – Come meet LAMP Dealer Quadbod
at the Antiques & Collectors Fair, Shepton
Mallet at the Royal Bath & West Showground … you’ll
find them in Mendip Hall 2
09/27 - Christie's
South Kinsington Vintage Film Posters.
09/29-10/01 - LAMP dealers Original
Poster and Quadbod
will be selling posters at Collectormania 10
at Milton Keynes in Middleton Hall, thecentre:mk, Milton Keynes
7th Annual Halloween Auction.
TO BECOME A LAMP SPONSOR?
We have a number of programs available for every size
business -- from business listings, announcement bars, listings
in the database and several advertising programs.
For a breakdown
of these programs, click HERE
LAMP DEALERS MARKET
are very excited to announce the new LAMP Dealers Market
("LDM")- a listing of thousands and thousands
of items for sale - WITH PRICES. The LDM will
make its debut in January, 2007 - just in time to coincide with our
we noted in our post-Cinevent assessment, we learned some very interesting
things about the current state of the hobby. First, there are still
many movie poster dealers and collectors who are NOT on the internet.
(Hard to believe, isn't it!) Second, we found that many of the dealers
present at Cinevent still use John Kisch's Price Almanacs, even though
they are several years old. These books are used to help dealers locate
specific posters for sale and to help determine the market value of
LDM will be presented in a listing format
and will include basic info: title, year, description, country, size,
condition, price and dealer. It will be available on the web. It will
also be published in a no frills bound book form.
more information on the LDM, please click
AUCTION'S RARE MOVIE POSTER AUCTION SET A NEW WORLD RECORD
Auction Galleries' latest Signature Auction of Vintage Movie Posters
and Memorabilia, held July 12 & 13 in Dallas, Texas, set a new world
record for a vintage movie poster auction with $1,578,158 realized for
1,517 lots offered, with1,211 bidders participating, handily topping
the previous record of $1,569,057 set by Heritage on November 11 &
to Grey Smith, Heritage's Director of Vintage Movie Poster Auctions
"The star of the show was the rare and elusive Style B Son
of Kong one sheet. From 1933, this poster, with its great
image of Kiko, Kong's son, protecting Helen Mack as Robert Armstrong's
guns blaze in the foreground, rarely appears for sale, and when it does,
it inspires spirited bidding, as it did here on its way to a final price
complete report, click HERE.
Seventh Annual Halloween Auction will be held the week of October 24-31,
2006. This auction is ALWAYS eagerly awaited by all the horror/sci-fi/fantasy
fans. Bruce has announced that this year, he has already been blessed
by receiving some excellent consignments for this auction, sure to be
viewed (and bid on) by just about every horror/sci-fi/fantasy collector
and dealer there is!
more information, visit his site HERE.
CORNER HURRICANE KATRINA UPDATE
has been one year since our lives were drastically changed by Hurricane
Katrina. We have faced many personal battles, but....... we're still
here. We will continue to persevere and look forward to improvements
on the horizon.
have added a new Katrina Update in my Susie's Corner section. If you
would like to read about our current circumstances, click HERE.
our little granddaughter recently celebrated her second birthday. If
you would like to see photos, click HERE.
LAMP SPONSOR SEALS NOW TRADEMARKED
We are proud to release our new series of LAMP Approved
Sponsors and Dealers -- NOW TRADMARKED. Be sure to look for this seal
when buying and selling movie posters:
LAMP'S WEEKLY STATS
BIGGER and a
little BETTER each day -
building a new direction