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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

HOUDINI 'GRIM GAME' POSTER SETS NEW AUCTION RECORD

SOLD for $67,166.00.
Houdini history was made today when an original one-sheet poster for Houdini's 1919 silent feature, The Grim Game, set a new auction record for a Houdini poster when it sold for $67,166.00 at Bruce Hershenson's Emovieposter.com. The auction started at $1.00 and received 56 online bids.

The old record was $65,000 set at Swann Gallery in 2006.

The beautiful stone lithograph originally came from the collection of theater owner Charles A. Dyas who kept it from when he first showed The Grim Game at his theater in 1919. He left his poster collection to his children in 1990. They consigned it to Christie's in 1995 where this poster sold for $19,550. Today it did a little better than that.

(What was I just saying about a Houdini boom market?)

In 2012 the website Paste Magazine.com named this the Best Movie Poster of 1919.

Congratulations to auctioneer Bruce Hershenson and to the buyer of this beauty!

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7 comments:

  1. Wow! Today must be a special day for someone.

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    1. Birthday present perhaps. :p

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    2. As far as I know, there are only two other known posters, one for you and one for me.

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  2. Incredible litho. Apparently the user name (slderosa) belongs to Stacy DeRosa of Las Vegas. I'm assuming she works for Copperfield, at least when it came to buying this.

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    1. I guess so. Info on DC being the buyer came direct from Bruce H.

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    2. I know that DC was the under-bidder to another copy of this poster once before, that sold for $18,500 +15% buyer’s premium bringing a new World Record of $21, 275 at the time for a Houdini poster. Congrats to DC on finally getting one.

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