'Dracula' poster fetches $143,000 at auction

Sunday 25 March 2012 02:00 BST

A collection of rare film posters has fetched a total of $503,000 (£320,000) at an auction in Texas.

A 1931 poster for Dracula topped the sale at $143,400. The surprise sale was the $101,575 paid for the poster of the 1931 film Cimarron, the first Western to win the Best Picture Academy Award. The posters were found in a bundle stuck together with wallpaper glue when they were bought for around $30,000 at auction last autumn.

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