Dr No film poster, 1962, sold for £17,500 at Ewbank’s.

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That will, of course, come at a cost. In April 2021 Surrey saleroom Ewbank’s sold a British quad size poster, 2ft 6in x 3ft 4in (76cm x 1.02m), for the first Bond film at £16,000.

In good condition, with no folds, the price showed the kind of demand these days for the classic posters designed by Mitchell Hooks.

On March 7, in Ewbank’s (25% buyer’s premium) dedicated James Bond auction, another came up which was in ‘generally good condition’ for its age, with strong, bright colours, but some damage to corners and edges and fold marks.

Estimated at £5000-8000, this example was bought by a Yorkshire collector for £17,500.

The Dr No poster was consigned by a gentleman in south-west London who had owned it from the 1970s and had no idea of the value.