Original movie posters are now sound investments for those looking to spend their money investing in popular modern art.
London original movie poster gallery ‘At The Movies’ say original posters from the 1950’s and 1970’s have more than doubled in value in the last five years.
Nostalgia is one of the main reasons for the rocketing prices – that and the fact orginal movie posters from there eras are increasingly becoming hard to find.
Liza Tesei, At The Movies owner says original posters are solid investments:
“Movie posters that are original and that have come direct from the movie or cinema distributors are worth their weight in gold. Posters from the 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s and even 80’s remind people of classic and ground breaking films and the artistic talents that went into each and every poster was revolutionary at the time and people only now really appreciate what went into making these posters.”
Sound of the most popular movie posters are from classic titles such as Cassablanca, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Gone with the Wind, but other movie posters such the horror and sci-fi genre can command a high price tag.
“The most expensive poster sold today was 1929 Metropolis (first sci fi movie) which fetched $690,000 followed by The Mummy that sold for $453,000 and the King Kong 1933 film for $388,000. Bride of Frankenstein, 1935 went for a staggering $334,600” Says Liza.
At The Movies who are based on Thayer Street in Marylebone, London, also sell online via their gallery site www.atthemovies.co.uk and sell original and vintage titles.