Hundreds of James Bond and Star Wars movie posters up for auction
Original posters for the James Bond and Star Wars films are up for auction along with a selection of other similar lots.
Propstore sells over 570 posters and artwork, with an estimated combined value of over £400,000.
007 film adverts include one for Sir Sean Connery’s first Bond appearance in 1962’s Dr. No, which is listed between £10,000 and £20,000.
Also on offer is the poster for his second film as a secret agent in 1963’s From Russia With Love, with an estimated price of between £8,000 and £16,000.
Other lots include a set of Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition 1997 posters that were used at Odeon Cinemas for a re-release of the original trilogy to celebrate the 20th anniversary of 1977’s Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, originally called Star Wars.
All three posters were signed by Sir Alec Guinness, who played Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original films, along with a handwritten business card.
It has a guide price of £3,000 to £6,000.
A 1989 Back To The Future Part II poster, estimated at £600-1,200, has been autographed by sci-fi film stars Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd.
Propstore said one of the most “wanted” posters of the 1960s, advertising Breakfast At Tiffany’s from 1961, which featured Audrey Hepburn, is expected to sell for between £5,000 and £10,000.
Mark Hochman, Director of Poster and Music Shipments at Propstore, said: “Propstore’s first poster auction of 2023 is a fantastic start to the year!
“Our James Bond, Star Wars, Horror and Autographed pieces represent some of the best content we’ve ever offered and include a full set of UK home country quads for all six James Bond films from Sean Connery, Dr. No through to Diamonds are forever.
“Star Wars fans will be delighted to see our incredible selection of original posters, which includes three of the special editions from 1997, ALL signed by Sir Alec Guinness with incredible history and provenance.”
Posters for classic Disney films Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs from 1937 and Alice in Wonderland from 1951 are also up for auction, for an estimated £2,000-4,000 and £500-1,000 respectively .
Other posters include Steven Spielberg’s 1982 ET film The Extra-Terrestrial, the 1981 Indiana Jones film Raiders Of The Lost Ark, and 1969’s Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid.
– Propstore’s online auction is open for bidding from Thursday, February 2 until 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 2 at https://propstoreauction.com/auctions/info/id/363