September 26, 2022 – Industry-leading Expert, Formerly with Heritage Auctions, Brings 40+ Years Experience Into Propstore to Build the Best in Poster Offerings!
Propstore, one of the world’s leading film and TV memorabilia companies, announced that Grey Smith, a noted industry expert and lifelong collector, is joining the company to lead their United States poster auction offerings. Smith was previously the founding consignment director for the rare poster division at Heritage Auctions.
“We are thrilled to have Grey join the Propstore team, given his extensive industry experience and track record of curating some of the most successful poster auctions in the world,” Propstore CEO Stephen Lane said. “Grey brings with him over 20 years of experience producing auctions, including more than 65 sales that included some of the most valuable posters ever sold. Grey has a reputation for consignor satisfaction, and we know he will drive Propstore’s Los Angeles-based poster auction program to new heights. We look forward to expanding on our offerings in this exciting collectibles category and growing into one of the premier destinations for poster collectors and dealers.”
Grey began collecting movie posters as a child and the thrill of finding the rarest examples has never left him. Throughout his youth, he was regularly buying, trading, and selling some of the best pieces in cinema history. When Smith completed college, he entered the film industry and worked in production for twenty years while continually searching for poster rarities during his travels.
In 2001, wishing to have less time on the road away from his family, Smith pivoted his hobby into a career when he took a position at Heritage Auctions to produce and develop their poster auction program. He subsequently left Heritage in 2022.
“Grey’s knowledge of film and posters is encyclopedic, and his enthusiasm for the field is incredible,” stated Brandon Alinger, Propstore COO.
Grey Smith states: “I couldn’t be more excited than to join a team of great professionals, who have a fierce passion for the auction industry as well as a wonderful reputation for their knowledge and ethical handling of the best in motion picture props,” Smith says. “I look forward to contributing at Propstore with my intimate knowledge of auctions, posters, and movie history. We are planning our first major U.S. poster auction for early 2023.”
Propstore is accepting consignments for future poster auctions now. Contact Grey Smith, Director of US Poster Auctions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Press Release