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Connery's debut Bond pistol sells to mystery buyer for hundreds of thousands at auction

By newadmin / Published on Friday, 04 Dec 2020 12:39 PM / Comments Off on Connery's debut Bond pistol sells to mystery buyer for hundreds of thousands at auction / 10 views


A trove of Hollywood memorabilia including a pistol wielded by Sir Sean Connery in his debut as James Bond – and a fighter pilot helmet used by Tom Cruise in the 1980s classic action film Top Gun – have been sold at auction.

The Walther PP handgun – which alongside the smaller Walther PPK helped define the British spy’s image – was used by Sir Sean in the first 007 film, Dr No, and sold for $256,000 (£190,000).

The actor, who died in October at the age of 90, used the deactivated model during his portrayal of the fictional spy in the 1962 movie.

Undated handout photo issued by Julien's Auctions of a pistol used by Sir Sean Connery in the first James Bond film Dr No which has sold at auction for 256,000 dollars (£190,000), part of their Icons & Idols: Trilogy sale.
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The pistol used by Sir Sean Connery in the first James Bond film, Dr No, which sold at auction

Auctioneers told the PA news agency the buyer was an American Bond fan who wished to remain anonymous.

Two items from Tom Cruise’s illustrious career were also up for grabs.

Undated handout photo issued by Julien's Auctions of one of the production fighter pilot helmets used for Tom CruiseÕs role as Pete ÒMaverickÓ Mitchell in 1980s classic action film Top Gun which sold for 108,000 dollars (£80,000), part of their Icons & Idols: Trilogy sale.
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One of the production fighter pilot helmets used by Tom Cruise as Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell in classic 1980s action film Top Gun was also scooped up
Undated handout photo issued by Julien's Auctions of Tom CruiseÕs Navy officerÕs cap designed for 1992 courtroom drama A Few Good Men fetched 9,375 dollars (£7,000), part of their Icons & Idols: Trilogy sale.
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The Navy officer’s cap used by Cruise in 1992 courtroom drama A Few Good Men also went under the hammer

One of the production fighter pilot helmets used for his role as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in Top Gun sold for $108,000 (£80,000), while a Navy officer’s cap designed for 1992 courtroom drama A Few Good Men fetched $9,375 (£7,000).

A sword used by Bruce Willis in Quentin Tarantino’s cult 1994 film Pulp Fiction was scooped up for $35,200 (£26,000) – against an estimate of $1,500 (£1,112), auctioneers said.

Undated handout photo issued by Julien's Auctions of a 158-page script from 1972 classic film The Godfather marked Òthird draftÓ went for more than 10 times its estimate, fetching 10,240 dollars (£7,608), part of their Icons & Idols: Trilogy sale.
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A 158-page script from 1972 classic film The Godfather marked ‘third draft’ went for more than 10 times its estimate

A 158-page script from the 1972 classic film The Godfather marked “third draft” went for more than 10 times its estimate, fetching $10,240 (£7,608).

Undated handout photo issued by Julien's Auctions of a hoverboard from Back To The Future Part II, created for the character Spike, went for 10,625 dollars (£7,900), part of their Icons & Idols: Trilogy sale.
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A hoverboard from Back To The Future Part II, created for the character Spike, also sold during the Julien’s Auctions Icons & Idols: Trilogy event

Marilyn Monroe’s handwritten poem on playwright husband Arthur Miller’s personalised stationery sold for $16,000 (£11,900), while a hoverboard from Back To The Future Part II, created for the character Spike, went for $10,625 (£7,900).

All the items went under the hammer in Beverly Hills during a Julien’s Auctions Icons & Idols: Trilogy event.