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Just the job: Bowler hat worn by 007 nemesis in 'Goldfinger' worth €34,000

 

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A bowler hat from 007 film Goldfinger on the Antiques Roadshow. Photo: Antiques Roadshow/BBC/PA Wire

A bowler hat from 007 film Goldfinger on the Antiques Roadshow. Photo: Antiques Roadshow/BBC/PA Wire

A bowler hat from 007 film Goldfinger on the Antiques Roadshow. Photo: Antiques Roadshow/BBC/PA Wire

A battered bowler hat from the James Bond film 'Goldfinger' has been valued at up to £30,000 (€34,000) on the 'Antiques Roadshow'. The steel-rimmed hat and weapon belonged to hitman Oddjob (Harold Sakata) in the 1964 film.

The owner said he was a big 007 fan as a child and his brother-in-law, who was a driver for Aston Martin during the filming of 'Goldfinger', asked Pinewood Studios if they had any memorabilia.

The studio gave him Oddjob's bowler hat but removed the metal rim.

"As a young lad, everybody wanted to throw the Oddjob hat, and if you look at it, everybody did throw the hat because it's absolutely in pieces because it didn't have the steel in it anymore, so therefore whenever it landed it damaged it," the owner said.

It was previously revealed the hat had appeared on the BBC One show, leaving 'Roadshow' expert Marc Allum "shaking with anticipation and excitement".

It was part of a collection of 007 memorabilia brought to the 'Antiques Roadshow' when it filmed at the National Botanic Garden of Wales last summer.

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Hats off: Oddjob (Harold Sakata) wearing the famed hat

Hats off: Oddjob (Harold Sakata) wearing the famed hat

Hats off: Oddjob (Harold Sakata) wearing the famed hat

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