Tuesday 27 September 2016

James Bond's Aston Martin DB10 among Spectre memorabilia up for auction

Published 22/01/2016 | 13:06

The first ever Aston Martin DB10 to go on public sale will go under the hammer
The first ever Aston Martin DB10 to go on public sale will go under the hammer

James Bond fans will have the chance to get hold of film memorabilia when items including the first ever Aston Martin DB10 to go on public sale go under the hammer.

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Twenty-four lots, including Q's laptop and an Omega watch, will be up for auction at Christie's to celebrate the release on DVD and Blu-ray of the 24th Bond movie, Spectre, with all proceeds going to charity.

The car alone, which features a special plaque signed by Bond star Daniel Craig, is expected to fetch as much as £1.5 million.

Other lots have been donated by director Sam Mendes, actor Jesper Christensen, who played Mr White, and Sam Smith, who co-wrote and sang the Spectre theme song Writing's On The Wall.

Charities set to benefit include Medecins sans Frontieres and the United Nations Mine Action Service.

David Linley, honorary chairman at Christie's, 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."

Fourteen lots will feature in the online sale, with bidding open from February 16 to 23 at www.christies.com/spectreonline.

The other 10 lots will be part of the live auction on February 18, which is by invite-only, but internet and telephone bids are open to anyone.

Spectre will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on February 22 in the UK.

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