(London) Auctions dedicated to James Bond, where a replica Aston Martin used for stunts was sold, brought in 6.87 million pounds ($10.58 million), funds donated to associations, Christie’s said.
Posted on October 6
The result of these auctions, which ended on Wednesday, exceeded the total of previous James Bond charity sales organized by Christie’s, the auction house said.
All 61 lots sold by EON Productions, the company that produces the James Bond films, found buyers in this sale celebrating sixty years of James Bond in cinema.
The funds raised were earmarked for 45 associations, including the foundation of Prince Charles – before he became king with the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8 – the Red Cross, UNICEF and others.
A replica of the Aston Martin DB5 that was used for James Bond stunts No time to die (Dying can wait), was sold for £2.922 million ($4.5 million).
An Omega watch worn by actor Daniel Craig in this film, released in 2021, found a buyer for 226,800 pounds ($349,340). Costume worn by this actor in Sky Fallreleased in 2012, grossed 44,100 pounds ($67,909).
A copy of the film’s script Casino Royalesigned by producers, actors and writers, was sold for £69,300 ($106,715), while a menu from the film thunder ball (lightning1965) was purchased for nearly 60,500 pounds ($93,160).
“This incredible result is testament to the enduring appeal of one of cinema’s greatest and most beloved icons, James Bond,” said Adrian Hume-Sayer, director of Christie’s.