October is certainly a stellar month for the sci-fi fan at McTear’s, with a couple of impressive 1960s film posters going under the hammer. One such example is a film poster for the British 1962 sci-fi film The Day of the Triffids, starring Howard Keel and Nicole Maurey (lot 1738). This colourful poster features the fearsome namesake of the film, a Triffid – an intelligent, carnivorous plant – ensnaring a number of unfortunate victims. This striking poster comes with an attractive auction estimate of £150–200.
Lot 1737 is a large film poster for Battle of the Worlds, a 1961 Italian sci-fi film directed by Antonio Dawson (Margheriti) and starring Claude Rains, Bill Carter and Maya Brent. This impressive poster portrays an eye-catching space scene with spaceships, sweethearts, and even a ‘hostile planet from outer space’ hurtling towards earth. This out-of-this-world film poster comes with an auction estimate of £100–200. There’s bound to be a battle when these posters go under the hammer on Friday.
Handsome furniture and sculpture, bronzes, ivories and treen, textiles and costume, along with sporting memorabilia, arms and armour, rugs and carpets, feature in this auction held every six weeks. Come along to the Valuation Days at McTear’s on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week for complimentary auction advice.