9 – 11 NOVEMBER
9th Nov viewing open 10am-8pm:
– Evening viewing and drinks and talk is from 6pm-8pm.
10th Nov viewing open 10am-5pm.
11th Nov viewing open 10am-2pm.
In the region of 100 posters, lobby cards and production stills from the 1950s to the 1990s will be for sale at the online auction from 9th – 11th November, with the catalogue viewable on www.25BlytheRoad.com from the 26th October. This is an ideal auction for entry level/first time collectors; estimates start at £150, going up to £5,000.
Lolita (1962) Original US 41 x 27 in. (104 x 69 cm).
Photo by Bert Stern. Estimate: £600-£900
SciFi, Horror, Comedy, Drama, Romance – all these categories are represented in this film posters and memorabilia sale spanning 40 years; something to everybody’s ‘Big Screen’ taste.
Highlights from the 1950s include a poster advertising the well known film Rebel Without a Cause (1955) . This has a poignant association, as the movie star, James Dean, tragically died just before the film’s release. It carries an estimate of £2500-£3500. From a similar period, The Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957), a Horror Sci Fi Comedy movie poster depicting spine chilling aliens has an estimate of £3000 – £5000. Later movie posters in the sale include Jaws (1975), estimated £800 – £1200 which, despite the mechanical sharks constantly breaking down during filming, is one of the great movies of the 20th century, and the first film to gross more than $100 million. The poster displays the direct and utterly terrifying threat of the hidden shark.
Rebel Without a Cause (1955). Original US. 41 x 27 in. (104 x 69 cm).
A Back to the Future poster, (1985) starring the teen idol Michael J Fox, is estimated at £500-£800 and a framed original US lobby card of Forbidden Planet (1956) has an estimate of £300-£500. Other posters include The Pink Panther, Star Wars, Dr No and many more.
All the posters were issued for advertising purposes at the time of the release of the film, and were never meant to be sold. In spite of this, most are in very good condition. Well known poster designers are another important focus for collectors, and are in good number in this sale, look out for names such as Bill Gold, Reynold Brown, Bob Peak and Albert Kallis.
Ideally timed for a pre Christmas splash, this is a chance to have some cinema magic on your walls for a few hundred pounds.
Wallpower – Jaws (1975). Original US 41 x 27 in. (104 x 69 cm)
25 Blythe Road, founded in 2007 is a collective of highly experienced specialists many of whom have worked at Sotheby’s. The auction house will happily sell good quality low value lots to open up the doors to all collectors, starting at £50, going up to many tens of thousands. Curators, collectors and dealers from around the world buy from the various fields of expertise.
The auctions also include Photographs, British & Continental Pictures, Islamic and Indian Works of Art, and Decorative Works of Art including Silver, Ceramics, Jewellery, Sculpture and Objects of Vertu. Also Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria, and Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments and Works of Art. Each auction is preceded by viewing days at the 25 Blythe Road Gallery.
For further information about the auction, as well as images, please contact :
25 Blythe Road
London W14 0PD
Tel + 44 (0) 207 806 5541
Tel: +44 (0) 7748 103 440