[dropcap style=”font-size:100px;color:#992211;”]P[/dropcap]rop Store, one of the world’s leading film and TV entertainment memorabilia companies, has today announced it is to hold its fifth cinema poster live auction this March, with the posters and artwork on offer expected to fetch in excess of £200,000.
Over 340 rare and sought-after posters and artworks will be sold during the auction on 26 March, which is to be held at Prop Store’s UK headquarters in Hertfordshire and will also be live-streamed for fans.
Top items include:
STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE (1977) US One-Sheet Style – A “Printer’s Proof” Poster, 1977
BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985) US One-Sheet Poster
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) UK Quad “Style-A” Poster, 1981
GET CARTER (1971) UK Quad Poster, 1971
E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL (1982) US One-Sheet Poster, 1982
STAR WARS: EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE (1977) Special One-Sheet Style Poster, 1976
GOLDFINGER (1964) US Twenty-Four Sheet
IRON GIANT (1999) Mondo Poster, 2012
APOCALYPSE NOW (1979) Mondo Poster, 2015
MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969) Polish One Sheet, 1973 – First release in Poland
BILLION DOLLAR BRAIN (1967) UK Quad Poster, 1967
VERTIGO (1958) US One-Sheet Poster
THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (1951) UK Quad Poster
GOLDFINGER (2007) Mondo Poster, 2007
PLANET OF THE APES MOVIES (1968 – 1973) Set of Six Mondo Posters for Alamo Drafthouse, 2011
STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983) US One-Sheet ‘Lightsaber’ Style Poster, 1983
The auction is suitable for fans with a variety of budgets with lots ranging from £50–100 to £11,000–13,000. Items will be available to view by appointment at Prop Store in the run-up. Registration and online proxy bids are now open here.
Mark Hochman, Prop Store’s poster expert said: “Our first cinema poster auction of 2020 includes an impressive collection of popular titles many of which have rarely appeared on the auction market in recent years (if ever) and includes not only original movie posters from around the globe, but artwork and the increasingly collectable area of ‘mondo’ posters. The provenance of this collection is exceptional and our Star Wars selection truly outstanding.”
Naila Scargill is the publisher and editor of horror journal Exquisite Terror. Holding a broad editorial background, she has worked with an eclectic variety of content, ranging from film and the counterculture, to political news and finance.