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Dracula film poster sells at auction for record breaking $535,800


The sale of a poster for Tod Browning’s film Dracula has sold for $535,800, making it the most valuable movie poster sold at auction in the world. The poster was by Heritage Auctions in Dallas which called it “the holy grail in the world of poster collecting”.

The poster depicts the actor Bela Lugosi for the 1931 film by Universal Pictures. “Prior to the recent discovery of this stone litho beauty, only one other copy of the style A format has ever surfaced, a rare find unearthed in the early 1990s,” said the auction house.

The previous record for auction sales was jointly held by a poster for Michael Curtis’s Casablanca and another for Browning’s London After Midnight which both sold for $478,000. The highest price for a movie poster outside of auction was for Fritz Lang’s Metropolis which sold for $690,000 at a gallery sale in 2005.

You can learn more about the poster in the video below.