Gavels ’n’ Paddles: The Phantom movie poster, $203,150, Heritage Auctions

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: The Phantom movie poster, $203,150, Heritage Auctions

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: The Phantom movie poster, $203,150, Heritage Auctions

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Gavels ’n’ Paddles: The Phantom movie poster, $203,150, Heritage AuctionsA rare original one-sheet poster for the 1925 horror classic The Phantom of the Opera, one of only four known, sold for $203,150 at a Vintage Movie Posters Signature Auction held July 19-20 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. Also, a Charlie Chaplin six-sheet for Sunnyside (1919) rose to $71,700; an insert for the cinematic masterpiece Casablanca (1942) went for $83,650; a German poster for the unnerving 1931 classic M realized $50,787; and a large Italian foglio for the film La Dolce Vita made $47,800. Prices include a 19.5 percent buyer’s premium.

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