Bond set to fire up bidders

A poster advertising the 1967 film You Only Live Twice carries an estimate of between £1,000 and £1,500James Bond fans should head to Surrey on February 7 when more than 200 lots of memorabilia connected to the world’s most famous secret agent go under the hammer at auction house Ewbank’s.

The ‘Bond And Beyond’ auction will include intriguing pieces from across the myriad films and books will be on sale at a range of price points to satisfy collectors of all levels.

An Omega Seamaster Professional Planet Ocean 'James Bond Quantum of Solace 007' stainless steel gentleman's watch has an estimate of between £2,000 and £4,000One of the most valuable pieces already catalogued for sale is an Omega Seamaster Professional Planet Ocean ‘James Bond Quantum of Solace 007’ stainless steel gentleman’s bracelet watch. Carrying an estimate of between £2,000 and £4,000, the unworn watch comes boxed, with leather card holder, instructions, warranty, and certificate.

A collection of as-new 20 cased Swatch watches, celebrating Bond’s 40th anniversary, has a guide price of between £800 and £1,200. All come with carded sleeves, are in tins and collectively are in a metal Swatch 007 suitcase. Watches commemorating all 20 Bond films to that date, including Dr No, Thunderball, Live and Let Die, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, and The Spy Who Loved Me, are included.

An unusual 'Bond Drives an Aston...Naturally' poster has been valued at between £1,000 and £2,000Many posters advertising the Bond films are also going under the hammer, plus a more unusual one, advertising Aston Martin, which has been consigned for sale by a family-owned dealership.

Bearing the tagline, ‘Bond Drives an Aston…Naturally‘ the poster is taken from the 1965 release of Thunderball, starring Sean Connery, and has been valued at between £1,000 and £2,000. It has been in the family’s possession since its issue when it was given to them by Aston Martin. It comes with a signed letter of authenticity from the dealership will be supplied to the purchaser.

Another poster sure to pique the interest of Bond fans is one advertising the 1967 film You Only Live Twice, which carries an estimate of between £1,000 and £1,500. The eye-catching poster bears an illustration of the infamous bath tub scene.

A one-sheet poster advertising 1965 movie Thunderball, with artwork by Frank McCarthy and Robery McGinnis, has been valued at between £400 and £600.

Among the other items of memorabilia is a Lone Star ‘Thunderball‘ Harpoon Gun, with dart, boxed, valued at between £300 and £500; a 1966 Gilbert Spy Watch with secret sighting lenses in hard plastic case, estimated at between £150 and £250; and a 12-inch high Gilbert action figure of Sean Connery in Thunderball, which has a guide price between £150 and £250.

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