Diamonds Are Forever manuscript tops estimate at auction

A manuscript of Diamonds Are Forever with hand marked corrections by Ian Fleming that we reported on earlier this month went under the hammer on December 12th at Sotheby’s, where it raised £97,250, according The Book Bond.

Until 2008 the manuscript had remained in the family of Fleming’s typist, Ulrica Knowles, but the identities of both the seller and the most recent purchaser are unknown. It had been expected to raise between £50,000 and £80,000 and so beat the top end of the estimate by a considerable margin demonstrating that at some levels at least James Bond memorabilia has staying power through the economic crisis.

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