James Bond props at Julien's Auction Icons and Idols 2014: Hollywood

23 November, 2014

Several interesting James Bond film props, including an Ericsson phone, a Die Another Day Hovercraft, a model of a helicopter and Blofeld's chair will be auctioned by Julien's on December 5th 2014.

Lot 555 Acrostar BD-5J jet from Octopussy

Acrostar bd5 auction

The original BD-5J jet aircraft used in Octopussy (1983). This jet was put up for auction earlier this year. The Acrostar was prominently featured in the opening scene of the film, which depicts Roger Moore, as agent 007, using the jet to escape his Cuban captors, who in retaliation attempt to shoot him down with a heat-seeking missile. Bond cheats death by flying through the narrow opening of an airplane hangar, which dramatically explodes behind him when the missile detonates.

The BD-5J (N70CF) was constructed by stunt pilot J.W. “Corkey” Fornof and began life as part of a three-man aerobatic demonstration team. In 1976, in honor of the nation’s bicentennial, the BD-5J was decorated with patriotic red and blue stripes over a white background. The Sonic Acrojets, as the team was known from 1978 on, was the world’s first civilian jet aerobatic team and took part in every major air show held in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The BD-5J (N70CF) was featured in television commercials for Asahi Beer and Toshiba Electronics but it achieved the pinnacle of stardom in 1983 after being masterfully piloted by Fornof during the opening scene of the classic spy thriller “Octopussy.” The micro-jet has the added distinction of being listed in “The Guinness Book of World Records” as the lightest single-engine jet in the world. The BD-5J has a 17-foot wingspan (wings detach for transport), and measures 12 feet from front to back, and is capable of achieving speed of 300 miles per hour. NOTE: This lot does not include engine.

Lot 544 Ericsson JB988 phone

Ericsson phone

A 007 prop "cellular phone" from the film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997). The JB988 Ericsson brand mobile phone was conceived as a remote control device, taser and fingerprint scanner by James Bond's gadget master, Q. Until recently this phone has been on display in England for the Eon Productions Bond In Motion display.

Lot 545 Gateway 2000 Solo prop

Lot 545 Gateway 2000 Solo prop

Gateway 2000 Solo, serial number BC097071093, from the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997). The computer was used in the film by actress Samantha Bond, in her role as Moneypenny. It was later used by the film’s computer department for film production. The computer went on to become screenwriter Bruce Feirstein’s personal computer. In a letter from Feirstein that accompanies the lot, he mentions that he wrote revisions for the film and part of The World Is Not Enough on this computer. Labels affixes to the computer read “Moneypenny” and “007/ Film Crew.” Also present is a 19-volt adapter, an external disk drive, a mouse, instruction manuals, startup disks and an image from the film.

Lot 548 Die Another Day Hovercraft

Die Another Day Osprey 5 hovercraft

An Osprey 5 hovercraft in military green used in the James Bond Die Another Day (2002). The hovercraft has padding around the sides and was used in the chase scene that results in Colonel Tan-Sun Moon's death and Bond's capture.

Osprey 5 hovercraft

Accompanied by a typed, signed letter from Kip McCollum, proprietor and Managing Director of Osprey Hovercraft and designer of the Osprey 5. McCollum states that in the autumn of 2001, the craft design was chosen for the film, and 17 such hovercrafts were built, with only five left intact at the end of filming. This is one of the intact hovercrafts, but the engine is not original.

Gucci luggage man with the golden gunLot 553 James Bond prop Gucci luggage

A Gucci brand piece of luggage used by Roger Moore as James Bond in the film The Man With the Golden Gun (1974). Soft-sided with "GG" pattern, light brown leather accents, zipper and buckle closure.

Lot 559 Blofeld chair You Only Live Twice

office chair blofeld

A black office chair with tufted back used by villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld, played by Donald Pleasence, in the James Bond film You Only Live Twice (1967). The chair was acquired in the 1980s during a liquidation sale by Pinewood Studios in the United Kingdom and later purchased by David Reinhardt from the Ian Fleming Foundation. Over the years, the base on the chair has been replaced due to wear and tear. The seat cushion has been restuffed as well, but the rest of the chair remains as it was during filming.

Lot 560 You Only Live Twice Helicopter prop

helicopter model you only live twice

A screen-used model Osato helicopter in You Only Live Twice (1967). The helicopter belongs to Osato Chemicals in the film and is seen in the aerial battle by a volcano between Little Nellie operated by Bond, played by Sean Connery, and a fleet of black choppers. This is believed to be the only surviving helicopter model in original screen-used condition. This model was exhibited for 10 years at the James Bond Room in Planet Hollywood, London and was previously owned by Dave Worrall, author of The Most Famous Car In The World and a noted Bond expert.

See all Bond related items on the auction at the JuliensLive.com website.


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Literally a house full of James Bond memorabilia for sale ... Edinburgh

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