Monday, 31 August 2015

What Are These?

These Dr No / From Russia With Love Combo posters came up at an auction recently. They were described as 1965 combo posters from the UK measuring 40 x 60 inches. I've never seen them before. Anyone knows what they are?

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are you sure it was 1956 ?

Peter Lorenz said...

Not really - changed now :-)

Guy Callaway said...

Very strange layout and artwork, and those crudely scrawled bullets?
They don't look 60's-vintage to me.

Simon said...

Mr Nixdorf, over on the AJB place, has said they are posters that one was supposed to chop up into bits to adorn all sorts of shelves and bits of wall.

As they currently are though, they are awful things. But really very unique.

For my part, I have all the relevant Campaign and pressbooks and I have also never seen these before now.

A friend knows the chap who is selling up (on the Heritage site) but has been apparently sworn to secrecy as to his identity. Apparently, the seller is a big deal in the Bond world who has just decided to sell up.

Simon said...

Fella - how has the house move gone??

Guy Callaway said...

"Mr Nixdorf, over on the AJB place, has said they are posters that one was supposed to chop up into bits to adorn all sorts of shelves and bits of wall."

That's funny, because my first thought was they looked like pages from a cut-out doll book.

Simon said...

On the same auction site, there is this poster.

http://movieposters.ha.com/itm/you-only-live-twice-united-artists-1967-british-quad-30-x-40-book-tie-in-style/p/7113-26085.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515

I am not sure how much importance I am to assign to this one....? Opened up to the forum.

Anonymous said...

I did see some posters with some of the above pieces glued to it. One of them was a Belgian Goldfinger poster.

Guy Callaway said...

"I am not sure how much importance I am to assign to this one....?"

Also not sure, but it's very cool.
Again, something that would of been scrumpled/tossed away...

dan craig said...

Must of been from a double screening back in 65 somewhere in London.

Anonymous said...

Simon is right. These 2 posters were for the first reissue of DR. NO / FRWL in England in 1965. Very weird looking, but very rare. I can also confirm these came from the same collection that is coming to Heritage in November. The TBALL advance quad, GF style B quad, DAF subway 2-sheet, VIVA lobby sets, and a whole bunch more all from the same man. The seller chooses not to identify himself.