50 Years of James Bond: The Christie’s Auction

Christie’s South Kensington offers a unique opportunity for fans to acquire a piece of Bond memorabilia with 50 Years of James Bond – The Auction. Fifty lots (for fifty years) have been collected from the EON Productions archives as well as donations from the Bond cast all in support of twelve charitable institutions including UNICEF and the National Youth Theatre.

The first portion of forty lots will be online-only and will run from Friday, 28 September to Monday, 8 October 2012 with 10 further lots at an invitation-only auction on 5 October that will mark ‘Global James Bond Day’.

With collectibles from every Bond film from Dr. No right up to the brand new Skyfall, fans from every conceivable demographic will be clamouring for a piece of this auction. As this is a once in a lifetime event with online lots selling without reserve and bids starting at only £50, don’t you at least owe yourself a peek at what Christie’s has to offer?

All items offered for sale will be on public exhibition at Christie’s South Kensington saleroom, 85 Old Brompton Road from 11am on Saturday, 29 September until 5pm on Friday, 5 October 2012; admittance free. For more information on this auction click here.

Lot 1. Dr. No
A first edition book Dr. No by Ian Fleming
A reproduction of the historic first call sheet for Dr. No, framed
Estimate: £1,000–1,500 / US$1,600–2,300 / €1,200–1,700



Lot 45. Skyfall
An Automatic Seamaster Professional “Planet Ocean” wristwatch, by Omega, worn by Daniel Craig, a unique piece specially made in Titanium for action scenes in Skyfall.
Estimate: £6,000–8,000 / US$9,100–12,000 / €6,800–9,000



Lot 10. The Man With The Golden Gun
A belt with gold bullet buckle worn by Christopher Lee as Scaramanga in The Man With The Golden Gun
Estimate: £1,000–1,500 / US$1,600–2,300 / €1,200–1,700

All lot images courtesy of Christie’s Images Ltd. 2012

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Joseph Fields