Hollywood Collectors Show Poster Auction

. September 18, 2008

The Hollywood Poster Auction will be held in conjunction with the Ray and Sharon Courts’ Hollywood Collector’s Show, September 27 and 28 at the Marriott O’Hare in Chicago. More than 600 lots of movie memorabilia will be offered for live bidding, including stills, lobby cards, sheet music, magazines, slides, and all sizes of movie posters from the 1910’s to the 1970’s. Bidding and registration will be available in person at the show, via our Web site, www.hollywoodposterauction.com, through eBay live, under seller name Lastmo, by e-mail, phone, fax, and mail. Full-color catalogs will be available for $30 ppd.?

With lots available in price ranges from $100 to $20,000 there will be something for everyone, from the casual collector to the serious investor. A buyer’s premium of 17% will be added to all lots. Illinois residents and those paying at the auction will be required to pay Illinois sales tax, unless a resale number is provided.? In addition to one of the lowest buyer’s premiums in the industry, this auction also boasts a new standard of excellence by supplying free shipping and insurance for all lots shipped with the United States. Canadian and international rates will be negotiated with the buyer to get the best possible price.

Some of the auction highlights will include:

Payday (1922) 81×81 linenbacked six-sheet of Charlie Chaplin, (only known copy $??);

Homunkulus (1916) 27×41 only known copy pre-Frankenstein film, $20,000 to $25,000;

Private Pluto (1943) 27×41 paperbacked Disney one-sheet, $4,000 to $6,000;

Cleopatra (1934) 27×41 linenbacked stone litho of Claudette Colbert, $12,000 to $15,000;

New Adventures of Batman and Robin (1949) 27×41 linenbacked serial, $2,000 to $3,000;

Riding Tornado (1932) 27×41 linenbacked classic Tim McCoy western, $1,200 to $1,500;

The Garage (1920) 47×63 French poster featuring Fatty Arbuckle, $1,200 to $1,500;

Ramona (1928) 27×41 linenbacked stone litho early Dolores del Rio, $1,200 to $1,500;

Man Trap (1926) 14×36 great insert featuring “IT” girl Clara Bow, $2,000 to $3,000;

The Temptress (1927) 14×36 featuring great image of Greta Garbo, $2,000 to $3,000;

New York (1927) 14×36 insert featuring William Powell, $1,500 to $2,000;

Ben Hur (1925) 22×28 from the silent classic with Ramon Navarro, $2,000 to $3,000;

The Midshipman (1925) 27×41, another great Ramon Navarro title, $1,200 to $1,500;

Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1934) 27×41 classic W.C. Fields, $1,500 to $2,000;

Maltese Falcon (1943) 11×14 title card Bogart classic, $5,000 to $7,000;

Felix Dopes It Out (1925) 27×41 only known copy, Felix the Cat, $12,000 to $15,000;

Mighty Joe Young (1949) 27×41 linenbacked one-sheet, $1,200 to $1,500;

African Queen (1952) 27×41 linenbacked one-sheet Bogart, $1,200 to $1,500;

Gun Crazy (1950) 30×40 classic crime image Peggy Cummings, $1,500 to $2,000;

Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) 41×81 linenbacked Bogart, $4,000 to $5,000;

Gone With the Wind (1939) 47×63 French re-release Clark Gable, $2,000 to $3,000;

Just Tony (1922) 27×41 linenbacked stone litho western Tom Mix, $1,200 to $1,500;

Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1942) 22×28 classic monster mash, $4,000 to $5,000;

Lost Horizons (1937) 27×41 linenbacked one-sheet Ronald Colman, $7,000 to $9,000;

After the Thin Man (1936) 27×41 classic starring William Powell, $2,000 to $3,000;

Superman (1973) 29×42 Argentine T.V. compilation George Reeves, $1,200 to $1,500; and Captain January (1936) 27×41 one-sheet superb Shirley Temple, $1,200 to $1,500.

A collection of World War II posters will also be sold, and much more!

For questions, future consignments, catalogue orders, or to place bids, contact Morris Everett, Jr., The Last Moving Picture Company, 10535 Chillicothe Rd., Kirtland, OH 44094; Phone: (440) 256-3660; Fax: (440) 256-3431; Email: lastmo@aol.com or Cory Glaberson, Reel Art, 707 South Harvey, Oak Park, IL 60304; Phone: (800) 878-9378; Email: cglaberson@aol.com.

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