5 09, 2021

Bond #25 in T minus 25 days and counting

By |2021-09-05T12:22:03+01:00September 5, 2021|Categories: James Bond Posters|

No Time to Die, the 25th film in the James Bond franchise, will finally be released on the 30th of September 2021. There have been a number of false dawns for the film and there is a premiere in the Royal Albert Hall 2 days before the general release, however, the 30th of September is the day to put in your diary if you want to see the film as soon as it's released. None of the major cinemas appear to be taking reservations yet, but Odeon Cinemas (which also takes bookings for IMAX screenings) will take bookings from the [...]

22 03, 2021

Bond Cars that feature in Bond Posters

By |2021-09-04T08:26:54+01:00March 22, 2021|Categories: Cultural Landmarks, James Bond Posters|

This week's episode of Top Gear had a brilliant feature on James Bond cars. The Bond Cars, like the film cinema posters, are one of the cornerstones that make the franchise so enduring. We thought we would look at Bond Cars and Bond Cinema Posters together. In this article, we examine some examples of where a Bond car features in a Bond Cinema Poster. Goldfinger and the Aston Martin DB5 The most iconic Bond car of all must be the Aston Martin DB5 which first appeared in Goldfinger. A DB3 was written into the Goldfinger novel by Ian Fleming, not [...]

2 03, 2021

No Time to Die April 2020 UK Quad Poster

By |2021-04-26T11:04:55+01:00March 2, 2021|Categories: Collecting, Investment, James Bond Posters|

No other poster has attracted as much interest or as many sales in the past 12 months as the No Time to Die April 2020 UK Quad Poster. The scheduled ‘April 2’ release date can be seen on the poster. Uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic in the UK may have been at its peak at this time. Lockdown in the UK began on 23rd March 20, cinemas were closed, and the release of the movie has been postponed. The historical significance of the delay is of course a major reason why the poster has proved to be so popular. A [...]

18 02, 2021

Great Cinema Poster Books

By |2021-04-26T11:04:55+01:00February 18, 2021|Categories: Collecting, James Bond Posters, Poster Art|

We are always on the lookout for great books about cinema posters. It is a relatively sparse field of study by today’s standards. Nevertheless, there are some excellent books in circulation discussing the subject of moive posters. With collectors very much in mind, they have wonderful images and discussions about the history of our beloved pastime/enterprise. The following books are some of our favourites. Selling the Movie (Ian Haydn Smith) Ian Haydn Smith is as UK-based film journalist, editor of Curzon and BFI Filmmakers magazine, and somewhat prolific writer of top-quality books on Film and Cinema. ‘Selling the Movie’ is [...]

20 11, 2020

Sotheby’s James Bond Poster Auction – We crunch the numbers!

By |2021-04-26T11:04:56+01:00November 20, 2020|Categories: Investment, James Bond Posters|Tags: |

Every few years one of London’s venerable auction houses, Christie's or Sotheby’s, open their doors to our humble pastime and provide some eye-popping results. The 13 November 2020 auction of James Bond posters was of particular interest to us and we decided to examine the results, hoping to gain insights into some of these questions - Which country of origin has the most valuable Bond Cinema Posters? Which Bond actor features in the most valuable posters? Which Bond film has the most valuable posters? There were 199 lots in total but we only analysed Cinema Posters and Cinema Stills. Items, [...]

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