After Christie’s offered die-hard James Bond fans and collectors a chance to own the ‘Holy Grail’ of Bond memorabilia with an online auction marking the iconic 50 years of secret service agent with code number 007, now the noted Hollywood auctioneer Profiles in History has come up with what is said to be the most comprehensive collection of Bond movie posters. Consigned to a December 15-16 auction in Los Angeles and estimated to garner a total of $200,000, this outstanding collection comprises of a number of truly scarse ‘holy grails’ of James Bond poster collecting, along with movie stills, lobby cards, film scripts, and other significant memorabilia from each and every film starring the world’s most iconic super-spy.
As stated by auction house Profiles in History’s president, this is truly an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for collectors and Bond fans to collect Bond movie posters that may never-ever reach the auction blocks again.
Notably, some of the rarest posters being offered in this upcoming auction include a Dr. No special advance silkscreen U.K double crown poster from 1962 (pictured above), which is regarded to be the very first James Bond film poster to ever appear in public and is expected to fetch $5,000, along with 1963 ‘From Russia With Love’ world premiere advance U.K. quad poster, which is possibly the rarest of all theatrical release Bond poster and is expected to fetch $15,000.
Other highlights include the “Goldfinger” U.K. advance double-crown poster style ‘A’ from 1964, and the “Thunderball” U.K. quad poster from year 1965, to name a few.
Speaking about the high-profile Hollywood auctions, James Bond unwashed trunks worn in Casino Royale recently got sold for $71,200, while the Judy Garland's white puff-sleeve blouse and blue gingham pinafore worn in the iconic film `Wizard of Oz' dress is up for sale at Julien's auction, and is expected to fetch a price of around half a million dollar.