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The 2018 "Vancouver Discovery"! 11 1920s MPs found under floorboard

HereComesMongoHereComesMongo Member Posts: 924 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
These 11 1920 MPs were actually found under an old hardwood floor in a house in Vancouver BC that was being demolished some years ago. eBay seller historystorecanada purchased these posters from the salvager who personally found and carefully removed these rare posters as he removed the old hardwood floor piece by piece. The holes, tears and cut marks in the poster are from the hard wood floor being installed and nailed through the posters once the flooring was laid out and installed overtop.
























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Collectively auctioned for $5,600:



*****

STOCK PHOTO!



Mel S. Hutson
Charlotte, NC USA
My reference website: moviepostercollectors.guide
My Current Poster Collection



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  • HereComesMongoHereComesMongo Member Posts: 924 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
  • CSM_2_Point_0CSM_2_Point_0 Member, Super Sleuth Posts: 1,113 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    While we're discussing Canada - 1930s three sheets were found in Toronto also under flooring:




    -Chris

    There's a street of lights

    A long dark night
    Restaurant scenes
    And dark machines...

  • CSM_2_Point_0CSM_2_Point_0 Member, Super Sleuth Posts: 1,113 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    edited June 25
    Another three sheet found in Whitby (just outside of Toronto) under flooring:


     



    -Chris

    There's a street of lights

    A long dark night
    Restaurant scenes
    And dark machines...

  • CSM_2_Point_0CSM_2_Point_0 Member, Super Sleuth Posts: 1,113 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter


    -Chris

    There's a street of lights

    A long dark night
    Restaurant scenes
    And dark machines...

  • BruceBruce Member, Captain Movie Poster Posts: 923 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    edited June 25
    The best find like this ever was one I was in on:

    Gold Rush 6-sheet, 3-sheet and TWO one-sheets
    Phantom of the Opera 1-sheet
    Safety Last 6-sheet
    The Eagle 6-sheet and 3-sheet
    Pilgrim 6-sheet

    and on and on (but don't ask me to name any more, although just about all of them went through my auctions)

    I doubt that the above one will be topped, but you never know!
    We (eMoviePoster.com) hold 3,000 auctions a week, 138,000 a year.
    See all of our current auctions in one gallery here: http://www.emovieposter.com/agallery/all.html
  • HereComesMongoHereComesMongo Member Posts: 924 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    Bruce, where were they found, esp. POTA? [Now double inflation-adjusted BTW]



    Why under floorboards, pretty flimsy insulation it seems?

    Not too many watchers on these:


    Mel S. Hutson
    Charlotte, NC USA
    My reference website: moviepostercollectors.guide
    My Current Poster Collection



  • BruceBruce Member, Captain Movie Poster Posts: 923 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    It is from those pre-asbestos days. The posters muffled sound and reduced heat transfer.

    They were cheap and plentiful. Often they were kraftbacked ones.
    We (eMoviePoster.com) hold 3,000 auctions a week, 138,000 a year.
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  • DarioDario Member, Restoration Yoda Posts: 126 ✭✭ One-Sheeter

    Hi Guys,

    We had lots of  discoveries over the years in Vancouver.

    I got a really great one, about 10/12 years ago??

    I was out looking for Vintage Art Deco door knobs in what I would describe as a store owned by a Hoarder.

    I had a hard time get through the front door.

    Make a long story short.

    Obviously we start talking about why do we collect at this mad capacity.

    When he found out I collect movie posters, he wanted to show some stuff that his brother ( in construction ) had found in a old house reno.

    There were several pieces, 3 sheet and 6 sheets.

    All horrible shape and not very exciting graphically.

    Except,

    There was this 6 sheet and I was not sure at what I was looking at first, but I wanted it.

    Took it home and it came to me.

    A 6 sheet "Daredevil" Jack with Jack Dempsey riding a horse punching the bad guy trying to rescue a damsel in distress on the other horse.

    Such vivid color and tons of velocity the two sprinting horses. Just amazing image and not  that bad of a shape.

    I ended up selling it pretty fast. It went to a dealer that probably flipped it to.

    I wish I had an image to show, but I don't. Kind of wish I kept it as well.

    Cheers,

    dario.

    image
  • DarioDario Member, Restoration Yoda Posts: 126 ✭✭ One-Sheeter

    Hi Guys,

    We had lots of  discoveries over the years in Vancouver.

    I got a really great one, about 10/12 years ago??

    I was out looking for Vintage Art Deco door knobs in what I would describe as a store owned by a Hoarder.

    I had a hard time get through the front door.

    Make a long story short.

    Obviously we start talking about why do we collect at this mad capacity.

    When he found out I collect movie posters, he wanted to show some stuff that his brother ( in construction ) had found in a old house reno.

    There were several pieces, 3 sheet and 6 sheets.

    All horrible shape and not very exciting graphically.

    Except,

    There was this 6 sheet and I was not sure at what I was looking at first, but I wanted it.

    Took it home and it came to me.

    A 6 sheet "Daredevil" Jack with Jack Dempsey riding a horse punching the bad guy trying to rescue a damsel in distress on the other horse.

    Such vivid color and tons of velocity the two sprinting horses. Just amazing image and not  that bad of a shape.

    I ended up selling it pretty fast. It went to a dealer that probably flipped it to.

    I wish I had an image to show, but I don't. Kind of wish I kept it as well.

    Cheers,

    dario.

    image
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