Monday, March 10, 2008

Heritage’s Movie Poster Auction Catalog

Heritage Auction Galleries of Dallas has an awesome 340-page, full-color catalog of its upcoming Vintage Movie Poster Auction, March 11-12, 2008.

While the catalog covers several genres of film, there are scores of vintage posters and lobby cards of science fiction movie classics such as The Blob, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, I Married a Monster from Outer Space, The Time Machine, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Wars, Blade Runner, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Frankenstein. There’s even a poster of The Big Sleep, a film noir private detective classic starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, co-written by Leigh Brackett.

In any case, here are some Mars-related posters up for auction, with the sales estimates taken from the Heritage catalog:

Red Planet Mars (United Artists, 1952)
Estimate: $400-$800

Invaders from Mars (20th Century Fox, 1953)
Estimate: $1,000-$2,000

Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (Universal International, 1953)
Estimate: $200-$400

The War of the Worlds (Paramount, 1953)
Estimate: $5,000-$8,000

Devil Girl from Mars (Spartan, 1955)
Estimate: $2,000-$4,000

It! The Terror from Beyond Space (United Artists, 1958)
Estimate: $300-$500

The Angry Red Planet (American International, 1960)
Estimate: $300-$600

Robinson Crusoe on Mars (Paramount, 1964)
Estimate: $300-$500

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