James Bond memorabilia offered at Aston’s Auctioneers from Cars of the Stars Museum

Dudley-based Aston’s Auctioneers are selling off the remaining contents of the world-famous The Cars Of The Stars Museum / The Bond Museum, that was based in Keswick. Lots include rare James Bond books, magazines and plenty of toys – cars figures, and more.

One for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, James Bond, Batman and Gerry Anderson’s Thunderbirds fans… a small sample below.

Located in Keswick, The Cars of the Stars Motor Museum, which opened in 1989, owned a collection of celebrity television and film vehicles. It closed in 2011, along with its sister site, The Bond Museum, also in Keswick, which hosted over 30 original screen cars from the James Bond films.

Nearly all of the vehicles were sold to the American collector Michael Dezer, who relocated the collection to America, where he used it to establish a permanent Cars of the Stars exhibition at his Miami Auto Museum, which in turn has now closed and being relocated to the Orlando Auto Museum.

The auction date for this collection will be 4th June 2019 and you can view the catalogue here

AURORA Chitty Chitty Bang Bang plastic model kit, Copyright Glidrose Productions Ltd. 1968

AURORA Chitty Chitty Bang Bang plastic model kit, Copyright Glidrose Productions Ltd. 1968

A very rare "James Bond's Moonraker to Color, Cut Out and Fly" booklet by Price/Stern/Sloan Publishers Inc. Los Angeles 1979

A very rare “James Bond’s Moonraker to Color, Cut Out and Fly” booklet by Price/Stern/Sloan Publishers Inc. Los Angeles 1979

Assorted Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, James Bond and Batman-related Corgi toys -

Assorted Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, James Bond and Batman-related Corgi toys –

James Bond games and puzzles

James Bond games and puzzles

Batman 1/25 batmobile model kit by AMT

Batman 1/25 batmobile model kit by AMT

James Bond 007 hardback novels by Ian Fleming, published by Jonathan Cape, with dust jackets, 'Thunderball' (First Published 1961) and 'The Man With The Golden Gun' (First Published 1965)

James Bond 007 hardback novels by Ian Fleming, published by Jonathan Cape, with dust jackets, ‘Thunderball’ (First Published 1961) and ‘The Man With The Golden Gun’ (First Published 1965)

Doctor Who diecast set by Corgi

Doctor Who diecast set by Corgi

A mixed lot which includes; Lady Penelope's Fab 1 diecast model, Kit from Knight Rider, Fab 1 on plinth etc.

A mixed lot which includes; Lady Penelope’s Fab 1 diecast model, Kit from Knight Rider, Fab 1 on plinth etc.

A collection of Thunderbirds items, which includes; 2 Limited Edition Commemorative sets, International Rescue game and more

A collection of Thunderbirds items, which includes; 2 Limited Edition Commemorative sets, International Rescue game and more

A collection of Captain Scarlet items, including; an action figure, diecast vehicles by Corgi etc, this lot also includes ET, Knight Rider video and some Harry Potter items

A collection of Captain Scarlet items, including; an action figure, diecast vehicles by Corgi etc, this lot also includes ET, Knight Rider video and some Harry Potter items

Four James Bond diecast model cars including an Aston Martin V12 Vanquish 1:16 scale

Four James Bond diecast model cars including an Aston Martin V12 Vanquish 1:16 scale

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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