60 years of James Bond

JAMES BOND IS BACK AT CHRISTIE’S: Two-Part Official Charity Sale of 60 Lots Celebrating 60 years of James Bond Benefitting 45 Charities

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London – To mark the 60th anniversary of the James Bond films, Christie’s and EON Productions will hold an official two-part charity sale, Sixty Years of James Bond, in September 2022, presenting a total of 60 lots. Attendance at the live auction on 28 September 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. Featuring 25 lots, the live sale will comprise vehicles, watches, costumes and props associated with the 25th film No Time To Die with the final six lots offered celebrating each of the six James Bonds. The online sale will be open for bidding from 15 September until James Bond Day on 5 October presenting 35 lots spanning the twenty-five films with posters, props, costumes, memorabilia and experiences.

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As with the last three official Christie’s 007 auctions – which have raised £4,812,525 / $7,196,146 / €6,092,361 – proceeds from this sale will benefit charitable causes. The pre-sale highlights exhibition will be on public view at Christie’s headquarters, 8 King Street, London, from 15 to 28 September; admittance free. Limited edition printed catalogues are available to pre-order online at christies.com/james-bond.

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.”

LIVE AUCTION
– Sixty Years of James Bond –
28 SEPTEMBER

CELEBRATING 6 JAMES BONDS OVER 60 YEARS

The live auction on 28 September will conclude with six lots which each represent one of the six actors
who have played Bond: Sir Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Sir Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce
Brosnan and Daniel Craig. Each lot will be sold to benefit a charity chosen personally by the respective
actors or their estates.

From left to right:

• Sir Sean Connery – The Scottish Youth Film Foundation: a five-night stay at the Fleming villa at GoldenEye, this lot will be accompanied by a facsimile of Berkley Mather’s annotated working script for the first James Bond film, Dr. No, shot on location in Jamaica (estimate: £30,000-50,000).

• George Lazenby – Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: two limited edition OMEGA Seamaster watches, in a Globe-Trotter case, the dust cover signed by George Lazenby; the watches were created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969); number 229 from a limited edition of just 257 pieces (estimate: £40,000-60,000).

• Sir Roger Moore – UNICEF: Octopussy (1983), a gold-plated and Swarovski-encrusted prop egg commissioned from Asprey, in the style of Fabergé (estimate: £6,000-10,000).

• Timothy Dalton – National Youth Theatre: Licence To Kill (1989), a black, single-breasted tuxedo worn by Dalton as James Bond, signed on inside jacket lining, together with a set of forty Casino de Isthmus chips, the same poker chips were later re-used in GoldenEye (1995) at the Monte Carlo casino in Monaco still bearing the Isthmus City Casino logo (estimate: £6,000-10,000).

• Pierce Brosnan – The Prince’s Trust: The World Is Not Enough (1999), Q Jet Boat, used in the majority of the film’s chase sequences. 181 in. (460 cm.) high; 61 in. (155 cm.) wide; 55 in. (140 cm.) deep; this boat is an SFX version rigged with opening weapon hatch at the front (estimate: £20,000-30,000).

• Daniel Craig – Severn Hospice: No Time To Die (2021), Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE, the specially modified stunt bike has a major role in the Matera pre-credit sequences; Bond (Daniel Craig) commandeers the bike for a chase through the streets culminating in an epic jump into the piazza (estimate: £20,000-30,000).

VEHICLES: ASTON MARTIN, JAGUAR & LAND ROVER – No Time To Die

The top lot of the sale is a silver birch Aston Martin DB5 stunt car, one of eight stunt replicas built for the film by Aston Martin and fitted with ‘Q Branch’ modifications. This is the only DB5 stunt car to be released for sale and as the ultimate Bond collector’s prize is estimated to sell for between £1,500,000 and £2,000,000. The proceeds will benefit The Prince’s Trust in its work with young people and the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund’s support of charities assisting serving and former members of the three Intelligence Agencies and UK Special Forces.

Two further No Time To Die Aston Martins will be offered. The first, a 1981 Aston Martin V8, one of just three modified specifically for No Time To Die, driven by Daniel Craig in the film; it is being sold to benefit United Kingdom for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency’s National Partner in the UK supporting humanitarian relief operations for people displaced by the Ukraine conflict (estimate: £500,000-700,000). Next an Aston Martin DBS Superleggera No Time To Die 007 Special Edition with a unique plaque etched with the signatures from 007 producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli and Lashana Lynch, who played Nomi; it is being sold to benefit The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (estimate: £300,000-400,000). To celebrate the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, Aston Martin created the unique 007 Edition, with the same specification as the DBS Superleggera driven by Nomi in No Time To Die, only 25 product cars were made which sold out instantly.

60 years of James Bond

Two Land Rover Defenders and a Range Rover will be offered, led by a Land Rover Defender 110 featured in stunt scenes in No Time To Die, sold to benefit the British Red Cross (estimate: £300,000-500,000, illustrated left). Land Rover tore up the rulebook by allowing the new Defender on set months before its global launch. This particular vehicle is VIN 007 and is one of the 10 used for filming, it also featured in promotional activity in the run-up to the film’s release.

A 007 60th Anniversary Land Rover Defender, inspired by the specification of the Defenders that appear in No Time To Die is being sold to benefit Tusk (estimate: £200,000-300,000). Unique to this Defender V8 Bond Edition is its instrument panel end cap with a ‘60 Years of Bond’ logo etched design.

No Time To Die Range Rover Sport SVR Stunt Car

A No Time To Die Range Rover Sport SVR Stunt Car is being sold to benefit the London Screen Academy and Into Film (estimate: £80,000-120,000, illustrated right). In the film, a pair of Range Rover Sport SVRs take part in an epic chase sequence; this vehicle is one of six Range Rover Sport SVRs supplied for filming.

Jaguar XF

Chosen as a perfect chase car, the sale also includes a Jaguar XF featured in stunt scenes which is being sold to benefit Carnegie Science (estimate: £50,000-70,000, illustrated left). Appearing in the film’s pre-credit sequence, two Jaguar XFs are seen on the streets of Matera, southern Italy, in pursuit of James Bond (Daniel Craig) and Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux).

OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300m 007 Edition

WATCHES No Time To Die

Two OMEGA watches from No Time To Die are offered. OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300m 007 Edition, a titanium automatic diver’s military style wristwatch with mesh bracelet worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond and designed with input from Craig and the filmmakers; it is being sold to benefit TIME’S UP UK (estimate: £15,000-20,000, illustrated left). Specifically built from titanium to withstand the rigours of Bond’s action scenes, this watch was Bond’s choice while living in Jamaica.

OMEGA Aqua Terra 150m

The OMEGA Aqua Terra 150m, worn by Daniel Craig in the opening sequence is a striking watch with a blue dial that recalls OMEGA’s rich maritime heritage and Bond’s naval background; it is being sold to benefit Orbis (estimate: £15,000-20,000, illustrated right).

MEMORABILIA – No Time To Die

Examples of the memorabilia offered include, from left to right: Primo’s bionic eyeball in cradle with velvet cushion and plate – benefitting BAFTA (estimate: £4,000-6,000). A Tom Ford two-piece dinner suit with Crockett & Jones shoes, worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond to attend a SPECTRE party (one of four worn by Craig in the film, the others retained by the EON Archive). As part of this lot, Tom Ford will also supply the winning bidder with a made to measure dinner suit – benefitting National Youth Theatre (estimate: £25,000-30,000). A clapperboard, signed by Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Daniel Craig, Lashana Lynch, Léa Seydoux, Ana de Armas, David Dencik, Dali Benssalah, Naomie Harris, Linus Sandgren, Billy Magnussen, Hans Zimmer, Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell – benefitting Médecins Sans Frontières (estimate: £5,000-7,000). A Navy tactical costume, worn by Lashana Lynch as Nomi in the climax of the film, with colour concept design print, signed by costume designer Suttirat Anne Larlarb – benefitting both ACLT and Operation Black Vote (estimate: £10,000-15,000). No Time To Die song page with lyrics signed by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell and No Time To Die theme music sheet signed by Hans Zimmer, Steve Mazzaro and Johnny Marr – benefitting NSPCC (estimate: £5,000-7,000).
A set of twenty-six behind the scenes photographs and portfolio being sold as a single lot, shot on Leica cameras by Michael G. Wilson, Daniel Craig, Greg Williams and unit photographer, Nicola Dove; each signed by the photographer – benefitting Johns Hopkins Medicine (estimate: £10,000- 20,000). A Michael Lo Sordo ‘Alexandra’ gown worn by Ana de Armas as CIA agent Paloma (one of four worn by de Armas, the others retained by the EON archive), with a Jimmy Choo ‘Vivien’ blue liquid velvet clutch bag with deco crystal detail and Aquazzura silver strappy sandals and blue velvet ammunition garter designed and made by the film’s costume department – benefitting Médecins Sans Frontières (estimate: £8,000-12,000).

ONLINE AUCTION
– Sixty Years of James Bond –
15 SEPTEMBER – 5 OCTOBER

The online sale will be open for bidding from 15 September until James Bond Day on 5 October, presenting 35 lots spanning the twenty-five films with posters, props, costumes, memorabilia and experiences.

Champagne Bollinger experience

A highlight is an otherwise unobtainable Champagne Bollinger experience sold to benefit The Prince’s Trust (estimate: £15,000-20,000). This unique experience for four people, includes first class travel by Eurostar to Paris. On arrival in the village of Aÿ, the winning bidder and guests will be treated to an exclusive tour and private lunch at the former family house of Madame Bollinger. Lunch will be hosted by Madame Bollinger’s great nephew, Etienne Bizot, who heads the Bollinger family business and will be accompanied by selected Bollinger Reserve champagnes. Upon return to Paris, the winning bidder and guests will enjoy an overnight stay at the Hôtel le Bristol Paris (two rooms) before returning to London first class on Eurostar. The package celebrates the 40 year partnership of Bollinger as the Official Champagne of 007 as well as the 60th Anniversary of James Bond and includes an original 1985 poster for A View To A Kill (1985).

A highlight is an otherwise unobtainable Champagne Bollinger experience sold to benefit The Prince’s Trust (estimate: £15,000-20,000). This unique experience for four people, includes first class travel by Eurostar to Paris. On arrival in the village of Aÿ, the winning bidder and guests will be treated to an exclusive tour and private lunch at the former family house of Madame Bollinger. Lunch will be hosted by Madame Bollinger’s great nephew, Etienne Bizot, who heads the Bollinger family business and will be accompanied by selected Bollinger Reserve champagnes. Upon return to Paris, the winning bidder and guests will enjoy an overnight stay at the Hôtel le Bristol Paris (two rooms) before returning to London first class on Eurostar. The package celebrates the 40 year partnership of Bollinger as the Official Champagne of 007 as well as the 60th Anniversary of James Bond and includes an original 1985 poster for A View To A Kill (1985).

Further online auction lots include:

LIVE AND LET DIE (1973) Sheet Music signed by Sir Paul McCartney Benefitting: Helen Bamber Foundation Estimate: £3,000-5,000
LIVE AND LET DIE (1973) Sheet Music signed by Sir Paul McCartney Benefitting: Helen Bamber Foundation Estimate: £3,000-5,000

LIVE AND LET DIE (1973)
Sheet Music signed by Sir Paul McCartney
Benefitting: Helen Bamber Foundation
Estimate: £3,000-5,000

LIVE AND LET DIE (1973) Two James Bond Posters, 1973, EON Productions, UK Artwork by Robert E. McGinnis Benefitting: UNICEF Estimate: £1,000-1,500
LIVE AND LET DIE (1973) Two James Bond Posters, 1973, EON Productions, UK Artwork by Robert E. McGinnis Benefitting: UNICEF Estimate: £1,000-1,500

LIVE AND LET DIE (1973)
Two James Bond Posters, 1973, EON Productions, UK
Artwork by Robert E. McGinnis
Benefitting: UNICEF
Estimate: £1,000-1,500

MOONRAKER (1979) A Drax crew belt buckle and ‘Classified Information’ document from Drax industries. Dark brown resin and painted-metal, Costume Designer Jacques Fonteray Benefitting: Evelina London Children’s Charity, which is a linked charity of Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation Estimate: £1,500-2,500
MOONRAKER (1979) A Drax crew belt buckle and ‘Classified Information’ document from Drax industries. Dark brown resin and painted-metal, Costume Designer Jacques Fonteray Benefitting: Evelina London Children’s Charity, which is a linked charity of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Estimate: £1,500-2,500

MOONRAKER (1979)
A Drax crew belt buckle and ‘Classified Information’ document from Drax industries. Dark brown resin and painted-metal, Costume Designer Jacques Fonteray Benefitting: Evelina London Children’s Charity, which is a linked charity of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation
Estimate: £1,500-2,500

THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (1987) James Bond (Timothy Dalton) and Kara's (Maryam d'Abo) cello case sled. This is 1 of 3 sleds made by the 007 Special Effects team for filming the scene in Austria (the others retained by the EON archive) Benefitting: The Silverlining Brain Injury Charity Estimate: £5,000-8,000
THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (1987) James Bond (Timothy Dalton) and Kara’s (Maryam d’Abo) cello case sled. This is 1 of 3 sleds made by the 007 Special Effects team for filming the scene in Austria (the others retained by the EON archive) Benefitting: The Silverlining Brain Injury Charity Estimate: £5,000-8,000

THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (1987)
James Bond (Timothy Dalton) and Kara’s (Maryam d’Abo) cello case sled. This is 1 of 3 sleds made by the 007 Special Effects team for filming the scene in Austria (the others retained by the EON archive)
Benefitting: The Silverlining Brain Injury Charity
Estimate: £5,000-8,000

NO TIME TO DIE (2021) A limited-edition Michael Kors Collection Bancroft leather satchel, used by Naomie Harris as Moneypenny Includes original tags, dust bag and box, with signed message by Naomie Harris Benefitting: Intermission Youth Estimate: £2,000-3,000
NO TIME TO DIE (2021) A limited-edition Michael Kors Collection Bancroft leather satchel, used by Naomie Harris as Moneypenny Includes original tags, dust bag and box, with signed message by Naomie Harris Benefitting: Intermission Youth Estimate: £2,000-3,000

NO TIME TO DIE (2021)
A limited-edition Michael Kors Collection Bancroft leather satchel, used by Naomie Harris as Moneypenny Includes original tags, dust bag and box, with signed message by Naomie Harris
Benefitting: Intermission Youth
Estimate: £2,000-3,000

CASINO ROYALE (2006) A script signed by Bond Producers Michael G. Wilson Barbara Broccoli, actors Daniel Craig, Jeffrey Wright, Dame Judi Dench, Eva Green, and Caterina Murino, and screenwriters Robert Wade and Neil Purvis Benefitting: Women in Film & TV (UK) Estimate: £4,000-6,000
CASINO ROYALE (2006) A script signed by Bond Producers Michael G. Wilson Barbara Broccoli, actors Daniel Craig, Jeffrey Wright, Dame Judi Dench, Eva Green, and Caterina Murino, and screenwriters Robert Wade and Neil Purvis Benefitting: Women in Film & TV (UK) Estimate: £4,000-6,000

CASINO ROYALE (2006)
A script signed by Bond Producers Michael G. Wilson Barbara Broccoli, actors Daniel Craig, Jeffrey Wright, Dame Judi Dench, Eva Green, and Caterina Murino, and screenwriters Robert Wade and Neil Purvis
Benefitting: Women in Film & TV (UK)
Estimate: £4,000-6,000

TOMORROW NEVER DIES (1997) A BMW 750il miniature model with intentional continuity damage 15in. (40 cm.) high; 49in. (126 cm.) long; 17in. (44 cm.) wide; 1of 3 surviving models used to film the finale of the car chase sequence Benefitting: The Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service, which is a part of the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Estimate: £7,000-10,000
TOMORROW NEVER DIES (1997) A BMW 750il miniature model with intentional continuity damage 15in. (40 cm.) high; 49in. (126 cm.) long; 17in. (44 cm.) wide; 1of 3 surviving models used to film the finale of the car chase sequence Benefitting: The Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service, which is a part of the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Estimate: £7,000-10,000

TOMORROW NEVER DIES (1997)
A BMW 750il miniature model with intentional continuity damage 15in. (40 cm.) high; 49in. (126 cm.) long; 17in. (44 cm.) wide; 1of 3 surviving models used to film the finale of the car chase sequence
Benefitting: The Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service, which is a part of the Central and North West London NHS Foundation
Estimate: £7,000-10,000

SPECTRE (2015) Day of The Dead Aztec Skeleton Puppet 355 in. (900 cm.) high, approx. Benefitting: RADA Estimate: £4,000-6,000
SPECTRE (2015) Day of The Dead Aztec Skeleton Puppet 355 in. (900 cm.) high, approx. Benefitting: RADA Estimate: £4,000-6,000

SPECTRE (2015)
Day of The Dead Aztec Skeleton Puppet 355 in. (900 cm.) high, approx. Benefitting: RADA
Estimate: £4,000-6,000

NO TIME TO DIE (2021) Barton Perreira 'Norton' sunglasses worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond Benefitting: The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Estimate: £10,000-15,000
NO TIME TO DIE (2021) Barton Perreira ‘Norton’ sunglasses worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond Benefitting: The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Estimate: £10,000-15,000

NO TIME TO DIE (2021)
Barton Perreira ‘Norton’ sunglasses worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond
Benefitting: The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Estimate: £10,000-15,000

THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH (1999) A clock used by Judi Dench as "M" with nuclear locator card Benefitting: Spinal Research Estimate: £3,000-5,000
THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH (1999) A clock used by Judi Dench as “M” with nuclear locator card Benefitting: Spinal Research Estimate: £3,000-5,000

THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH (1999)
A clock used by Judi Dench as “M” with nuclear locator card
Benefitting: Spinal Research
Estimate: £3,000-5,000

SKYFALL (2012) A Skyfall clapperboard signed by Sam Mendes, Daniel Craig, Bérénice Marlohe, Naomie Harris, Javier Bardem Benefitting: Film & TV Charity Estimate: £5,000-7,000
SKYFALL (2012) A Skyfall clapperboard signed by Sam Mendes, Daniel Craig, Bérénice Marlohe, Naomie Harris, Javier Bardem Benefitting: Film & TV Charity Estimate: £5,000-7,000

SKYFALL (2012)
A Skyfall clapperboard signed by Sam Mendes, Daniel Craig, Bérénice Marlohe, Naomie Harris, Javier Bardem
Benefitting: Film & TV Charity
Estimate: £5,000-7,000

In 2012, Christie’s and EON Productions presented 50 Years of James Bond – The Auction, the combined total raised for charities was £1,641,350 / $2,644,442 / €2,034,999.

In 2014, on the 50th anniversary of the World Premiere of Goldfinger, a unique 24k gold-plated third scale replica of James Bond’s iconic Aston Martin DB5 was sold by Christie’s and EON Productions alongside other Bond memorabilia to benefit the NSPCC and raising £136,800 / $222,847 / €171,821. 

In 2016, to celebrate the release of Spectre on Digital HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD, Christie’s and EON Productions raised a total of £3,034,375 / $4,328,857 / €3,885,541 to benefit Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), other charitable organisations and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS). The top lot among the 24 items offered across an online and a live auction was an Aston Martin DB10, which sold for £2,434,500 / $3,476,466 / €3,118,595. 

LIST OF THE 45 CHARITIES BENEFITTING FROM THE SALE:

ACLT; Back Up; BFI Film Academy; Breaking Barriers; British Academy of Film and Television Arts; British Red Cross; Carnegie Institution for Science; Evelina London Children’s Charity, which is a linked charity of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation; Feeding America; Film and TV Charity; Helen Bamber Foundation; Helen Keller Europe; Intermission Youth; Into Film; Johns Hopkins Medicine; Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; London Screen Academy; Médecins Sans Frontières; MediCinema; National Art Collections Fund; National Film and Television School; National Youth Theatre; The Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service, which is a part of the Central and North West London NHS Foundation; NSPCC; Operation Black Vote; Orbis; Papyrus; Refugee Action; Rosa; Royal Academy of Dramatic Art; Scottish International Education Trust; Scottish Youth Film Foundation; Severn Hospice; Spinal Research; The Prince’s Trust; The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund; The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge; The Silverlining Brain Injury Charity; The Trussell Trust; TIME’S UP UK; Tusk; UNICEF; United Kingdom for UNHCR; Women for Women International (UK); Women in Film & Television (UK).