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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

History of Movie Posters

WHERE DID IT ALL START? 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, Par...
Collecting Movie Posters

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...
Different Types and Styles of Movie Posters

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 ...
Common Movie Poster Sizes

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 2...
Famous Movie Poster Artists

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...
Movie Poster Authentication

Movie Poster Authentication

We are currently working hard on writing this section about Movie Poster Authentication. Stay tuned to for any new updates. If you want to be kept informed with up-to-date information from The Poster Collector subscribe to our newsletter today!In...
What Is My Movie Poster Worth?

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 a...
Movie Poster Preservation and Restoration

Movie Poster Preservation and Restoration

In this article, we will be covering the various options for the storage of your movie poster collection to ensure you preserve its condition. However, should the condition of your movie poster be deteriorating sufficiently over time we will be looking...
How to Ship Rolled and Folded Movie Posters

How to Ship Rolled and Folded Movie Posters

I have received many rolled and folded posters over the years from various different sellers, with varying degrees of what would be classed as ‘adequate’ package. In this article, I will be discussing the correct way to ship rolled and folded movie pos...
Framing Movie Posters

Framing Movie Posters

In this article we will be covering movie poster framing discussing how much to spend, whether you should frame a movie poster to sell, choosing the frame and glass.If you want to jump to a section use the links below: INTRODUCTION HOW MUCH...

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