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    Casablanca (Warner Bros., R-1953). Folded, Fine+. Italian Locandina (13" X 27.5") Luigi Martinati Artwork.
    A truly gorgeous piece, this locandina features one of the best illustrations ever created for one of the best films ever made. Acclaimed Italian poster artist Luigi Martinati outdid himself with this stunning depiction of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, so well composed with the outline of the titular city that the presence of a title is practically superfluous. In fact, one could even argue that the piece outclasses even those from the original Italian release of the film, which were also crafted by Martinati. Ardent collectors may note that this is the same fantastic image found on the 2 - fogli for the 1953 reissue of the picture, likewise a piece of exceptional scarcity that has only appeared twice on Heritage's auction block. Indications of handling found in this lovely poster include slight fold wear, light creases, and minor tears at the edges. True fans of the the film will not want to miss out on this exciting opportunity to own such a gem of a poster.


    Estimate: $30,000 - $60,000.

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    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    October
    30th Friday
    Auction Dates
    November
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
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    10 Days
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