50 Years of James Bond: The Auction

- 2012-09-11T17:01:57Z

Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd. 2012

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Lot 4: "Thunderball" Cinema Posters

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of James Bond on film, fine arts auction house Christie's has announced "50 Years of James Bond - The Auction," which will present a unique opportunity to acquire a piece of Bond memorabilia direct from the archives of EON Productions. Forty lots will be offered at an online-only auction from September 28 to October 8, 2012, with 10 further lots to highlight an invitation-only auction at Christie's South Kensington on October 5 marking "Global James Bond Day." These 10 further lots will also be accessible to both Internet and live, real-time bids. All items offered for sale will be on public exhibition at Christie's South Kensington salesroom, 85 Old Brompton Road from 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 29 until 5 p.m. on Friday, October 5; admittance free. All proceeds from the auction and catalog sales will benefit 12 charitable institutions.

Left, a complete set of four original U.S. cinema door panel film posters, all unfolded and linen-backed.

Estimate: $9,100-$12,000