1933 King Kong poster expected to see $100,000 at Heritage Auctions


2015-06-26 13:03:11


1933 King Kong poster expected to see $100,000 at Heritage Auctions

A Style B King Kong three-sheet from 1933 leads the Vintage Movie Poster sale

Heritage Auctions' Vintage Movie Poster Signature Auction, which will be held in Dallas on November 29-30, is to be highlighted by a rare King Kong example from 1933.

King Kong movie poster auction Style B three sheetThe Style B three sheet poster is among the rarest in the hobby

The poster is an incredibly rare US Style B three-sheet that was produced for the movie's original release. Described as "a visual triumph" by the auction house and one of the rarest three-sheets in movie poster collecting, it is expected to bring $80,000-100,000.

Although there are several copies of the US Style A poster known to exist, Style B is far rarer and almost never appears at auction. The example in the present sale is thought to be the same one that was discovered in a Swiss collection in the early 1980s, which also includedmore examples of the rarest King Kong posters.

Originally printed in three separate sheets, the pieces have been carefully aligned when affixed to its linen backing, with none of the usual painted corrections where the alignment is not accurate. The poster itself is in superb condition for its age and, unlike other examples, has not been trimmed.

However, a few minor pinholes at the corners and minor colour touch-ups are present, though these are only visible on close inspection. Heritage Auctions describes the sale as a "once in a lifetime opportunity" to acquire this historically important poster.

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