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Rare James Bond items at London Prop Store Live Auction 2022

28 October, 2022

The 2022 edition of the Prop Store Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction once again features rare and screen-used James Bond items.

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The live auction will take place on November 3 - 6, 2022. People can attend the live auction in London or bid via the live online bidding system. The auction features 1500 original props, costumes and more from hundreds of films and television shows, valued over £11 million ($12.6m).

Below you can find some highlights of the James Bond items that will be auctioned.

206. Peter Nelson Collection: Legal Title for Ownership and Use of UK “J 8OND” Licence Plate

The legal title for ownership and use of the UK licence plate “J8 OND”. By securing this lot, you secure legal ownership of, and the right to use, this unique and sought-after personalised number plate, based on the name of Ian Fleming’s iconic character James Bond.

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The lot includes two ‘presentation’ number plates – front and rear – made of acrylic. DVLA transfer will be arranged for the winning bidder, and it will be their responsibility to provide legal plates for their vehicle. It is worth noting that the numberplate “JB 007” sold at auction in 2015 for £240,000.

Estimate. £80,000 - 120,000


212. Peter Nelson Collection: Hotel Fontainebleau Table, Two Chairs and Sun Lounger


A Hotel Fontainebleau table, two chairs and a sun lounger from Guy Hamilton’s Bond film Goldfinger.

Peter Nelson Collection Hotel Fontainebleau Sun Lounger Goldfinger

James Bond (Sean Connery) met Felix Leiter (Cec Linder) at the Hotel Fontainebleau in Miami, where Leiter pointed out bullion dealer Auric Goldfinger (Gert Fröbe), enabling Bond to subsequently derail Goldfinger’s gin rummy ruse. The pool area of the hotel was filled with tables, chairs and sun loungers.

Goldfinger Hotel Fontainebleau Table Two Chairs

The chairs and sun lounger have metal frames with wooden slats which are painted white. The sun lounger’s padded cushion is blue and features several patches and small areas of repair. The fold-down table is made of wood and features white legs and a blue top.

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From the personal collection of Peter Nelson, previously displayed at his two museums, “The Cars of the Stars” and “The Bond Museum” in Keswick, Cumbria, until they closed in 2011.

Estimate. £4,000 - 6,000


213. James Bond’s (Sean Connery) Screen-matched Little Nellie Pilot Helmet

You Only Live Twice (1967)

James Bond’s (Sean Connery) screen-matched Little Nellie pilot helmet from Lewis Gilbert’s Bond film You Only Live Twice. Bond wore his helmet while flying the autogyro dubbed “Little Nellie” to find Blofeld’s (Donald Pleasence) hidden base.

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The helmet matches the one worn by Connery on-screen through the lens serial number and a small chip on the left side of the helmet’s metal cinecamera.

Two helmets were made for the production, one worn by Connery for close-ups and one worn by the autogyro stunt pilot, Wing Commander Ken Wallis. Both ended up in Wallis’ possession after the production and there are subtle differences between the two, including the shape of the cinecamera and the size of its lens. After production, the helmet was painted black, but it has since been sympathetically restored.

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The helmet is made of white plastic with foam padding around the interior. Headphones rest over the ears and a microphone sits across the mouth. A cotton chin-strap is attached between the two headphones.

The helmet is displayed on a custom-made stand and is accompanied by a letter detailing the history of the item and a loan agreement between EON Productions and the vendor for the loan of the helmet to the Bond in Motion exhibition in Covent Garden. The helmet was also put on display in a Selfridges shop window on Oxford Street, London, to help promote the film’s release in 1967.

Estimate. £60,000 - 100,000


214. Peter Nelson Collection: James Bond’s (George Lazenby) Throwing Knife

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

James Bond’s (George Lazenby) throwing knife from Peter R. Hunt’s Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. After being brought to Draco’s (Gabriele Ferzetti) office at gunpoint, Bond threw his knife at a calendar on Draco’s bookcase, piercing the date 14 September. Draco commented, “But today is the thirteenth, Commander,” to which Bond replied, “I’m superstitious”.

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The knife features a steel blade with a faint engraving that reads “WHITBY Solingen Germany” and a dark wooden handle. It is presented in a brown leather Solingen sheath. The lot exhibits nicks and scratches from production use and age.

From the personal collection of Peter Nelson, previously displayed at his two museums, “The Cars of the Stars” and “The Bond Museum” in Keswick, Cumbria, until they closed in 2011.

Estimate. £6,000 - 8,000


220. Peter Nelson Collection: Miss Moneypenny’s (Lois Maxwell) Hat

A View To A Kill (1985)

Miss Moneypenny’s (Lois Maxwell) hat from John Glen’s Bond film A View to a Kill. Miss Moneypenny wore her flowered hat during the Ascot races that she attended with Bond (Roger Moore), M (Robert Brown), Q (Desmond Llewlyn) and Sir Godfrey Tibbett (Patrick Macnee).

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The wide brim woven straw hat has a pink binding around the brim and features an array of white and pink imitation flowers sewn into the top of the head and around the front of the inner headband. It includes a John Boyd brand label on the interior. Accompanying this hat is a laminated still of Miss Moneypenny, Bond, M and Q on set.

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From the personal collection of Peter Nelson, previously displayed at his two museums, “The Cars of the Stars” and “The Bond Museum” in Keswick, Cumbria, until they closed in 2011.

Estimate. £3,000 - 5,000


221. James Bond’s (Pierce Brosnan) Suit Display

Goldeneye (1995)

James Bond’s (Pierce Brosnan) three-piece suit from Martin Campbell’s Bond movie GoldenEye. Bond wore his Brioni suit as he came face-to-face with his old ally Alec Trevelyan (Sean Bean). After Bond and Natalya (Izabella Scorupco) escaped from Trevelyan’s clutches they found themselves being interrogated by Russian Defence Minister Mishkin (Tcheky Karyo), before chasing General Ourumov (Gottfried John) through the streets of St Petersburg in a tank.

goldeneye suit brioni pierce brosnan

The suit is made by Brioni, the bespoke menswear couture house that created the majority of the luxury suits worn by Brosnan in the role of James Bond. Brosnan was integral to the process of developing Bond’s look, and was consulted on how his character would dress throughout his tenure. As costume designer Lindy Hemming later recounted: “We wanted him to look modern, but not trendy like someone in advertising. Pierce’s own demands were that the designs had to reflect the lightness of modern man, but still be svelte and smooth.”

The suit is made of blue wool with a silk-effect Brioni logo lining. The suit was made especially for Brosnan in the role, with the jacket labelled “Brioni, Roma” and featuring an Angels & Bermans costumiers label, which reads “1995 Goldeneye Pierce Brosnan”. The waistcoat and trousers both feature a similar description within. A white shirt and tie have been added to complete the look of the costume, which is presented on a custom-made display featuring the film title and a description of the bespoke outfit.

Estimate. £10,000 - 15,000


222. Xenia Onatopp’s (Famke Janssen) Helicopter Costume

Goldeneye (1995)

Xenia Onatopp’s (Famke Janssen) costume from Martin Campbell’s Bond movie GoldenEye. Onatopp, the Soviet assassin who worked for renegade 00 agent Alec Trevelyan (Sean Bean), wore her costume during the final scenes of the film as she chased down Bond (Pierce Brosnan) in Cuba. She rappelled from a helicopter and fought Bond, who managed to reconnect her safety rope and shoot the helicopter down.

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The costume consists of a nylon woven top with padded shoulders and chest; a pair of nylon trousers with plastic zips down the length of each leg; a black leather belt with a metal buckle and ring loops; and a black-and-purple safety harness with plastic clips and adjusters. Also included is a black-and-white still showing Onatopp in the film, a printed costume design and a page of printed storyboards depicting the character’s death. The garments display minor wear from production use and age, and the lot is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from EON.

Estimate. £8,000 - 12,000


223. James Bond’s (Pierce Brosnan) Hero Walther PPK

Goldeneye (1995)

James Bond’s (Pierce Brosnan) hero Walther PPK pistol and silencer from Martin Campbell’s Bond movie GoldenEye. Bond used his Walther PPK throughout the film, from his infiltration of the Soviet chemical weapons facility (where the pistol was fitted with a silencer), to his meeting with Valentin Zukovsky (Robbie Coltrane). Colonel Ourumov (Gottfried John) later used Bond’s weapon to kill Defence Minister Mishkin (Tcheky Karyo) and a guard, framing Bond for the crime.

walther ppk silencer james bond goldeneye prop store auction pierce brosnan

The Walther PPK was Bond’s weapon of choice throughout the series, up to and including Tomorrow Never Dies, when he then switched to the Walther P99. In The Making of GoldenEye by Garth Pearce, armourer Charlie Bodycomb explains that a real, blank-firing Walther PPK was used in close-up, because gun experts in the audience would be able to tell the difference.

walther ppk pierce brosnan hero prop store auction

The Walther PPK is made of blued steel with an acrylic grip, and has the serial number “811590”. The silencer is attached to the pistol using a screw fitting via a threaded barrel. The pistol is sympathetically deactivated and features a functioning trigger, hammer, magazine release and safety. The lot is also accompanied by a certificate of authentication from Bapty, the production armourers, and the pistol’s certificate of deactivation.

Estimate. £30,000 - 50,000


224. James Bond’s (Pierce Brosnan) Holster

Goldeneye (1995)

James Bond’s (Pierce Brosnan) holster from Martin Campbell’s Bond movie GoldenEye. Bond used holsters to carry his iconic Walther PPK pistol, and had two differently designed holsters in the film: a figure-hugging one to maintain the smooth line of his suit, and a larger Galco holster, which allowed Brosnan to draw the weapon quickly and stylishly.

galco holster james bond pierce brosnan goldeneye

This is the Galco holster, and it features a moulded leather pocket, a leather loop which goes over the shoulder, and an elasticated strap which clips to the trouser band. The lot is also accompanied by a certificate of authentication from Bapty, the production armourers.

Estimate. £6,000 - 8,000


1061. Set of Five Monte Carlo Casino Playing Cards

Goldeneye (1995)

Five Monte Carlo Casino playing cards from Martin Campbell’s Bond film GoldenEye.

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After defeating a fellow gambler, Xenia Onatopp (Famke Janssen) played a game of baccarat with James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) at the Monte Carlo Casino. This set of playing cards consists of a 2 of diamonds, a 7 of hearts, a 5 of spades, a 2 of spades, and a club with a drawing of a wreath around it. Each is printed on glossy white cardstock. They exhibit minor edge wear and mild tearing from production.

Estimate. £3,000 - 5,000


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