Licence to sell! World’s largest collection of almost 500 James Bond movie posters fetches almost £250,000 at auction
- The 007 memorabilia included a set of door panel posters for Thunderball and a subway poster for Goldfinger
- The lots went on sale yesterday and achieved a combined total of £227,500 after attracting global interest
- Collection was auctioned by a memorabilia specialist based both online and in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
The world’s largest collection of James Bond posters has been sold at auction for almost a quarter of a million pounds.
The huge offering of 007 memorabilia up for sale included a set of US door panel posters for 1965 thriller Thunderball which sold for £12,500 and a bespoke poster for Goldfinger which sold for £8,125.
The nearly 500 posters went on sale yesterday and achieved a combined total of £227,500 after attracting global interest.
The world’s largest collection of James Bond posters has been sold at auction for almost a quarter of a million pounds including US Door Panel ads for the 1965 James Bond film Thunderball (pictured) which sold for £12,500
The lots all came from the collection of just one man, Adam Carter-Jones.
They were auctioned off by memorabilia specialists Prop Store both online and at its headquarters in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.
Mike Bloomfield, Prop Store’s poster expert, spoke about the auction: ‘This was an ambitious single collector auction with everything being James Bond.
The huge offering of 007 memorabilia up for sale also included a bespoke US Subway Poster for the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger (pictured) which sold for £8,125
The lots all came from the collection of a single man, Adam Carter-Jones, and were sold off yesterday. Pictured: US Door Panels for the 1967 James Bond film Casino Royale that were estimated to sell for between £5,000 and £8,000
The collection was auctioned off by memorabilia specialists Prop Store both online and at its headquarters in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. Pictured: The poster for the 1987 James Bond film The Living Daylights (left) had a guide price of £100-£200 and for the 1983 James Bond film Octopussy (right) went into auction with an estimate of £500-£700
‘Global interest delivered a gross of over £227,500 which just shows how vibrant the poster auction market is right now.’
Prop Store CEO, Stephen Lane added: ‘This was a ground-breaking auction for us being the largest ever auction of James Bond posters anywhere in the world.
‘We are hugely delighted with the breadth of international interest and expect this auction to be a real catalyst for three more blockbuster poster auctions in 2020.’
The sale attracted global interest. Pictured: Prop Store poster consultant Mike Bloomfield adjusts a Style-B Quad Poster for the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger that had an estimate of £5,000-£7,000
The nearly 500 posters ended up fetching a total sum of £227,500. Pictured: A UK Quad Advance Poster for the 1965 James Bond film Thunderball that had an estimate of £10,000-£12,000
A Yamaha promotional poster for the 1981 James Bond film For Your Eyes Only featuring Roger Moore had an estimate of around £200-£300