The worlds largest collection of James Bond posters were sold in an auction last month for nearly a quarter of a million pounds by a memorabilia specialist company based in Rickmansworth.
One of the world’s leading film and TV memorabilia companies, Prop Store, announced its result from the November 4 cinema poster auction that was held at the stores headquarters in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.
The auction saw 500 posters go on sale and achieve a combination total of £227,500 after attracting global interest.
Posters sold from the thousands to the hundreds, Thunderball (1965) sold for £12,500, Goldfinger (1964) sold for £11,250, From Russia with Love (1963) sold for £6,875, Skyfall (2012) sold for £3,125, Octopussy (1983) sold for £812.
The auction was suitable for fans with a variety of budgets and bids could be placed online from anywhere in the world, by phone or in person.
Stephen Lane, Prop Store CEO, said: “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.”
Prop Store’s poster expert, Mike Bloomfield, said: “Global interest delivered a gross of over £227,500 (including buyer’s premium) which just shows how vibrant the poster auction market is right now.”
Operating since 1998, Prop Store sells original movie props and costumes and related memorabilia, regularly hosting live and online prop and costume auctions.