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Movie Poster Articles

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. Below are the movie poster articles currently available at Base Memorabilia.

We decided to write these articles based on our own experiences of movie poster collecting. When we started collecting many years ago it is hard to find factual information and a lot of the learning curve was completed through trial and error. We 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. We will over time add more articles so keep an eye out for anything new but in the meantime, if you want us to cover something not listed here, have a particular subject area in mind, please send us a message via our contact us page.

History Of Movie Posters

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

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

Different Types and Styles of Movie Posters

Want to find out about different styles and types 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 out about a particular poster, just use the links below to quickly jump to the relevant ...
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Common Movie Poster Sizes

Common Movie Poster Sizes

Originally, film posters were produced for the exclusive use by the theatres exhibiting the film the poster was created for and were required to be returned to the distributor after the film left the theatre. In the United States, film posters were usually returned to a nationwide operation called the National Screen Service (NSS) which printed and distributed most of the film posters for the ...
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Famous Movie Poster Artists

Famous Movie Poster Artist Profiles

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 profiles of some of the most famous and greatest ...
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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 artist, condition and objectivity to help in determining the value. The first step to assessing poster value is to understand that it is ...
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