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

Original posters for James Bond and Star Wars films are going up for auction along with many more of their kind.

Propstore is selling more than 570 posters and artworks, with a combined estimated value of more than £400,000.

Among the 007 film ads is one for Sir Sean Connery’s first appearance as Bond in Dr. No in 1962, listed for between £10,000 and £20,000.

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One of a series of three posters for the Star Wars Special Edition Trilogy in 1997, commissioned 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 available, with an estimated price of between £8,000 and £16,000.

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

All three posters are signed by Sir Alec Guinness, who played the Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original films, as well as a handwritten calling card.

It has a guide price of between £3,000 and £6,000.

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A poster for the classic 1937 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 fetch £600 to £1,200, is signed by the sci-fi film’s stars Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd.

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

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

Mark Hochman, director of consignments for Propstore posters and music, said: “Propstore’s first poster auction of 2023 is a great start to the year!

“Our James Bond, Star Wars, horror and autographed pieces represent some of the best content we’ve ever produced and include a full line of UK-sourced quads for all six James Bond films starring Sean Connery, from Dr. that Diamonds Are Forever.

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

Posters for classic Disney films Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs from Alice in Wonderland from 1937 and 1951 are also being auctioned, with estimates of £2,000-£4,000 and £500-£1,000 respectively.

Other posters include Steven Spielberg’s 1982 film ET 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 2nd February until 1pm Thursday 2nd March at https://propstoreauction.com/auctions/info/id/363

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