60th Anniversary James Bond auction and NTTD online specialist auction

ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,184MI6 Agent

Holy crap and I guess EON are spring cleaning the Archive for a garage sale:


https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/sixty-years-james-bond-online-auction/lots/3319

Shame the film in question sucked ass somewhat! 🤔

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  • The Domino EffectThe Domino Effect Posts: 3,547MI6 Agent

    I was hoping for a stunt DouDou.

  • The Domino EffectThe Domino Effect Posts: 3,547MI6 Agent

    But is it signed by DouDou?

  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 7,291MI6 Agent


    Be careful of anything listed or signed by Dou Dou. Just out to make money and

    loves a shill bid or two.

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  • Bond Collectors' WeekendsBond Collectors' Weekends Gainesville, Florida USAPosts: 1,774MI6 Agent

    I'd buy anything there (almost) for the minimum bids, but . . . insanity to follow!

    PS. Will go 50-50 in a bid on the eye--y'all get the big cushion AND the big plate--I just want the little eye and the eye stand!

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  • HalfMonk HalfHitmanHalfMonk HalfHitman USAPosts: 2,161MI6 Agent

    I'd sure like to hear Asp's thoughts about the NTTD screen-worn Omega listed.

  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 7,291MI6 Agent

    As in, it’s about as screen used as mine is 😂

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  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,184MI6 Agent
    edited July 31

    It does say it’s the Bond edition! 👍🤔 however as production only had three and one got nicked! 🤓

  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 7,291MI6 Agent

    And it lacks PROTOTYPE and NOT FOR SALE as the screen used ones did. Looks like an EON corporate gift batch version.

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  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,184MI6 Agent

    At least the Omega Aqua Terra is correctly marked: Not For Sale laser engraved where you would expect to find the serial number 👍

  • HalfMonk HalfHitmanHalfMonk HalfHitman USAPosts: 2,161MI6 Agent
  • Bond Collectors' WeekendsBond Collectors' Weekends Gainesville, Florida USAPosts: 1,774MI6 Agent

    It's like watching Santa Claus's sled burn up in the atmosphere . . . though I'm grateful for the warnings.

    And I think Primo's eye is the Mattel version for wayward children.

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  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,184MI6 Agent
    edited August 1

    If you read the small print of previous auctions, miniatures such as Moonraker shuttles and Skyfall DB5s and Skyfall Lodge signs have been created post production for display and or charity purposes. In the current auction the DBS which is not screen used is the AML No Time To Die Limited Edition available to those with deep pockets which has had the inspection plate signed by Ms Lashana Lynch and its sill plaques signed by Babs and Michael and Ms Lynch. The actual/only screen car was recently sold "and NOT for charity!" at Bonhams for £400K plus! 🤔

  • PoorMansJBPoorMansJB USAPosts: 1,152MI6 Agent

    Curious about the shuttles: Thought there was just one in the 50th sale and it was screen-used. No?

    (Can't find a link to the actual catalog page to verify.)

  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,184MI6 Agent
    edited August 3

    My mistake. When I'm wrong I'm wrong! Have just dug out the catalogue for the 50th. It states the miniature was created by Derek Meddings but in the same sentence are the words "a digital reproduction" which refers to an additional piece not illustrated in the catalogue however at the time a source close to the production told me it had been produced from the original mould! The NTTD Seamaster however is a wrong-un because they were turning the world upside down to try and repossess the nicked timepiece. Craig was to keep one, Omega was to keep one and EON were to keep one so with one nicked someone didn't get one!

  • Bond Collectors' WeekendsBond Collectors' Weekends Gainesville, Florida USAPosts: 1,774MI6 Agent

    I sent an inquiry to Christie's asking if the Asprey egg is production or a post-1983 piece. The listing didn't seem clear.

    Other listings mix up photos between props.

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  • PoorMansJBPoorMansJB USAPosts: 1,152MI6 Agent

    Do you mean it was supposedly just a post-production copy or one made for the auction?

    I have a couple of shuttles from the 2019 Profiles sale.

    I've been trying to chase down the original bucks and moulds and have been told by the owner of the original firm which did much of the vacuum-forming and so on that that stuff has been gone for decades.

  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,184MI6 Agent

    The majority of the props were left or blown to buggery in France however my contact told me they "the production company" had the original model shop moulds in storage (you would have seen a similar model shop mould for the Lotus Esprit miniature at the Designing 007 exhibit) so yes although back in the day, post production miniatures were created 100% faithful to the originals. Remember back in Roger's mid-tenure there was not an Archive as there is today. Everything was kept in storage until around 1989 when Graham Rye and Iris Rose of EON carried out an extensive inventory of the lock-ups. A sad story which I was told back in the day was that the Derek Meddings crafted miniature of the Moonraker construction complex which is over flown by Corinne was binned because where it was stored the pigeons had got in and pretty much destroyed it by pecking at it, nesting in it and shatting all over it! 😪

  • PoorMansJBPoorMansJB USAPosts: 1,152MI6 Agent

    All the miniature work was done at Pinewood, or did you mean the sets?

    I would be surprised if they kept the ENTIRE Drax complex model; it was enormous.

    I understand they still have the circus tent which Jaws crashed into; until I caught a glimpse of that I had never realized that shot was a miniature.

  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,184MI6 Agent

    Everything was stored at Pinewood up until the time Pierce stood into Timothy Dalton’s shoes. All I’m doing is repeating what was previously told onto myself by those no longer with us. Happy to continue this outside of the forum should you wish to? Kind regards Donk

  • PoorMansJBPoorMansJB USAPosts: 1,152MI6 Agent

    Just trying to clarify the France comment.

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