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Bond Auction Bidders In Double-O Heaven
Wealthy James Bond fans fought each other for 11 pieces of movie and book history in an auction of 007 memorabilia.
A navy, wool Tom Ford suit worn by Daniel Craig in the new Skyfall film, which is out later this month, was estimated to sell for between £2,000 and £3,000, but fetched £46,850.
The complete works of Ian Fleming, the spy's creator, were expected to sell for between £10,000 and £15,000, but went for £91,250.
Many of the items were introduced by the 007 stars themselves, including Sir Roger Moore and Dame Judi Dench.
Dame Judi, who plays Bond's spymaster boss, M, introduced one of the most hotly contested lots of the night - Craig's blue trunks - with which he set temperatures rising in Casino Royale.
"All I'm going to tell you is they're unwashed," she said.
The size "L" navy and powder blue trunks by La Perla, labelled GrigioPerla and made in Italy, sold for £44,450.
James Bond's 2008 Aston Martin 6 Litre V12 DBS two-door coupe, which was driven by Craig in Quantum Of Solace, sold for £241,250.
Introducing the item comedian David Walliams joked the proceeds would to go to "the Roger Moore spray tan foundation".
Another highlight was the sale of a titanium Omega Seamaster Professional Planet Ocean watch, worn by Craig in Skyfall, for £157,250.
The orchestral score for the theme song Skyfall, signed on the cover by Adele and co-writer Paul Epworth, sold for £13,750.
The auction was organised to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Bond film, Dr. No. Proceeds from the sales went to various charities.