At the Potter & Potter Auctions sale, a massive six-sheet poster for the 1922 silent film Sherlock Holmes with John Barrymore in the title role realized the top price of $9,000. While extensively repaired, the auction house notes that it may be the only copy in existence. A one-sheet rotogravure poster for the same film sold for $3,600. Other film- and theater-related lots included:
- a full-color poster for the French version of the William Gillette play Sherlock Holmes from around 1908, which sold for $5,760
- a rare copy of the original program for the 1925 film adaptation of The Lost World ($2,250)
- a near-complete set of Swedish posters for the Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce series of films (1943–46), which sold for $1,560
There was much of interest for the Jeremy Brett collector: a brown cloth dressing gown worn by Brett as Holmes in at least one episode of the 1984–94 television series, which sold for $8,400; and the tweed jacket worn by Brett during his depiction of Holmes’s struggle with Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls in The Final Problem ($4,500). Brett’s personal prescription reading glasses realized $5,280, over estimates of just $200–300, and a poster for Brett’s 1961 stint in Hamlet at the Strand Theatre in London sold for $3,600. A lot including about 80 volumes from Brett’s personal library made $2,400, and a huge group of promotional stills from the Granada films and television series (more than 2,800 photographs) sold for $2,160.