James Bond tarot cards up 1,900% on estimate at Christie's



2015-06-26 13:00:48

James Bond tarot cards up 1,900% on estimate at Christie's

Tarot cards that featured in James Bond film Live and Let Die have sold for $38,500

Tarot cards used by Jane Seymour in 1973 film Live and Let Die have starred at Christie's online auction of James Bond memorabilia, which closed this afternoon (October 8).

Jane Seymour tarot cards As handled by Jane Seymour - the tarot cards sold for 24,000

The 10 cards, used by Seymour in her role as Solitaire, sold for 24,000 ($38,470) at the celebration of 50 years of Bond films, beating their 1,200 estimate by 1,900%.

The auction included a vast range of screen-used memorabilia and other collectibles, and featured items connected with each of the 23 films.

These included a set of cufflinks worn by Daniel Craig in the forthcoming Skyfall, which smashed their 1,500 high estimate, selling for 24,000 ($38,470).

A pre-production BMW Z8 Roadster used in 1999's The World Is Not Enough sold for 70,000 ($112,221), while the belt worn by Christopher Lee in his role as Scaramanga in 1974's The Man With The Golden Gun achieved 24,000 ($38,470)against a 1,500 estimate.

The online sale follows a live Christie's auction in London on Friday night, which saw Daniel Craig's blue swimming trunks from Casino Royale make 44,450 ($71,876), 789% above their 5,000 pre-sale estimate.

Scaramanga's belt from The Man With The Golden Gun Scaramanga's belt from The Man With The Golden Gun made 24,000

Today's sale also featured a signed first edition of Bond creator Ian Fleming's 1958 novel Dr. No, which made 10,000 ($16,030) against a 1,500 valuation. It follows the $21,250 sale of Fleming's signed 1956 Diamonds are Forever last week.

The strong performances are clear evidence of the continuing power of Bond memorabilia at auction.

"James Bond is much-loved by a truly international fan-base," Nicolette Tomkinson, a director at Christie's, said prior to the auction.

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