[quote=“Søren, post:412, topic:694”]As soon as you start measuring your collection in meters it’s a sure sign you’ve got a lot
Very impressive and despite the amount of stuff you seem to have it seems very ordered and neatly packed up. Nice.
How many posters and photos do you have. Any idea?
I find the small posters and the normal-sized lobby cards the easiest to deal with/storage but some of the big Italian posters and the fotobuste are very tricky as they aren’t handy even when folded.[/quote]
Yes, it’s a lot. But I started some time ago, at the age of eleven - the year APOCALYPSE NOW premiered.
It’s about 100.000 items I guess. I already financed three films with it
My problem, or my luck, is that I love almost the whole film history. Besides real crap you’ll find a lot in that archive.
Come to think of it, I shouldn’t have been so ignorant to crap-movies: some of those Thrash titles are more
’valuable’ by now than Welles & Wyler (paper-wise).
Spending pocket money to buy fitting envelopes and clear film is advisable… Just avoid moisture, heat and look through the stuff from time to time (I do it all the time, love it). Storing Italian stuff (and unfolded posters) is a major bitch. The only reason I never totally committed to Italian stuff. I have about 500 Italian 2-/4-foglio’s and bustas and they take more space than 5000 ‘regular sized’ 1-sh’s / LC sets. Anyway I just love Italian stuff, but I concentrated on my favorite films: Peckinpah, Leone, McQueen, Hill & Wayne. Money is another factor - if I was a millionaire I’d buy 50% of my old friend Fantomas38000 (eBay) stuff
Here a little section with Sollima & some favorite SW: