Ten Valuable 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Movie Posters & Collectibles

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Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey hit American movie theaters on April 6, 1968, with Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood in the starring roles. Valuable 2001: A Space Odyssey movie memorabilia include posters, lobby cards, British color still sets, Arthur

Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey represents a triumph in filmmaking. Astronauts Keir Dullea (Dr. Dave Bowman), Gary Lockwood (Dr. Frank Poole), et al., along with the supercomputer HAL 9000 embark aboard Discovery One on a perilous journey to Jupiter in order to investigate a mysterious signal. Premiering in Washington, D.C., on April 2, 1968, 2001: A Space Odyssey garnered four Academy Award nominations: Best Director, Best Story & Screenplay, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration and Best Special Visual Effects (won).

Here are ten valuable 2001: A Space Odyssey movie posters and film collectibles that are sure to interest movie memorabilia buffs. "Let me put it this way, Mr. Amor. The 9000 series is the most reliable computer ever made. No 9000 computer has ever made a mistake or distorted information. We are all, by any practical definition of the words, foolproof and incapable of error." - HAL

2001: A Space Odyssey One Sheet Movie Poster Style A

Kubrick's 1968 science fiction masterpiece is not lacking for promotional material. A standard one sheet style A poster (27x41-inches) in very fine condition sold at auction for $776.75.

2001: A Space Odyssey one sheet poster style A $776.75

2001: A Space Odyssey One Sheet "Eye" Poster 

The rarest 2001: A Space Odyssey one sheet poster is the so-called "eye" poster, which promises "the ultimate trip." One restored poster on linen brought $9,560 at auction.

2001: A Space Odyssey eye poster $9,560

2001: A Space Odyssey British Color Still Set

A set of eight 8x10-inch color promotional stills used in Great Britain sold at auction for $358.50.

2001: A Space Odyssey British still set $358.50

2001: A Space Odyssey Lobby Card Set

A complete set of eight lobby cards (11x14-inches) in fine- condition fetched $286.80 at auction. They were originally displayed in movie theater lobbies.

2001: A Space Odyssey Lenticular 3-D Tabletop Display

Far-out sci-fi films produce cool promotional items. A rare lenticular 3-D tabletop display (10x13-inches) space station style in very fine/near mint condition sold at auction for $1,075.50.

2001: A Space Odyssey lenticular 3-D display $1,075.50

2001: A Space Odyssey British Quad Movie Poster

Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey premiered in London on May 10, 1968. A British quad poster (30x40-inches) in very fine+ condition brought $657.25 at auction.

2001: A Space Odyssey British quad poster $657.25

2001: A Space Odyssey Advance Lobby Display

A rare advance lobby display (12x19-inches) in rolled very fine condition brought $286.80 at auction.

2001: A Space Odyssey advance lobby display $286.80

2001: Space Odyssey Midget Window Card

A midget window card (8x14-inches) bearing similar graphics to the British quad poster in near mint/mint condition sold at auction for $191.20.

2001: A Space Odyssey 1970s Australian Daybill Reissue Movie Poster

2001: A Space Odyssey was first seen in Australia on May 2, 1968. A 1970s Australian reissue daybill poster (13x30-inches) in very fine/near mint condition brought a reasonable $31 at auction.

2001: A Space Odyssey 1970s Australian daybill poster $31

2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke 1968 First Edition Book

Which came first, the movie or the book? In 2001: A Space Odyssey's case, the movie came first, followed closely by the publication of Arthur C. Clarke's novel. A 1968 first edition book published by the New American Library in overall fine condition sold at auction for $956.

Arthur C Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 first edition $956

2001: A Space Odyssey Movie Memorabilia Credits & Top Image

  • All auction results and images courtesy Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas
  • Top image: 2001: A Space Odyssey lobby card featuring Keir Dullea $79


Roberta Baxter
Posted on Jul 4, 2011
James R. Coffey
Posted on Jul 3, 2011