If you have an old movie memorabilia collection or a collection of comic books, one of the pieces that is very collectible is that of the autographed movie print. In particular, the print is a limited edition print that was signed by the film star or director themselves. Typically, the signed print would come with some kind of statement, such as “To whom it may concern: Please accept this autograph on behalf of Hampton Garfinkel/pellham gardiner.” It would then be signed by the director themselves and then placed in a bound album called a “folio.” The limited edition print was then sold to fans at a low price and a collector would buy the collection and keep it for their lifetime.
Of course, over time, as the film wore on and became more popular, the autographed prints became more difficult to find. Many collectors had to start buying their prints from dealers who had exclusive rights to the film character. Others still were forced to settle for prints that were signed by their current actors. Still others were not able to find any autographed movie prints, no matter how hard they looked.
With the advent of the Internet, more collectors are finding that buying older prints via the Internet is a much more convenient way to acquire their collection pieces. Today, collectors can visit online auction sites such as eBay and Amazon and search through the thousands of listings for the film they are looking for. They can specify the film that they are looking for and can purchase it at a price that is right for them. Most dealers on the auction sites allow for pre-orders and have a limit as to how many a person can buy at a given time.
Another option that has become popular among those collecting old comic books and autographs is to look for rare comic book or movie posters. Rarely, collectors have managed to get hold of genuine rare movie and comic book prints of their favorite characters. Some collectors have even managed to turn an old comic into a valuable collectible piece. Comic book collectibles such as a Batman collectible poster can sell for thousands of dollars.
Another option for collectors is to look for rare film prints of their favorite stars. Again, there are a lot of options available on the auction sites that can help collectors find the perfect collectible item for them. Those who do not wish to purchase a collectible piece may also consider getting film stills of their favorite movies and comics. Once again, some of the most rare and valuable film stills are from Hollywood’s golden age such as King Kong, Superman, and Batman.
Old comic books and movie posters can add value to any collections if they are kept and cared for correctly. Many of these items come with a lot of history behind them as well as a rich history within the comic book or film industry. Some collectors have managed to turn their rare and valuable collectibles into works of art by putting them in frames and hanging on their walls. Comic book and movie memorabilia collectors have taken to collecting various pieces of media in order to decorate their homes with classic items from their favorite genres. For those who do not want to use their collected pieces in decorating their homes, there are still other ways to add value to their collection through investment in certified collectible items such as sports cards, restaurant packages, or movie memorabilia.