How to collect movie memorabilia

As Richard Attenborough's collection comes up for sale, here are the top tips for collecting Hollywood's finest props and posters

Every issue of Homes & Antiques contains cut-out-and-keep guides giving you the inside track on collecting, buying and restoring antique and vintage finds, not to mention collectable pieces from the silverscreen. So that you don't have to take a page out of your favourite magazine, you can also find the features on the collectors' guides section of our website. Simply click on the link below to download the printer-friendly guide.

When you download the guide below you'll find a directory of the best auction houses and dealers for hunting out movie memorabilia, ideas for what to look for and notes on places to see props, posters, screenplays and scripts on display (unsurprisingly the British Film Institute is a good place to start). With the sale of Richard Attenborough's stunning collection of cinematic pieces on Wednesday 21st October at Bonhams, it's the ideal time to get acquainted with silverscreen collectables.

Click here to download and print the guide.

First published in Homes & Antiques October 2015. Back issues are still available. To purchase a copy click here

To find out more about collecting movie memorabilia, read about what to collect - and what to steer clear of - here

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