A True Memorabilia: Movie and Concert Posters

02/03/10 This was the second of the 30 Seconds To Mars posters we printed.

If you are looking for a new hobby to get into, then you might want to give poster collecting a try. You probably would be scratching your head at the suggestion, but as you read on, you will find out that there is indeed something here that's you will find interesting.

To start with, it would be a good idea to know first the story behind poster collecting. The hobby actually begun at the start of the 20th century with emergence of the then budding film industry. As the early movie posters were meant to be thrown away after use, some folks who found the art in them appealing, bought them for cheap as part of their private collections. With the advancement made in printing throughout the decades, poster collection has grown significantly during those times.

And today, movie and concert posters are not the only ones that has caught the eye of avid collectors. As posters have become a very popular medium for advertising, the choices for the collector have grown significantly. Everything, from product ads to propaganda materials, have since become part of the poster collector's repertoire. There is also a growing community of collectors that seek out posters that actually have no advertisement purpose at all.

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One of the biggest reasons why poster collecting is such a big hit is that it is easy to start and go through with. As a matter of fact, there are actually a lot of places where one can buy posters of any kind. On the other hand, free posters given away as promotional items another source of items for collectors.

The internet has also since been a haven for poster collectors. There are plenty of sites selling a wide variety of posters online. On the other hand, various forums and message boards are popular places where collectors hang out to sell and trade their items, which would also be a must to visit if you want to score a nice find.

And speaking of nice finds, definitely one of the of the biggest allures of poster collecting is chancing upon a rare find. Even though mass production techniques have made this one somewhat a bit of a rarity in itself nowadays (considering the volume of posters available), there would still these instances. And while some collectors solely for the purpose of obtaining items that can be sold at high prices later, most are actually just content with the thrill of getting their hands on a unique poster.

But aside from that, perhaps the biggest draw of poster collecting is simply appreciating these works of art. Indeed, much like paintings, posters actually have a lot of stories behind their images. And what might seem to be just ordinary ads for most, will turn out to be a treasure for the collector who have appreciated it beyond the pictures.

As you can see, there are really a lot of things that you can get from collecting posters. But of course, you really won't get to feel that until you see your first one hanging on the wall.


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