The poster for the 1933 Universal film The Invisible Man, sold for $152,000 (£132,175) at Heritage Auctions.

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The auction house had guided the 2ft 3in x 3ft 5in (68cm x 1.04m) one sheet stone litho printed poster at around $125,000.

The film, which starred Claude Rains in the title role as the scientist, was based on a novel by HG Wells.

Rare first offering

The poster, offered in a sale on March 21-22, is an example of horror artwork by artist Karoly Grosz.

A rare first offering at Heritage, the auction house said that this is one of only a small handful of this style B poster that are known to exist.

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