A Weekend of Records at Heritage Vintage Movie Poster Auction! Heritage Auction Galleries set a new world record for its recent auction of Vintage Movie Posters, besting its previously held world record by more than $100,000.
Dr. Caligari , which fetched $21,510, a Forbidden Planet insert that sold for $5,676, a one sheet for The Creature from the Black Lagoon, which realized $20,315, and a half sheet for The Man Who Laughs, which finished at $19,120."
"One of the factors contributing to the success of this auction was the participation of our new live bidding platform, Heritage Live," Smith said. "By logging into www.HA.com/Live , bidders were able to follow the auction in real time, complete with streaming audio and video, and place their bids instantly, competing with bidders on the floor. Best of all, there's no additional Buyer's Premium required to use this great new service. 214 people participated via Heritage Live, and a number of lots were won in this manner. I anticipate we'll see much more participation through this platform in future auctions, as it truly brings our auctions to a worldwide audience."
"Our next auction, scheduled for mid-November in Dallas, is already shaping up to be extremely exciting," Smith said. "We already have some incredible items consigned, pieces that are rarely offered at auction, so I'd advise everyone to keep an eye on our website at www.HA.com , where they can watch the auction grow, view enlargeable, full-color images of each and every lot, read our complete and informative catalog descriptions, and even place bids online once the auction goes live. Believe me, if you have any interest in vintage movie posters at all, you won't want to miss this next auction."
Highlights of the auction included:
The Black Cat (Universal, 1934). Half Sheet (22" X 28"):