Tuesday, September 25, 2012

JAMES BOND CELEBRATES 50TH BIRTHDAY WITH CHRISTIE'S SALES OF ICONIC ITEMS

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Sean Connery, the first James Bond, is shown on the handsoem cover of Christie's sales catalogue which costs around RM 160 but all proceeds will go to charities like UNICEF so it is for a good cause!
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Sexy hunk Daniel Craig stars in the latest and 23rd James Bond movie called Skyfall
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This prop Octopussy circus programme held by Roger Moore as James Bond is signed and estimated at RM 7,500 to RM 13,000

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Pierce Brosnan as James Bond clings precariously as he tightropes another adventure in The World Is Not Enough while wearing spiffy suit by Brioni on sale for RM 10,000 to RM 15,000
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Sexy Jane Seymour in Live And Let Die holding pack of tarot cards to be sold with original film script estimated from RM 4,000 to RM 6,000



CAN YOU IMAGINE THE AGELESS, HANDSOME AND IMMACULATELY GARBED JAMES BOND IS NOW 50 YEARS OLD? AS GOOD AS RETIREMENT AGE AND ENROUTE TO BEING PUT OUT TO PASTURE TO REMINISCE ABOUT HIS DARING DERRING-DOS OVER THE DECADES!

Of course the original and many say still the best James Bond aka Sean Connery is today in his 70s since presumably he was in his 20s when he first starred as the agent with a license to kill courtesy of Her Majesty Government. 

Since then there have been plenty of successors from famous names like Pierce Brosnan and the current hunk Daniel Craig to an unknown (who has remained unknown!) star called George Lazenby. Others who are still on the radar are Roger Moore and Timothy Dalton. So far there are only 6 James Bond incarnations but 007 shows no sign of abating!

Now there will be a major auction of all the iconic products, items, equipment, accessories and dresses worn by the stars who appeared in the movies over the last 5 decades. 

The loot will be auctioned by Christie's South Kensington in London (where else can it be?) from 28 September till 8 October (online).


To celebrate the 50th anniversary of James Bond on film, Christie’s announces 50 Years of James Bond – The Auction which will present a unique opportunity to acquire a piece of Bond memorabilia direct from the archives of EON Productions. Below highlights for your easy reference.

·         40 lots of Bond memorabilia to be offered at an online-only auction without reserve.

·         10 further lots to be auctioned at an invite-only evening event on October 5 at Christie’s South Kensington celebrating Global James Bond Day.

·         All proceeds from the auction including catalogue sales to benefit twelve charitable institutions such as UNICEF and ORBIS.






50 YEARS OF JAMES BOND – THE AUCTION

40 LOTS OF BOND MEMORABILIA TO BE OFFERED AT AN
ONLINE-ONLY AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE

10 FURTHER LOTS TO BE AUCTIONED AT AN INVITE-ONLY EVENING EVENT
ON 5 OCTOBER AT CHRISTIE’S SOUTH KENSINGTON
MARKING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST SCREENING OF Dr. No

ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE AUCTION INCLUDING CATALOGUE SALES TO BENEFIT
TWELVE CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS



Catalogue Out Now: Browse online or order a printed Collector’s Edition catalogue (RRP. £30 each)
All lots will be on exhibition at Christie’s South Kensington from 29 September – 4 October 2012; admittance free
MEDIA PREVIEW: Friday, 28 September 2012


HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE
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Collection of props from Hotel Fontainebleau in Miami Beach in Goldfinger including ashtray, gin rummy scorecard and letterhead paper. From RM 7,500 to RM 12,500
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Scene from Goldfinger (1964) when he kept winning at cards by cheating using an accomplice on balcony using binoculars to see opponent's cards and telling him the numbers via walkie-talkie!
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Belt and golden bullet from The Man With The Golden Gun (1974) worn by Christopher Lee as Scaramanga. Estimated from RM 5,000 to RM 7,500
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Here we are---proof Scaramanga did wear the belt and bullet is in gun

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This suit was worn by Pierce Brosnan in The World Is Not Enough (1999) and will be sold with a double sided poster signed by Pierce Brosnan. Estimated RM 10,000 to RM 15,000
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See, Pierce Brosnan is wearing the same suit made by Brioni and still in good condition with no split in arm pit area!
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Close-up of Brioni 2-piece charcoal wool suit
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Octopussy prop logo
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A prop programme from the movie Octopussy (1983) starring Roger Moore, estimated from RM 7,500 to RM 12,500
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Roger Moore holding the prop programme (empty inside) which can be yours for RM 7,500 to RM 12,500
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For Your Eyes Only (1982); This pair of enamel cufflinks was worn by Chaim Topol as Milos Columbo and estimated from RM 5,000 to RM 7,500
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Chaim Topol as Milos Columbo wearing the enamel cufflinks valued at RM 5,000 to RM 7,500 in For Your Eyes Only (1982)
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A cocktail dress by Prada, worn by Olga Kurylenko as Camille Monte in Quantum of Solace (2008) with an original poster signed by Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Wilson (porducer) and Barbara Brocolli (co-producer). Valued between RM 12,500 to RM 18,000 which is a good buy as it is a Prada
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Olga Kurylenko wearing this Prada dress while looking rather unglam on the beach
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Tom Ford sunglasses in Quantum of Solace (2008) valued at RM  10,000 to RM 15,000
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Daniel Craig wearing Tom Ford sunglasses in Quantum of Solace but since anyone can buy a new one for RM 2000 or so, I don't think this is a good buy as I can get one and brag it is from the movie and who is to say nay?
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From the movie Casino Royale; an Algerian love knot designed by Lindy Hemming and Sophie Harley (fancy 2 designers were required to design this!) and worn by Eva Green as Vesper Lynd  throughout the film since it was given to her by her lover. RM 10,000 to RM 15,000
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Eva Green as Vesper Lynd wearing the Algerian love knot set throughout the film and you too can wear it daily for RM 10,000 to RM 15,000
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A selection of 10 Tarot cards designed by Ferhus Hall and used by Jane Seymour as Solitaire in Live and Let Die (1973). Estimated between RM 4,000 to RM 6,000. Perfect for a Tarot card reader!
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Owning these Tarot cards is good feng shui as they are from the blockbuster Live And Let Die
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Jane Seymour as Solitaire holding the Tarot cards which can now be yours from RM 4,000 to RM 6,000

Visit www.christies.com to explore special multi-media sale promotions, browse our illustrated catalogues and leave absentee bids through LotFinder(R), Christie's online search engine, and register for Internet bidding with Christie's Live(TM).

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