Frankenstein Poster Fetches $358,500

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March 30, 2015
By James Massey

(Source: - A found 1931 Frankenstein movie poster has fetched $358,500 (after buyers premium) after selling in a Heritage auction.

The three sheet movie poster, (41" x 78.5" - style C) was discovered in the early 1970s, hidden away in a boarded over projection booth of a remodeled theater.

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Why's It Valuable?

The 1931 Frankenstein film was a hit with audiences and critics alike. The movie launched a series (Frankenstein) of sequels and is considered to be an iconic horror film.

Early monster and horror film memorabilia has tremendous popularity (worldwide). Anytime there's an item wanted by a lot of collectors, with a scarce-supply. There's a tendency for prices to go high. Which is likely the reason this poster soared past its original $100,000 - $200,000 estimate.

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Auction Data

The auction took place at Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas. The online auction lisitng recorded 12 active bidders and over 8900 page views. The auction concluded on on March 28, 2015.

1931 Frankenstein Movie Trailer (Source: Youtube /RoboJapan)

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