OHMSS Rolex to be auctioned in July

June 30th, 2016 by

A Rolex watch worn by George Lazenby in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is to be auctioned next month in Monte Carlo. The auction website lists Lot 400 as a Rolex Pre-Daytona ref. 6238. The watch comes with a copy of the original invoice from Bucherer Interlaken, dated 23rd October 1968 with the handwritten words: […]

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Aston Martin DB10 among SPECTRE items sold in £2.78M charity auction

February 19th, 2016 by

An auction of props used in the filming of SPECTRE raised a total of £2.78 million from a charity auction at Christie’s last night. Starting with a pair of JB monogrammed cufflinks that sold for £30,000, ten lots that included the Day of the Dead costume worn by Daniel Craig during the opening shot, an Omega watch and Tom Ford dinner suit raised […]

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DB10 among SPECTRE memorabilia for sale at charity auction in February

January 22nd, 2016 by

Bond fans with deep pockets get the chance to own an Aston Martin DB10 in an exclusive auction of SPECTRE props.  To celebrate the home entertainment release of SPECTRE, 24 lots of James Bond memorabilia, including SPECTRE’s Aston Martin DB10, will be auctioned off for charity at Christie’s in February. The online-only sale will offer […]

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Chance to appear in James Bond novel raises £30k at auction

December 12th, 2014 by

The chance for a character in the next James Bond novel by Anthony Horowitz and to be published in September next year proved to be the star lot of the night at an auction for the London Air Ambulance that raised a total of £120,000. Horowitz offered to not only name a character after the highest bidder, but […]

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Octopussy jet and other Bond props up for auction

December 4th, 2014 by

The Mail Online has an article about a variety of Bond props available for auction that include the jet from the pre-title sequence of Octopussy, a chair used by Blofeld in You Only Live Twice and a variety of other screen used paraphernalia. The article refers to “Dr Blofeld” several times, so beware of other […]

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James Bond book bench to be auctioned in October

September 19th, 2014 by

Between July and September Books About Town displayed 50 “book benches” around London to promote literacy, including one celebrating the James Bond stories, designed by Freyja Dean, which was displayed in Bloomsbury Square Gardens. The book benches are now due to be sold for auction, with proceeds going to the National Literacy Trust, a charity […]

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Over £136,000 Raised in NSPCC Goldfinger Auction

September 18th, 2014 by

The 50th Anniversary Goldfinger auction raised over £136,000 online for the NSPCC when it closed yesterday. A large chunk of that figure was a £55,000 one third scale replica of 007’s Aston Martin DB5. A 18k yellow gold Omega Seamaster wristwatch also sold for £70,000. Other charity items included a signed Goldfinger poster and soundtrack, […]

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Goldinger 50th anniversary auction

September 9th, 2014 by

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Goldfinger Christie’s is organizing an online auction of James Bond and Goldfinger memorabilia. The auction runs from the 8th to the 17th of September and includes the following items: A first edition of Goldfinger book by Ian Fleming. A British cinema poster with a Goldfinger LP record signed by Shirley […]

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Original Dr No quad poster expected to fetch £5k+ at auction

June 18th, 2014 by

An original British quad poster for the first James Bond film, Dr No, is expected to fetch between £5,000 and £7,000 in an online auction run by Christie’s. The poster, designed by Mitchell Hooks and in excellent condition and backed on linen, measures by 76 by 102 cm and has a starting bid of £4,800 and is part […]

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License to Thrill: First Edition of Casino Royale Sells for £24,180

April 15th, 2014 by

A first edition of Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale, (1953) thrilled bidders, selling for £24,180 at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ sale of Modern Literature on Friday 11th April, held at their saleroom in London’s Mayfair. The first book in the 007 series, Casino Royale (1953) introduced Fleming’s renowned James Bond franchise to the world. Since it […]

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