Classic Hollywood comes to life in Heritage’s Movie Posters Signature Auction on July 29-30, 2017. Several highly sought vintage posters will be sold in the online and live auction in Dallas.
A special piece in the auction is the 1946 Casablanca Italian 4-fogli with Luigi Martinati artwork. The 55-1/2” x 78-1/4” piece is the first of its kind to surface in recent years and is expected to sell for as much as $180,000.
“This Casablanca rarity is one of the finest in the entire hobby,” said Grey Smith, Director of Vintage Posters at Heritage Auctions. “To own this poster is on par with owning the pinnacle of poster art.”
Vintage horror posters are always popular in movie poster auctions and this one is sure to deliver. Heritage is selling a Frankenstein one-sheet, which is one of the only six copies known, along with The Bride of Frankenstein French grande, a Supernatural one-sheet from 1933, and a Horror of Dracula Italian four-fogli, which they’ve never offered before.
The classic Metropolis will be in the auction in two Australian prewar daybills, each of which is the only known copy. The two styles represented are the Robotrix style daybill and the Flood style daybill.
Additional highlights are The Day the Earth Stood Still standee with retro imagery, Casablanca half-sheet, Cavalcade one-sheet, Morocco French double grande, Spitfire one-sheet, and Moon Over Miami one-sheet.