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Auction Name Original Film Posters - bidstart 3/18 Total Sales (GBP) 427,140.00
Auction Date 04/01/2021 - 04/01/2021 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 271,300.00
Sale Number #L21899 High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 427,200.00
Total Lots 258
Sold Lots 228 Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 308,800.00
% of Lots Sold 88.37% High Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 485,700.00
Unsold Lots 30 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 87.94%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
85 Artist: Al Hirschfeld (1903-2003)

Another Fine Mess (1930) Poster, US

1930 GBP 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 GBP 37,800.00
125

Thunderball (1965) US, Set of 4 door panels

1965 GBP 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 GBP 30,240.00
168

a.k.a. Cassius Clay / Muhammad Ali: Skill, Brains and Guts (1970) Poster, US, Re-release 1975

1970 GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00 GBP 10,080.00
198 Artist: Robert E. McGinnis (b.1926)

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) Poster, US

1961 GBP 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 GBP 8,820.00
55 Artist: Saverio Pavone (dates unknown)

Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Poster, US, Roadshow

1962 GBP 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 GBP 8,190.00
150 Artist: Tom Jung (b.1942)

Star Wars (1977) Poster, US, Unrated Style A, first printing 77/21-0

1977 GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 8,190.00
133

Top Gun (1986) Poster, US, Signed by Tom Cruise

1986 GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00 GBP 6,930.00
176

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Poster, US

1937 GBP 5,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 6,930.00
187

Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988) Poster, US, Limited edition of 750 un-numbered (Gold Mylar)

1988 GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00 GBP 6,930.00
124 Artist: Boris Grinsson (1907-1999)

From Russia with Love / Bons Baisers de Russie (1963) Poster, French, First French release 1964

1963 GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 GBP 5,670.00
132 Artist: A. Purkis (dates unknown)

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) Poster, British

1986 GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 5,670.00
221

Il Buono Il Brutto Il Cattivo / The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) Italian, Set of 3 posters

1966 GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 GBP 5,670.00
53 Artist: Waldemar Swierzy (1931-2013)

Sunset Boulevard / Bulwar Zachodz?cego S?o?ca (1950) Poster, Polish, First Polish release 1957

1950 GBP 2,400.00 - 3,600.00 GBP 5,292.00
35

Grace Kelly Hair Test for Dial M for Murder (1952) US, Original photograph

1952 GBP 500.00 - 800.00 GBP 4,788.00
160 Artist: John Alvin (1948-2008)

Blade Runner (1982) Poster, US, Signed by Harrison Ford

1982 GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 4,788.00
127 Artist: Robert E. McGinnis (b.1926)

Live and Let Die (1973) Poster, US

1973 GBP 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 GBP 4,032.00
190 Artist: John Alvin (1948-2008)

The Lion King (1994) Poster, US, Signed by James Earl Jones (voice of Mufasa )

1994 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 4,032.00
89 Artist: Boris Grinsson (1907-1999)

The Seven Year Itch / 7 Ans de Réflexion (1955) Poster, French, First French release 1956

1955 GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 GBP 3,780.00
110

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Poster, British, Signed Various Actors

2001 GBP 500.00 - 800.00 GBP 3,780.00
194 Artist: Roger Soubie (1898-1984)

Roman Holiday / Vacances Romaines (1953) Poster, French, First French release 1954

1953 GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 GBP 3,780.00
31 Artist: Robert McCall (1919-2010)

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Poster, US, Style C, Cinerama

1968 GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 3,528.00
164 Artist: Roger Huyssen and Gerard Huerta (dates unknown)

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) Poster, US, Signed by William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy

1984 GBP 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 GBP 3,528.00
179 Artist: Alexis (dates unknown)

Dumbo / Dumbo L' Elephant Volant (1941) Poster, French, First French release 1947

1941 GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 3,528.00
199

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) Poster, Japanese

1961 GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 3,528.00
182

Lady and the Tramp (1955) Poster, US

1955 GBP 500.00 - 800.00 GBP 3,276.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Charles Loupot, <i>Les Cigarettes Mekka,</i> 1919. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Plinio Codognato, <i>Cicli Fiat,</i> circa 1910. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> L.N. Britton, <i>Warning! Consider the Possible Consequences,</i> c. 1917. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonardo Bistolfi, <i>Première Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs Modernes,</i> 1902. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>Paquet Pernot / Biscuits Pernot,</i> 1910. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Francesco Nonni, <i>Font Meo / Acqua Minerale Naturale,</i> 1924. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Frederick Winthrop Ramsdell, <i>American Crescent Cycles,</i> 1899. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> <i>Be a Tight Wad! Own Something!</i> designer unknown, 1925. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Candido Aragonese de Faria, <i>Chamonix–Mont–Blanc,</i> c. 1910. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> W.E.J., <i>Irishmen Avenge the Lusitania,</i> c. 1915. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until August 7</b>
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Maitres Affiches by MUCHA - Papier a cigarettes Job. 202. $5,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> De Bry - Map of the West Indies (including Florida, Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas, Parts of Central & South America, Sea Monsters, Ships). $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gould - Short-billed Toucan (Ramphastos Brevicarinatus). $5,000 to $8,000.
    <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until August 7</b>
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Redoute, Folio - Pale Iris - Iris flavescens. 375. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gillray - Light Expelling Darkness or The Sun of the Constitution. $200 to $500.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gerard - Wild Hemp or Weed, Cannabis. 708. $150 to $450.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Shaw & Nodder - Head of The Dodo. 165. $100 to $300.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Family photograph album ("The Hughes family Album"), 1957-1962. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Typed letter signed, to Ted Hughes, on "my own private doctrine", with a poem, 5 October 1956. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Pen and ink portrait of Ted Hughes, [1956]. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Joint autograph letter signed, to William and Edith Hughes, March 1960. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Photographic portrait by David Bailey, inscribed by Plath, 1961, and another press photo. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Tarot de Marseille. Deck of cards owned by Sylvia Plath. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Pair of gold wedding rings. £6,000 to £8,000.
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