50th Anniversary Goldfinger auction raises £136,000 for the NSPCC

26 September, 2014

The Christie's 50th Anniversary Goldfinger online auction which ended last week raised more than £136,000 ($220,000 or €175,000) for the NSPCC.

The most impressive lot in the auction was a unique, gold plated 1:3 scale replica of 007’s Aston Martin DB5 which sold for £55,000.

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Goldfinger actress Shirley Eaton with the gold DB5
photo © Christie's

Prop-makers Propshop, who created the scale model DB5 for special effect scenes in SkyFall, using 3D scans of the full size DB5, have created, under licence, a one-off gold model with 24-carat gold plated detailing, complete with radio controlled machine guns, bullet-proof shield and revolving number plate.

An 18K yellow gold Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra wristwatch with 007 logo and special case back sold for £70,000.

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Gold

The watch has a 18k yellow gold case with circular 18k yellow gold dial and 18k yellow gold hands coated with SuperLumiNova to provide visibility in all lighting conditions, an 18k yellow gold counterweight on the central seconds hand crafted in the form of the iconic 007 logo, the Omega Master Co-Axial calibre 8501 with distinguishing 18k yellow gold rotor and bridge movement revealed through a transparent crystal case back, 18k yellow gold oscillating weight, the words Goldfinger, 50th Anniversary, Unique Piece, Anti-Magnetic, >15,000 Gauss engraved on the 18k yellow gold case ring, with 18k yellow gold bracelet. The case measures 38.5mm wide.

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Gold box

The Omega came in a special 'Fort Knox' case
photos © Christie's

Other lots included a first edition Goldfinger book (£2,800), an original Goldfinger British cinema poster and soundtrack LP signed by Dame Shirley Bassey (£3,500) and a special gold edition of Taschen’s The James Bond Archives signed by Daniel Craig (£5,500).

“It’s an extraordinary exciting amount of money,” says Mark Wood, Chairman of the NSPCC. “The universal appeal of 007 is a story of good versus evil and that’s what the NSPCC is here for, our belief is every person has a right to a childhood. So on behalf of the NSPCC I would like to thank everyone who placed a bid on the items.”

The NSPCC was founded in 1884 and its mission is to end cruelty to children in the UK. For more information visit www.nspcc.org.uk.

The auction lots can still be seen in more detail on the Christie's website.

With thanks to Gold Blog


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