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
do the cleaning him or herself, since the cleaning of valuable collectibles often requires very specialized cleaning products.
Hidden “Framed” Treasures
Every now and again, a classic painting or poster will be discovered in a frame, covered over by another print. For example, in 2005, a museum discovered an unknown painting by Norway's Edvard Munch (1863-1944) called, “Girl and Three Men's Heads”. It was underneath another classic Munch painting titled, “The Dead Mother”. Museum officials said that the newly discovered painting was “absolutely priceless”.
In the case of the Munch painting, the first was covered over by the painter himself. In other cases, people will simply cover a print that they find uninteresting with another print that they feel is more aesthetically pleasing to their own tastes.
Some of the greatest finds in history have been uncovered when a frame was opened to clean or do repair work on the frame itself.
Two Factors Determine Value More Than Any Other
When looking at the value of movie and concert posters, or any other entertainment collectibles, there are two factors that determine that value more than any other factors. Those two factors are: supply and demand.
In some cases, such as the aforementioned 1933 Style B “Son of Kong” one sheet movie poster, the poster is very rare and lots of people desire to own it. The “Casablanca” poster on the other hand is an item that is in greater supply, so its fetching price was $50,000 less than the “Son of Kong” poster.
After watching a few episodes of Antiques Roadshow, it is easy to recognize the value that an appraiser offers to owners of collectible merchandise. Every appraiser has his/her own specialty, and the Roadshow displays this in every episode, bringing in appraisers who specialize in the specific items seeking appraisal.
The subtleties in the collectible industry are the kinds of things that individuals would be hard-pressed to know. That is why the Antiques Roadshow has so many appraisers in their Rolodex, and if you have an item to sell, you should be seeking a specialist appraiser for your items.
When it is time for you to get an appraisal on a movie poster, concert poster, or any other entertainment type collectibles, including 78-RPM records, then the only name that you will need to have in your Rolodex is Ralph Deluca.
My name is Ralph Deluca, and I buy movie posters, concert posters, photograph collections and 78RPM Blues records. To learn more or for a free appraisal, please visit my website: http://www.ralphdeluca.com or call me at: (800) 392-4050.