James Bond Spectre memorabilia to sell at Christie's
Memorabilia from the latest James Bond film Spectre will be offered in a Christie's charity auction next month.
Ten special lots will be offered during a special live auction in London, with an additional 14 items sold through an online-only auction.
All proceeds from these two sales will benefit Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), other charitable organisations and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS).
Leading the sale is a special Aston Martin DB10, one of a series built specifically for the production by the British manufacturer. Whereas most examples were modified for use during filming, two DB10s remained untouched in immaculate condition, and were used for promotional display purposes.
The car offered at Christie's was displayed at the world premiere of Spectre, at London's famous Royal Albert Hall, and is the only example bearing a special plaque signed by Daniel Craig. As the only DB10 to be released for public sale by EON Productions and Aston Martin, the car is expected to sell for £1-£1.5 million ($1.4-$2.1 million).
The auction will also offer Craig's Omega Seamaster 300 watch worn on-screen during the film, estimated at £15,000-£20,000 ($21,420-$28,560).
Further screen-used props from the film will include the laptop used by Ben Whishaw as Q, estimated at £4,000-£6,000 ($5,707-$8,561); a pair of Tom Ford ‘Snowdon’ sunglasses worn by Daniel Craig, also estimated at £4,000-6,000; and a pair of blue initialed ‘JB’ Tom Ford cufflinks worn by Daniel Craig in the opening scene of the film, estimated at £3,000-5,000 ($4,280-$7,134).
"As a life-long James Bond fan it gives me great pleasure for Christie’s to be part of this James Bond Spectre charity auction, celebrating the 24th film in the franchise," said David Linley, Honorary Chairman, Christie’s EMERI.
"All proceeds of the auction will benefit Médecins Sans Frontières and other charitable organisations. We are proud to continue Cubby Broccoli’s philosophy of giving something back."
The online-only sale opens for bidding on Tuesday February 16, and runs until Tuesday February 23. The live, invitation-only auction takes place at Christie's in London on Thursday February 18.
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