THE CLASSIC AUSTRALIAN DAYBILLS – Sold over the last twenty years.
One of the disappointing things about being a dealer is that you don’t get to keep all the wonderful posters that pass through your hands. I have had many of the great daybills over the years and a selection of some of the items I have sold are featured in this gallery. Some of the photos are quite old as they were taken back in the 90s before decent digital cameras. I will add more images randomely as I go through the archives. I hope you enjoy the gallery.
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon Daybill Movie Poster
Classic John Wayne daybill, found with a number of other RKO daybills and press sheets as part of a collection from a Northern Queensland town.
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon Daybill Movie poster
Stars: Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce
Stranger on the Third Floor Daybill Movie Poster
This daybill came from a collector in Melbourne as part of a trade. I sold it in London in 1998 and the same poster has turned up later in auctions over the years.
Sunset Boulevard Daybill Movie Poster
A recent find from Queensland and sold immediately to a collector.
Superman and Scotland Yard Daybill Movie Poster
The Superman series of compilation films with George Reeves is still very popular with Baby Boomers and the posters are highly sought after.
Superman in Exile Daybill Movie Poster
Another daybill from a collection of posters found in some boxes in a North Queensland country town.
Tall in the Saddle Daybill Movie Poster
A sought after John Wayne title, purchased about ten years ago from a collector in NSW and resold.
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms Daybill Movie Poster
Classic Sci Fi title and part of a large collection that I sold in Melbourne in 1999.
The Big Shot Daybill Movie poster
Wonderful Marchant printed poster and one of two daybills for this title that I have had over the years. This one was found in Melbourne.
The Big Sleep Daybil Movie Poster
One of a number of posters found under floor coverings in Victoria.
The Day the Earth Stood Still Daybill Movie Poster
One of four daybills for this title found in North Queensland some years ago - now all sold to collectors.
The Flying Doctor Style "A" Daybill Movie Poster
Classic Australian Daybill sold a few years ago.
The Flying Doctor Style "B" Australian Daybill
The Hockey Champ Daybill Movie Poster
This one was part of a large collection that I purchased in the 90s and sold in London in 1998.
The Inviisble Ray Daybill Movie Poster
One of the great Boris Karloff posters. I have had three daybills for this film in varying condition and sold all of them at various venues over the years.
The Outlaw 1950sr Daybill Movie Poster
Mean Moody and Magnificent. A quantity of these daybills was found in a cupboard in the Gold Coast hinterland.
The Outlaw Daybill Movie Poster
I think the original is impressive but the reissue is a lot more popular. This one came from a significant find of posters in Tasmania.
The Red Shoes Daybill Movie poster
Another one from the collection purchased in Melbourne in the 1990s and resold in London in 1998.
The Seven Year Itch Daybill Movie poster
One of the classic Marilyn Monroe titles with a not so classic image of the star. This one came from a country town in Victoria.
Thunderball Daybill Movie poster
An elusive and surprisingly rare James Bond daybill found in NZ
War of the Worlds Daybill Movie Poster
A Sci Fi classic found in a bookshop in NZ along with some other Richardson Studio daybills.
When Worlds Collide Daybill Movie Poster
This is one of my favourite Sci Fi movies from the 1950s and I have a daybill in my own collection.
The African Queen Daybill Movie Poster
This daybill is very hard to find. Artwork is effective but best viewed from a distance!