A total of 15 Bond posters will come under the hammer this October in our Vintage & Film Posters sale, many of them classics of the genre.
Any vintage poster relating to Sean Connery’s first four Bond films is hugely desirable. Highlights include a British quad sized sheet for Thunderball (1965) by Robert McGinnis, the artist responsible for some of the most memorable Connery Bond designs. It is estimated at £6,000-8,000 as is the poster for Goldfinger (1964) featuring the classic ‘gold lady’ design by Robert Brownjohn.
Bond's unique relationship with Aston Martin is also evident in a rare promotional black and white poster picturing a DB5 with the red logo 'Bond Drives an Aston……Naturally’. Made for Aston dealerships at the time of the release of Thunderball in 1965, it is estimated at £3,000-5,000.
Vintage poster specialist Sophie Churcher say part of the appeal of Bond posters is their importance in James Bond image making.
“As the longest running film franchise, everybody has grown up with 007. The design of each poster was an integral part of the Bond film making process and made a huge contribution to the success of the series. These striking images play an important role in illustrating how Bond has changed since the release of Dr No back in 1962.”
Everybody has their favourite Bond and for many it is Roger Moore. His fans have a unique opportunity to bid for posters signed by him at Pinewood Studios. The collection includes excellent examples of British quads for The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Moonraker (1979), For Your Eyes Only (1981) and Octopussy (1983). The poster for Octopussy, that combined the artistic talents of Dan Goozee (who provided the figures) and Renato Casaro (the wide action scene montage) leads this group with a guide of £1,500-2,000.
The James Bond posters, are to be offered alongside other classic movie posters, such as Saul Bass’s iconic work for Hitchcock’s Vertigo, and a collection of Art Deco travel posters by Roger Broders. They will be on view at our London gallery on Connaught St from 27 September to 01 October before the live online auction on the evening of Tuesday 19 October.
Vintage posters remain hugely popular amongst collectors particularly those depicting travel and sports and entertainment from a bygone age. We are pleased to announce a partnership with Vintage Poster specialists Tomkinson Churcher. With over 30 years combined experience, Nicolette Tomkinson and Sophie Churcher are international experts in the field of Vintage Posters. Together we will offer a series of specialist vintage auctions and exhibitions, in both Edinburgh and London, throughout the year.