To celebrate the release of Spectre on digital HD Blu-ray and DVD, Christie’s and EON Productions, Metro Goldwyn Mayer and Twentieth Century Fox present a unique opportunity to acquire memorabilia from the 24th film in the James Bond series. Highlights include an Aston Martin DB10 with a plaque signed by Daniel Craig (the only DB10 ever to be offered for sale to the public), a prototype Omega Seamaster 300 watch worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond and other spectacular props from the film.
Auction Times > Feb 18, 7:30pm, Lots 1-10
Sale Location > 8 King Street, St. James’s, London
This February, Christie’s is to celebrate the release of the 24th Bond film with charity auctions, live in London and online. Here highlights – including an Aston Martin DB10 and Q’s laptop — and how you can bid.
The 24th film in the James Bond series, Spectre, is to be released on Digital HD, Blue-ray™ and DVD on 9 February in the US and on 22 February in the UK. To mark the occasion, Christie’s is to present a unique opportunity to acquire memorabilia from the film — with 24 lots straight from the archives of EON Productions, as well as donations from Daniel Craig, director Sam Mendes, actor Jesper Christensen (Mr White in Spectre, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace), Bond producers Michael G.Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, and artist Sam Smith, who co-wrote the official award-winning Spectre theme song. All proceeds 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, illustrated above. 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 realise between £1,000,000 and £1,500,000 and is to date the only DB10 to be released for public sale by Aston Martin and EON Productions. 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. Aston Martin has been associated with the James Bond franchise for over 50 years, with the DB10 model featuring in the latest Bond film, Spectre.
Omega Seamaster 300 watch worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond. Estimate: £15,000-20,000. To be offered in Spectre — The Auction on 18 February at Christie’s in London
Additional highlights of the live sale include the Omega Seamaster 300 watch that was worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond, estimated at £15,000-20,000, while our online-only sale is to feature the laptop used by actor Ben Whishshaw as Q, estimated at £4,000-6,000, and a pair of Tom Ford ‘Snowdon’ sunglasses, worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond, estimated at £4,000-6,000.
Q (Ben Whishaw) using his laptop on set. To be offered in Spectre — The Auction, 16-23 February, online
Worn by Daniel Craig in the opening scene of Spectre, James Bond’s blue ‘JB’ Tom Ford cufflinks are to be offered in the live auction, along with the Spectre Blu-ray™, signed by Daniel Craig, estimated at £3,000-5,000. The live auction and online sale take place in the same month that Spectre is released on Digital HD, Blue-ray™ and DVD in the US (9 February) and UK (22 February).
Commenting on the sale, David Linley, Honorary Chairman, Christie’s EMERI, said: ‘As a life-long James Bond fan it gives me great pleasure for Christie’s to be part of this James Bond Spectre charity auction, celebrating the 24th film in the franchise. All proceeds of the auction will benefit Médecins Sans Frontières, other charitable organisations, and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS). We are proud to continue Cubby Broccoli’s philosophy of giving something back.’
Spectre, is to be released on Digital HD, Blue-ray™ and DVD on 9 February in the US and on 22 February in the UK
The online-only sale is to feature 14 of the 24 lots available, with bidding open from Tuesday 16 to Tuesday 23 February at christies.com/spectreonline. The remaining 10 lots will be presented in a live auction, held at Christie’s London on 18 February. Although the live auction is invitation-only, internet and telephone bids will be open to anyone who wishes to take part in the sale.
Lot 112: An Asprey vanity case from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, 1969.
Lot 116: A replica gun from The Man with the Golden Gun, signed by Roger Moore.
• Bonhams 24th June Entertainment Memorabilia sale features many items from famous film and television shows, including a bespoke mahogany table used in the 1989 film Batman (£2,000-3,000), and two Bond items, an SD Studios replica of the gun from The Man With The Golden Gun, signed by Roger Moore, and an Asprey vanity case purchased for use in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (£1,000-1,500).
• Also featured are Strausfeld film posters, including a poster for Mean Streets (£1,000-1,500), and a collection of Terry O’Neill gelatin silver print photographs of film stars including of Steve McQueen (£2,000-3,000) and Paul Newman (£1,000-2,000).
Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Sale, taking place on 24 June at Bonhams Knightsbridge, features a varied selection of lots with interesting connections to the silver screen.
Highlights of the sale include a selection of lots related to James Bond films, including an SD Studios replica of the gun from The Man with the Golden Gun, signed by Sir Roger Moore, estimated at £2,500-3,500. Also included in the sale is an Asprey vanity case, estimated at £1,000-1,500, purchased for the 1969 film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, where it can be seen being given as a Christmas present to each of Blofeld’s ten female spies. Further highlights of related memorabilia include an original poster for the first-ever James Bond film, Dr. No, estimated at £4,000-6,000.
Natalie Downing, Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Specialist, said: “Memorabilia with a connection to the nation’s favourite secret agent, James Bond 007, always garners strong interest from bidders at Bonhams. Replicas – provided they are of high quality – can sell for excellent prices, the SD studios replica gun from the film The Man with the Golden Gun being a perfect example, with the added kudos of Sir Roger Moore’s signature making this piece highly collectable.”
Elsewhere, original cinema posters from designer Peter Strausfeld are also featured, brilliantly represented by his poster for Martin Scorsese film, Mean Streets (£1,000-1,500), in addition to a collection of ten Academy Cinema posters (£700-900).
Lot 37: Mean Streets, Warner Brothers, 1973, by Peter Strausfeld. Right, a poster from lot 33: A collection of ten Academy Cinema posters by Peter Strausfeld, 1953-1977.
Also featured in the sale is a fantastic collection of Terry O’Neill gelatin silver print photographs of various film stars, including of Brigitte Bardot (£4,000-5,000), Frank Sinatra (£4,000-6,000), Steve McQueen, David Bowie and Elizabeth Taylor (£1,500-2,000).
Lot 68: Brigitte Bardot: Terry O’Neill (British, b. 1938) gelatin silver print, St. Tropez 1967
Lot 71 – Steve McQueen, Terry O’Neill (British, b. 1938) gelatin silver print, Los Angeles, 1969
Further items from the silver screen include an original animation cel (or celluloid) from the 1937 Disney film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, estimated at £800-1,200. The cel captures Sneezy, Happy and Bashful playing instruments. Also offered, a cel from 1953 film Peter Pan, estimated at £1,500-2,000. The cell depicts the characters John, Michael, Cubby, Slightly and a lost boy twin.
Lot 42: An original cel from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Lot 41: An original animation cel from Peter Pan
Il tradizionale appuntamento di primavera di Auctions America’s, Auburn Spring Collector Car Weekend, ritorna dal 7 al 9 maggio presso il Auburn Auction Park in Indiana con oltre 500 veicoli di qualità a catalogo.
“Per i collezionisti e appassionati, in particolare quelli del Midwest e gli stati circostanti, la primavera annuncia l’arrivo della “stagione calda” – la possibilità di destare le loro auto dal letargo e godere di un ricco calendario di eventi automobilistici. In Auctions America’s, siamo orgogliosi che questo appuntamento sia diventato un punto fermo nel calendario stagionale, che presenti non solo una grande varietà di macchine ma che offra anche divertimento e l’opportunità di godere della bellissima atmosfera che caratterizza questi eventi”, afferma Megan Boyd, Car Specialist di Auctions America’s.
L’Arena principale dell’Auburn Auction Park si animerà dal 7 al 9 maggio con quasi 500 muscle car americane, auto classiche e sportive oltre a una selezione di memorabilia.
Per gli appassionati di moto, Auction America ospiterà la Preston Evans Motorcycle Collection, con moto provenienti dall’ex Arthur P. Sigal Collection.
AUBURN, Indiana (April 15, 2015) – Fresh on the heels of its record Fort Lauderdale sale, Auctions America eagerly awaits the return of its Auburn Spring Collector Car Weekend, May 7 – 9 at Indiana’s historic Auburn Auction Park. One of two collector car events hosted each year by the company at its Auburn headquarters, Auburn Spring has quickly become a must-attend weekend on the national collector car calendar.
“For collectors and enthusiasts alike, particularly those in the Midwest and surrounding states, Spring heralds the arrival of the “busy season” – an opportunity to pull their cars out of hibernation and enjoy a jam-packed calendar of automotive events. At Auctions America, we’re proud that Auburn Spring has become a staple on that calendar, presenting not only a tremendous variety of collector cars for bids, but also offering great automotive entertainment, as well as opportunity to enjoy the wonderful camaraderie offered by the hobby,” says Megan Boyd, Car Specialist, Auctions America.
“Celebrating its fifth year in 2015, we’re thrilled with the growth Auburn Spring has enjoyed over the past four years, and look forward to further growing this new Spring tradition, an event which comprises not only a multi-day auction, but also a car corral, swap meet and the return of the AACA Special National Spring Meet.”
The Auburn Auction Park’s main arena will come alive May 7 – 9 with nearly 500 American muscle cars, classics, exotic sports cars and hot rods along with a selection of memorabilia poised for the block. Leading early is a well-equipped and immaculately restored 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T Hardtop. Striking in Lemon Twist and powered by a fearsome 426-cid “street Hemi” V-8 engine producing 425hp, this exceptional Hemi Challenger is believed to be just one of 11 examples featuring the extremely rare and desirable N96-Shaker Hood option and four-speed manual transmission. It is expected to fetch between $340,000 – $380,000 when it crosses the Auburn auction stage next month.
Reflecting the incredible breadth of this year’s Auburn Spring catalog, other notable entries include:
– an extremely rare 2006 Ford GTX1 TT ‘Spyder’. This unique, iconic American supercar is one of approximately 30 Ford GTX1s produced by Ford authorized coach-builder Genaddi Design Group before they closed their doors. Boasting an unmatched provenance, it is differentiated from its peers by its 5.4-liter V-8 powerplant, delivering an incredible 1,000-hp, along with extensive carbon fiber trim (Est. $300,000-$350,000);
– a handsome, well-documented 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet; with peak power output at 6,500-rpm and an observed top speed of 122-mph, this car was one of the fastest, most sumptuous and most expensive convertibles offered by Mercedes-Benz at the time (Est. $300,000-$350,000); and,
– a very original 1987 Buick Regal GNX with just 119 miles from new (Est. $110,000 – $120,000).
For motorcycle enthusiasts, Auctions America’s Auburn Spring event will lift the gavel on the respected Preston Evans Motorcycle Collection, featuring bikes from the former Arthur P. Sigal Collection. Offered entirely without reserve, this 29-lot collection is comprised of both original and beautifully restored motorcycles, including a 1902 Marsh, predating Harley-Davidson, and believed to be the only Marsh of its kind left in existence (Est. $80,000 – $85,000). Additional highlights include a stellar 1915 Indian Model G Big Twin, a former centerpiece at the Brookline, Massachusetts Museum of Transportation’s special exhibition “Putting America on Wheels” (Est. $40,000 – $45,000), and a 1920 Ace Four with Watsonia Sidecar; designed by William Henderson of Philadelphia, this inline four-cylinder bike could reach speeds of 85 mph, making it the fastest motorcycle in the world in the early ’20s. It is currently identified as one of only three 1920 Aces known to exist (Est. $120,000 – $125,000).
In addition to the auction excitement, Auburn Spring will also feature a car corral and swap meet, along with the return of the Antique Automobile Club of America’s (AACA) Special National Spring Meet, which is set to bring an additional 300 cars to the grounds of the Auburn Auction Park. Every car entered in the AACA meet will receive a special commemorative Indiana license plate. Auctions America will further lend its support to the AACA through the presentation of five vehicles at the auction, with hammer proceeds benefiting the AACA Museum. Highlights include a 1953 Studebaker Commander Starliner Coupe(Est: $25,000 – $35,000) and a 1934 Ford Pick-up (Est. $24,000 – $28,000).
For further information on Auctions America’s Auburn Spring event, or to view a frequently updated list of entries, please visit auctionsamerica.com or call toll-free 800.890.7635 (or +1 954 566 2209 outside North America).