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Want to find out about the history of movie posters? Looking to see what the different styles of movie posters are? Want to know how much your poster is worth? Well, you have come to the right place. 

These articles based on our own experiences of movie poster collecting and information from other established and respected movie poster websites. When I started collecting I found it tough to find factual information and most of the learning curve was completed through trial and error. I want to be able to give people the knowledge so they can make informed decisions and enjoy the benefits of owning a movie poster collection. I plan to add more articles over time so keep an eye out for anything new or sign up to our newsletter to get the latest information. 

History of Movie Posters

The movie poster is thought to have originated in the 1870s when Paris artist and lithographer, Jules Cheret, introduced a printing technique that produced images with intense colour and rich texture. By the early 1890s, Paris streets were plastered with lithographic images hawking everything from bicycles to cognac to circus performances. These artful graphics became instant collectables, spawning exhibitions, journals and dealers. WHAT WAS THE ...
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Collecting Movie Posters

Are you interested in collecting movie posters? Are you interested in buying a movie poster and want to know more before you purchase? Do you have a movie poster and want to know more about it? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, you're in the right place! Collecting movie posters is a great hobby to get into but unfortunately, there is ...
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Different Types and Styles of Movie Posters

Looking to find out about the different types and styles of movie posters? You have come to the right place, here will find information and examples of different styles of posters such as Advance/Teaser, Final, Characters, etc and types such as Double/Single Sided, Lenticular, Limited Edition, etc. Want to find an article quickly? Just click the link below: Double/Single Sided Posters Advance/Teaser Posters Main/Final Posters Character ...
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Common Movie Poster Sizes

Our rather fascinating world of movie posters has comprises of numerous poster sizes and various different styles over the years. They have ranged from a small postcard measuring roughly 7" x 5" all the way up to huge 24 Sheet billboard poster measuring 234" x 106". This article with covers what you need to know about the different sizes including dimensions, paper stock and use of movie ...
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Famous Movie Poster Artists

Normally, the artist is not identified on the film poster, and in many cases, the artist is anonymous. However, several artists have become well known because of their outstanding illustrations on film posters. Some artists, such as Drew Struzan, often sign their poster artwork and the signature is included on distributed posters. Here you will find some of the classic illustrations from these great artists. The ...
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What Is My Movie Poster Worth?

Determining and assessing the value of movie posters can be inherently difficult, this is due to the subjective nature of posters and the value placed upon them. However, we can rely upon a number of factor such as authenticity, title, design and/or artist, condition and objectivity to help in determining the value. The first step to assessing poster value is to understand that it is based purely on ...
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