Where to Find the Rarest Movie Memorabilia

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 Gone are the days of strolling down Jamaica Avenue in Queens to this little hole-in-the-wall movie material store packed to the gills with window cards, photos, posters, albums and what-have-you on my favorite films. I could go in there with $20 dollars and leave with a treasure trove of movie stuff.

marilyn munroe in that famous pose

Then there was the flea market at Aqueduct Racetrack (every weekend when there weren’t races). There was this guy who sold 8 x 10 movie photos. He had literally thousands of pictures that he sold for around $5 – $7 a piece! Well the flea market is still there, but the movie material has all but vanished. It’s very hard to find actual locations anymore where you can buy low-cost movie memorabilia. Due to hard economic times and rising rents these stores are as obsolete as the items they sold. It seems the internet has stepped in, these days you can now get a jpeg movie poster, to take over what has been a diminishing hobby and managed to revitalize interest in movie collectibles.

When I need a photo from the movie Jaws, I simply scour the net to find a place that sells it. One popular place for movie related items has always been Movie Star News, even while I was growing up back in the eighties. They use to sell by “catalogue only” back then (and even their catalogue is sold as a collectors item now).  Their stuff is a bit pricey, however, and their website is not very conducive to searching for particular stuff.

Movie Premier

Movie Premier

Another site I found in my searches, this one is fairly new but is growing bigger everyday, it’s called Movie Photo Store ( http://www.moviephotostore.com ). They primarily sell photos from movies but am starting to see other rare little gems on there, as well. Unlike Movie Star News they sell film magazines, movie books, rare press books, stickers, and have even seen clippings packs on certain actors (great for scrapbookers like myself). Surprisingly, even their rare items are cheap! I’m not going to get into specifics about which items I found on there that were extremely under-priced in fear of them raising prices, but trust me when I say I was able to pick up some nice collectibles for myself and other stuff that I actually resold for a nice profit! They package everything well and delivery was fast. I’ve also requested items NOT listed on their site and they were somehow able to find some rare pictures for me (I’m a huge Steve McQueen fan and am always looking for stuff on him). I commend these guys on being extremely helpful via email with quick responses and above average movie knowledge. This site has become my new favorite site for movie merchandise and is a permanent bookmark on my computer.

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There are dozens of movie memorabilia outlets online other than the above mentioned. You might also check out Moviegoods, they specialize in posters, mainly, but have a wide selection of them available. For my interests, however, I prefer Movie Photo Store. They are closest related to the boutique memorabilia shop that I grew up with. I hope to see more brick and mortar shops back in the future, but until then I’ll have to utilize cyberspace for my collectibles.

I would also like to give tribute to the great directors and actors of then and now. Gael Garcia BernalWill Ferrell, MadonnaRoman PolanskiWerner HerzogSeth RogenAamir KhanJennifer HudsonRobert Mitchum and much more. Without your extraordinary skills and talent we would never have experience all these great work. You guys should be awarded a medal of honor for films.


I have recently started collecting albums of great artists as well. In my collection I have Usher, Kate Bush, Missy Elliott, and more. I'm not selling them, at least not for now.



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"Star Wars: 1,000 Collectibles "takes the reader on a journey through cool and kitsch, from toys and costumes to life-size statues made of LEGO bricks to consumer goods such as candy, clothing, toothpaste–and much more. Drawn from the largest private "Star Wars "collection in the known universe, this stunning treasure trove of memorabilia and colorful anecdotes mixes fun with nostalgia, delighting both the casual fan and the serious collector. Since the first "Star Wars "film opened in 1977, George Lucas’s epic space fantasy has become not only one of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time, but also an obsession for collectors around the globe, who have spent more than $15 billion on "Star Wars "merchandise. These collectibles range from the offbeat–C-3PO tape dispensers, fan-made bantha pinatas, and Darth Vader popcorn poppers–to the everyday–Boba Fett cake pans, Yoda PEZ dispensers, and "Cream of Jawa" soup. Here for the first time is a chronicle of the constantly expanding, all-encompassing, often-surreal lifestyle of collecting "Star Wars–"filled with incredible stranger-than-fiction stories from the galaxy’s foremost collector.

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Everyone members watching "Star Trek, Thunderbirds,, and Spiderman, and such cult sci-fi series on days of our lives have spawned a plewned a plethora of collectibles and ephemera that is now highly sought-after by fans of the shows and collectors of sci-fi in general. While the highest prices are reserved for items in mint condition there is plenty of material available at more modest prices. Prices vary by material as well, die-cast metal, plastic, damascus steel. "Sci-fi & Fantasy Collectibles is a comprehensive guide to this popular subject and is full of familiar favorite from the "Forbidden Planet of the 1950s right up to the present-day releases of "Lord of the Rings and "Harry Potter. The book is divided into different types of collectible, including Action Figures, Toys, Books, Comics and Annuals, Games, Movie Posters, and Ephemera. Within each category are items relating to Star Wars, Green Arrow, Star Trek, Dr Who, The Joker, Lex Luthor, Tron, Black Canary, Lost in Space, and much more. Useful addresses are also provided in normal distribution.

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