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Sixty Years of James Bond Christies Auctions preview

27 September, 2022

In this article we take a closer look at the Christie's two-part charity auction with a live sale on September 28th featuring vehicles, watches and costumes from No Time To Die and the online sale from September 15th until James Bond Day on October 5th, of themed experiences, props and collectibles from all 25 movies.

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Christie’s Lates evening on September 26th

A free-to-attend, pre-sale exhibition showcasing highlights from Sixty Years of James Bond is open from September 15th-28th at Christie's at 8 King Street, London.

Bond fan Oscar Verpoort attended Christie’s Lates on September 26th and sent us some photos of the event and auction lots.

An unmissable evening where guests could get up close and personal with many of the iconic 007 film props and memorabilia in the pre-sale exhibition, and experience a full line-up including a panel discussion with Bond experts including Meg Simmonds and Chris Corbould, and a film screening. The evening was presented by David Walliams.

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David Walliams presents Christie's Lates, September 26th 2022

The headline lot for Live sale is a silver birch Aston Martin DB5, one of just eight replica stunt cars built for No Time To Die and the only one to be released for public sale.

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Bond fan Oscar Verpoort attended Christie's Lates - Sixty Years of James Bond, posing here with No Time To Die DB5, one the highlights of the auction (estimate £ 1,500,000 – £ 2,000,000).

Estimated to fetch between £1.5 and £2 million, proceeds from this sale will benefit The Prince’s Trust in its work with young people and the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund’s support of charities assisting serving and former members of the three Intelligence Agencies and UK Special Forces.

Other vehicles include an SFX version of the Q Jet Boat from The World Is Not Enough, a Land Rover Defender 110 featured in No Time To Die’s stunt scenes and a bespoke 007 Land Rover Defender with the 60th Anniversary logo on the instrument panel.

Another highlight of the Live auction is the Swarovski-encrusted, gold-plated egg in the style of Faberge from Octopussy.

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Swarovski-encrusted, gold-plated egg in the style of Faberge from Octopussy (estimate £6,000 - £10,000)

The egg is one of only two made and the expected price of £6,000 - £10,000 is probably on the low end.

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SPECTRE Tom Ford suit and Daniel Craig-era bowties

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Moonraker belt buckle and The World Is Not Enough alarm clock

skyfall clapperboard

Signed SkyFall clapperboard, estimate £5,000 - £7,000, but currently bidding is already at £14,000

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BMW 750iL model used in Tomorrow Never Dies (£7,000 - £10,000)

A unique Duesenberg guitar will be auctioned. The guitar will be played by David Arnold during the Sound of 007 in Concert on October 4th and will be signed by the artist that evening (read more).

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Unique Duesenberg guitar will be played by David Arnold (estimate £3,000 - £5,000) - see it at Christie's

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Complete set of Fleming works (estimate £3,000 - £5,000, bidding is already at £4,000)

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James Bond posters

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A cello case used in The Livign Daylights (estimate £5,000 - £8,000)

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SPECTRE bionic eyeball (£4,000 - £6,000) as seen in No Time To Die

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A Fractured Mask and Costume With Bullet Holes, Worn by Rami Malek as Safin in No Time to Die (estimate £8,000 - £12,000)

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One of the Omega Seamaster watches worn in the film by Daniel Craig (estimate £15,000 - £20,000)

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One of the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra watches worn in the film by Daniel Craig (estimate £15,000 - £20,000)

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New Stern 007 Pinball machines on display at Christie's

During Christie's Lates event, the new 007 pinball machines were on display (read more about the pinball machines).

The auctions will benefit the following charities:

ACLT, Art Fund, Back Up, BFI Film Academy, Breaking Barriers, British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), British Red Cross, Brit Trust, Carnegie Institute for Science, Evelina London Children’s Charity, Feeding America, Film and TV Charity, Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service, Helen Bamber Foundation, Helen Keller Europe, Intermission Youth, Into Film, John Hopkins Medicine, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, London Screen Academy, Médecins Sans Frontières, MediCinema, National Film and Television School, National Youth Theatre, Nordoff Robbins, NSPCC, Operation Black Vote, Orbis, Papyrus, RADA, Refugee Action, Rosa, Scottish International Education Trust, Scottish Youth Film Foundation, Severn Hospice, Silverlining Brain Injury Charity, Spinal Research, The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund, The Prince’s Trust, The Royal Foundation, The Special Air Service Regimental Association, The Special Boat Service Association, The Special Reconnaissance Regimental Association, The Trussell Trust, TIME’S UP UK, Tusk Trust Limited, UNICEF UK, United Kingdom for UNHCR, Women for Women International, Women in Film and TV (UK).

 

For bidding and more info, see the Live Auction here and the Online Auction here.

 

All photos by Oscar Verpoort


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