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A movie poster for the 1931 film Dracula starring Bela Lugosi was auctioned (AP)

A movie poster for the 1931 film Dracula starring Bela Lugosi was auctioned (AP)

A movie poster for the 1931 film Dracula starring Bela Lugosi was auctioned (AP)

A collection of rare film posters found in a Pennsylvania attic has fetched a total of 503,000 US dollars (£317,000) at auction.

The sale of 33 posters from the Golden Age of Hollywood ended at Heritage Auctions in Texas.

The auction house said a rare 1931 poster for the movie Dracula topped the list with a selling price of 143,400 US dollars (£90,000). It sold to an anonymous overseas buyer.

A surprise of the auction was the 101,575 US dollars (£64,000) price paid for the rare poster of the 1931 movie Cimarron, the first Western to win the Best Picture Academy Award.

The posters were stuck together with wallpaper glue when they were purchased for around 30,000 US dollars at a country auction last autumn in Berwick.

The rare find was revealed as they were steamed apart.

PA Media