Oct 06, 2012
By Bob Sheppard
James Bond lovers have spent thousands of pounds for pieces of memorabilia from the spy movies at a London auction.
Christie’s auction house is selling the items to coincide with the 50th birthday of the Bond movies.
The first Bond film, “Dr. No,” was released October 5, 1962.
Among the items under the hammer yesterday in London was the complete works of Ian Fleming, Bond’s creator.
That fetched 91 thousand-pounds (147-thousand dollars) — about 10-times the pre-auction estimate.
A Tom Ford suit worn by Daniel Craig in the new Skyfall film due out on October 26th sold for nearly 47-thousand pounds.
It had been expected to fetch just two-or-three thousand pounds.
Proceeds will go to several charities, including the U-N children’s fund, UNICEF.