Previously Unknown 1947 Dracula Re-release Insert Poster Goes Under The Hammer

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Potter & Potter Auctions of Chicago, Illinois, is auctioning a “previously unknown” insert poster for the 1947 re-release of Dracula. Listed as lot 37 in the Movies, Circus, Advertising & Posters Auction, the 35 ½” x 14” black and white unrestored poster has a starting price of $4,000. The catalogue describes the poster as “remarkably well-preserved, in bright unfolded condition with full margins, insignificant pinholes and chips at corners, and toning at edges. A-.”

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Other items of interest to collectors of Bela Lugosi memorabilia in the 484-lot auction include individual lobby cards for The Ape Man (1943) and The Human Monster (aka Dark Eyes of London, 1939) and seventeen cards from various episodes of The Return of Chandu (1934).

Lot 117

The Ape Man Lobby CardStarting price $100. Insignificant, nearly invisible staple holes at right corner and some thinning of paper at bottom right edge. B+

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Lot 134

Human Monster Lobby CardStarting price $30. In used condition with corner pinholes and lower right hand corner stain. Scarce. B-

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Lot 147

Murder By Television Lobby CardStarting price $200. Insignificant and nearly invisible staple holes at top corners. A-

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Lot 151
The Return of Chandu Episode 2 Title Card
Starting price $150. Episode 2 title lobby card. A-
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Lot 152
The Return of Chandu The Magician Episode 3 Lobby Card
Starting price $50. Episode 3 lobby card. A-
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Lot 153
The Return of Chandu Episode 6 Lobby Card
Starting price $50. Episode 6 lobby card. A-
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The Movies, Circus, Advertising & Posters Auction takes place at 8:00 AM PT on September 19, 2015. A preview will be held September 16 to September 18, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For full details, see: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/potter-and-potter-auctions
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