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Sotheby's March 2019 Auction - Results

A few days ago we posted our highlights from Sotheby's March 2019 auction of Original Film Posters. Bidding closed on March 21st and there were some stunning results!

Here's how our picks fared...

(All images are owned by Sotheby's.)

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

Off a top estimate of £600, the winning bid was an incredible £16,250. Remember that the winning bidder also needs to pay a buyer's premium of circa 25%, plus VAT for bidders in the European Union. So, that £16,250 hammer price becomes a likely £20,000.

An original movie poster for the Disney film, the Jungle Book

“Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, U.S. Insert – Estimate £2,400 - £3,600

Good Audrey Hepburn posters always fare well. Given some of the other results, perhaps the hammer price of £3,500 (~£4,375 in total) looks like a good buy…

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

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

We think that lobby cards and theatrical stills are currently undervalued, and perhaps this justifies our view. Off a high estimate of £600, this superb card hammered at £3,000 (~£3,750 in total).

An original movie still from the film The Seven Year Itch

“Dr. No” (1962), U.K. Quad – Estimate £12,000 - £18,000

James Bond posters continue to command a premium, especially material for the earlier films. This poster exceeded the high estimate of £18,000 by a massive margin, hammering at a fantastic £87,500 (~£109,375 total).

An original movie poster for the James Bond film, Dr No.

“2001 :  A Space Odyssey”, Italian Poster – Estimate £800 - £1,200

Another great piece beating its high estimate, but showing good value at £1,250 (~£1,563 total).

An original movie poster for the Stanley Kubrick film 2001 A Space Odyssey

 “Star Wars”, U.S. One Sheet –Estimate £2,000 - £3,000

Our final pick was a great piece for the original Star Wars movie. Star Wars posters continue to excel and it more than doubled its high estimate, hammering at £6,250 (~£7,813 total).

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

 

There are some great results there that demonstrate rising demand at the high end of the market for fantastic original movie posters. Exciting!

Why not take a look at our Catalogue or our special Collection of Star Wars postersWe have many posters for the films above, and, no buyers premiums to pay!

 

Adam and the Art of the Movies team.

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