Heritage Vintage Movie Poster Auction Offers Rare Treasures On November 13 & 14, 2007, in their Dallas headquarters, Heritage Auction Galleries will present their latest auction of vintage movie posters, including several one-of-a-kind treasures never before o
News-Antique.com - Oct 29,2007 - Heritage Vintage Movie Poster Auction Offers Rare Treasures!
Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, Star Wars, Scarface and More!
DALLAS, TEXAS: On November 13 & 14, 2007, in their Dallas headquarters, Heritage Auction Galleries will present their latest auction of vintage movie posters, including several one-of-a-kind treasures never before offered to the collecting public.
"There's so much great material here, I hardly know where to start," said Grey Smith, Director of Vintage Movie Poster Auctions for Heritage. "Of course, the really big news is the discovery of the Style D Bride of Frankenstein poster. Up until very recently, this striking style was only known through images in pressbooks; it was thought that all actual copies had been lost to the ravages of time. However, in recent weeks, a copy of this exquisite poster has been discovered in a long-held private collection, and we're proud to offer it in this upcoming auction. The significance of this discovery cannot be overstated. To find a previously unknown poster from such a landmark film, generally considered to be the very best of the outstanding Universal horror films of the 1930s, is, potentially, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It's like Indiana Jones finally discovering the Lost Ark of the Covenant. Horror fans will also want to check out the exceedingly rare title card to Dracula, the film that ushered in the Golden Age of Universal Horror in 1931."
"Silent fans will certainly be attracted to the glorious three sheet for The Pride of the Clan, starring Mary Pickford," Smith continued. "This beautiful stone litho poster, also the only copy known to exist, shows Pickford, 'America's Sweetheart,' in full clan regalia. For sheer attractiveness, it's hard to beat this one."
"Truly, rarities abound in this auction," Smith said, "including such treasures as the only known one sheet for the classic Paul Muni crime drama, Scarface, and the breathtaking 40" x 60" display poster from the original release of Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs , featuring artwork by Grim Natwick and Gustav Tenggren, one of only two copies known to exist. The word 'rare' barely begins to describe these gems."
"A tempting group for any collectors of true cinema rarities are the midget window cards from the collection of Denver Sherry," Smith said. "These limited distribution pieces were produced for a number of Hollywood's greatest movies and are seldom seen today. They often feature artwork similar to the traditional one sheet, as in the case of The Maltese Falcon, for example, but were produced in a smaller format size and in much smaller quantities. This is a poster style that many collectors have overlooked, an oversight that I'm sure will change once they get a load of the beauties offered in this auction."
"And how could I not mention the highly desirable one sheets to such memorable films as Gold Diggers of 1933, the very rare Baby Face, and the luscious Style C poster for Dinner at Eight, not to mention an early Mickey Mouse poster for The