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World largest James Bond poster collection to auction at Prop Store

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2019-10-07

The world’s largest collection of James Bond movie posters is heading for auction in the UK next month at movie memorabilia specialists Prop Store.

The sale on November 5 will feature more than 460 lots from the Adam Carter-Jones collection, which is expected to achieve in excess of £250,000 ($307,000).

The remarkable collection spans the entire history of the James Bond series, with rare examples for all 26 films from Dr No (1962) through to Spectre (2015).

A U.K Quad poster for Dr No (1962), estimated at £8,000 – £10,000 (Images: Prop Store)

“This auction includes some posters which have either never been seen before in the auction market or appear only once every 10-15 years,” said Prop Store poster expert Mike Bloomfield.

“There is a staggering choice of Bond posters from around the world and at prices to suit all pockets. We expect global interest in this unique auction.”

Leading the auction is a full set of U.K Quad posters for every James Bond film from Dr No to Skyfall, with highlights including a 1962 Dr. No poster estimated at £8,000 – £10,000 and a 1965 Thunderball Advance poster estimated at £10,000 – £12,000.

A set of U.S door panel posters for Thunderball (1965), estimated at £25,000 – £30,000 (Image: Prop Store)

The sale’s most valuable single lot is a highly rare set of U.S door panels for Thunderball (1965), which comes with a pre-sale estimate of £25,000 – £30,000 ($31,500 – $37,500).

Further notable lots from the huge Adam Carter-Jones collection include a bespoke Goldfinger U.S Subway poster estimated at £6,000 – £8,000, and a 1983 Octopussy Japanese B1 ‘Foil’ Advance poster valued at £500 – £700.

A U.K Quad advance poster for Thunderball (1965), estimated at £10,000 – £12,000 (Image: Prop Store)

“Prop Store’s cinema poster auctions go from strength-to-strength and we are delighted now to be able to offer the Carter-Jones James Bond Poster Collection,” said Stephen Lane, Prop Store CEO.

“The auction of this world-renowned collection represents the largest ever offering of James Bond posters in the auction market. This is a fantastic opportunity for all serious Bond collectors.”

The current auction record for a James Bond poster was set back in April 2019, when another U.K Quad poster for Dr No sold at Sotheby’s for £87,500 ($107,600), smashing its original estimate of £12,000 – £18,000.


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