December 9, 2012 Profiles in History 50 Years of Bond Poster Auction
Featuring the Most Comprehensive Collection of Bond Movie Posters to Ever Reach the MarketDECEMBER 16, 2012, 11:00 PST (19:00 GMT)Profiles in Historyrun by Joe Maddalena, is proud to announce that the most comprehensive collection of James Bond movie posters to ever reach the market will be a part of their December 15 & 16 Hollywood Auction in Los Angeles. Not only is every title in this perennial and ever more popular series represented with an extensive range of the regular release posters, stills, and other ephemera (most rare enough in their own right), this collection also offers a number of truly scarce "holy grails" of Bond poster collecting.The collection was put together over many years by Mr David Smith, England, and represents a truly magnificent journey from the intitial acquisition of a small number of Indian posters to the tracking down of some of the rarest and most sought-after of all James Bond posters. Having been invited by David to view his amazing collection back in 2011, Bondposters.com can confirm just how splendid and important it is.Personal favourites from the auction include: "Dr. No" Advance UK Double Crown (20in x 30in) 1962.This poster is the very first James Bond/007 film poster to appear to the public, is exceedingly rare and without question a holy grail of film poster collecting. Very Fine on linen, with only minimal routine retouching.It is expected to fetch £1,800 - £3,200. "From Russia With Love" World Premiere Advance UK Quad (30in x 40in) 1963.This poster is one of the rarest of all Bond posters, with very few originally printed for the premiere screenings, and less than a handful believed extant.It is expected to fetch £6,200 - £9,300. "Goldfinger" UK Advance Double-Crown Style A (20in x 30in) 1964.Using one of the most instantly recognisable images in cinematic history, this poster is considered a great rarity of James Bond poster collecting.It is expected to fetch £2,500 - £3,700.
With well over 100 original posters and another 100+ stills, lobby cards, scripts, pressbooks and more, this offering vastly eclipses the 1998 Christie's South Kensington "James Bond 007" sale and is estimated to bring in over £125,000.
View the video below direct from Profiles in History showing just a small selection of the collection that will sell on December 16, 2012, at 11:00 PST (19:00 GMT):