Is The Bride Of Frankenstein The World's Most Valuable Movie Poster?
A couple of weeks before Halloween seems the perfect time to take a look at a rare horror movie poster up for sale. Heritage Auctions is selling the only known The Bride of Frankenstein (Universal, 1935) teaser one sheet Style E movie poster, from the collection of Todd Feiertag as part of its Beverly Hills Signature Movie Poster Auction November 11-13, 2010. This rare poster, believed to be the only one of its kind, is estimated at over $700,000.
It could be one of the most expensive movie poster ever. Heritage sold a poster that is tied for the second highest price realized for a movie poster, a Style B one sheet from The Black Cat, for $334,600 in 2009 which is behind the auction sale of The Mummy, in March 1997, for $453,500. This poster is from the same collection. The movie is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year. The listing says that the poster is unrestored with some border and interior pinholes, a few minor border chips and two clean tears that extend into the image, one at the top left and the other in the lower right, both supported on the back by paper tape. It has been graded by MP Grading and the Certificate of Authenticity and Grading Document is included.
[via Art Daily]