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007 memorabilia heads for Bonhams Entertainment Sale

 

Lot 112 An Asprey vanity case from James Bond, On Her Majesty's Secret ServiceLot 112: An Asprey vanity case from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, 1969.

lot 116 - Signed by Sir Roger Moore, an SD Studios replica of the gun from The Man with the golden Gun,Lot 116: A replica gun from The Man with the Golden Gun, signed by Roger Moore.

• Bonhams 24th June Entertainment Memorabilia sale features many items from famous film and television shows, including a bespoke mahogany table used in the 1989 film Batman (£2,000-3,000), and two Bond items, an SD Studios replica of the gun from The Man With The Golden Gun, signed by Roger Moore, and an Asprey vanity case purchased for use in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (£1,000-1,500). 

• Also featured are Strausfeld film posters, including a poster for Mean Streets (£1,000-1,500), and a collection of Terry O’Neill gelatin silver print photographs of film stars including of Steve McQueen (£2,000-3,000) and Paul Newman (£1,000-2,000).

Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Sale, taking place on 24 June at Bonhams Knightsbridge, features a varied selection of lots with interesting connections to the silver screen.

Highlights of the sale include a selection of lots related to James Bond films, including an SD Studios replica of the gun from The Man with the Golden Gun, signed by Sir Roger Moore, estimated at £2,500-3,500. Also included in the sale is an Asprey vanity case, estimated at £1,000-1,500, purchased for the 1969 film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, where it can be seen being given as a Christmas present to each of Blofeld’s ten female spies. Further highlights of related memorabilia include an original poster for the first-ever James Bond film, Dr. No, estimated at £4,000-6,000.

Natalie Downing, Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Specialist, said: “Memorabilia with a connection to the nation’s favourite secret agent, James Bond 007, always garners strong interest from bidders at Bonhams. Replicas – provided they are of high quality – can sell for excellent prices, the SD studios replica gun from the film The Man with the Golden Gun being a perfect example, with the added kudos of Sir Roger Moore’s signature making this piece highly collectable.”

Elsewhere, original cinema posters from designer Peter Strausfeld are also featured, brilliantly represented by his poster for Martin Scorsese film, Mean Streets (£1,000-1,500), in addition to a collection of ten Academy Cinema posters (£700-900).

Lot 37: Mean Streets, Warner Brothers, 1973, by Peter Strausfeld. Right, a poster from lot 33: A collection of ten Academy Cinema posters by Peter Strausfeld, 1953-1977.

Also featured in the sale is a fantastic collection of Terry O’Neill gelatin silver print photographs of various film stars, including of Brigitte Bardot (£4,000-5,000), Frank Sinatra (£4,000-6,000), Steve McQueen, David Bowie and Elizabeth Taylor (£1,500-2,000).

Lot 68 - Brigitte Bardot Terry O'Neill (British, b. 1938) gelatin silver print, St. Tropez 1967Lot 68: Brigitte Bardot: Terry O’Neill (British, b. 1938) gelatin silver print, St. Tropez 1967

Lot 71 - Steve McQueen, Terry O'Neill (British, b. 1938) gelatin silver print, Los Angeles, 1969Lot 71 – Steve McQueen, Terry O’Neill (British, b. 1938) gelatin silver print, Los Angeles, 1969

Further items from the silver screen include an original animation cel (or celluloid) from the 1937 Disney film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, estimated at £800-1,200. The cel captures Sneezy, Happy and Bashful playing instruments. Also offered, a cel from 1953 film Peter Pan, estimated at £1,500-2,000. The cell depicts the characters John, Michael, Cubby, Slightly and a lost boy twin.

Lot 42: An original cel from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Lot 41: An original animation cel from Peter Pan

For further information on Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Sales, visit: https://www.bonhams.com/departments/COL-ENT/

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