James Bond fans and collectors listen up! Christie’s has a mission for you, well actually it’s an auction but one that you will want to pay attention too. The James Bond auction will feature memorabilia from the 24th film title Spectre in the legendary franchise. The live auction and an online-only sale will together present 24 lots of Spectre memorabilia direct from the archives of EON Productions, with unique donations from Daniel Craig, Sam Mendes, Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, Jesper Christensen and Sam Smith.
The online-only sale will offer 14 lots and open for bidding from Tuesday 16 to Tuesday 23 February at christies.com/spectreonline. The invitation-only live auction will be held on Thursday 18 February at Christie’s King Street, London, UK and will offer 10 lots, accessible to all via both internet and telephone bids. All proceeds from the auctions will benefit Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), other charitable organisations and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS).
The live auction on 18 February is led by an Aston Martin DB10, one of the series of DB10s designed and engineered by Aston Martin exclusively for James Bond, Spectre. Most of the DB10s were modified for use in the filming of Spectre, but two of those produced were kept back as show cars, for display purposes only, and this is one of them*. The car is expected to realize between £1,000,000 and £1,500,000 and is to date the only DB10 to be released for public sale by EON Productions and Aston Martin. This is the only car that includes a special plaque signed by Daniel Craig and was displayed at the world premiere of Spectre at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Additional highlights in the live auction include an Omega Seamaster 300 watch, worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond in Spectre (estimate: £15,000-20,000). The proceeds of this lot will be donated to UNMAS. The online-only auction features the laptop used by Ben Whishaw as Q (estimate: £4,000-6,000); and a pair of Tom Ford ‘Snowdon’ sunglasses worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond (estimate: £4,000-6,000,).
Other items include a Spectre Blu-rayTM, signed by Daniel Craig, which is offered together with a pair of James Bond’s blue initialed ‘JB’ Tom Ford cufflinks worn by Daniel Craig in the opening scene of the film.
From Tuesday February 16th 2016 at 3 pm GMT / 10 am EST, 14 lots will be offered in an online-only auction: James Bond Spectre – Online. The online-only auction will be open for bidding for one week, closing on Tuesday February 23 2016 from 3 pm GMT / 10 am EST. christies.com/spectreonline
On the evening of Thursday February 18th 2016 a live charity auction, James Bond Spectre – The Auction, will offer ten lots, including an Aston Martin DB10 and an Omega Seamaster 300 watch, worn by Daniel Craig. The auction will be by invitation only at Christie’s King Street. Bidders can participate in the sale via telephone and Christie’s LIVETM.
Sale highlights can be viewed at www.christies.com/bond, which will be regularly updated with features.