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 founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.