Lust for Life film poster – £900 at Ewbank’s.

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The 2ft 6in x 3ft 4in (76cm x 1.02m) British quad film poster, folded, promoted the 1956 film Lust for Life starring Kirk Douglas as the troubled painter Van Gogh. Against a guide of £50-80, it took £900.

Other highlights included a Legend of the Lost British quad film poster, starring John Wayne and Sophia Loren, dating from just a year later, which went for £420 (guide £100-150) but a string of very respectable three-figure sums for much more recent designs show plenty of examples in the past 40-50 years are also highly collectable especially at the popular, sizeable British quad format.


An American Werewolf in London film poster – £420 at Ewbank’s.

Sold for £420 (estimate £80-120) was a poster for the cult horror film An American Werewolf In London (1981) offered in ‘very clean condition, near mint with only light handling and creasing’.

The joint top-estimated poster, for another cult film, The Princess Bride of 1987, went beyond the £100-150 guide to take £360. And if you really want modern, try a poster for Top Gun: Maverick which took £85 (est: £30-50) – despite being released only last year.