A 1962 British quad poster for Dr No – £3900 at Lacy Scott & Knight.

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The design was by Mitchell Hooks, an American commercial artist who established many of the themes and visual aspects that came to be associated with the Bond franchise (including the 007 and gun motif).

As well as creating the stylised illustrations of Connery, he drew the line-art illustrations that feature behind the colourful character poses. Examples of this poster have brought over £5000 in the past.

This one, with several tape marks to outer edges that had been stored folded for some time, was estimated at £500-1000 and made £3900, selling to an online bidder in Surrey at the auction on March 20.

Traditional face


Set of three rococo caddies dated 1760 in a marquetry inlaid tea caddy c.1790 – £3600 at Lacy Scott & Knight.

A rather more traditional face of antiques collecting was provided on March 21 by a Sheraton-style mahogany and floral marquetry inlaid tea caddy opening to reveal three silver tea canisters marked for London 1760 and Pierre Gillois.

A specialist maker of caddies and sugar boxes in the rococo style, his output include the well-known series of novel caddies made in the shape of the wooden crates in which tea was shipped to England from China.

The square baluster-form caddies on offer at LSK, with leaf and acorn finials and scroll feet (all with clear marks and showing little signs of use), were perhaps 30 years earlier than the handsome marquetry box in which they were kept.

However, they were a perfect fit. The winning bid of £3600 (estimate £1500-2500) was tendered by a private buyer in Essex.

Chinese dishes


Pair of famille verte dishes with apocryphal Xuande marks – £5200 at Lacy Scott & Knight.

A pair of wucai or famille verte dishes with an estimate of £150-200 sold to a buyer via at £5200.

Like many pieces of Chinese porcelain, these shallow bowls carried apocryphal Ming marks – in this case six-character marks for the Xuande (1425-35) emperor. However, they probably dated from the height of the Qing dynasty.

To the wells are narrative scenes involving a young boy catching a carp while to the exterior are four copper-red carp swimming in stylised waves – a feature of Xuande ceramics that was much admired and copied in the reign of Yongzheng (1722-35) in particular.

Both pieces had damage. One had seven small rim chips, the other two small hairlines and a prominent rim chip.