Classic movie posters, including Star Wars and James Bond, up for auction

Classic movie posters, including Star Wars and James Bond, up for auction

Classic movie posters, including Star Wars and James Bond, up for auction

A selection of movie and music posters with an estimated value of over £350,000 is set to go up for auction next month.

More than 530 movie posters, including the 1980 release Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Goldfinger, the third installment in the James Bond franchise, will be up for bidding.

The auction, which will be hosted by film and TV entertainment memorabilia company Propstore, will take place on September 15 and will also include posters from several classic horror films.

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A poster for the 1966 version of Batman (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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

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

Propstore Chief Executive Stephen Lane said: “Propstore is back with another fantastic collection of ready-to-sell posters.

“Just a few of the auction highlights include an amazing array of Star Wars posters, as well as rare batches of sci-fi and horror classics.

“The auction will return live from our UK headquarters on Thursday 15th September 2022 and we look forward to seeing some impressive results.”

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A US insert for the 1958 film Attack Of The 50ft Woman (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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

Included in the batches will be a UK poster of Star Wars: A New Hope from 1977, estimated at £3,000 to £5,000.

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

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

A variety of music posters will also be up for auction, featuring original concerts and promotional material from the likes of The Beatles, Elvis Presley and the Sex Pistols.

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A German poster for the 1962 James Bond film Dr No (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Propstore Poster Director Mark Hochman said: “Recognizing the needs of fans and buyers, our Star Wars, Horror, Sci-Fi and James Bond categories are filled with incredible content such as original home country pages for Forbidden Planet. and Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man and a full-size British ATV Gone With the Wind for The Empire Strikes Back.

“We are also pleased to be able to offer unique pieces from the personal archives of artists Tom Chantrell and Paul Shipper.

“For the first time, we are pleased to include a dedicated music category that features a variety of original shows, promotional and movie-themed titles from the Beatles, Sex Pistols, Elvis Presley and many more.”

Online bidding is open until the live auction, which will take place at 3:00 pm on September 15 and will be broadcast online.

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