Sell Vintage Photography and Movie Related Photography

Have Classic Collectible Photos You'd Like to Sell?

 

Want to sell your original vintage movie photos of actors, actresses, and directors?

 

As a professional appraiser I will help you determine the true value of any movie **memorabilia you may have, at no cost to you. As a private collector, I am able offer you a full cash payment for your items without an additional purchaser's fee that are required when an item is sold at auction.  In those cases where  I am not personally interested in purchasing your original vintage photography whether they are of movie related photos of actors, actresses, or directors, and film stills, sports related vintage photography, or any of the other subjects listed below, I am happy to refer you to other private collectors.

 

 

 

Any image found on this site that was purchased by Ralph DeLuca will be identified.
All other images are examples of the type of movie memorabilia Ralph DeLuca is looking to purchase.

I am constantly buying Vintage Photography and Photographic Archives from various sources around the world. I buy vintage photographic prints, negatives, transparencies, glass slides and contact sheets on subjects such as:

 

  • Celebrity and Hollywood Portraits
  • Photojournalism
  • Stock Photography
  • Sports
  • Crime
  • Historical
  • War
  • All forms of Music
  • Movies, Film and Entertainment

 

United Artists Group Photo
(United Artists, Early 1920s)
Vintage Gelatin Silver | Double Weight | Cream-toned Matte Photo
Grade: VF+ 8.5
Bought by Ralph DeLuca for: $896.25
March 20, 2010
Auction - Dallas, Texas

 

 

I also buy vintage photographs, negatives and transparencies by specific photographers that I am interested in collecting such as:

  • James Abbe
  • Diane Arbus
  • Richard Avedon
  • Max Munn Autrey   Decades: 1920s | 1930s
  • Bacharach
  • Russell Ball
  • Matthew Brady
  • Clarence Sinclair Bull
  • Cecil Beaton
  • M.I Boris Decades: 1920s | 1930s 
  • Coburn
  • Otto Dyar
  • Alfred Eisenstaedt
  • John Engstead
  • Freulich
  • Milton Green
  • Hurrell
  • Alfred Cheney Johnson
  • Ruth Harriet Louise
  • Man Ray
  • Irving Penn
  • Eugene Robert Richee
  • Walter Seely  Decades: 1920s | 1930s
  • Steichen
  • Bert Stern
  • Alfred Stieglitz
  • Weegee
  • Witzel   Decades: 1910s | 1920s
  • Scotty Welbourne
  • Edward Weston
  • Lazlo Willinger

 

 

Vintage Photography and Movie Related Photography Finders Fee:

Ralph DeLuca will pay a finders fee to anyone who points him to a lead that results in a purchase of either a single piece or an entire collection of vintage photography and movie related photographs. Upon completion of the transaction Ralph DeLuca will pay a finders fee equal to an agreed upon % of the purchase price. This is usually 10%. All transactions are confidential. Whether you are a dealer or collector Ralph DeLuca is open to leads. This offer is applicable to those people Ralph DeLuca has not worked with before.

I will always pay high prices for:

 
  • original movie posters
  • movie memorabilia
  • old movie photos / stills
  • old movie photo archives and film
  • boxing style concert posters

I collect all original movie memorabilia related to movie stills and portraits.


Call me now at 1-800-392-4050 for a free appraisal OR fill out my CONTACT FORM.

 

Original Movie Photos and Film Stills

From the Silent Period through Golden Age of Movies, the main purpose of film stills /publicity stills was to assist studios not only in advertising, but also in promoting their new films and stars. A "still" photographer was hired to work on set, but was not directly involved in the making of the film. A number of "still" photographers became well known and their "stills' are now sought out by collectors such as myself.

The movie studio included these "still" images of movie scenes and glamour portraits in press kits, sent to movie theaters to help them promote the studio's latest offerings. They were also used to publicize the film and actors via magazines, newspapers and other media. For collectors the most popular kinds of film stills are those portraying glamour, menace, or gag interpretations. Since there is a huge market specializing in both standard re-issues and later printings ,as well as fakes, it can sometimes be very difficult to identify original, collectible movie photography and film stills.

Image: Barbara Stanwyck

 

 

The Wizard of Oz
(MGM, 1939)
Oversize Sepia Publicity Stills (6) (10" X 13") six in all
Grade: VF 8.0
Bought by Ralph DeLuca for: $1840.00
July 17, 2004
Auction - Dallas, Texas

 

The Grapes of Wrath
(20th Century Fox, 1940)
25 Photos (8" X 10").
Grade: VF 8.0
Bought by Ralph DeLuca for: $418.25
Nov 19, 2011
Auction - Dallas, Texas

 

 

Original Hollywood Photography and Portraits

During Hollywood's golden age which went from 1926-1949, the publicity shots taken of some of the most beautiful Hollywood stars have become highly desirable by avid movie memorabilia collectors. Beautifully composed via light, shadows, make-up, and props, the Depression era Hollywood black-and-white publicity photographs are truly captivating as they project a nonpariel glamour. I am always looking for exceptional movie photography of Hollywood's golden age.

 

 

Carole Lombard by Edwin Bower Hesser
(Fox, 1920s)
Portrait Still (10.25" X 13")
Grade: FN 6.0
Bought by Ralph DeLuca for: $3,107.00
Nov 11, 2009
Auction - Dallas, Texas
Tod Browning by Ruth Harriet Louise
(MGM, 1920s)
Portrait Still (8.0" X 10.0")
Grade: VF- 7.5
Bought by Ralph DeLuca for: $567.62
Nov 12, 2009
Auction - Dallas, Texas

 

Examples of Original Movie Portrait Stills I Have Purchased

 

Hedy Lamarr by Robert Coburn
(United Artists, 1938)
Portrait Still (10.0" X 12.75").
Grade: VF- 7.5
Bought by Ralph DeLuca for: $334.60
Nov 11, 2009
Auction - Dallas, Texas
Clara Bow by Eugene Robert Richee
Paramount,1920s)
Portrait (11.0" X 14.0").
Grade: FN/VF 7.0
Bought by Ralph DeLuca for: $418.25
Nov 11, 2009
Auction - Dallas, Texas

 

 

I have bought photo collections from:

  • Stock Photo Houses
  • Press Agencies
  • Newspaper Photo Morgues
  • Color Slides
  • Magazine Photo Archives
  • Media Brokers
  • Daily Newspapers
  • Weekly Newspapers
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Movie Studios
  • Libraries
  • Colleges and Institutions
  • Museums
  • Booking Agents
  • Private Collectors
  • Authors
  • Photographers
  • Stock Agencies
  • Picture Services
  • Private and Public Archives
  • Photo Leasing Companies

 

**mem·o·ra·bil·i·a

memorabilia
noun
  • objects kept or collected because of their historical interest, especially those associated with memorable people or events.

such as: "Movie memorabilia"

  • archaic

memorable or noteworthy things.