James Bond Back in Action

James Bond Back in Action

Vintage & Film Posters

Bond is back - and not just on the big screen. To coincide with the belated launch of No Time to Die we are excited to offer a fine selection of vintage 007 posters as part of our Tuesday 19 October Vintage & Film Posters live online auction, in partnership with poster specialists Tomkinson Churcher.

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.

 

ROBERT MCGINNIS (B.1926) | THUNDERBALL offset lithographic poster, 1965, British Quad, United Artists 30 x 40 in. (76 x 102 cm) | £6,000 - 8,000 + fees
ROBERT MCGINNIS (B.1926) | THUNDERBALL
offset lithographic poster, 1965, British Quad, United Artists
30 x 40 in. (76 x 102 cm) | £6,000 - 8,000 + fees

 

Any 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.

 

ROBERT BROWNJOHN (1925-1970)  GOLDFINGER  offset lithographic poster, 1964, UK quad style A  30 x 40 in. (76 x 102 cm)  £6,000 - 8,000 + fees

ROBERT BROWNJOHN (1925-1970) | GOLDFINGER
offset lithographic poster, 1964, UK quad style A
30 x 40 in. (76 x 102 cm) | £6,000 - 8,000 + fees

 

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.”

 

ANONYMOUS  BOND DRIVES AND ASTON...NATURALLY  offset lithographic poster, 1965, Thunderball film / Dealership poster from the first release  20 x 30 in.  £3,000 - 5,000 + fees
ANONYMOUS | BOND DRIVES AND ASTON...NATURALLY
offset lithographic poster, 1965, Thunderball film / Dealership poster from the first release
20 x 30 in. | £3,000 - 5,000 + fees

 

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.

 

DAN GOOZEE (B.1943) AND RENATO CASARO (B. 1935)  OCTOPUSSY  offset lithographic poster, 1983, signed by Roger Moore, British Quad  30 x 40 in. (76 x 102 cm)  £1,500 - 2,000 + fees

DAN GOOZEE (B.1943) AND RENATO CASARO (B. 1935) | OCTOPUSSY
offset lithographic poster, 1983, signed by Roger Moore, British Quad
30 x 40 in. (76 x 102 cm) | £1,500 - 2,000 + fees

 

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.

 


 

Auction Information

 

VINTAGE & FILM POSTERS STARRING JAMES BOND

Tuesday 19 October 2021 18:00

Live Online

 

 


 

Vintage Posters

 

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.

 

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