James Bond and Star Wars movie posters among hundreds to be auctioned

Original posters for James Bond and Star Wars movies 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.

The 007 movie ads featured one for Sir Sean Connery’s first appearance as Bond in Dr. No in 1962, which is listed for between £10,000 and £20,000.

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One of a set of three posters for the 1997 Star Wars Special Edition Trilogy signed by Sir Alec Guinness (Andrew Matthews/PA)

The poster for his second film as a secret agent in 1963’s From Russia With Love is also on offer, with an estimated price of £8,000 to £16,000.

Other lots include a set of Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition 1997 posters used in Odeon cinemas for a re-release of the original trilogy to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope from 1977, originally titled Star Wars.

The three posters are signed by Sir Alec Guinness, who played the Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original films, along with a handwritten business card.

It has a target price of £3,000 to £6,000.

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A poster for the 1937 classic Disney film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is expected to fetch £2,000 to £4,000 (Andrew Matthews/PA)

A 1989 Back To The Future Part II poster, estimated to sell for £600 to £1,200, is autographed by the stars of the sci-fi film, Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd.

Propstore said one of the most “wanted” posters of the 1960s, a 1961 Breakfast At Tiffany’s advertisement starring Audrey Hepburn, is expected to sell for between £5,000 and £10,000.

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An American sheet for the 1961 film Breakfast At Tiffany’s (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Mark Hochman, Propstore’s director of consignments for posters and music, said: “Prostore’s first poster auction in 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 British country-of-origin quad bikes for all six of Sean Connery’s James Bond films, from Dr. No to until diamonds are forever.

“Star Wars fans will be thrilled to see our amazing selection of original posters, including three of the 1997 Special Edition releases, ALL signed by Sir Alec Guinness with incredible backstory and provenance.”

Posters for the 1937 classic Disney films Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and 1951 Alice in Wonderland are also up for auction, estimated at £2,000-£4,000 and £500-£1,000 respectively.

Other posters include the 1982 Steven Spielberg movie E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, the 1981 Indiana Jones movie Raiders Of The Lost Ark, and the 1969 Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid.

– The Propstore online auction is open for bidding from Thursday, February 2 to Thursday, March 2 at 1 p.m. at https://propstoreauction.com/auctions/info/id/363

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