Movie Memorabilia.

In the past thirty five years, movie memorabilia has emerged as an important and unequivocal collecting category. Movie memorabilia ranges from lobby cards, movie posters, autographs, still pictures, costumes, industry magazines and commercial collectables to name a few!

Collecting movie memorabilia is one of the most fascinating areas to be involved in. There is such a wide variety of items to collect, each with their own unique story.

You can source movie memorabilia from a number of different places. The most popular being online, auctions and collectors’ shows. eBay is a great site to purchase movie memorabilia, as prices range from low to high and in between. There are items to suit everyone!

Many people chose a theme to follow while collecting. This could be items with a Disney theme, items from the Golden Age of Hollywood era or the most recent Hollywood blockbusters. Some collections are built around a single film like the Wizard of Oz or a particular actor/actress such as Charlie Chaplin or Marilyn Monroe.

The cardinal rule of movie memorabilia collecting is to always go for quality rather than quantity when you can. Look for items in excellent to pristine condition, since they’ll hold their value much better in the long run. Also be wary of reproductions. Still photographs from movies tend to be the item most commonly reproduced. Technology today allows for high quality prints to be reproduced and many people can get caught out with this especially when purchasing from online sites such as eBay.

So start your collection today and happy hunting!

Click on the image below for a link to a great article on collecting movie memorabilia written by expert Judith Miller.

Antique collectors' corner: film memorabilia

Life Magazine 1952 featuring Marilyn Monroe

Life Magazine 1952 featuring Marilyn Monroe

Breakfast At Tiffanys lobby card 1961

Breakfast At Tiffanys lobby card 1961

Clark Gable autographed photo as Rhett Butler

Clark Gable autographed photo as Rhett Butler

Apollo 13 helmet and backpack movie prop

Apollo 13 helmet and backpack movie prop

An eye patch worn by actor John Wayne in "True Grit" 1969 and a pair of calvary riding boots worn in "The Undefeated 1969

An eye patch worn by actor John Wayne in "True Grit" 1969 and a pair of calvary riding boots worn in "The Undefeated 1969

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy signed photo postcard

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy signed photo postcard

Edith Head’s design for a pink cocktail dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”.

Edith Head’s design for a pink cocktail dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”.