Rare movie posters worth around £1.5 million are set to go under the hammer in London.
The huge memorabilia sale hosted by Propstore features more than 700 lots include a poster for 1980si sci-fi sequel ‘Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back’ which is considered “one of the most scarce and desirable of all posters in the ‘Star Wars’ trilogy”.
It’s expected to fetch between $15,000 and $20,000 when it goes under the hammer alongside a poster for the previous film in the series ‘Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope’ which could bring in between $6,000 and $12,000.
As well as the ‘Star Wars’ memorabilia, there’s also plenty for 007 fans to get excited about as the sale will feature a large U.S. subway poster for James Bond movie ‘Thunderball’ which has an estimated price tag of between $10,00 and $20,00 while a similar subway poster for ‘Goldfinger’ is expected to bring in $5,000 to $10,00.
Grey Smith, Director of Posters Consignment at Propstore, said: “I’m very excited with Propstore’s selection of great posters from all genres. It’s a tremendous group of world class posters for all collecting budgets!”
Also on offer are posters for 1933’s ‘King Kong’ ($20,000–$40,000), ‘The Philadelphia Story’ ($6,000–$10,00), ‘Blade Runner’ ($2,000–$4,000) and ‘Seven Samurai’ ($10,000–$20,00).
The sale will also feature a number of posters from Elvis Presley’s film career which come from the collection of former Metallica basist Jason Newsted which are expected to fetch $10,000 to $20,000.
The auctions will take place between November 14 and December 8 with bids taking place online, over the phone, or via absentee bidding.