A signed replica golden gun from James Bonds The Man With The Golden Gun and valued at £10,000 is the star lot in a new auction dedicated to 007 and other popular TV and film spies on February 7.
Bond & Beyond, a unique style of sale devised by Ewbanks Auctions, will feature collectables from film set clothing to rare toys and posters associated with Ian Flemings hero, as well as from other series, such as The Man From Uncle, The Saint and The Avengers.
Film fans will remember that the golden gun, the trademark weapon of the worlds premier hitman, Francisco Scaramanga, is disguised as a cigarette case, lighter, pen and cufflink that combine to make the deadly weapon wielded by actor Christopher Lee in the 1974 classic, one of the most popular films of the Bond franchise.
Now Ewbanks will offer this rare limited edition replica of the gun, autographed by Christopher Lee himself. Complete with replica bullet engraved 007, it comes with a letter of authenticity from the signing with Christopher Lee.
Ewbankss specialist Alastair McCrea, who devised the sale concept, said: We have sold countless film props, costumes, posters and other ephemera linked to the movie world over the years and it has been noticeable how popular the spy franchises are, so we thought why not create our own franchise in offering these types of collectables.
Its been amazing to see what consignors have brought in. Apart from the golden gun, we have had a wide range of really rare toys and posters inspired by Bond and others that go back half a century, including, for instance, Oddjob action puppets from Goldfinger, still in their original packaging and dating to 1965.
Macintosh HD:Users:ivanmacquisten:Documents:Work:Clients:Clients (Active):Ewbanks:Auctions:2019:Bond & Beyond Feb 7:Toy pix:Lo-res:Release picks:Saint shooting game.JPGWith huge retro appeal and prices ranging from around £50 up to hundreds for single items, here we provide a sneak preview of more than 20 rarities from the sale, from a toy version of Steeds sword stick from The Avengers to a Man From UNCLE shooting arcade.
The full catalogue is now available for inspection online at www.ewbankauctions.co.uk