“What’s beautiful about sci-fi posters from the 1950s and ’60s is that they’re so graphic, and the imagery is so over the top,” says Grey Smith, the director for Heritage Auctions’ new auction of vintage movie posters owned by collector Edward Sommer.

Talking to Forbes Life, Smith says the above poster for Doris Wishman’s classic “nudie” film Nude on the Moon is expected to go for $4,000. Sommer’s whole collection of 350 posters is valued at around $150,000. The posters are unusual, because they’re in vintage condition, and haven’t been marked up at all. Sommer explains to Forbes that he always felt as though the monsters and other stuff looked better in the posters than in the actual movies — which is why he began collecting the posters themselves.

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Check out some of Sommer’s posters below, and read more over at Forbes.

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