Original 1955 Lady and the Tramp Movie Poster

The Lady and the Tramp poster shown here is a modern reproduction from Allposters.com but recently a gentleman in Forest Lake, Minnesota  found an original 1955 Lady and the Tramp movie poster at a Goodwill store and picked it up on speculation, thinking it might be worth $100 or so. 

Turns out his instincts to pick the poster up were right as he has a rare 1955 Lady and the Tramp movie poster from Disney that is listed elsewhere online for $53,900.  

The news story reports that he has had the poster authenticated and hopes to be able to sell his treasure for $20,000 to $40,000.

BUT WAIT. The story isn't so simple.  

Comments on the original post where I read about this story here say the poster isn't an original 1955 movie poster...despite the presence of one for sale online for more than $50,000 and despite the appraisal that the man had done.

Yikes. I hope this turns out to be a real find for the young man in question but it sounds like I'll continue walking by Lady and the Tramp Disney movie posters. How about you? What do you think you would have done if you had come across a vintage Disney poster? Would you have picked it up or dismissed it? 

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