Classic film posters including James Bond and Star Wars up for auction

Arabnews24.ca:Monday 15 August 2022 09:12 PM: An array of classic film and music posters with an estimated value of more than £350,000 are set to go up for auction next month.

More than 530 posters from films including 1980 release Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Goldfinger, the third instalment in the James Bond franchise, will be available to bid for.

The auction, which will also include posters from a number of classic horror films, will be held by film and TV entertainment memorabilia company Propstore on 15 September.

To coincide with the 60th anniversary of James Bond, a UK poster will be on sale from 1964 movie Goldfinger, with an estimated price of £4,000 to £6,000.

A poster from the first full-length adaptation of DC Comics character Batman, released in 1966, will also be available.

Propstore chief executive Stephen Lane said: "Propstore is back with another fantastic collection of posters ready to go under the hammer."

Meanwhile the company's director of posters Mark Hochman said for the first time, there will be a dedicated music category featuring an array of original concert, promotional and movie-themed titles from The Beatles, Sex Pistols, Elvis Presley and more.

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Content from the official archive of British illustrator and cinema poster artist Tom Chantrell, who was responsible for posters for the Carry On film series and the UK release of Star Wars, will also be up for sale.

UK Quad 'Gone with the Wind' style poster from the 1980 film Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back (estimate - £8,000 - 10,000) during a preview for their forthcoming poster auction
Image: 'Gone with the Wind' style poster from the 1980 film Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back

Included in the lots will be a UK poster from 1977's Star Wars: A New Hope, which is estimated to fetch between £3,000 and £5,000.

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Posters from 1956 sci-fi film Forbidden Planet and 1958 horror Attack Of The 50ft Woman are estimated to sell for between £5,000 and £7,000 and between £4,000 and £6,000 respectively.

Star Wars 'Giclee' prints signed by Stan Lee, 2015
Image: Star Wars 'Giclee' prints signed by Stan Lee, 2015
Autographed poster from the 1960 film 'Thunderbirds are Go' and poster from the 1965 film 'Dr Who and The Daleks'
Image: Autographed poster from the 1960 film Thunderbirds are Go and poster from the 1965 film Dr Who and The Daleks

A rare Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man poster is also expected to fetch £4,000 to £6,000.

Online bidding is now open until the live auction, which will take place at 3pm on 15 September and will be streamed online.

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