Movie Posters and Entertainment Memorabilia Can Be Money In The Bank Old folded movie posters, even if dirty, dusty and moldy can be worth big $ if you have the right ones. In times like these, people are encouraged to check their own basements and attics for treasures
News-Antique.com - Sep 16,2008 - Movie Posters and Entertainment Memorabilia Can Be Money In The Bank
With rare exceptions, such as some of the Batman movie posters, most new release movie posters can be purchased for as little as $15-$20. With this knowledge in hand, most people look at movie posters with a sense of ho-hum when thinking about entertainment memorabilia and collectibles. But the big picture is much more enticing.
In a 2006 a rare 1933 Style B “Son of Kong” one sheet movie poster sold for a whopping $69,000! In this same day, nine different movie posters fetched in excess of $10,000. A poster from the movie “Citizen Kane”, by Orson Wells (1941), earned $57,500. Even a “Casablanca” poster (1942) sold for $16,100.
Money In The Attic
When was the last time you climbed into the attic to see what is in all of those boxes you have been hoarding for the future? Even the stuff you got from Grandma’s house when she passed on – have you opened those boxes to see what treasures may be in those boxes?
The reason I mention the boxes in the attic is because most people do not realize the value of the mementoes they may have in their possession. There may be things you have in your possession that have real value to others and little value to you.
Lessons About The Value Of Collectibles
Every now and again, a story will enter the news about some family who had a rock they used as a doorstop, only to learn many years later that the doorstop was actually a meteorite worth thousands of dollars. A gentleman in Saskatchewan, Canada discovered that his 1.3kg doorstop was actually worth $7,000.
The lesson is that what is one man’s doorstop may be another man’s treasure, just as one man’s $20 movie poster may be another man’s priceless piece of memorabilia.
The second lesson is that anything of value is only valuable to the person who is willing to buy that item for the stated price. Not everyone is going to be willing to pay you $69,000 for a movie poster or $7,000 for a meteorite. An item is not valuable, unless and until someone is willing to recognize real value in that item.
Home Improvement Project Surprises
Unbelievably, it is not uncommon for a homeowner to strip the plaster on the wall and discover old movie posters or concert posters on the inside wood structure of the wall. Sometimes the poster will have been covered over for decades, preserving it in essence for the generations.
If this ever happens to you, the first thing you should do is to take a digital snapshot of the poster and then find someone who appraises such finds. The collector who may be interested in purchasing such an item will be able to tell you how to safely remove the poster from the internal structure of the wall. If the poster needs a cleaning, it is often wise to let the collector