Christie’s James Bond auction wildly beats estimates

Last Friday saw the auction of various pieces of Bondmania up at Christie’s. Entitled “50 Years of James Bond – The Auction”, 40 lots were available online, while 10 more were also available at an invitation charity action at Christie’s on Friday with proceeds going to twelve charitable organisations, which benefited from a total of £724,600 raised by the auction.

Some of the ten items picked for Friday’s auction were hand-picked from the archives of Eon Productions; each item is shown with its estimate in brackets and the final selling price below, showing all items massively beat their estimates:

The Complete Works of Ian Fleming (£10,000-£15,000)
18 volume limited edition, one of 56 numbered sets
£91,250

Skyfall Dinner suit (£3,000-£5,000)
Tom Ford designed two piece dinner suit worn by Daniel Craig in Skyfall
£46,850

Skyfall earings (£2,000-£3,000)
Stephen Webster designed diamond earings worn by Bérénice Marlohe Skyfall
£18,750

The James Bond Archives by Paul Duncan (£800-£1,200)
A collector’s edition by TASCHEN
£10,000

Skyfall Omega Planet Ocean (£6,000-£8,000)
Uniquely constructed from titanium for the Skyfall action scenes and worn by Daniel Craig in Skyfall
£157,250

Skyfall 1/3 scale replica Aston Martin (£30,000-£40,000)
A scale model made for scanning in 3D for use in Skyfall post production
£61,250

Skyfall Premiere and Aston Martin Experience (£2,000-£3,000)
A night for two at Claridges and being taken by Aston Martin to the Skyfall premiere.
£37,250

Skyfall charcoal suit (£3,000-£5,000)
A Tom Ford suit worn by Daniel Craig in Skyfall
£30,000

Casino Royale swimming trunks (£3,000-£5,000)
One of two pairs of trunks worn by Daniel Craig in that scene
£44,450

Quantum of Solace Aston Martin (£100,000-£150,000)
An Aston Martin DBS used in filming of Quantum of Solace
£241,250

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