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7/31/2013 5:37:00 AM
Ottawa couple's 'Frankenstein' poster sells for record amount

The Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) — A poster from the 1931 film “Frankenstein” that was stashed in the closet of an Illinois home for more than 30 years has sold at a Texas auction for a record amount.
Keith Johnson of Ottawa says he purchased the poster as a teenager for a few dollars in 1968 or 1969.
Dallas-based Heritage Auctions sold it last weekend  for $262,900 to an anonymous bidder.
Heritage says it’s the largest bid ever recorded for an insert poster, which were designed for movie theater display cases.
The previous record was a $191,200 bid last year for a “Casablanca” poster.
“Frankenstein” featured actor Boris Karloff as the monster.
Johnson’s wife, Julie, says the couple over the decades would occasionally pour themselves a glass of wine and take a look at the poster.

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