Movie posters can sell for an incredible amount of money. Some posters sell immediately while others may take months or even years to sell. A poster that has an iconic image and a wide appeal is more likely to sell quickly than a poster that is rare or obscure. If you have a poster from a popular movie, you’ll likely have a better chance of getting a good price.
The online Movie Poster Store will host a live auction in London on Thursday, June 28. It’ll feature over 400 movie posters, including classic posters. Bidding can be done in person or by phone. The auction will be live streamed, which means that people in the United Kingdom and overseas can bid on the most unique and desirable posters.
When you’re buying a poster, you need to pay close attention to its condition. Movie posters are not cheap, but if you find a good poster with no damage, it’ll be worth a lot more than a cheap poster. Movie posters from the ’80s can fetch anywhere from $300 to $400. As with other art items, age and condition play an important role in determining the value. There’s a grading system for posters similar to those used for stamps, coins, and comic books. Grade 10 posters are the best-looking and cleanest posters, while a ‘Poor’ poster is the worst.
Movie posters are an important part of film history and are incredibly valuable. It’s no surprise that some of the most sought-after posters come from Hollywood. The Dracula insert, for example, sold for $312,000 in November 2020. This is one of the rarest and most expensive movie posters ever sold in the world.