PROP STORE WILL BE AUCTIONING OVER 750 CINEMA POSTERS IN A TWO-DAY AUCTION ON WEDNESDAY 8th AND THURSDAY 9th DECEMBER 2021
BIDS CAN BE PLACED ONLINE & BY PHONE FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD
AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
– LARGEST COLLECTION OF ALTERNATIVE MOVIE POSTERS TO BE SOLD IN EUROPE INCLUDING LIMITED EDITION EXAMPLES FROM SOME OF THE LEADING ARTISTS IN THE INDUSTRY – TYLER STOUT, OLLY MOSS, JOCK AND MANY MORE
– INCREDIBLE ORIGINAL ARTWORK TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER INCLUDING A FULLY PAINTED STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980) CONCEPT MOVIE POSTER DESIGN BY JOSH KIRBY ESTIMATED BETWEEN
£6,000 – 8,000
– EXCLUSIVE SIGNED AND NUMBERED PRINTS FROM THE AWARD-WINNING CREATIVE AGENCY, FEREF AND MOVIE POSTERS FROM THE PERSONAL ARCHIVES OF EMMY NOMINATED TELEVISION PRODUCER, BRYAN FULLER, STAR WARS AND INDIANA JONES PRODUCER, HOWARD KAZANJIAN, AND
SCI-FI PUBLISHING MASTERMIND, CHARLES LIPPINCOTT
– OTHER AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE A UK QUAD FROM THE 1956 SCI-FI CLASSIC, FORBIDDEN PLANET AND A ‘CENTRIFUGE’ STYLE US ONE-SHEET ARTWORK FROM STANLEY KUBRICK’S 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) ESTIMATED AT £8,000 – 10,000 AND £4,000 – 6,000 RESPECTIVELY.
Prop Store – one of the world’s leading film and TV entertainment memorabilia companies, has today announced it is to hold its next cinema poster live auction this December, with the posters and artwork on offer expected to fetch in excess of £250,000. Over 750 rare, sought-after posters and artworks will be sold during Prop Store’s cinema poster auction on Wednesday 8th – Thursday 9th December 2021 from 14:00 GMT.
The auction is suitable for fans with a variety of budgets and is now open for registration via: www.propstore.com/posterauction. The auction will be live streamed online for fans to track the action and participate in bidding.
Top items to be sold at Prop Store’s cinema poster auction include:
- FORBIDDEN PLANET (1956) – UK Quad, 1956 est. £8,000 – £10,000 ($11,000 – $13,750)
- STAR WARS: EP V – THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980) – Original Full Colour Painted Concept Artwork, 1980 est. £6,000 – £8,000 ($8,250 – $11,000)
- 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) – US One-Sheet – Style C ‘Centrifuge’ Artwork, 1968 est. £4,000 – £6,000 ($5,500 – $8,250)
- A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (1967) – US Advance One-Sheet – Style B, 1967 est. £4,000 – £6,000 ($5,500 – $8,250)
- THE MATRIX (1999) – International One-Sheet ‘Lightning Strike’ Style, 1999 est. £4,000 – £6,000 ($5,500 – $8,250)
- THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (1951) – US Half Sheet, 1951 est. £2,500 – £3,500 ($3,440 – $4,815)
- THE BRIDES OF DRACULA (1960) – UK Quad, 1960 est. £2,000 – £3,000 ($2,750 – $4,125)
- STAR WARS: EP IV – A NEW HOPE (1977) – Howard Kazanjian Collection: US One-Sheet – Happy Birthday Style, 1978 est. £2,000 – £3,000 ($2,750 – $4,125)
- EVIL DEAD (1981) – Original Video Cover Artwork, 1982 est. £1,500 – £2500 ($2,065 – $3,440)
- APOCALYPSE NOW (1979) – Japanese B0, 1980 est. £1,000 – £1,500 ($1,375 – $2,065)
- AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (2018) – US One-Sheet Poster Autographed by Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland and others, 2018 est. £1,000 – £1,500 ($1,375 – $2,065)
- BARBARELLA (1968) -UK Quad, 1968 est. £1,000 – £1,500 ($1,375 – $,2065)
- JAMES BOND: SPECTRE (2015) – One-Sheet Style Poster Autographed by Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux, Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci, Dave Bautista and others, 2015 est. £1,000 – £1,500 ($1,375 – $2,065)
- THE THING (1982) – Hand-Numbered, Signed and Dated Silver Variant Artist Proof Mondo Poster, 2008 est. £1,000 – £1,500 ($1,375 – $2,065)
- WAR OF THE WORLDS (2005) – Tom Cruise, Steven Spielberg, Justin Chatwin Autographed Cinema Poster, 2005 est. £500 – £700 ($690 – $965)
Stephen Lane, Prop Store CEO, commented on the upcoming auction: “We’re thrilled to announce our first two-day poster auction featuring another outstanding collection of posters and artwork for movie fans to enjoy. We’re particularly excited about the extensive collection of alternative film posters going under the hammer which will be sold as part of the 790-lot auction on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th December 2021.”
Mark Hochman, Prop Store’s poster expert said: “December 8th & 9th sees Prop Store’s largest dedicated movie poster sale yet with over 750 lots spread across two days including Hollywood blockbusters, familiar favourites and over 200 Alternative Movie Posters with many of the lots being offered at auction for the first time. Once again, we are proud to present original pieces and unique proof prints from creative design agency FEREF and film posters from the private collections of movie-making legends Howard Kazanjian, Bryan Fuller and Charles Lippincott.”
About Prop Store
Prop Store sells original movie props and costumes and related memorabilia, regularly hosting live and online prop and costume auctions. Over 8,000 items are also available for sale at fixed price on www.propstore.com.
Operating since 1998, Prop Store founder Stephen Lane’s love for movies led him to begin hunting for the same props and costumes that were used to create his favourite films. He found that he could not only provide collectors with access to their most coveted pieces, but also establish archival standards for a new, pop-culture hybrid of fine art and memorabilia collecting – prop art. Prop Store handles prop disposal, sale, archive and auction services to production companies and distributors as well as fixed price item sale on its website.
In 2020, Prop Store received the Queens Award for Enterprise in International Trade. The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is widely recognised as the highest accolade for business success in the UK. The award recognises British companies that have excelled in innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility.