Search form

Orlebar Brown

Rare James Bond items at Prop Store Live Auction 2019

02 September, 2019

The 2019 edition of the Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction organised by Prop Store once again features rare and screen-used James Bond items. The live auction will take place on September 30th - October 1st, 2019. People can attend the live auction in London or bid via the live online bidding system. The auction features 900 original props, costumes and more from over 220 films and television shows.

Prop Store Memorabilia Auction 2019

Highlights include several Pierce Brosnan era items, like Brosnan's Three-piece Suit and a Walther PPK & Holster from GoldenEye, Stunt AR-18 Rifle from Tomorrow Never Dies and Brosnan's Walther P99 Pistol and Halle Berry's knife and gun from Die Another Day.

The Auction takes place on Thursday September 30th and October 1st 2019 at the ODEON BFI IMAX, Waterloo, London (the auction is actually held in the comfort of the IMAX theatre). A museum-grade exhibition showcasing some of the auction lots will be on display at the ODEON BFI IMAX in September (dates to be announced), where you can get up close and personal with these iconic pieces of film history.

Auction catalogWIN A PRINTED CATALOG! Bond Lifestyle offers you a chance to win one of 3 printed catalogs of this Prop Store Live Auction.

Enter the new contest before September 15th for your chance to win.

Below you can find an overview of the James Bond items that will be on auction.

Lot 404 Two Hand-Drawn Set Designs - Casino Royale (1967)

Hand-drawn artwork depicting two sets from Val Guest, Ken Hughes, John Huston, Joseph McGrath and Robert Parrish’s Bond spoof Casino Royale. Titled “Int Q Dept: Harrod’s Basement”, one illustration depicts Evelyn Tremble’s (Peter Sellers) visit to Q’s (Geoffrey Bayldon) cellar, which was full of ineffective inventions. The second design, titled “The Goldfinger Room”, shows a hidden room within the Casino Royale, where several women were painted gold.

Set design Casino Royale auction

Rendered by Oscar®-nominated production designer Michael Stringer, both designs consist of pen-and-coloured ink drawings showing various details within the rooms.

The “Harrod’s Basement” drawing is signed by Stringer in the bottom-right corner and has been adhered to thick grey card. The “Goldfinger Room” design features several annotations and is displayed within a matted frame. Both artworks displays light wear from production use, including minor marks, and the paper on the annotated design has become discoloured over time. Dimensions (“Harrod’s Basement” artwork): 55 cm x 67 cm (21 ¾” x 26 ½”); (“Goldfinger Room” artwork): 50 cm x 61 cm (19 ¾” x 24”)

Estimate £600-800

Lot 405 Production-Used Shooting Script - Live And Let Die (1973)

A production-used shooting script from Guy Hamilton’s Bond movie Live and Let Die.

Live Let Die Script

The shooting script is 121 pages long, including the title page, which is dated “October 2nd, 1972”, and credits writer Tom Mankiewicz. It is bound in green card with the cover reading “Ian Fleming’s Live and Let Die” and bound again in a dark teal hardback binder with an inner page that has a handwritten label reading “93-32.” twice. Annotations throughout the script include printed underlining to highlight props and visual effects required for filming. The shooting script shows minor signs of wear, but only the inner cover has distortion. Dimensions: 29 cm x 25 cm x 3.5 cm (11 ½” x 10” x 1 ½”) 

Estimate £1,000-1,500

Lot 406 Tee Hee’s (Julius Harris) Stunt Jacket - Live And Let Die (1973)

Tee Hee’s (Julius Harris) stunt jacket from Guy Hamilton’s Bond movie Live and Let Die. Tee Hee wore his jacket towards the end of the film as he fought with James Bond (Roger Moore) in the train cabin and was flipped out of the window.

Tee Hee Julius Harris Stunt Jacket Live and Let Die

The double-breasted jacket is made from black-and-grey houndstooth material, with black-and-white marbled buttons and a black-and-white polka-dot satin lining. The right sleeve is longer than the left to allow for a prosthetic pincer hand. A Bermans & Nathans label has been stitched inside a lining pocket, on which the production title is typed, with handwritten text reading “E.Powell”, referring to Eddie Powell, who also performed stunts on such well-known productions as Aliens and Batman. The jacket displays signs of wear, including a minor hole near the right shoulder and a fold on the left pocket flap.

Estimate £1,000-1,500

Lot 407 Christopher Lee Director’s Chair Back and Autographed Letter of Authenticity - The Man With The Golden Gun  (1974)

Christopher Lee’s director chair back and autographed note, from the production of Guy Hamilton’s Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun. Director’s chairs were designated to specific cast and crew using named chair backs.

Christopher Lee chair back james bond man golden gun

This chair back is made of white canvas, with “Christopher Lee The Man With The Golden Gun” printed on it in black. It comes with a handwritten letter of authenticity confirming that this was Lee’s only chair back from the production, signed by Lee and dated 9 January 1997. The chair back’s fabric has discoloured greatly, there are light fold lines, and there is a long glue stain along the bottom. Dimensions: 55 cm x 18.5 cm x 0.1 cm (21 ½” x 7 ¼” x ⅛”)  

Estimate £2,000-3,000

Lot 408 “Perfect People” Bodysuit - Moonraker (1979)

A “Perfect People” bodysuit from Lewis Gilbert’s Bond movie Moonraker. The female “Perfect People” wore their bodysuits while exercising in the grounds of Hugo Drax’s (Michael Lonsdale) mansion as Bond (Roger Moore) flew over them in a Bell 206 Jet Ranger helicopter.

Moonraker leotard

Created for the film, this bodysuit is made of spandex and features a a black halter neck and a zip running up the back. There are several labels from the production, including one which indicates that the suit is for a “Small 5’ 6” Fem. Athlete”. The name “Lynn Watts” has been handwritten in pen next to the zip. The bodysuit has discoloured with age. The lot is accompanied with a printed copy of a lobby card showing the scene.

Estimate £600-800

Lot 409 Technician Jumpsuit - Moonraker (1979)

A technician jumpsuit from Lewis Gilbert’s Bond movie Moonraker. Technicians wore their jumpsuits while working for Hugo Drax (Michael Lonsdale) on his space station. James Bond (Roger Moore) and Holly Goodhead (Lois Chiles) stole two to sneak aboard.

Moonraker technician jumpsuit

This lot consists of a cap, a mustard yellow jumpsuit and a belt. The cotton jumpsuit has zips running down the torso and forearms, with black side strips and a faded silver collar. The cap features a label which reads “Male Technician”, and the belt is labelled “Waist 36” and has been intentionally shortened. The cap and jumpsuit no longer feature the “Drax Industries” logo. The jumpsuit has some staining and wear from use, and the cap has a tear at the back along a seam. The belt shows evidence of a hook that is no longer present.

Estimate £2,000 - 3,000

Lot 410 Toxin Vial - Moonraker (1979)

A toxin vial from Lewis Gilbert’s Bond movie Moonraker. Toxin vials were made by scientists in Venice for Hugo Drax (Michael Lonsdale), as part of his master plan to kill all life on Earth. James Bond (Roger Moore) witnessed the effects of the toxin as it choked two scientists to death.

Moonraker Toxin vial

The vial has two wooden blocks at either end, held together by an aluminium core. Three clear acrylic rods run between the blocks, and metal cones also line the interior. The piece is finished in faux silver and black, with a red-striped decal at one end. The piece has some minor wear, including scratches and scuffs. Three of the metal cones are missing, leaving glue residue, and the silver foil around the wooden blocks has bubbled up in some areas. Dimensions:  14 cm x 4.5 cm x 4.5 cm (5 ½” x 1 ¾” x 1 ¾”)

Estimate £2,000-3,000

Lot 411 Fourth Draft Script, Special Effects Breakdown Sheets and Two Bound Photographic Storyboard Sequences - Octopussy (1983)

A script, six special effects breakdown sheets and two bound storyboard sets from John Glen’s Bond film Octopussy.

Octopussy Script

Scripts, breakdown sheets and storyboards were used throughout the production to maintain an efficient filming process.

The script is bound in red card and contains 138 pages, including the title page, and is marked as a fourth draft. The six breakdown sheets feature handwritten annotations, and the set is secured in a blue binder. The storyboards comprise 26 pages and are printed on photographic paper and bound by metal fasteners. The script, breakdown sheets and storyboards show minor wear. The pages of the script and sheets show aging, and the storyboards have minor edge wear and tears.

Estimate £600-800

Lot 412 Rublevitch’s (Eva Reuber-Staier) Blouse - Octopussy (1983)

Rublevitch’s (Eva Reuber-Staier) blouse from John Glen’s Bond movie Octopussy. General Gogol’s (Walter Gotell) secretary wore her blouse while relaying a message to General Orlov (Steven Berkoff) during a Soviet Security Council meeting.

Octopussy shirt eva reuber-staier rublevitch

Made from purple silk, the Harrods blouse features a layered stand-up collar and horizontal pleating on the shoulders. The collar and opening of the blouse overlap, covering eight pink pearlescent buttons that are attached down the front. Labelled as a UK size 12, the blouse displays minor signs of discolouration, most notably on the right sleeve and cuff.

Estimate £400-600

Lot 413 Showgirl Costume - Octopussy (1983)

A showgirl costume from John Glen’s Bond movie Octopussy. Showgirls wore their extravagant costumes as part of  the circus on the US Air Force base, where James Bond (Roger Moore) had to defuse a nuclear bomb.

Octopussy showgirl costume

The costume features a heavily embellished sequined orange body with a corseted back that is done up with hook-and-eye fastening. It also features an ornate headdress decorated with sequins and feathers, so long they almost reach the ground. Inside the body there is a label for “Janine Andrews”, credited as one of the “Octopussy Girls”. No sizes are labelled. There is minor wear from age, storage and use on production, including a few missing sequins and some areas where the fabric has plucked.

Estimate £600-800

Lot 414 Blofeld’s (Max von Sydow) Three-Piece Suit - Never Say Never Again (1983)

Blofeld’s (Max von Sydow) three-piece suit from Irvin Kershner’s Bond movie Never Say Never Again. Blofeld wore his suit at the beginning of the film during a meeting of SPECTRE, while he explained his newest scheme, “The Tears of Allah”, and introduced his “Number 1”, Maximillian Largo (Klaus Maria Brandauer).

Max von Sydown Blofeld Never Say Never Again

This suit consists of a single-breasted jacket, waistcoat and trousers, all in grey pinstripe. Made specially for von Sydow in the role, the trousers feature a costumier’s label that reads “Max Von Sydow 002 Never Say Never”. The jacket and waistcoat have areas of glue residue from a label, and the suit has some minor wear from production use, including some plucked stitching.

Estimate £1,000-1,500

Action Storyboards Collection - A View To A Kill (1985) & The Living Daylights (1987)

A set of action storyboards from the production of two John Glen-directed James Bond films, A View to a Kill and The Living Daylights.

This set consists of 392 storyboards in total: 70 large boards from The Living Daylights depicting stunts, including Bond’s (Timothy Dalton) Russian aeroplane manoeuvre; 101 boards from A View to a Kill, plotting such ambitious scenes as Bond (Roger Moore) tying Zorin’s (Christopher Walken) airship to the Golden Gate Bridge; 95 smaller storyboards from The Living Daylights, of which 75 are bound with a blue spine bar; and 126 from A View to a Kill illustrating sequences, including Bond pursuing May Day (Grace Jones) after her assassination of Achille Aubergine (Jean Rougerie) at the Eiffel Tower. Many of the pages have “J. Glen” handwritten at the top, identifying them as the director’s personal copies. Some pages display minor creasing.

Estimate £800 - 1,200

Lot 416 James Bond’s (Pierce Brosnan) Three-piece Suit - 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 (Tchéky Karyo), before chasing General Ourumov (Gottfried John) through the streets of St Petersburg in a tank.

Brioni three-piece suit Pierce Brosnan James Bond GoldenEye

The suit is made by Brioni, the bespoke menswear couture house who 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 specially 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. The suit has minimal wear from production use and age.

Due to the large size of this piece, customers should request a shipping quote before bidding.
 
Estimate £10,000 - 15,000

Lot 417 James Bond’s (Pierce Brosnan) Hero Walther PPK Pistol with Silencer and Holster - GoldenEye (1995)

James Bond’s (Pierce Brosnan) hero Walther PPK Pistol with silencer and holster from Martin Campbell’s Bond movie Goldeneye is the highest valued Bond item of this auction. Bond used his Walther PPK throughout much of the film, from his infiltration of the Soviet chemical weapons facility (when 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 (Tchéky Karyo) and a guard, framing Bond for the crime.

Pierce Brosnan James Bond Walther PPK Holster GoldenEye

The Walther PPK was Bond’s gun 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.

The lot consists of a hero Walther PPK pistol, a detachable silencer, and a holster. The Walther PPK is made of metal with an acrylic grip and has the serial number “811590”. The silencer is attached to the pistol using a screw fitting onto the barrel.

The gun has been sympathetically deactivated and still features a functioning trigger, hammer, magazine release and safety. The Galco holster is leather with an elasticated strap. The weapon and holster show some wear from production use and age, including some scuffing and scratches on the pistol itself and also on the silencer. Presented on a custom-made display featuring information about the set, the lot is also accompanied by three certificates of authentication from Bapty, the armourers for the production, and the pistol’s certificate of deactivation.

Estimate £40,000 - 60,000

Lot 418 James Bond’s (Pierce Brosnan) Walther PPK Holster - GoldenEye (1995)

James Bond’s (Pierce Brosnan) Walther PPK holster from Martin Campbell’s Bond movie GoldenEye. Bond used holsters to house his iconic Walther PPK pistol throughout the film as he hunted former fellow ‘00’ agent Alec Trevelyan (Sean Bean) and his Russian cohorts.

Pierce Brosnan PPK holster GoldenEye

The spy wore two different holsters in the film: a figure-hugging one, which maintained the smooth line of his suit; and a larger alternative Galco holster that allowed the performer to holster or draw the Walther PPK quickly and stylishly. This holster is of the former variety, worn by Bond beneath his Bioni tailored suit, and secured with a strip of Velcro.

Walther PPK Holster Bruce Stevens Holsters of London Pierce Brosnan GoldenEye James Bond

The leather holster is stamped with the logo of the maker, Bruce Stevens Holsters of London, and shows a few slight signs of wear. There are creases in the leather, the suede has softened, and there is a little tarnishing around the snap fastener.

Estimate £3,000-5,000

Lot 419 Samsonite Promotional Briefcase - Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

A Samsonite briefcase from the promotion of Roger Spottiswoode’s Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies. These briefcases were only available in very limited numbers to help promote the film (read more here).

Smsonite promotional briefcase Tomorrow Never Dies

The set includes a 007 custom black Samsonite® briefcase with a brown leather handle; a VISA multi-tool card with a bottle opener and small knife; Avis keyring in box, Ericsson CF788 calculator phone, a Wilkinson razor; a toy BMW 750iL; a calculator; a burgundy silk tie; a keyring; a two-pack of 007 trading cards; a small bottle of Smirnoff vodka with a shot glass; and two bottles of L’Oreal nail varnish.

Samsonite promotional briefcase contents vodka car phone

The briefcase shows minimal wear, with a few nicks on the leather handle, and the packaging of some of the items has been well handled.

Samsonite 007 Tomorrow never Dies briefcase

Dimensions: 46 cm x 39 cm x 12 cm (18” x 15 ¼” x 4 ¾”)

Estimate £500-700

The case on auction here seems to be missing a Heineken can (in stead of the necktie) and an Omega box with radio (where now a set of collecible cards is placed). A very similar case is currently for sale on eBay which features the same contents except for the tie and collectible cards: the eBay set features a Heineken can (more often seen in these TND promotional suitcases) and an Omega flyer (which probably should be the Omega miniature radio, missing in both caes.

Other similar cases were offered in 2016 at a Ewbanks auction, a 2001 Christie's auction, another 2001 Christie's auction and a 2012 Bonham's auction.

Lot 420 James Bond’s (Pierce Brosnan) Medical File - Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

James Bond’s (Pierce Brosnan) medical file from Roger Spottiswoode’s Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies. Files were used as set dressing around the MI6 offices and control rooms.

James Bond medical file Pierce Brosnan

The folder is made of blue card and features James Bond’s name on the cover, along with the MI6 insignia and a red stamp reading “Confidential”.

Medical file prop James Bond Pierce Brosnan

Inside are two pieces of paper, one with the results of a blood test, the other with six graphs. Both pages feature Bond’s name printed on them. The file has some wear from production use, including some very minor creasing. Dimensions: 34 cm x 24 cm (13 ½” x 9 ½”)

Estimate £600 – 800

Lot 421 James Bond’s (Pierce Brosnan) Stunt AR-18 Rifle - Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

James Bond’s (Pierce Brosnan) stunt AR-18 rifle from Roger Spottiswoode’s Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies. Bond used his heavily modified AR-18 during the assault on the weapons bazaar using the gun as a club to assault his enemies.

James Bond Pierce Brosnan rifle AR-18 stunt

The rifle is constructed of foam rubber around a metal armature, a rubber stunt version of the weapon, required for the safety of actors during the high action sequences.It features a high level of detail including silver-coloured paint to resemble metal, and has a black material carry strap. The rifle has some wear from production use and age; the barrel tip has come away, some paint has rubbed away and the trigger guard is detached at one end.

Estimate £2,000-3,000

Lot 422 Jinx’s (Halle Berry) Cheetah Pistol - Die Another Day (2002)

Jinx’s (Halle Berry) Cheetah pistol from Lee Tamahori’s Bond movie Die Another Day. Jinx (Halle Berry) used her Beretta Cheetah pistol as she hunted the North Korean terrorist Zao (Rick Yune), using the pistol to kill Dr. Alvarez (Simón Andreu) at the Isla de Los Organos clinic, and later wielding it at Graves’ (Toby Stephens) ice palace in Iceland.

Cheetah Pistol Halle Berry Jinx Die Another Day

The weapon is made of resin, painted silver and brown to simulate metal and wood, with additional metal elements creating a realistic weight. The pistol shows signs of age and production use, most notably on the top of the frame, where the silver paint has worn away in places to reveal the dark resin beneath.

Estimate £2,000 - 3,000

Lot 423 Jinx’s (Halle Berry) Lightweight Throwing Knife - Die Another Day (2002)

Jinx's (Halle Berry) lightweight throwing knife from Lee Tamahori's Bond movie Die Another Day. Jinx carried her knives throughout the film on her utility belt, which she wore as part of her leather combat outfit. She used them to deadly effect while battling Miranda Frost (Rosamund Pike) on-board Gustav Graves’ (Toby Stephens) plummeting plane.

Jinx Halle Berry throwing knife prop Die Another Day

This weapon is made of faux silver-painted resin, with a slim metal core. It features a pointed blade, serrated along one side. The grip features holes for balance and the blade is stamped “Stainless Rostfrei” at the base. The knife shows various signs of production use and wear, most notably on the blade, where paint has worn away along a line, exposing the edge of the metal core.

A similar knife was sold at Bonhams in 2011 for £480 and one is currently for sale at HeroProp for $950.

Estimate £800 - 1,200

Lot 424 James Bond’s (Pierce Brosnan) Walther P99 Pistol - Die Another Day (2002)

James Bond’s (Pierce Brosnan) Walther P99 pistol from Lee Tamahori’s Bond movie Die Another Day. Bond used his standard MI6 sidearm after his release from a North Korean prison, and subsequently during his hunt for the villainous Gustav Graves (Toby Stephens).

Walther P99 Die Another Day prop James Bond Pierce Brosnan auction

The Walther P99 replaced Bond’s classic Walther PPK as his weapon of choice in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), Brosnan’s second appearance as Agent 007, and would continue being used by Daniel Craig during and after his first outing as Bond in Casino Royale (2006).

The semi-automatic pistol features a polymer frame with a metal chamber and slide. “Walther” is etched onto both sides of the slide and cast into both sides of the grip. The magazine is released by pressing a small lever at the base of the trigger guard.

The firearm has been sympathetically deactivated, with the slide, safeties, magazine release and trigger still functional, and is accompanied by a deactivation certificate. The weapon is also accompanied by a letter from Bapty & Co, confirming its authenticity. Bapty are professional armourers who provided weapons for the Bond films since their debut in 1962, as well as countless other productions. The piece exhibits some minor wear from production use and storage, including some scratching and scuffing, most notably on the grip, while the blued finish has started to fade slightly on some of the metal pieces.

Estimate £8,000 - 12,000

Lot 425 $500,000 Montenegro Casino Chip - Casino Royale (2006)

A $500,000 poker chip from Martin Campbell’s Bond movie Casino Royale. Bond (Daniel Craig), Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen) and their fellow poker players used betting chips during the high-stakes game at the Casino Royale in Montenegro.

Casino Royale 500000 chip montenegro film prop carta mundi james bond

The chip is made from red pearlescent plastic with a translucent green centre. “Casino Royale $500,000 Montenegro” is printed on both sides in a gold-and-black font. The chip displays light scratches, but remains in very good condition and comes presented on a custom display stand.

Estimate £800-1200

Lot 426 Collection of Replica Gadgets and Accessories

A collection of replica gadgets and accessories from Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965) and Moonraker (1979). Licenced replicas were produced and sold for several years by manufacturer SD Studios, and are now highly sought after in their own right.

SD Studios breather moonrake rdart gun odd job hat

This replica collection consists of an Oddjob killer Sandringham hat (marked size XL), with a metal ring under the brim and a plaque reading “002 of 1000”; a James Bond breather and cigar canister with a stand and plaque reading “134 of 5000”; and a James Bond wrist dart gun, set of 10 darts and a plaque reading “141 of 5000”. The items show minimal wear, with small scratches to the the wrist dart gun and metal ring of the Sandringham hat, while the cigar canister shows some wear.
 
Estimate £400 - 600

Catalog

WIN A PRINTED CATALOG! Bond Lifestyle offers you a chance to win one of 3 printed catalogues of this Prop Store Live Auction. Enter the new contest before September 15th for your chance to win.

Prop Store live auction catalog

A catalog is also available to order on the Prop Store website. For more information on the James Bond items or to order a catalog, visit the Prop Store website.


Orlebar Brown

Comments

this is an awesome site.

Add new comment