A rare 1910 Wheel of Death motorbike-racing poster is just one of the unique finds collectors can expect from Mosby & Co.’s April 28, 2012 auction. In addition to an assortment of 19th- and early 20th-century posters, the 550 lot sale includes sculptures, clocks and an unpicked collection of Chinese soapstone. Read More +
The legendary Errol Flynn (1909-59) was one of the great action stars of his era, and his many classic films have come to epitomize the adventure films of the 1930s and ’40s. Collector Tom McNulty shows how values for Errol Flynn lobby cards mirror his best and worst movies. Read More +
A rare edition of Ernest Hemingway’s first book, Three Stories & Ten Poems, brought $68,500 on Feb. 8, 2012 to lead Heritage Auctions’ $736,000 rare books auction. The exceedingly ccarce first edition of the Boy Scout bible: Scouting for Boys, by Lieut.-General R. S. S. Baden Powell realized: $10,000. Read More +
An original Disney 1939 poster for Children’s Book Week brought a hammer price of $799.50 (including buyer’s premium) during National Book Auctions’ Jan. 29, 2012 sale. A 1965 first printing of Cormac McCarthy’s “The Orchard Keeper” fetched a hammer price of $3,240. Read More +
A very rare poster depicting The Three Stooges in Three Little Beers (Columbia, 1935) brought $59,750 at a Nov. 18-19 vintage movie posters auction.
Many Stooge aficionados consider this short, “Three Little Beers,” to be one of the group’s best films and it’s also one of their earliest. One sheets from this period are the very hardest to find for the comedy trio and this is the only known copy of this poster. It is from the personal collection of Moe Howard and was acquired after his death from his daughter Joan Howard Maurer. Read More +
Here’s a winter stay-cation everyone can afford and few can afford to miss: International Poster Gallery presents Winter Break, an exhibition of over 50 original vintage posters, designed to combat the winter blues with advertisements for vacation destinations around the world. The exhibition offers everything from pristine Caribbean vistas to snow-covered Swiss Alps. The show is free and open to the public and is on view through March 18, 2011 at International Poster Gallery, 205 Newbury Street, Boston.
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