Another excellent Film & Music Memorabilia auction coming your way on 30th June.
Full catalogue will be online 7 days before the sale approx, but for now here's a sneak preview to whet your appetite!
Here's a sneak preview of our 8th December Film Posters, Vinyl Records & Elvis Memorabilia Auction....
Last week this colourful but scary film poster for Bride Of Frankenstein, directed by the British James Whale, was consigned to our auction rooms ready for our next specialist Film Poster Auction in November 2015. It has the “H” (for Horrific) film censor certificate which was brought out by the censors in 1932 to protect the British public from the new Horrific films coming from America (Frankenstein etc.) Bride of Frankenstein was made in 1935 and this British poster is from between May 1947 (when Eros films started) to 1951 (which is when the “H” certificate ceased) - it is therefore a very early re-release, and we are very excited to have the opportunity to sell such a rare piece of cinematic history. We have estimated it at £10,000 to £12,000 for the auction catalogue.
I was amazed once I saw the plaque as we had been given no prior warning by the Council that there was going to be a plaque outside our premises!
It is incredible to think that the British Quad film poster for such a famous film is being sold in the very building where the Director of the film spent much time as a pupil at school - and the fact that the poster was consigned the same week as the plaque appeared is just too spooky!
By Chris Aston
Film titles include:
Clint Eastwood’s first Spaghetti Western “A Fistful of Dollars”
Steve McQueen rare film poster “On Any Sunday”
Some rare Hammer Horror Quads including "Taste the Blood of Dracula” starring Christopher Lee as Count Dracula including the tagline “Drinka Pinta Blood A Day”
Marlon Brando’s banned film “The Wild Ones”
Among the selection of science fiction film posters is “The Planet of The Apes” starring Charlton Heston.
And Western fans are well represented with "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "The Wild Bunch".
It is amazing that these posters have survived for so long and it's a great opportunity for buyers to bid on a fresh-to-the-market collection of such quality.
By Steve Kennedy
Visit the auction calendar page to see the auction catalogue