60 Years Of James Bond Christie’s Charity Auction
Iconic items from the Bond archive are going under the hammer
Sixty Years of James Bond, the official two-part charity auction will see 60 lots go under the hammer to benefit 45 chosen charities: a live sale on September 28th featuring vehicles, watches and costumes from No Time To Die; and an online sale from September 15th until James Bond Day on October 5th, of themed experiences, props and collectibles from all 25 movies.
A free-to-attend, pre-sale exhibition showcasing highlights from Sixty Years of James Bond will take place between September 15th-28th at Christie’s HQ at 8 King Street, London, with limited edition catalogues available to pre-order now.
The headline lot for sale is a silver birch Aston Martin DB5, one of just eight replica stunt cars built for No Time To Die and the only one to be released for public sale. Estimated to fetch between £1.5 and £2 million, proceeds from this sale will benefit The Prince’s Trust in its work with young people and the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund’s support of charities assisting serving and former members of the three Intelligence Agencies and UK Special Forces.
Other vehicles include an SFX version of the Q Jet Boat from The World Is Not Enough, a Land Rover Defender 110 featured in No Time To Die’s stunt scenes and a bespoke 007 Land Rover Defender with the 60th Anniversary logo on the instrument panel.
Standout pieces available to bid on include a Swarovski-encrusted, gold-plated egg in the style of Faberge from Octopussy and Timothy Dalton’s signed tuxedo from Licence To Kill.
The auctions will benefit the following charities:
ACLT, Art Fund, Back Up, BFI Film Academy, Breaking Barriers, British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), British Red Cross, Brit Trust, Carnegie Institute for Science, Evelina London Children’s Charity, Feeding America, Film and TV Charity, Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service, Helen Bamber Foundation, Helen Keller Europe, Intermission Youth, Into Film, John Hopkins Medicine, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, London Screen Academy, Médecins Sans Frontières, MediCinema, National Film and Television School, National Youth Theatre, Nordoff Robbins, NSPCC, Operation Black Vote, Orbis, Papyrus, RADA, Refugee Action, Rosa, Scottish International Education Trust, Scottish Youth Film Foundation, Severn Hospice, Silverlining Brain Injury Charity, Spinal Research, The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund, The Prince’s Trust, The Royal Foundation, The Special Air Service Regimental Association, The Special Boat Service Association, The Special Reconnaissance Regimental Association, The Trussell Trust, TIME’S UP UK, Tusk Trust Limited, UNICEF UK, United Kingdom for UNHCR, Women for Women International, Women in Film and TV (UK).
Find out more at Christie’s.