Wednesday, August 24

Hmmm, let's check out the discount poster section...HOLY SHIT!!! *NEARLY PISSES SELF*

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Okay, maybe it wasn't quite that intense, but I was in awe of what I found today while sniffing through a poster dealer's wares at a local antique shop. This guy must have had at least three hundred or so one sheets, daybills, lobby cards, and 8x10s from a random mix of periods and genres all shuffled together. All neatly cardboarded, wrapped, and tagged. Just as an example of the scattered order, you'd have a Space Jam reprint followed by an original, very expensive Japanese Beatles Help! poster followed by a Friday the 13th '09 teaser. There was no convenient organization so I had no recourse but to look at every piece.

Prices were all over the place and sometimes unexplainable like a $25 creased-up nothing special Bordello of Blood or $20 Undercover Brother. So I flip through all the leaning stacks passing by tags of usually $25, $35, $45, and some as high as $325. A few caught my eye like a $40 Weekend Murders/Black Belly of the Tarantula double feature and $35 Tales from the Hood teaser. Still seemed too steep despite myself being a real novice at movie paper collectibility/value. Then I get to the last bunch marked "$15 or Less". It was here three posters that literally had me doing a totally feminine happy jig while mumbling expletives of joy rested...





5 comments:

US VS THEM MEDIA said...

all 3 are great but, the last two posters are SICK!

Strange Kid said...

Duuuude! I can't believe you found a From Beyond poster-- you lucky bastard! :D

Anthony1138 said...

Great find!

robotGEEK said...

Dude! I woulda screamed like a girl if I had found that "Hands of Steel" print! I'm so jealous!!!

Explosive Action said...

Agreed, if I found a $15 Hands of Steel poster I'd be a very, very happy man. Great movie!

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