Sunday, July 29, 2012

Marilyn Monroe Print Portfolio by Pomegranate Publications

OK, the next item I have for sell is not comic related but it is still a collectible.

This is an unopened factory sealed Marilyn Monroe Print Portfolio by Pomegranate Publications.

If you don't know who Marilyn Monroe is then this is probably an item not for you. As stated on the back of the item, “This portfolio contains eight 13X15” high quality reproductions of beautiful hand-colored photographs, suitable for framing or mounting” featuring the iconic American actress.

I haven't been able to find much information on this particular item from the internet other than it was published by Pomegranate in 1990. I've seen it for sell online only once with a price tag of $250 though that item was already opened. Other 1990's Pomegranate prints of Hollywood celebrities seem to be selling for around that price as well. I've seen prints of James Dean by the same publisher for about $30 a piece. I've also seen another portfolio published in 1991 by the same company featuring 8 prints of 8 different Hollywood celebrities with an asking price of $500. 

As for the company, Pomegranate Publications, this is what I grabbed from their website.
"Pomegranate has its roots in San Francisco’s 1960’s psychedelic art explosion. As a young man, founder Thomas F. Burke distributed posters from the Avalon Ballroom and the Fillmore Auditorium and worked with such seminal poster companies as East Totem West.

More than forty years later, Pomegranate has emerged as a leading museum publisher, producing fine art, contemporary illustration, and photography in a vast array of high-quality, affordable products. The company collaborates with many renowned institutions including the National Gallery of Art, the Library of Congress, the British Library, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Sierra Club, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and is the proud licensee for such distinguished artists as M. C. Escher, Edward Gorey, Charley Harper, Wolf Kahn, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Gustave Baumann, among others

If you are interested in this item you can find it for sale on… Will be posting soon.

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I've been a huge comic nerd for a long time. It was my dad who first introduced me to comics when I was very young. He gave me his small collection of comics at the time and ever since then I’ve continued to add to it. Over the years I have collected hundreds of comics, toy figures, and other memorabilia. And though I would really love to hang on to them, due to unfortunate circumstances I have to let them go. *sigh* So, the purpose of this blog will be mainly to showcase what I have up for sale on eBay. Most of the items will be comic related memorabilia but I also have a few other “types” of collectables that I hope to be getting rid of as well. And every once in a while in between the post of what I have for sell I may just post some of the crazy ideas that pop-up in my head which of course you can simply choose to ignore. Thanks for stopping by.