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Sotheby's March 2019 Auction of Original Film Posters...

In a sure sign that the International popularity and collectability of original movie posters continues to increase, Sotheby’s launched their inaugural on-line auction of Original Film Posters in August 2017.
 

The first sale included posters from France, the U.S., the U.K. and across Europe. It featured some real gems, including a ‘Forbidden Planet’ (1956) one sheet, a 'Batman' (1966) quad poster and a ‘Gone With The Wind’ (1939) U.S. insert.

2018's summer auction totalled over £590,000.

For 2019 the sale has returned earlier in the year, opening on the 11th March and with on-line bidding closing at 03:00 GMT on the 21st March.

Estimates range from a very reasonable £300, up to £18,000. Here are some of our favourites from the 175 lots… (All images are owned by Sotheby’s.)

 

“The Jungle Book” (1967), U.K. Quad – Estimate £400 - £600

We love Disney animations and 'The Jungle Book' is a favourite. "Oo oo oo, I wanna be like you!"

A UK Quad Movie Poster for the Film The Jungle Book

 

“Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, U.S. Insert – Estimate £2400 - £3600

The film's a classic and Audrey Hepburn's look during the opening scenes has become iconic.

An original movie poster for the film Breakfast At Tiffany's

 

“The Seven Year Itch” (1955), U.S. Theatrical Still – Estimate £400 - £600 

Lobby cards and theatrical stills are a fantastic way to get a real piece of movie history. The smaller size works well in a number of settings, perhaps even as part of a cluster wall.

An original movie still from the film The Seven Year Itch

 

“Dr. No” (1962), U.K. Quad – Estimate £12000 - £18000

James Bond continues to be a collector's favourite and everything connected with the films (particularly the early ones) commands a premium.

An original movie poster for the James Bond film Dr No

 

“2001 :  A Space Odyssey”, Italian Poster – Estimate £800 - £1200

This is in our list of top 10 films of all time. This image of Dave Bowman as he stares in to the monolith is just one of the films iconic images.

An original poster for the film 2001 A Space Odyssey

 

“Star Wars”, U.S. One Sheet –Estimate £2000 - £3000

Finally, a high prestige movie poster sale would not be complete without at least one of the rarer Star Wars posters. 

An original movie poster for the film Star Wars (A New Hope)

 

You can find the whole auction here. Happy bidding!

 

Adam and Art of the Movies team.

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