For a movie, the poster is one of the most important promotional activities. Beautiful poster also means that this is a work of investment. So in the eyes of the collectors, the original poster of the classic works is extremely worthwhile.
On November 18, Heritage Auctions sold Tod Browing’s Dracula poster at an unbelievable $ 525,800, making it the most valuable poster ever auctioned. There are only two original Dracula posters left in the world (1931), so the masterpiece is the dream of many collectors.
There are many factors that make up the value of a poster. From the classics of the film, the posterior grade to the preservation and especially, if the poster has no folds, the price will be pushed up many times.
For readers easy to refer, 365comedymovies.com below please get through the 10 most valuable posters of all time. Interestingly, out of these 10 posters, there are six posters from the classic monster series from Universal.
1. Metropolis (1927) – $ 690,000
The most expensive poster of all time is the international poster of the Metropolis (1927). Compared to the original, international posters use different colors as well as remove the credits below, thereby doubling the value. It is known that Leonardo DiCaprio is the owner of this painting. The actor bought the poster from an exhibition hall for $ 690,000 in 2005.
2. Dracula (1931) – $ 525,800
As mentioned above, there are only two poster versions of Dracula (1931) in the world. Therefore, it is not surprising that the price of the poster pushed up to $ 525,800.
3. London After Midnight (1927) – $ 478,000
This poster is the last leg of a thriller hit London After Midnight (1927). The last film of this work was burned in a fire in 1967. So at the auction in 2014, 18 collectors competed in the poster below, with the war The final bid is $ 478,000.
4. Casablanca (1942) – 478,000 USD
At auction on July 29, 1977, Heritage Auctions sold a poster dedicated to the Italian market of the Casablanca masterpiece for $ 478,000. Many collectors said that this is the best poster of the film ever released.
5. The Mummy (1932) – 435,500 USD
It looks like Boris Karloff’s movie also has beautiful posters. Poster The Mummy (1932) was auctioned in 1997 for a staggering $ 435,500, the highest in that time.
6. Metropolis (1927) – $ 357,750
This must be one of the most beautiful posters in film history. Poster Metropolis (1927) was designed by German painter Heinz Schulz-Neudamm. This is a postcard dedicated to the German market of Metropolis – the classic silent movie film directed by Fritz Lang. At the auction in 2000, the poster was purchased for $ 367,750.
7. The Black Cat (1934) – 334,600 USD
Another version of The Black Cat poster sold for 334,600 in 2009. Before the auction, the public was completely oblivious to the existence of this poster.
8. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) – 334,600 USD
The film, directed by James Whale, was auctioned off in 2007 and grossed $ 334,600. This is the only surviving poster of the film.
9. The Black Cat (1934) – 334,600 USD
The Black Cat is a film adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s horror short story, starring Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. When it was released, the movie was Universal Pictures’ best seller in 1934. Sold in 2007, The Black Cat poster went on sale for $ 286,800. However, at an auction in 2015, the price of the poster was pushed to $ 334,600.
10. Dracula (1931) – $ 310,000
Directed by Tod Browing, Dracula (1931) is one of the great monuments of the thriller. This poster belonged to actor Nicolas Cage until he decided to auction off his poster collection in 2009. Poster Dracula (1931) was sold for $ 310,000. There are only 3 posters in the world like this.
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