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Vancouver Auction Is A Movie Buff's Dream (PHOTOS)

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How would you like to strum on a guitar signed by the Blues Brothers, or hang an original artwork by John Lennon on your wall? This could be your reality — if you're willing to pay for it.

Film memorabilia collector Howard Blank is putting many of his prized items up for auction on Saturday and Sunday in Vancouver. And boy, does he bring a good haul.

Among items up for bid is a vintage Coca-Cola bottle vending machine, original artwork drawn and signed by Michael Jackson, signed serigraphs by Andy Warhol, the rickshaw used by Elvis Presley in “It Happened at the World’s Fair," and, perhaps our personal favourite, an authentic speaking Zoltar fortune teller ("I wish I were big," anyone?).

Blank worked as a broadcaster and as a crew member on TV and film sets. He collecting posters and other memorabilia from each set that he worked on, from as far back as 1985.

"Half didn't see the light of day," Blank told the Richmond Review of his large collection. "Let others enjoy it."

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