Humphrey Bogart Collectibles And Memorabilia

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Humphrey Bogart collectibles and memorabilia are items relating to the classic Hollywood actor Humphrey Bogart.

Brief history/biography

Humphrey Bogart was born on December 25th, 1899 and died on January 14th, 1957.

The American Film Institute declared Bogart as the greatest male star in the history of American cinema, and spanning a film career of approximately thirty years, Bogart appeared in 75 different feature films.

Some of the most notable films Bogart appeared in include Casablanca (1942), Knock on Any Door (1949), The Maltese Falcon (1941), Dark Passage (1947), The African Queen (1951), Sirocco (1951), Passage to Marseille (1944), Key Largo (1948), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), Dead Reckoning (1947), The Petrified Forest (1936) and The Big Sleep (1946), to name a few.

Types of memorabilia

Clothing/costumes

Profiles in History in Calabasas Hills, California sold Bogart's jacket from Knock on Any Door for $6,000 in June of 2011.

Sotheby's in New York sold Bogart's navy suit from Dark Passage for $8,962 in December of 2002.

Artwork

Christie's in Paris sold a portrait of Bogart by Nam Jun Paik for €31,200 in July of 2005.

Christie's in London sold a signed poster/artwork of Edward G. Robinson and Bogart (circa 1948) for £6,050 in December of 1993.

Photographs

Sotheby's in New York sold a still of Bogart from The African Queen for $27,000 in June of 2004.

Christie's in New York sold a rare and signed publicity photograph of Bogart and other stars from Casablanca for $8,400 in June of 2005.

Profiles in History in Calabasas Hills, California sold:

  • a set of 100 stills of Bogart while he was filming Sirocco for $6,000
  • a set of 110 stills of Bogart from Passage to Marseilles for $8,000
  • a set of 140 stills of Bogart from Knock On Any Door for $8,000
  • a set of 224 stills of Bogart from Key Largo for $17,000
  • a set of 168 stills of Bogart from The Treasure of the Sierra Madre for $7,500
  • a collection of 54 stills of Bogart from Dark Passage for $13,000
  • a collection of 78 stills of Bogart from Dead Reckoning for $12,000 in December of 2008

Posters

The Last Moving Picture Co. in Kirtland, Ohio sold a Petrified Forest poster for $30,000 in March of 2008, and a Maltese Falcon movie poster for $8,000 in May of 2006.

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold a Casablanca poster for $32,500 in November of 2008.

Christie's in New York sold a movie poster for The Big Sleep for $9,560 in September of 2002.

Christie's in London sold a three-sheet linen-backed Casablanca movie poster for £23,000 in November of 1996.

Guide for collectors

Memorabilia that was once signed, owned or used by Bogart while he was starring in some of his most notable films, such as Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, Dark Passage, The African Queen, etc. is considered to be both rare and valuable, and memorabilia that was signed by Bogart drives up the value of the item as well.

Restoration of an authentic movie poster featuring Bogart on the title is not recommended.

For more information regarding where to find Humphrey Bogart memorabilia, visit bogart-tribute.net, www.bogieonline.com or www.humphreybogart.com.

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