A rare poster of “Thunderbolt”, or “Thunderball,” from the series of films of the famous British intelligence agent James Bond, will be auctioned on Friday and is expected to sell for up to 16 thousand dollars.
The most notable of the Bond series’ souvenir items to be auctioned online is the four-part poster showing Agent 007, whose role in this movie was Scottish actor Sean Connery, fighting villains or surrounded by semi-naked beauties.According to UK auction house Yubank, the hardback poster was designed to be cut into four parts and was expected to sell for between 8,000 and 12,000 pounds ($ 11,000 and $ 16,500).
“There is always a huge base of collectors who love James Bond and it seems to be growing as well,” said Natalie Davis, an appraiser at Youbank.
Among the exhibits at the auction tomorrow, Friday, entitled “James Bond 007”, an original poster dating back to 1962 for the first movie of the famous series, “Doctor No”, and is expected to sell for between six and nine thousand pounds.
“All of our sales are now entirely online and we have noticed a huge surge in bidding,” Davis said of the conditions during the Corona pandemic.