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Casablanca Movie Poster Sets $478,000 World Record with Heritage Auctions

Casablanca Movie Poster Sets $478,000 World Record with Heritage Auctions

The only known surviving Italian issue movie poster for Casablanca sold Saturday, July 29, for a record $478,000 at a public auction of vintage movie posters held by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas. Measuring a massive 55.5 by 78.25 inches, the 1946 Casablanca Italian 4 Fogli poster matched the world record for the most valuable movie poster ever […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tononi violoncello, $209,000, Freeman's

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An Italian violoncello, crafted in Italy circa 1690 by Joannes Tononi of Bologna (1640-1713), sold for $209,000 at a Musical Instruments Sale held Nov. 20 by Freeman’s in Philadelphia. Also, a Martin 0-40 guitar, built circa 1880 by C.F. Martin & Co. in Nazareth, […]