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Online Hicks77

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My pleasure Chris and Jeff ;D

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Because it was a live, onsite auction and the auctioneer doesn't even have a working website!
http://patriotantiqueandauctioncenter.com/

The greatest thread in APF history, largely thanks to Matt!  woohoo

I wrote up this story, getting most of the info from this thread on MPC:

http://moviepostercollectors.guide/Stories.html

Here are some before/after photos:











The superstar finds (after restoration):




Offline CSM

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Grey provides the 'real' story on the Berwick discovery?  I had assumed that the posters were found as insulation (glued in small stacks at Matt outlined) - but he says here that he believes they were initially used as signage glued together on a board.  I guess it is still possible the boards were placed with the posters attached as insulation...

From the most recent Intelligent Collector and speaking about the Cimarron one sheet specifically:

This gorgeous poster from one of the first Academy Award-winning films was found in a small home, glued to a board with other 1930s-era posters. The boards had been exhibited outside of a theater, we believe, in freestanding sandwich-board fashion, with one poster glued on top of another as films came and went. The boards were sold at a small community auction and made their way to us. When I received them, I could tell they were a treasure trove and began steaming each poster off one by one. Many were classic titles, with some never seen in modern times. This poster sold for $101,575 in March 2012.

 

Chris

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Aaaand, there goes Matt's nth heart attack...
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Aaaand, there goes Matt's nth heart attack...

He's a healthy lad and his other finds make up for it  ;D
Chris

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He's got quite an ability to find good stuff. Can't argue that
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i remember reading this thread before joining the forum. such a good story/read
i also remember reading a thread about HarryCaul putting on a great czech/polish poster exhibition - i wanted to comment something along the lines of you was so close to putting on a great early thirties hollywood exhibition as well ;D

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Matt, are you ok?
 
vintage movie posters - http://www.timelessmoviemagic.co.uk/

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Re: Berwick Discovery: The Biggest find of early movie posters in recent history
« Reply #758 on: September 02, 2019, 01:39:02 AM »
HA had this collection/discovery in the bag, from the get go.  thumbsup.gif


-Jeff