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A rare intact James Bond movie poster is expected to fetch up to £12,000 in Ewbank’s James Bond 007 auction on April 9th. Created for Thunderball (1965), the Advance British Quad poster features four panels promoting 007 and his adventures, two painted by Frank McCarthy and two by Robert McGinnis. the ‘quad’ was designed to be cut into four pieces, so very few examples (complete or otherwise) have survived. The estimate for this linen-backed poster...

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Although Ian Fleming did not provide James Bond with a birth date, John Pearson’s official fictional biography of the agent does, and it turns out that 007 would have turned 100 on November 11th, 2020. Coinciding with the centenary and the passing of Sean Connery aged 90 is Ewbank’s Auctions’ James Bond memorabilia sale, aptly titled A Time To Buy, on November 20. Ewbank’s have been holding dedicated Bond auctions for some time, with additional...

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It seems that traditional hobbies and pastimes are back in favour, as model train maker Hornby has steamed back into profit, and auctioneer Ewbanks has exceeded estimates with a sale of rail collectables. Toymaker Hornby announced a 33 percent jump in sales in the six months to September, saying that coronavirus lockdown had apparently persuaded many families to focus on traditional hobbies. The firm which also owns the Scalextric car racing, Corgi diecast model and...

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A huge collection of boxed model trains and associated collectables – much of it in largely untouched condition – is expected to fetch over £10,000 at Ewbank’s Auctions in Surrey on October 28th. Built up over many years by a dedicated collector, the huge collection of models from brands including Hornby, Bemo and Tyco only came to light when his sister went to clear out his house after his death. Much of the collection is...

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The extraordinary Tony Parker collection comes to auction at Ewbank’s in Surrey on August 26th. What amounts to one of the most eclectic and bizarre collections ever consigned to auction is expected to fetch around £30,000. Tony Parker, who died last year aged 70, had assembled and Aladdin’s Cave of the historic, rare, bizarre and jaw-dropping put together over decades. Ranging from a vampire hunter’s kit to Beatles memorabilia, a fossilised penis bone from a...

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