Over the past 50 years, we thoroughly followed the adventures of the British super spy, James Bond, from 1962’s Dr No to this year’s Skyfall. In 23 movies about the world’s most timeless secret agent, who have played by six distinguished actors, we’ve seen a lot of distinctive requisites, such as Aston Martins, books, posters and costumes. Christie’s auction house on its own way celebrates 50th anniversary of of the 007 film franchise by puting on sale those 50 pieces of memorabilia, from which 40 lots at an online-only auction from September 28 to October 8, with 10 further lots to highlight an invitation-only auction at Christie’s South Kensington in London on October 5, a day also celebrated as Global James Bond Day.
On the charity auction, there will be memorabilia from Bond’s every era, such as Aston Martin 6-Liter V12 DBS 2-Door Coupe driven by Daniel Craig as Bond in “Quantum of Solace (expected to be auctioned at £100,000, or $160,000); his watch from the “Skyfall”; also, his blue La Perla swimsuit, he wore in Casino Royale (£5,000 or $8,000); a small pretend circuit board, used in The Man with the Golden Gun (£2,000-£3,000 or $3,200-$4,000); Sean Connery’s rubber suction pads from the You Only Live Twice; Timothy Dalton’s fawn suit, he wore in The Living Daylights; Solitaire’s tarot cards from Live and Let Die (£800-£1200, or $1,300-$2,000); as well as costumes or clapperboards and first editions of Bond creator Ian Fleming’s novels Dr. No and From Russia With Love.
Proceeds from the auctions will be given to a collection of international and national charities including UNICEF, the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity, Women for Women International and the Science Museum in London. All this articles will be exhibited at Christie’s South Kensington saleroom from the 29th of September to the 5th of October.