Ewbanks auctions continue their dedicated James Bond sales on April 9th. One of the rarest posters in the series is expected to fetch up to £ 12,000, and several replicas of SD Studios props.
Produced for Thunder ball (1965) the Advance British Quad poster contains four panels promoting 007 and its antics, two by Frank McCarthy and two by Robert McGinnis.
It was designed to be cut into four pieces so very few examples (complete or otherwise) have survived. With a linen back and a size of 30 “by 40”, the estimate is £ 8,000 to £ 12,000.
Other highlights of the James Bond 007 auction include an original 1962 British quad poster for the debut Bond film Dr. No.
The canvas-backed 30 x 40 inch poster is in fair condition with a few minor flaws and is a must have for any serious Bond lover. The estimate is around £ 6,000 to £ 9,000.
To illustrate how collectable Bond is, a folded poster from 1965 for Thunder ball If the upper left section is completely absent it can still result in an estimate of £ 800 to £ 1,200. For most other film franchises, such damage would render a poster worthless.
A full version of the poster is also offered with an estimate of £ 3,000-5,000, the same guide as for a Golden finger (1964) British Quad Movie Poster, Style A, art by Robert Brownjohn. Another example of a linen back is in even greater demand Greetings from Russia (1963) which is expected to fetch £ 6,500-7,500.
A 30×40 inch 1964 Goldfinger British Quad poster (Style A version) is expected to sell for £ 3,000-5,000, while another linen-backed example for From Russia With Love (1963) should go up to £ 6,500-7,500.
The props offered include a metal light box with the legend Albert R Broccoli 007 Stage.
The 100 x 65 x 12 cm sign used to hang in Pinewood Studios and here carries a £ 1,500-2,500 guide.
Also for sale is one of the 7007 James Bond Omega Seamaster 300 SPECTER Limited Edition watches from 2015 (never worn) with the number 6072/7007.
A rare offer are these 11 ‘Special Edition’ gold-plated die-cast models of Corgi James Bond 007 made by Collectables Magazine.
Also rare is this ‘The James Bond Archives’, published by Paul Duncan, Golden Edition, published by Taschen 2012, numbered Limited Edition 370/500, signed by Daniel Craig. The book is leather-bound with a gold finish and gilt edges.
The auction features several replicas of SD Studios props.
One such replica is a 24 karat gold plated replica gold pistol from The man with the golden pistol.
Manufactured by SD Studios Ltd in 1994 and numbered 241, it consists of a dummy Colibri lighter, a dummy pen for the barrel, a dummy cigarette case for the handle and a dummy cufflink trigger.
The replica of Golden Gun comes with a replica ball engraved with 007 and has a presentation case with a combination lock and a descriptive plaque. The estimate is between £ 3,000 and £ 5,000.
SD Studios was also designed as a replica cylinder as worn by Oddjob in Golden finger.
The product offered here was also manufactured in the early 1990s and is numbered 028 out of 1000. It is also supplied in a presentation case on a stand. The estimate £ 2,000-4,000.
“We hope that just before the lockdown is eased significantly, the sale will give the calendar the much-needed shine as people prepare for the slow return to normal,” said Alastair McCrea, partner and specialist at Ewbank.
You can view the entire catalog for the auction online at www.ewbankauctions.co.uk Here you can also find out about live bids online.
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