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Rare James Bond cinema poster collection worth in excess of £250,000 to be auctioned

08 October, 2019

Prop Store will auction over 460 lots from the Adam Carter-Jones James Bond Poster Collection on Tuesday 5th November 2019 at Prop Store’s UK headquarters in Rickmansworth.

James Bond Poster auction Prop Store Adam Carter Jones Dr No

Dr. No/From Russia With Love UK Quad Poster (1965)

The James Bond poster collection on offer expected to fetch in excess of £250,000. It includes many rarities and once-in-a-generation examples including over 160 different types of UK Bond posters.

Bids can be placed online from anywhere in the world, or by phone or in person.

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James Bond Poster auction Prop Store Adam Carter Jones Thunderball

Thunderball US Door Panels (1965)

Items will be available to view by appointment at Prop Store in the run up to the auction from Monday 7th October. The auction will be live-streamed online for fans to track the bidding on auction day.

James Bond Poster auction Prop Store Adam Carter Jones SkyFall

Top items to be sold at Prop Store’s Cinema Poster auction (with estimated sale prices) include:

1. Dr. No Quad Poster (1962) £8,000 - £10,000 ($10k-12.5k)
2. Goldfinger US Subway Poster (1964) £6,000 - £8,000 ($7.5k-10k)
3. Thunderball US Door Panels (1965) £25,000-30,000 ($31.5-37.5k)
4. Casino Royale US Door Panels (1967) £5,000-8,000 ($6k-10k)
5. Thunderball  UK Quad Advance Poster (1965) £10,000-12,000 ($12.5k-15k)
6. Goldfinger Style-B Quad Poster (1964) £5,000-7,000  (£6k-8.5k)
7. Octopussy Japanese B1 “Foil” Advance Poster (1983) £500-700 ($625-875)
8. SkyFall UK Soundtrack Poster (2012) £300-500 ($375-625)
9. The Living Daylights HK Carlsberg Poster (1987) £100-200 ($125-250)
10. Dr. No/From Russia With Love UK Quad Poster (1965) £600-800 ($745-1k)

An example of a rare promotional poster is this UK Aston Martin DVLA poster (2001).

James Bond Poster auction Prop Store Adam Carter Jones Aston Martin DB5 dvla road tax

Aston Martin UK DVLA Poster (2001) £50-100 ($95-125)

The poster was created as part of an advertising campaign by the UK Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency and depicts the James Bond Aston Martin DB5 clamped on Westminster Bridge with the Houses of Parliament in the background. The purpose of the campaign was to encourage road users (including James Bond) to pay their road tax.

Another Lifestyle related poster is a Saab poster, flyer and press release for "Licence Renewed" (1981) the James Bond novel by John Gardner.

James Bond Poster auction Prop Store Adam Carter Jones Saab

In the book the "new" James Bond car is the Saab Turbo 900. The press release details the technical upgrades, gadgets and security features in the car whilst the poster provides a "Bondesque" image of the car. The double-sided flyer provides further images and written details.

There's also a selection of Bollinger posters, including from The Living Daylights, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day.

James Bond Poster auction Prop Store Adam Carter Jones Bollinger

Bollinger promo posters

Also interesting are some non-poster items, including a Bollinger SPECTRE bottle, a Swatch Presentation Case from 2002 which includes a full set of Swatch James Bond watches.

Swatch watches James Bond 2002

Swatch Limited Edition James Bond 40th Anniversary Leather Case

The Swiss Swatch Limited Edition James Bond 40th Anniversary Leather Case (2002), is one of only 280 made, this one is numbered "154/280". The leather case is embossed "007" and the combination locks are set to "007". Inside are 20 bespoke Bond film watches ranging from Dr. No (1962) to Die Another Day (2002), each headed with an engraved plaque. Estimate: £2,500-3,000 ($3k-3.5k)

Over 460 lots from the Adam Carter-Jones James Bond Poster Collection to be auctioned

Over 460 lots from the Adam Carter-Jones (right) James Bond Poster Collection will be auctioned by Prop Store

Stephen Lane, Prop Store CEO, commented on the upcoming auction: “Prop Store’s cinema poster auctions go from strength-to-strength and we are delighted now to be able to offer the Carter-Jones James Bond Poster Collection. The auction of this world-renowned collection represents the largest ever offering of James Bond posters in the auction market. This is a fantastic opportunity for all serious Bond collectors”.

James Bond Poster auction Prop Store Adam Carter Jones Thunderball

Thunderball  UK Quad Advance Poster (1965) £10,000-12,000 ($12.5k-15k)

Mike Bloomfield, Prop Store’s poster expert said: “This auction includes some posters which have either never been seen before in the auction market or appear only once every 10-15 years. There is a staggering choice of Bond posters from around the world and at prices to suit all pockets. We expect global interest in this unique auction”.

James Bond Poster auction Prop Store Adam Carter Jones Goldfinger

Goldfinger US Subway Poster (1964) £6,000 - £8,000 ($7.5k-10k)

Registration and online proxy bids are now open at www.propstore.com/posterauction


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