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50 Years of Movie History in Letterpress - $10,000,000!

Started by Dave Hughes, February 13, 2018, 11:39:56 PM

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Dave Hughes

A fascinating short film about two friends who bought 60,000 plates and blocks of old movie advertising back in 1999 for $2,000.

They have spent the last 17 years cleaning (they found vinegar worked well) and cataloguing the press adverts, which cover the period from the silent era to 1984.

The collection is being offered for sale here: and they estimate that over $60 million could be generated just from selling limited edition "re-strikes" from the blocks.
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