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OB 007 2021

Posters and Props at Ewbank's James Bond 007 Auction

01 April, 2021

Ewbank’s Auctions continue their dedicated James Bond sales on April 9, with one of the rarest posters from the series expected to fetch up to £12,000, and several S.D. Studios prop replicas.

Created for Thunderball (1965), the Advance British Quad poster features four panels promoting 007 and his antics, two by Frank McCarthy and two by Robert McGinnis.

Thunderball poster auction

It was designed to be cut into four pieces, so very few examples (complete or otherwise) have survived. Linen-backed and measuring 30 x 40 inches, the estimate is £8,000-12,000.

Other highlights in the James Bond 007 auction include an original 1962 British Quad poster for the debut Bond film Dr No.

Dr No poster auction ewbanks

The linen-backed, 30 x 40 inch poster is in pretty good condition, with a few minor blemishes and is the must-have for any serious Bond aficionado. The estimate is £6,000-9,000.

As an illustration of just how collectable Bond is, a folded 1965 poster for Thunderball with the top left section entirely missing can still attract an estimate of £800-1,200. For most other film franchises, such damage would render a poster worthless.

A complete version of the poster is also on offer with an estimate of £3,000-5,000, the same guide as for a Goldfinger (1964) British Quad film poster, Style A, Art by Robert Brownjohn. Even more in demand is another linen-backed example for From Russia With Love (1963), which is expected to fetch £6,500-7,500.

A 30 x 40 inch 1964 Goldfinger British Quad poster (Style A version) is expected to sell for £3,000-5,000, while another linen-backed example for From Russia With Love (1963) should climb to £6,500-7,500.

Among the props on offer is a metal lightbox with the legend Albert R Broccoli 007 Stage.

007 stage albert r broccoli sign ewbanks auction

Measuring 100 x 65 x 12cm, the sign used to hang at Pinewood Studios and carries a guide here of £1,500-2,500.

Also for sale is one of the 7007 James Bond Omega Seamaster 300 SPECTRE Limited Edition watches from 2015 (unworn), number 6072/7007.

Omega Semaster SPECTRE limited edition auction ewbanks

A rare offering are these 11 Corgi James Bond 007 gold plated 'Special Edition' diecast models produced by Collectables Magazine.

corgi gold model cars

Also rare is this 'The James Bond Archives' edited by Paul Duncan, Golden Edition published by Taschen 2012, numbered limited edition 370/500, signed by Daniel Craig, book is leather bound with gold finish and gilt edges.

james bond archives gold limited edition auction

The auction features several S.D. Studios prop replicas.

One such replicas is a 24 carat gold-plated replica golden gun from The Man With The Golden Gun.

sd studios golden gun auction ewbanks

Manufactured by S.D. Studios Ltd in 1994, and numbered 241, it is assembled from a dummy Colibri lighter, a dummy pen for the barrel, a dummy cigarette case for the handle and a dummy cufflink trigger.

The Golden Gun replica comes with a replica bullet engraved 007 and has a presentation case with combination lock and descriptive plaque. The estimate is £3,000-5,000.

S.D. Studios also created as a replica top hat as worn by Oddjob in Goldfinger.

oddjob hat sd studion auction hat

Also manufactured in the early 1990s, the one offered here is numbered 028 of 1000. It also comes in a presentation case on a stand. The estimate £2,000-4,000.

“Arriving, as it does, just before lockdown is eased significantly, we’re hoping that the sale will add some much-needed sparkle to the calendar as people prepare for the slow return to normal,” said Ewbank’s partner and specialist Alastair McCrea.

You can view the entire catalogue for the auction online at www.ewbankauctions.co.uk where you can also find out about live bidding online.

All images courtesy of Ewbank’s Auctions


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