Chattanooga, Tennessee (PRWEB) November 28, 2011
Did you know a single old movie poster could sell for as much as one million dollars? Good thing. Many collectors may have taken on too much debt during the economic boom of the early 2000s, and are now seeking to improve their personal balance sheets. Looking around for ways to raise cash, cash-strapped movie poster collectors are asking “What can I get for my movie poster collection?”
Long-time collectors are probably familiar with the bi-annual editions of Jon R. Warren’s Movie Poster Price Guide, but they may suspect that the prices in the book could be out of date. And they are right. Many not-so-advanced collectors may not even have been aware that there was a price guide to help appraise movie posters. So how does a collector find out how much their movie posters are worth on today’s market?
"Not every movie poster has value," says Jon R. Warren, president of 2nd Markets Corporation who owns and operates the iGuide.net site. According to Warren, "We created iGuide.net to provide collectors, appraisers, and executors with a free and easy place to appraise movie posters."
A 30-year movie poster hobby veteran, Warren attributes the success and rapid growth of movie poster collecting to America’s love of Hollywood. “Movie stars are our royalty. We are interested in their careers and their work. We want to own a piece of Hollywood.”
Many collectors are thrilled to learn that Warren’s Movie Poster Price Guide is now online and absolutely free of charge. “Jon Warren’s Price Guide has been invaluable to me over the years,” says Greg Edmond of Oklahoma. “And Jon is a great guy, really helpful. He provided me a free appraisal when I could not find some of my posters in his book. I’m thrilled I can now use the online version of his guide, and best of all it’s FREE!”
"Don't take my word for movie poster pricing," says Warren. "I do my best, but you should do your homework. Check our guide, compare prices on the internet." Warren strongly recommends reading a company's Website and comparing policies and pricing before choosing a buyer." Ask how much you will be paid and compare prices. Ask if you will be notified of value before you're paid," he suggests. "And for goodness sake, never agree to drop your valuables in a regular mailbox. There's no record or proof that it has been mailed - and it's not insured although many of our competitors would like you to believe otherwise."