Casablanca poster, $107,550, Heritage
Gavels ‘n’ Paddles
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
A massive six-sheet poster (81 inches by 81 inches) for the iconic movie Casablanca, one of just two copies known, sold for $107,550 at a Vintage Movie Poster Signature Auction held Mar. 23-24 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. Also, a one-sheet for MGM’s 1932 classic Tarzan and the Ape Man reached $65,725; a poster for D.W. Griffith’s controversial epic Birth of a Nation made $47,800; a lobby card for 1931’s Frankenstein brought $38,837; and a reissue one-sheet on linen for RKO’s King Kong hit $35,850. Prices include a 19.5 percent buyer’s premium.