eMoviePoster’s three-part February Major Auction is now open for bids. Part I, featuring 486 linen-backed posters, ends Tuesday, February 18. Part II with 205 backed and unbacked items, closes Thursday, February 20. Part III is filled with 321 unbacked items and closes Sunday, February 23.
Highlights from Part I include linen-backed one-sheets for Cat People, Dark Victory, Star Wars birthday style, Little Rural Riding Hood, Lawrence of Arabia pre-awards, Plan 9 from Outer Space, Back from the Front, Running Wild, Rear Window, War of the Worlds 1965 rerelease, While New York Sleeps, and Marie Antoinette style D. Other linen-backed posters include Polish Sunset Boulevard, Modern Times half-sheet, French Air France Amerique Du Sud travel poster, and Strong Man insert.
Featured posters in Part II are half-sheets of Citizen Kane style A, Stagecoach, Holiday, and That Certain Woman style B. There are inserts of Picture Snatcher, Charlie Chan Carries On, and Manhattan Melodrama. It includes window cards for Breakfast At Tiffany’s and The Big Sleep, The Cameraman trolley card, and Strange Case of the Man & the Beast original art, plus linen-backed Letter three-sheet and Italian In a Lonely Place one-panel.
Highlights in Part III include a Thin Man title card, Bride of Frankenstein deluxe still, inserts for Treasure of the Sierra Madre and High Noon, 2001: A Space Odyssey Cinerama, and Lady From Shanghai lobby card #7. There are British quads for Star Wars pre-awards and Academy Awards versions, Dr. Who & the Daleks, and Quatermass & the Pit. This group also has one-sheets for Woman Rebels, They Stooge to Conga, Pulp Fiction recalled advance, South of the Rio Grande, and Devil’s Harvest.
Three surprising results from the auction that closed February 9 were a French Le Mepris French 23” x 31” for $952, Die Hard 18” x 24” art print for $802, and Enforcer teaser one-sheet for $696.
eMoviePoster auctions do not have any reserves or buyer’s premiums and have unenhanced super-sized images. Their descriptions include the pre-restoration conditions of all restored items and linen-backed items. Bruce Hershenson grades every restored poster and they offer a lifetime guarantee on every restored item they auction.
eMoviePoster doesn’t just auction U.S. and international movie posters. They also auction many tens of thousands of vintage stills, lobby cards, as well as scripts, all sorts of special non-movie posters (including lots of war and travel posters, plus Mondo signed limited editions), autographed items of every kind, and more.
They add around 3,500 new lots in their biweekly auctions, every two weeks on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday – which has culminated to over 1,667,000 items. They also hold a special giant auction of bulk lots once every month or so, with the next one starting February 23. Collectors interested in bidding with them can sign up on their registration page.
Their April Major Auction starts March 31 and the deadline to consign is March 6. More details on consigning and many images of preview items can be seen on their website.