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These Rare Movie Posters May Fetch a Small Fortune at an Upcoming Auction

A look into Prop Store's November 2018 auction in London.
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Prop Store, a London-based movie memorabilia company, recently announced its second movie poster live auction, which will be livestreamed from UK headquarters in November. The auction will include over 450 highly coveted movie posters from roughly 320 films, including posters for the Star Wars original trilogy and the early James Bond films. All in all, they're expected to fetch more than $330,000 (about PHP17.7 million).

Among the big-ticket items set to go under the hammer are an original artwork for John Carpenter’s The Thing, which is estimated to go for up to $10,500; and bunch of a Star Wars posters that could each fetch over $3,000. There are also posters and artworks for more recent movies, like 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy and 2017's The Greatest Showman. 

Here are a few of the more interesting pieces from Prop Store's full catalogue:

Star Wars US Six-Sheet “International” Poster, 1977, by Tom Jung; £2,000 to £2,500 IMAGE: Prop Store
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Dr. No UK Quad Poster, 1962, by Mitchell Hooks; £8,000 to £10,000 IMAGE: Prop Store

Meet the Fockers US Concept Poster Artwork, 2004, by Robert Tanenbaum; £800 to £1,000 IMAGE: Prop Store
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Pulp Fiction US One-Sheet “Lucky Strike” Advance Poster, 1994; £1,500 to £1,700 IMAGE: Prop Store

Breakfast at Tiffany's US One-Sheet, 1961 by Robert McGinnis; £4,000 to £5,000 IMAGE: Prop Store
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Get Carter US One-Sheet “Art Style” Poster, 1971, by John Van Hamersveld; £2,000 to £3,000 IMAGE: Prop Store

For more information, visit Prop Store's official website.

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