Frankenstein leads the way at poster auction July 22, 2013 – Posted in: graphic design, posters – Tags: Science Fiction
One of the highlights of the upcoming movie poster auction at Heritage Auctions is this rare 14″ X 36″ insert produced for the 1931 film version of Frankenstein.
How rare is it?:
At last this great poster has surfaced! After 82 years of lying dormant, the Monster has finally arrived in the form of this amazing and stunning insert. For years, collectors have been searching for the lost poster sizes on this immortal and legendary horror classic but to date, only a few one sheets, a single six sheet, a partial half sheet and lobby cards have surfaced! This is the only confirmed insert poster for the film.
Estimate: $50,000 – $100,000!
“This is an amazing Holy Grail for collectors,” said Grey Smith, Director of Movie Posters at Heritage. “Every year it seems we uncover a rarity few people ever knew existed. We’re happy to bring these finds to light and are just thrilled when they find new homes in excellent collections.”
It doesn’t stop at Frankenstein, the auction features a number of movie posters from films derived from science-fiction classics.
Here’s a taste: