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Christie’s to hold SPECTRE auction

For the home video release of the 24th James Bond film “Spectre”, famed London auction house Christie’s has something very special in store.

To celebrate the release of Spectre on Digital HD, Blu-ray™ & DVD, Christie’s and EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment present a unique opportunity to acquire memorabilia from the 24th film in the James Bond series. An online-only sale will present 14 lots of Spectre memorabilia direct from the archives of EON Productions. The online sale will feature spectacular props from the latest film, including costumes, accessories and technology used by the cast. All proceeds from the auctions will benefit Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and other charitable organisations.

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.

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Daniel Craig posing with the Aston Martin DB10 from SPECTRE

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.

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SPECTRE © 2015 Danjaq, MGM, CPII

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.

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.

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 and other charitable organisations. We are proud to continue Cubby Broccoli’s philosophy of giving something back.’

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