With the largest collection of cinema poster artwork ever to be offered in the UK, the Prop Store Cinema Poster Live Auction boasts not only one of the most extensive collections of Star Wars posters ever to be offered on the open market, but also one of the most extensive collection of original artworks from leading British poster artists including pieces never before seen in the public domain. And with pieces to suit all budgets – with estimates ranging from £200 – £12,000 – the Cinema Poster Live Auction is the perfect place to re-discover your love of cinema and poster artwork and collect some truly special pieces.
Widely regarded as one the foremost British cinema poster artists of the 20th century, Tom Chantrell was a natural born artist and skilled draughtsman. Chantrell’s talent for understanding the commercial imperatives of poster advertising was soon recognised and working for the advertising agency Allardyce Palmer, Chantrell began illustrating posters for both Fox and Warner Brothers Studios.
Star Wars has entertained billions of people over the past 40 years and is now firmly entrenched in the world of popular culture. In the Prop Store Cinema Poster Live Auction, we are proud to offer the most extensive collection of Star Wars posters ever to be offered on the open market. In the collection, there are a number of rare international posters, including lots from the UK, US, Russia, Poland, Hong Kong and many other countries. Additionally, we are very lucky to have some truly rare and iconic posters that is sure to re-ignite your Star Wars nostalgia with the iconic art of the original Star Wars trilogy.
Vintage cinema posters (pre-1990) were mostly based on painted artwork designs. The market in the UK for such original artwork has been slow to develop, mainly due to the lack of supply. Therefore prices for British cinema poster artwork has lagged against corresponding American movie poster art. The current Prop Store Cinema Poster Live Auction on the 28th June 2018, however, contains the largest collection of cinema poster artwork ever to be offered in the UK…
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