RARE STAR WARS POSTER SELLS FOR £13,000 IN AUCTION TO RAISE MONEY FOR UKRAINE AID APPEAL

Prop Store’s Cinema Poster Live Auction was back live in the auction room and results were stronger than ever, totalling over £275,000 ($363,000)

 

Over 550 lots were sold as part of the auction, including the rare UK Quad ‘Hildebrandt’ Style poster from the 1977 George Lucas classic, Star Wars: A New Hope, with all hammer proceeds being donated to the DEC’s Ukraine Aid Appeal

 

Other auction highlights included:

 

– UK Quad Style C Poster Artwork Transparency from STAR WARS: EP IV – A NEW HOPE (1977) SOLD FOR £10,625 ($14,025)

 

– US “Lucky Strikes” One-Sheet, 1994 from PULP FICTION (1994) SOLD FOR £7,500 ($9,900)

 

 – US Subway Poster ‘Look OUT’, 1965 from JAMES BOND: THUNDERBALL (1965) SOLD FOR £5,000 ($6,600)

 

Prop Store – one of the world’s leading film and TV memorabilia companies – has today announced results from its

March 2022 live cinema poster auction, with posters and artwork on offer fetching more than £275,000 ($363,000). Prop Store’s Cinema Poster Live Auction was suitable for fans with a variety of budgets, with lots selling between £50 and £16,250.

 

Other notable sales included (sale prices are inclusive of buyer’s premium):

 

  1. Framed Animation Cel from SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937) sold for £5,000 ($6,600)
  2. One-Sheet Style Poster Autographed by Josh Brolin, Sean Astin, Ke Huy Quan, Jeff Cohen and Others from THE GOONIES (1985) sold for £4,687.50 ($6,187.50)
  3. Original Concept Artwork, Transparency and Various Mock-Ups, 1974 from THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT (1974) sold for £4,375 ($5,775)
  4. Space Wheel Style Lenticular, 1968 from 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) sold for £2,812.50 ($3,712.50)
  5. Japanese B2 – Yamakatsu ‘Starfall’, 1983 from STAR WARS: EP VI – RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983) sold for £2,812.50 ($3,712.50)
  6. Alice Krige Autographed Limited Edition Mondo Print by Ken Taylor, 2010 from STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT (1996) sold for £2,500 ($3,300)
  7. Signed and Hand-Numbered Limited Edition Variant Print by Tyler Stout, 2011 from KILL BILL: VOL 1 (2003) sold for £2,375 ($3,135)
  8. Complete Set of Eight US Lobby Cards, 1960 from PSYCHO (1960) sold for £2,000 ($2,640)
  9. Daniel Craig Autographed Advance US One-Sheet Poster, 2006 from JAMES BOND: CASINO ROYALE (2006) sold for £1,875 ($2,475)
  10. Special 3D Lenticular Poster, 1997 from JURASSIC PARK: THE LOST WORLD (1997) sold for £1,625 ($2,145)
  11. Alfred Hitchcock Autographed Vintage Still from ALFRED HITCHCOCK sold for £1,250 ($1,650)
  12. Original Poster Composition Artwork, 1976 from AT THE EARTH’S CORE (1976) sold for £1,250 ($1,650)

 

Stephen Lane, Prop Store CEO, commented on the auction: “We were thrilled to be back live in the auction room for our Cinema Poster Auction for what was another fantastic auction.  Bidding was strong both in the room and with our online bidders across the globe, and yet again we’ve produced tremendous results. We saw some great prices throughout the auction, most notably the sale of our rare Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) UK Quad poster by the Brothers Hildebrandt which was sold for an incredible £13,000, with all hammer proceeds to be donated to the DEC’s urgent Ukraine Aid Appeal.”

 

Mark Hochman, Prop Store’s poster expert, also commented on the auction: “Prop Store’s first ‘live’ auction the year proved to be a truly special event as we welcomed bidders back into the room after over a two-year absence, breaking poster sales records in the process. Incredible successes were achieved with our alternative movie posters, autographed memorabilia, Star Wars and James Bond Lots, which are always incredibly popular with fans and collectors. With so many outstanding results it’s difficult to highlight individual successes with the biggest cheer of the evening reserved for our charity Lot. The Star Wars ‘Hildebrandt’ British quad realised a breath-taking £13,000 for the relief effort in Ukraine with every penny raised going to this worthwhile cause.

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.