The top lot at the first part of Christie’s sale of James Bond Spectre Memorabilia in London last night was Bond’s Aston Martin which made £2,434,500. The sale realised £2,785,500. All profitable proceeds are for charity. The auction of ten lots was to celebrate the Home Entertainment release of Spectre on Blu-ray™ and DVD on February 22. Proceeds are for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), other charitable organisations and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS). Registered bidders from 25 countries across four continents took part. Afterwards producer Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli commented that they were truly delighted that the money raised will help vital medical projects in South Sudan, Syria and Yemen and thanked Aston Martin for donating the Aston Martin DB10. It is one of a series designed and engineered exclusively for James Bond Spectre. The Day of the Dead costume worn by Daniel Craig made £98,500. Spectre is the 24th film in the James Bond series.
The online-only auction of 14 lots, James Bond Spectre: Online, remains open for bidding until February 23 at www.christies.com/
(See post on antiquesandartireland.com for January 21, 2016)