Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)

Check out these rare, original Star Wars and James Bond posters going to auction

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Oct 22, 2018

You're gonna need a bigger piggy bank and a lot more wall space. The U.K.-based Prop Store is holding an auction of rare movie posters, some of them selling for around $300,000 or more. Not bad for a piece of paper with some ink on it.

Some of the coolest pieces are Star Wars-related, such as an Oscars poster for the first movie, or an alternate printing of a poster for the third film in the original trilogy that reads "Revenge of the Jedi."

There are also posters for a number of the James Bond movies, Doctor Who, and several modern properties such as DeadpoolGame of Thrones, Harry Potter, and Guardians of the Galaxy.

“After the success of our inaugural Cinema Poster Auction earlier this year when we sold £200,000 worth of posters and artwork, we are delighted to offer over 400 lots in our forthcoming Poster Auction in November 2018," said Stephen Lane, Prop Store CEO. "Prop Store lives and breathes entertainment memorabilia, and the addition of poster auctions now allows us to provide a fully rounded service to the movie collecting community.”

Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) US One-Sheet “Chaykin” PreProduction Poster

£2,000 - £3,000 / $2,593 - $3,890

Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)

US One-Sheet “Chaykin” Pre-production Poster, 1976 £2,000 - £3,000 Credit: Prop Store

Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) US One-Sheet “Birthday” Poster, 1978

£2,000 - £2,500 / $2,593 - $3,242

STAR WARS US “Birthday” Poster

US “Birthday” Poster (1977) £2.5k - £3k (approx. $3,300 - $4,000) Credit: Prop Store

Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) UK Quad “Oscars” Poster, 1977 M Tom Chantrell

£400 - £500 / $518 - $648

Star Wars A New Hope

UK Quad “Oscars” Poster, 1977 Credit: £400 - £500

James Bond: Dr No (1962) UK Quad Poster, 1962 M Mitchell Hooks

£8,000 - £10,000 / $10,380 - $12,975

James Bond Dr. No

UK Quad Poster, 1962 £8,000 - £10,000 Credit: Prop Store

 James Bond: Thunderball (1965) UK Quad Poster, 1965

£5,000 - £6,000 / $6,487 - $7,785

James Bond Thunderball

UK Quad Poster, 1965 £5,000 - £6,000 Credit: Prop Store

James Bond: Goldfinger (1964) UK Quad Poster, 1964 M Robert Brownjohn

£3,000 - £4,000 / $3,892 - $5,190

James Bond Goldfinger

UK Quad Poster, 1964 £3,000 - £4,000 Credit: Prop Store

"Prop Store are delighted to offer one of the most comprehensive James Bond poster collections ever to come onto the market. In addition, we have top quality Star Wars pieces, some sumptuous Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn posters, plus rare never seen before original poster artwork and a great range of collectible Quads too," added Mike Bloomfield, Prop Store’s poster expert.

The auction will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 20 in Hertfordshire, U.K. You can already start bidding online here. The full catalog can be found here

Head on down to the gallery below for a further look at all the genre posters up for auction...

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