Published: February 19, 2016
LONDON — Car envy spurred bidders to $3,434,500 as an Aston Martin DB10 that James Bond drove in the movie Spectre became the top lot at the February 18 auction to celebrate the Home Entertainment release of Spectre on Blu-ray and DVD on February 22. Christie’s and EON Productions presented a live charity auction of ten star lots of Spectre memorabilia.
The auction offered James Bond fans and collectors the opportunity to acquire a piece of Spectre memorabilia directly from the archives of EON Productions, with additional donations from Bond cast members, director Sam Mendes and Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. The sale realized a total of $3,977,694, with proceeds benefiting Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), other charitable organizations and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS). Christie’s said it will donate all profitable proceeds to the charities. Auctioneer Hugh Edmeades led the sale, with assistance from David Walliams. A total of 100 percent of lots sold and the auction welcomed registered bidders from 25 countries across four continents, demonstrating the demand from James Bond fans around the world.
The online-only auction of James Bond Spectre remains open for bidding until February 23 at www.christies.com/spectreonline offering an additional 14 lots.
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