James Bond auction for 50th anniversary of Dr No



2015-06-26 11:05:57

James Bond auction for 50th anniversary of Dr No

Christie’s are currently offering 50 items of James Bond memorabilia from all 23 Bond movies at their October 5th auction, marking the 50th anniversary of the premiere of the first ever 007 film Dr No.

Forty lots are currently open for bids, while the 10 star items will be presented for sale at a live auction on October 5th.

The auction will raise money for several charities including UNICEF, a charity supported by former Bond Roger Moore. Many of the items have come directly from EON Productions, the producers of the Bond films.

Highlights include a one-third scale model of the Aston Martin DB5 used in the filming of the latest Bond film Skyfall, due to be released this October. The model is expected to sell for £30,000-£40,000, while another Aston Martin from 2008, used in the opening sequence of Quantum of Solace, has been valued at £100,000-£150,000.

Ten tarot cards used by Jane Seymour in her guise as Solitaire in Live and Let Die are also offered, expected to fetch £800-£1,200 but with bids already at £4,500. The belt and golden buckle worn by Scaramanga (Christopher Lee) in The Man With the Golden Gun were valued at £1,000-£1,500, yet bidding has already reached £20,000. A poker table, chips, money and playing cards from Casino Royale are expected to fetch £3,000-£5,000, though bids have already topped £7,000.

In addition, several James Bond and Bond girl costumes are offered, including the infamous blue swimming trunks that Daniel Craig wore in Casino Royale, along with key scene props, original film posters, first edition Bond novels and even the clapperboard from the filming of Skyfall, signed by Daniel Craig and other cast, and another from Goldeneye along with Pierce Brosnan’s director’s chair.

This auction includes fantastic memorabilia from every official Bond film ever made, and as the current bids suggest, is likely to attract significant interest before the bidding is closed.


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