James Bond posters, props, costumes, memorabilia and experiences will all go under the hammer in a two-part charity sale, Sixty Years of James Bond, at Christie’s to mark the 60th anniversary of the global franchise spanning 25 films.
The auction house has teamed up with EON Productions to present a total of 60 lots, with the live sale on September 28 comprising vehicles, watches, costumes and props, complemented by the online sale, open for bidding from September 15 until James Bond Day on October 5, which will feature items from each of the six James Bonds: Sir Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Sir Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig.
Attendance at the live auction on September 28 is by invitation only to bid in person, with fans and collectors worldwide able to bid online using Christie’s LiveTM, via telephone bidding, or by leaving an absentee bid.
As with the last three official Christie’s 007 auctions, which have raised £4,812,525, proceeds from this sale will benefit 45 charitable causes. The pre-sale highlights exhibition will be on public view at Christie’s headquarters from September 15 to 28.
The Earl of Snowdon, Honorary Chairman, Christie’s EMEA, said: “One of my earliest childhood memories is obsessively playing with a diecast Aston Martin DB5, a gift that had been brought home by my parents from the premiere of Goldfinger. From that moment on I was fascinated by each new Bond film, the special effects and stunts and Bond’s watches and incredible style. I was even lucky enough to experience the school run in my father’s DB5. The British legend that is Bond has had a great influence on my life. It is an honour for Christie’s to be partnering once again with EON Productions to present this two-part official charity sale celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Bond. The incredible landmark live and online auctions will hopefully raise record sums for all the wonderful charitable causes chosen.”
Here’s a selection of items set to sell.