James Bond Auction Includes a Wrecked Aston Martin and Bond’s Swim Trunks
Another high priced James Bond memorabilia auction is just around the corner. It includes a bunch of iconic collectibles from the spy movie series' long history and some that might sound a bit strange to the average collector.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Christie's Auction House in London will hold a special James Bond auction featuring memorabilia and artifacts from the 22 Bond movies, including the upcoming 'Skyfall.'
One of the stranger items in the auction's catalog includes the light blue swim trunks that actor Daniel Craig wore in 'Casino Royale.' The newspaper described them as a large sized pair of nylon swimming trunks that the costume department designed as "an homage to Ursula Andress in 'Dr. No,'" the first James Bond film released in 1962 starring Sean Connery. It is expected to sell for at least 3,000 pounds.
Another unusual item is one of the wrecked 2008 Aston Martin DBS vehicles used in the most recently released Bond film, 'Quantum of Solace.' It is considered the star item in the auction. Christie's estimates it is worth at least 100,000 pounds.
There are a total of 50 items from the Bond movie series that will go on the auction block. Other items include a golden belt buckle and a "Solex Agitator" from 'The Man with the Golden Gun,' a deck of tarot cards used by Jane Seymour on the set of 'Live and Let Die,' an underwater jetpack from 'The Spy Who Loved Me' and a pair of cufflinks worn by Roger Moore in 'For Your Eyes Only.' The money raised from the auction will go to a number of charities such as UNICEF.