The most comprehensive collection of James Bond movie posters to ever hit the market is headed to the auction block this December, two months after the 50th anniversary of the first Bond film. The collection, up for grabs December 15 and 16 at Profile in History’s Hollywood Auction, is expected to fetch over $200,000.
“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 James Bond poster collecting,” reads an auction press release.
Highlights from the James Bond poster collection include a Dr. No Special Advance Silkscreen U.K. Double-Crown Poster (1962), a From Russia With Love World-Premiere Advance U.K. Quad Poster (1963), Goldfinger U.K. Advance Double-Crown Posters Style A and Style B (1964), and a Thunderball U.K. Quad Poster (1965).
Starring Sean Connery, the first film in the Bond series, Dr. No, hit theaters October 5, 1962. 21 more films followed over the next 50 years and the 23rd film in series, Skyfall, is set for a U.S. release on November 9th.
Founded in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History is the world's largest auctioneer and dealer of original Hollywood Memorabilia, historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs, and manuscripts.