‘Casablanca’ poster: $478,000

Los Angeles Times - - CALENDAR - — Tre’vell An­der­son

How much would some­one pay for a vin­tage movie poster? Well, if that film is “Casablanca,” one per­son’s an­swer is $478,000.

That’s how much a bid­der coughed up Satur­day for the only known sur­viv­ing Ital­ian-is­sue poster for the 1942 film star­ring Humphrey Bog­art and In­grid Bergman. The poster sold through Her­itage Auc­tions of Dal­las.

“The buyer has just set a world record and ac­quired what we in the poster col­lect­ing world would equate to a mas­ter­piece,” said Grey Smith, Her­itage’s di­rec­tor of vin­tage posters.

“The stun­ning artistry put into this poster makes it stand head and shoul­ders above any pa­per pro­duced for the film.”

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