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Online Starling

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Million Dollar Movie poster...the first?
« on: February 19, 2021, 04:16:48 PM »
I am surprised this hasn't been discussed on any of the poster boards yet...

Is this the first ever auctioned million dollar poster??

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Re: Million Dollar Movie poster...the first?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2021, 04:18:41 PM »
Sorry you need to hit the past lots button to view

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Re: Million Dollar Movie poster...the first?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2021, 04:21:24 PM »
Truly magnificent:




Offline Antoine1973

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Re: Million Dollar Movie poster...the first?
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2021, 07:48:39 PM »
I believe you're correct, and this is officially the first movie poster that was actually sold for over one million dollars (as opposed to simply advertised as worth that much).  Amazing piece of film history and a great Art Deco design.

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Re: Million Dollar Movie poster...the first?
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2021, 11:13:43 PM »
Great movie deserves a great poster!  Thanks for the update on what happened with this poster, Starling.  Okie

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Re: Million Dollar Movie poster...the first?
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2021, 12:04:21 AM »
I believe you're correct, and this is officially the first movie poster that was actually sold for over one million dollars (as opposed to simply advertised as worth that much).  Amazing piece of film history and a great Art Deco design.

The last time this copy sold it was for over a million.
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Re: Million Dollar Movie poster...the first?
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2021, 12:20:17 AM »
Was it at auction?

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Re: Million Dollar Movie poster...the first?
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2021, 08:58:30 PM »
The last time this copy sold it was for over a million.

Wasn’t it in a lot with others in that previous sale though?
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Re: Million Dollar Movie poster...the first?
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2021, 12:34:01 AM »
Wasn’t it in a lot with others in that previous sale though?

That wasn't the last time this poster sold, but yes, the time before that a small grouping that included the Metropolis sold for over $1 million USD.
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