JAMES BOND SPECTRE
Combined Evening & Online Auctions
Total £3,034,375 / $4,328,857 / €3,885,541
100% of lots sold with registered bidders from 26 countries across 4 continents
All profitable proceeds to be donated to charity
Top lot: an Aston Martin DB10, which sold for £2,434,500 / $3,476,466 / €3,118,595
London – This February, to celebrate the release of Spectre on Digital HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD, Christie’s and EON Productions presented two charity auctions of James Bond memorabilia. The combined evening auction at Christie’s London (18 February) and online-only auction (16-23 February) realised a total of £3,034,375 ($4,328,857/€3,885,541), with 100% of the lots sold. The proceeds will benefit 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. 24 lots of Spectre memorabilia were offered across the two auctions, giving Bond collectors a unique opportunity to acquire a piece of 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 auctions welcomed James Bond fans from across the world, with registered bidders from 26 countries across 4 continents.
David Linley, Honorary Chairman, Christie’s Europe, Middle-East, Russia and India, commented: “I am thrilled that Christie’s was chosen to host this James Bond Spectre charity auction with EON Productions, which has proved a fitting celebration of the 24th film in the franchise. We are delighted with the response from Bond fans across the world – their generosity has raised a fantastic sum for the charities that these auctions were conceived to support. The exhibition at Christie’s welcomed over 1,300 visitors each day and the excitement around the live and online auction demonstrates the enduring appeal of Bond.”
James Kliffen, Head of Fundraising, MSF UK, said: “MSF relies on private donations to provide aid free from political or military influence. The funds raised by the James Bond auctions are making a truly extraordinary difference. We are deeply grateful to everyone who has contributed to such an important result, funding medical care for huge numbers of people, where the need is greatest - thank you!”
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