“The stellar price realized for this King Kong poster was fully more than four-and-a-half times the pre-auction estimate of $80,000 plus,” said Grey Smith, director of vintage movie posters at Heritage. “It’s simply an astounding piece of art that transcends its category and subject matter, which just happens to be one of the greatest films ever made.”
Other noteworthy items sold included several movie posters and promotional items that sold for more than $20,000. It was an extravaganza of sorts, as reported by Heritage’s staffers.
“The enthusiasm among collectors was nothing short of tremendous, especially among the best individual examples in the sale, as evidenced by the tremendous heights that collectors were willing to scale to obtain them,” said Mr. Smith, on the mood of the gathering.