Whoever your favorite James Bond is, from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig, there's something for every 007 fan in the 100-plus-piece collection of Bond memorabilia that's up for sale. London-based Peter Harrington Rare Books plans to sell the 119 rare items from seven decades of James Bond films at the California International Antiquarian Book Fair in Los Angeles, Feb. 10-12.
The sale coincides with the 70th anniversary of the publication of "Casino Royale," the first Bond novel by author Ian Fleming.
Though you won't find a shaken not stirred martini or an Aston Martin DB5 at the sale, the collection, which is priced at $450,000, offers numerous rare items, including original and autographed screenplays, costume designs, storyboards, and scripts. One notable example is the first draft of the script from the first Bond film (1962's "Dr. No") that includes a scene that didn't make the film's final cut. The assortment is "the most extensive collection of James Bond items ever assembled," according to the rare book dealer.
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"The beauty of this collection is that it allows you to trace how the Bond films evolved from the germ of an idea," said Pom Harrington, owner of the rare book dealer, in a statement. "Whether this was one of Fleming’s original Bond novels or a one-page film treatment — to their final visualization on the big screen."
The collection of Bond memorabilia is to be sold as a whole, Harrington said.
Bond fanatics with (much) deeper pockets seeking flashier pieces of memorabilia can check out a separate sale through travel company Trafalgar to buy the yacht featured in "The Living Daylights" for a cool $2.5 million.