Own a bit of film history at the Bond memorabilia auction

The Aston Martin sports car, one of 007’s trademarks, is surely the star of the sale to mark 50 years since the spy first burst onto the cinema screen. The Bond memorabilia auction also includes the tarot cards which were used by the Jane Seymour character Solitaire in the movie Live and Let Die as well as a belt which has a golden buckle which was worn by the character Scaramanga, played by Christopher Lee in Man with the Golden Gun.

The car on offer is the 2008 Aston Martin 2-Door Coupe with a 6l v12 DBS engine, which was featured in Quantum of Solace. The car is to be auctioned on Friday 5 October at Christie’s in South Kensington. They expect bids to reach between £100,000 and £150,000. All proceeds from the sale of the car are to go to Barnardo’s.

The auction is to be held as part of the celebrations that will see 5 October named Global James Bond Day. This comes 50 year after Dr No’s world premiere in London. The day will also see a film retrospective in New York at the Museum of Modern Art.

Nicolette Tomkinson, Auction house director at Christie’s said they were very excited to be working with EON Productions directly to present the unique auction which marks James Bond’s 50th anniversary.

There will be memorabilia on offer from every official Bond film made and the auction is expected to appeal to all fans of the British spy, both new and established.