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).
“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.
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.
“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.