Spied at Auction, James Bond

12th October 2015

Coinciding with the release of the latest Bond film ‘Spectre’ on the 26th October, we are delighted to be offering 007 memorabilia in the 20th Century Design sale on the 21st October at the Salisbury Salerooms.

The first of eight lots is a complete set of all six James Bond promotional photographs, each signed by the actors Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and the current ‘Bond’ Daniel Craig.

For those with an interest in ‘behind the scenes’ there is a signed photo of Cubby Broccoli the producer of the earlier films and who’s heirs continue with the films today.
Three posters of Everything or Nothing, The Living Daylights and The Spy Who Loved Me have estimates of £250 – 350.
The highlight of the lots offered and the most relevant to the latest film which sees Daniel Craig star for the fourth time as the world’s best known spy, is an original pen sketch on paper by Ken Adam of the Spectre headquarters from the film Thunderball.  The headquarters house the criminal syndicate and terrorist organisation known as Spectre; Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion. 
Ken Adam O.B.E (b.1921) is most famous for his set designs for the Bond films in the 1960s and 70s.  Spectre was first introduced in the 1965 film Thunderball starring Sean Connery, the first actor to play Bond in a feature film.  Estimated at £1,000 – 1,500 the drawing will be sold with two letters from Ken Adam and a signed photo.

Less familiar to Bond fans are the cartoons run in the Dialy Express in the 1960s.  These cartoons were adaptations of the novels, and included in the sale is a unique signed pen and ink cartoon design featuring a suave card playing Bond by John McLusky.

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