And, as if that wasn't exciting enough on it's own, there's a further a scarily coincidental twist to the tale! Last Friday two workers turned up outside the front of our auction rooms (the former Baylies School in Dudley) and dug a hole in the pavement to place one of many brass Time Trail plaques which have been set around the town centre as part of the re-generation scheme.
This plaque (pictured below) states that 'film director JAMES WHALE who directed 'Frankenstein' was born in Dudley in 1896 and attended Baylies Charity School'.
It is incredible to think that the British Quad film poster for such a famous film is being sold in the very building where the Director of the film spent much time as a pupil at school - and the fact that the poster was consigned the same week as the plaque appeared is just too spooky!
By Chris Aston