50 Years of James Bond - The Christie's Auction

James Bond 50 Years of - The Christie's Auction 

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of James Bond films, Christie's of London has announced 50 Years of James Bond. On sale is memorabilia, costumes & movie props, with proceeds going to various charities.

Forty lots will be offered at an online-only auction from September 28 to October 8, 2012, with 10 further lots to highlight an invitation-only auction at Christie's South Kensington on October 5 marking "Global James Bond Day." These 10 further lots will also be accessible to both Internet and live, real-time bids. All items offered for sale will be on public exhibition at Christie's South Kensington.


Film: The World is Not Enough 

- A pre-production replica BMW Z8 Roadster
- Estimate £25,000 - £35,000

BMW only had a prototype shell and a running test car ready, so Propshop at Pinewood Studios made a replica car for the film from BMW’s prototype shell in only eight weeks. The BMW prototype was made in two pieces to eliminate gaps in the hood and trunk. Two kit cars and one shell were made for the film. The shell was destroyed during filming, while the other surviving car remains in the possession of EON Productions 

James Bond Aston Martin DBS 50

Film: Quantum of Solace
- A 2008 Aston Martin 6 Litre V12 DBS 2-Door Coupe used by Daniel Craig
- Chassis No. SCFAB05D99GE00044
- Engine no. AM08/21544
- Quantum Silver with black interior
- Estimate £100,000 - £150,000

Film: Skyfall 
- A post-production 1/3 scale replica miniature model manufactured by Propshop at Pinewood Studios of the Aston Martin DB5  
- Estimate £30,000 - £40,000

Film: ThunderBall
- A complete set of four original U.S. cinema door panel film posters, all unfolded and linen-backed (4)
- Estimate £6,000 - £8,000

Film: On Her Majesty's Secret Service
- First edition book On Her Majesty's Secret Service singed by Ian Fleming

- An original Japanese one-sheet film poster, unfolded and linen-backed
- Estimate £4,000 - £6,000

The hard back book with original dust-jacket designed by Richard Chopping, signed in blue ballpoint pen on the flyleaf by Ian Fleming, London: Jonathan Cape, 1963 (2)


Film: You Only Live Twice
- Prop fibreglass shotgun along with a set of 4 prop suction pads used by Sean Connery
- Estimate £1,500 - £2,500

Film: The Man With The Golden Gun
- An original prop Solex Agitator used by Christopher Lee as Scaramanga
- Estimate £2,000 - £3,000

Film: From Russia With Love
- A first edition book From Russia With Love by Ian Fleming
- Two reproductions of original call sheets for From Russia With Love
- An original U.S. half-sheet film poster, linen-backed
- Estimate £1,000 - £1,500

The hardback book with original dust-jacket devised by Fleming and executed by Richard Chopping, London: Jonathan Cape, 1957; the first call sheet numbered 5, dated 1st April 1963, the second numbered 6, dated 2nd April 1963. (4)


Film: Live and Let Die
- A selection of ten prop tarot cards, used by Jane Seymour as Solitaire
- An original film script for Live and Let Die
- Estimate £800 - £1,200
The cards comprising 'The Fool', 'Death', 'Justice', 'Queen of Cups', 'High Priestess'(2) and 'The Lovers' (2), the back of the cards with a red and white
007 design; the script bound in green, the front cover embossed Ian Fleming's "Live and Let Die", the title page dated October 2nd, 1972. (11)

The Complete Works of Ian Fleming
- 18 volumes, 1 of 56 lettered sets, 26 lettered according to the alphabet, and 30 lettered according to the cyrillic alphabet (this set Russian letter M). Queen Anne Press 2008 
- Donated by the Fleming Family
- Estimate £10,000 - £15,000

Golden Eye
- Digital reproduction print of a storyboard sequence featuring the MiG, by Martin Asbury
- A prop scale model of a MiG-29 Fighter with continuity damage made for GoldenEye
- Estimate £3,000 - £5,000

Dr. No (1962)
- 12 Frame contact sheet, featuring Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder in her famous Bikini and Sean Connery as the quintessential James Bond.
- Five shots of Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder after emerging from the Caribbean sea on Dr. No's island, Crab Key, four of Honey Ryder and Sean Connery as James Bond in the sea, and three of Andress relaxing between takes 10x8in. (25x20cm.)