The Goldfinger poster

A rare James Bond movie poster has fetched more one of the highest prices ever for such an item at an auction in Lichfield.

The Goldfinger poster

The 1964 Goldfinger ‘Style B’ poster by Robert Brownjohn eventually sold for £6,700 to a telephone bidder at Richard Winterton Auctioneers.

The auction house said it is thought to be one of the highest prices paid to date for such a poster.

Rob French, customer relations manager at Richard Winterton Auctioneers, said: “We knew we had got something special from the amount of interest from the internet and telephone calls requesting more information and condition of the poster.

“But the final amount achieved was quite amazing and rocketed past the estimate.”

Another poster advertising Sean Connery’s previous James Bond film, 1963’s From Russia With Love, achieved the lower end of the estimate of £1,000.

Both posters were printed by Stafford & Co, the main printers for film posters at the time, and came from an address in Dosthill.

Also discovered in Tamworth was a signed letter from first man on the moon Neil Armstrong, which sold for £620.