Topic: 'Dr No' Gun Fetches $106,202 at Christie's

James Bond's Walther PP gun, wielded by Sean Connery in the 1962 movie 'Dr. No,' sold for 54,000 pounds ($106,202) at Christie's International in London yesterday, double it's presale estimate.

Connery's gun was the most expensive of 60 weapons featured in Bond films in the past 40 years that Christie's sold for a total of 217,572 pounds, along with other movie memorabilia. The buyer's name wasn't disclosed. Roger Moore's Walther P5 handgun, used in the 1983 film 'Octopussy,' fetched 7,200 pounds, missing it's top estimate of 8,000 pounds.

The auction, which showed that some 007 stars fetch a premium in the art market, may have benefited from the success of 'Casino Royale,' the latest Bond film, which was No. 2 U.S. box-office hit over the weekend, behind 'Happy Feet'.

For the full article.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid= … refer=muse

Last edited by Moore Not Less (6th Dec 2006 21:58)


Re: 'Dr No' Gun Fetches $106,202 at Christie's

Thanks for this update and the link!


Re: 'Dr No' Gun Fetches $106,202 at Christie's

Wow...that's the kind of collector I aspire to be...  ajb007/amazed

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