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Cinema Quads, One Sheet’s and other Film Memorabilia on eBay
May 19, 2015 By Caroline Bows
Movie posters first started appearing around the 1930’s and were usually produced for exclusive use by the movie theatre showing the film.
Cinema poster’s originally used an image rather than the photograph’s you see of the star’s today.
As the film industry grew, so did the desire to start collecting film memorabilia, the iconic piece that everyone chased for their collection’s was known as the one sheet. This is a portrait style poster measuring 27 x 40″ and is still in use today.
Back in the early days these posters were returned to the NSS (National Screen Service) after a movie theatre has finished with them, ready to send out to the next theatre showing the same film, due to this recycling it is very difficult to find early examples of these posters in good condition as most were destroyed, good early examples have been know to fetch up to half a million pounds at auctions.
Other collectables pieces include Quads, teasers and advance posters, lobby cards, banners (8 x 5ft Vinyl prints) with many films introducing their own promo items for individual films.
Film memorabilia has now become one of the fastest growing collecting area’s, growing ever bigger due to investment opportunities.
To see some of these examples for sale please click the link below
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