Horror Collectibles

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If you are an avid collector of horror merchandise, then there are many websites on the Internet where you can find a generous treasure trove of such items.

You might be seeking a rare old horror movie poster, such as those of the Universal or Hammer movies. For example, an original Dracula one sheet poster (27×41-inches) style F featuring a colorful illustration of Bela Lugosi and Dwight Frye aboard a doomed cargo ship sold in 2009 for $310,700 (Heritage Auction Galleries). Only three examples of this super rare poster have surfaced to date. Or, if you are a horror bookworm, then you might be searching for that ever-elusive creepy paperback that is now out of print. For example, the original New English Library editions of the Robert Lory Dracula series, which enjoyed great popularity back in the 1970’s, are still much sought after, and being one of the people ดูหนังออนไลน์ who missed these books first time round, I was both thrilled and extremely lucky to finally track down a seller on eBay who still had these Lory Dracula books available! And in very good condition they are too, I am pleased to say, considering just how old these paperbacks are.

Original autographs of the top horror actors (e.g. Karloff, Lugosi) are also much sought after items, and many of these rare signed photos have occasionally been tracked down both on eBay and also on various horror movie memorabilia sites. Horror figurines – like the classic Aurora glow-in-the-dark monster kits – are also a very popular commodity with collectors, and it is good to see that even though those much-loved Aurora self-assembly figures are now phased out, there are many new and exiting types of horror figures that have been launched on to the market, enabling the horror buff to add not only Frankenstein, Wolf Man and Dracula to their collection, but also the more modern-day monsters like Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger!

Old horror magazines are also greatly sought after by collectors. For example, the 1950’s EC comics, Tales From The Crypt and Vault of Horror, still exchange hands for quite considerable amounts of money. Moving on to the seventies, glossy colour horror magazines like Monster Mag – which often folded out into a gorgeous big poster of a Hammer film – can sometimes be discovered on eBay and horror merchandise sites. But when buying old horror movie posters, collectors should always bear this in mind: fake posters have surfaced in recent years, and the list includes some Universal Pictures horror movie titles.

Buying from a reputable auction house or dealer who back their merchandise with money-back guarantees can provide a collector added piece of mind. So if you are an ardent horror fan and love collecting old horror memorabilia, then if you can’t find that much-desired item at a car boot sale or in an old book shop, then there is a very good chance that you will come across it on one of the many thousands of horror merchandise sites on the web.

 

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