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Ewbank’s Auction Marks 60th Anniversary of James Bond on Film

When the film Dr No was released on October 5, 1962, it launched a 007 phenomenon that is still running strongly 60 years later. Now Ewbank’s, the Surrey auctioneers who have taken over £1 million from dedicated James Bond sales, are marking the anniversary with 150+ lots of Bond film memorabilia and collectables on October 6th. Highlights includes an official replica ‘golden gun’ signed by Roger Moore and Christopher Lee, a rare first edition of...

Sean Connery’s 1964 Aston Martin Fetches $2.2m at Auction

An Aston Martin DB5 owned by the late James Bond actor, Sir Sean Connery, has been sold for $2.2m (£1.9m) at an auction in California. The family of the legendary Scottish actor, who died in October 2020 at the age of 90, sold the 1964 classic car to raise money for the Sean Connery Philanthropy Fund. This commitment will continue the legacy of giving that Connery started in 1971 when he donated his entire $1,000,000...

007 Memorabilia Set to Go Under the Hammer at Ewbank’s

As we await the announcement of Daniel Craig’s successor as 007, Ewbank’s launches the latest in their continuing auction series dedicated to James Bond on February 11th. Rare film posters, first edition books, costumes and other highlights come together with combined hopes of tens of thousands of pounds – two posters alone are expected to take nearly £25,000 in the James Bond 007 auction. Two limited edition replica golden guns – one signed by both Roger...

Vintage James Bond Posters To Go To Auction

James Bond will be returning – and not just on the big screen. To coincide with the belated launch of No Time to Die, international auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull, in partnership with poster specialists Tomkinson Churcher, are to offer a fine selection of vintage 007 posters as part of an auction of Vintage & Film Posters live online on 19th October. A total of 15 Bond posters come under the hammer, many of them classics...

Missing James Bond Car Worth £18m Reportedly Found After 25 Years

One of the world’s most iconic cars, the Aston Martin DB5 from the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger, has reportedly been found in the Middle East nearly 25 years after its disappearance. The famous DB5, driven by actor Sean Connery in Bond movies Goldfinger and Thunderball, was equipped with various specially equipped gadgets including ejector seats, tyre-shredders and machine guns, along with bulletproof shield just to name a few. These gadgets were crucial in helping...

Ewbank’s Strikes Like a Thunderball With James Bond Memorabilia Sale

A rare intact James Bond movie poster is expected to fetch up to £12,000 in Ewbank’s James Bond 007 auction on April 9th. Created for Thunderball (1965), the Advance British Quad poster features four panels promoting 007 and his adventures, two painted by Frank McCarthy and two by Robert McGinnis. the ‘quad’ was designed to be cut into four pieces, so very few examples (complete or otherwise) have survived. The estimate for this linen-backed poster...

A Time to Buy – James Bond Memorabilia at Auction

With the sad death of Sir Sean Connery, and the 100th birthday of the character James Bond coming up, the secret agent has never been more in the spotlight, or under the hammer. So is now a good time to buy James Bond Memorabilia at auction? Sir Sean Connery’s sad death in October 2020 reminded us all that the character of James Bond remains as entertaining, controversial, and stylish as ever. With the 100th anniversary...

James Bond Centenary Marked by Ewbank’s Auction

Although Ian Fleming did not provide James Bond with a birth date, John Pearson’s official fictional biography of the agent does, and it turns out that 007 would have turned 100 on November 11th, 2020. Coinciding with the centenary and the passing of Sean Connery aged 90 is Ewbank’s Auctions’ James Bond memorabilia sale, aptly titled A Time To Buy, on November 20. Ewbank’s have been holding dedicated Bond auctions for some time, with additional...

How Billy Reid’s Bond Peacoat Made it Onscreen

Written By Paul Underwood Billy Reid is a modern Southern studio based in Florence, Alabama. From there, the brand has been making expertly crafted, standout clothing for more than 20 years, for which it has earned four CFDA awards, the most prestigious honour in fashion. One such item is the Bond Peacoat, a standout piece of outerwear that has become one of Billy Reid’s bestsellers, thanks in part to its supporting role in the movie...

Remembering Dame Diana Rigg, from The Avengers to Shakespeare

Dame Diana Rigg, who has died at the age of 82, enjoyed a long and distinguished acting career on stage, in film and on television. She is probably best remembered as action girl Emma Peel from The Avengers, but the range of her work spanned everything from Shakespeare and James Bond to camp comedy. Praised portrayal Born Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg near Doncaster in 1938, she was brought up in India where her father worked...

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