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“Three Stooges” Posters and Lobby Cards Create Pie-Throwing Frenzy At REA Auction!!!

Watchung, New Jersey. Collectors of vintage “Three Stooges” posters and lobby cards were responsible for an insane frenzy of spirited bidding at Robert Edward Auctions during the record-setting April 26, 2014 auction. Eyes were poked. Pies were thrown. Fortunately, no one got hurt! (OK. There really were no Stooge-like physical antics. We’ve just thrown all that in for fun). But there really were many records set and collectors really were extremely enthused by the first installment of the finest and most advanced collection of original “Three Stooges” movie posters and lobby cards to ever come to auction.
Three Stooges Poster
1934-1956 “Three Stooges” Poster Collection: All “Three Stooges” movie posters and lobby cards are extremely rare and have long been recognized as “blue chips” by advanced collectors in both the movie poster and “Three Stooges” collecting worlds. The offering of just a few vintage lobby cards and posters is a rare collecting event. This auction, the first of four installments representing the entire collection, featured 37 lots which sold for a total of $144,807. The six one-sheet posters alone sold for $83,246, paced by an amazing record $56,287 for the extremely desirable and early 1935 Uncivil Warriors poster.

Forty-one “Three Stooges” lobby cards sold for a total of $61,560, highlighted by $9,480 for a 1934 Men In Black lobby card. Interesting note: this lobby card had the amazing provenance of having originated years ago directly from Moe Howard’s daughter. Collectors are anxiously awaiting the future installments of this unprecedented once-in-a-lifetime collection. There were only 174 short films in total made by The Three Stooges between 1934 and 1956. This collection has advertising one-sheets and lobby cards representing 115 of them, including the one-sheet for The Three Stooges’ very first short, 1934’s The Woman Hater’s Club, which will hit the auction block in the near future.

The “Three Stooges” Collection presented by Robert Edward Auctions is an unprecedented offering and literally a once-in-a-lifetime collecting opportunity. The next installment of the “Three Stooges” Collection will be presented in October.

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