Saturday, March 29, 2008

"Babe Comes Home" One-Sheet Scores Highest Bid at Heritage

Heritage Auction Galleries, based in Dallas Texas, hosts three major vintage movie poster auctions annually (in the months of March, July, and November) amidst many throughout the year. The big news at the November 2007 auction was the sale of the only known style D one-sheet of THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN. This one-of-kind poster netted $334,600 (the fourth highest ever paid for a movie poster and the most ever at Heritage).

At this month's auction, the Babe Ruth-starrer one-sheet BABE COMES HOME garnered the highest bid: $77,675. This poster has been auctioned at high numbers in the past and is on the list of the top ten highest-selling movie posters of all-time [LINK at learnaboutmovieposters, note: not updated yet with 3/08 Heritage auction]).

Other top sellers in Heritage's March auction included one-sheets of 1935s THE RAVEN ($53,775)...

and 1937s LOVE BEFORE BREAKFAST (starring Carole Lombard) ($47,800).

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