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    Casablanca (Warner Bros., 1946). Fine/Very Fine on Linen. First Post-War Release Italian Photobusta (19.25" X 13.5").
    Heritage is proud to make its debut presentation of this first post-war release photobusta. Featuring Humphrey Bogart, Sydney Greenstreet, and Dooley Wilson, it is certainly a piece for classic collectors, as it is not often seen at auction. Post-war Italian paper from the first release is very difficult to find, and are highly collectible for fans of Michael Curtiz's monumental war drama. As one of the most beloved movies of all time, both young and young-at-heart enjoy the performances turned in by Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henried, Claude Rains, and Conrad Veidt in this Oscar winning classic. With bright colors and a beautiful architectural motif similar to other Italian formats for the film, this rare photobusta has had professional corrections to minor chips at the edges, pinholes, and small tears, in addition to a tear from the upper border that extended into Bogart's hair and a small tear in the upper background of the image. These flaws were mainly peripheral, and professional restoration has rendered this highly collectible item ready for display.


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    November, 2019
    23rd-24th Saturday-Sunday
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