JAMES BOND SPECTRE: THE AUCTION
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The first part of Christie’s charity auction of
James Bond Spectre Memorabilia
Realised £2,785,500 / $3,977,694 / €3,568,226
With all profitable proceeds to be donated to charity
THE ONLINE-ONLY AUCTION IS STILL OPEN FOR BIDDING
UNTIL 23 FEBRUARY, 3 PM GMT
- Top lot: an Aston Martin DB10, which sold for £2,434,500 / $3,476,466 / €3,118,595
- David Walliams supports the evening as special guest at the auction
London – On the evening of Thursday 18 February, to celebrate the Home Entertainment release of Spectre on Blu-ray™ and DVD on 22 February, Christie's and EON Productions presented a live charity auction of ten star lots of Spectre memorabilia. The auction offered Bond fans and collectors the unique opportunity to acquire a piece of Spectre memorabilia direct from the archives of EON Productions, with additional donations from Bond cast members, Director Sam Mendes and Bond Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. The sale realised a total of £2,785,500/$3,977,694/€3,568,226 with proceeds benefiting Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), other charitable organisations and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS). Christie’s will be donating all profitable proceeds to the charities. Auctioneer Hugh Edmeades led the sale, with assistance from David Walliams. 100% of lots sold and the auction welcomed registered bidders from 25 countries across four continents, demonstrating the demand from James Bond fans around the world.
The online-only auction, James Bond Spectre: Online, remains open for bidding until 23 February at www.christies.com/spectreonline offering a further 14 lots. Estimates range from £1,000 up to £7,000, presenting James Bond fans with a rare chance to acquire special items from the 24th film in the James Bond series.
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*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.