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Prop Store Cinema Poster Auction to feature more than 50 James Bond posters

07 June, 2019

The Prop Store Cinema Poster Live Auction on 25 June 2019 features many vintage James Bond posters.

With 441 lots of rare posters and artwork from over 320 films, the live event will feature an interactive webcast, with bidding available online, by phone or in person.

More than 50 James Bond posters will be on offer, we take a look at some of the highlights:

Lot #116 - Dr No (1962) - UK Quad Poster 1962
Estimate £7,000 - £10,000

Dr No poster auction

UK Quad poster for the first James Bond film Dr No (1962). The poster illustration by American artist Mitchell Hooks, shows Sean Connery as James Bond in a typical iconic pose. This particular poster remains in scarce unrestored and excellent condition.

Lot #122 - From Russia With Love (1963) - UK Quad Poster 1963
Estimate £5,000 - £6,000

From Russia With Love poster auction Prop Store

UK Quad poster for the second James Bond film From Russia With Love (1963) in excellent condition. Renato Fratini's illustration is regarded by many as the "best" James Bond Quad poster.

Lot #124 - Goldfinger (1964) - UK Quad Poster 1964
Estimate £4,000 - £5,000

Goldfinger prop store auction poster

UK Quad poster for Goldfinger (1964). Graphic designer Robert Brownjohn eschewed a painted design for the poster using a striking photographic display instead.

Lot #118 - Dr No (1962) - German A0 Poster 1962
Estimate £600 - £800

James Bond Dr No poster auction Germany Deutschland

German A0 poster for Dr No (1962) with poster illustration by Atelier Degen. The poster presents a montage of tinted photographic images from the film with Degen's painted illustration of James Bond superimposed on top. German A0 posters were printed in relatively small numbers making this poster scarce.

Also interesting are these Aston Martin Eyewear posters from August Wulf.

Lot #120 - Aston Martin (1990s) - Aston Martin / August Wulf Poster
Estimate £100 - £200

Aston Martin August Wulf eyewear poster advertising auction

Although ostensibly a poster to promote the Aston Martin tie-in with the eye-wear designer August Wulf, the James Bond connotations are very obvious with the use of the phrase "For Your Eyes Only".

Lot #121 - Aston Martin (2002) - Aston Martin / August Wulf Poster
Estimate £100 - £200
This poster features an Aston Martin Vanquish and James Bond eye / silhouette.

Aston Martin August Wulf eyewear poster auction

Although the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish pictured was used in the James Bond film Die Another Day (2002), this poster was designed to promote the Aston Martin / August Wulf line of eye-wear. However, the silhouetted figure top right clearly mimics a classic James Bond pose, the advertisers keen to exploit the Aston Martin connection to the Bond franchise.

Bids can be placed online before the auction, and during the live auction on June 25th 2019.

For all James Bond posters, auction info and bidding, visit the Prop Store Auction website.


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