Thursday, March 10, 2011

Expensive Wall Habit

I've been a long to film poster collector spanning over various genres and it's good to know that these pieces of history are steadily holding it's value. Recently found out about this auction of 7 pieces being sold for $2 million dollars, not a bad investment but I don't think the total is worth that amount even if they are in mint condition.

"Up for sale are 7 posters that constitute arguably the greatest movie poster collection in the world. Certainly, one could not say that they have the greatest science fiction collection without them. Each poster is unique and the only copy known to exist. All 7 of these posters transcend the movie poster field."

Big words for a humble eBay auction page, but the final sale price of $1,950,000 should pretty much erase all doubt: eBay user "mrs. miniver" really does seem to have the best frickin' movie poster collection of all time and she's selling it piece by piece to movie fans with deep wallets. The set selling for $2 million includes posters for 'The Day the Earth Stood Still', Howard Hawks' 'The Thing From Another World,' 'When Worlds Collide,' 'The Man From Planet X,' 'The War of the Worlds,' 'Forbidden Planet' and 'Conquest of Space', all of which are apparently the only remaining copies.

Even if you aren't wealthy enough to partake in her wares (some prices are high enough that you can only imagine people un-ironically wearing top hats and monocles when buying them), browsing through her sales is enough to make any movie fan -- especially science-fiction buffs -- feel a little weak in the limbs. Check out some examples after the jump.

A look at a few of the amazing posters that were part of that multimillion-dollar sale, starting with this banner for the classic.

Money can't buy you love, but it sure can buy you a whole lot of amazing things to put on your walls.

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