James Bond, Thunderbirds and other rarities offered in latest Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Sale

 A replica gun from The Man with the Golden Gun, signed by Roger Moore.

A replica gun from The Man with the Golden Gun, signed by Roger Moore

Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Sale, taking place on 24 June at Bonhams Knightsbridge, features a varied selection of lots with interesting connections to the silver screen and television, including James Bond and Doctor Who items, as well as some Gerry Anderson-related memorabilia

Highlights of the sale include a selection of lots related to James Bond films, including an SD Studios replica of the gun from The Man with the Golden Gun, signed by Sir Roger Moore, estimated at £2,500-3,500. Also included in the sale is an Asprey vanity case, estimated at £1,000-1,500, purchased for the 1969 film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, where it can be seen being given as a Christmas present to each of Blofeld’s ten female spies

Further highlights of related memorabilia include an original poster for the first-ever James Bond film, Dr. No, estimated at £4,000-6,000.

Natalie Downing, Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Specialist, said: “Memorabilia with a connection to the nation’s favourite secret agent, James Bond 007, always garners strong interest from bidders at Bonhams. Replicas – provided they are of high quality – can sell for excellent prices, the SD studios replica gun from the film The Man with the Golden Gun being a perfect example, with the added kudos of Sir Roger Moore’s signature making this piece highly collectable.”

Thunderbirds Are Go  Poster

US Thunderbirds Are Go Poster

Lady Penelope puppet used in various productions

Lady Penelope puppet used in various productions

Doctor Who costumes from modern stories such as Daleks in Manhattan, Human Nature are also in the auction, along with a US poster for the Thunderbirds Are Go film, a Lady Penelope puppet used in Thunderbirds and, probably, Thunderbird 6, Disney film posters, background art for the opening titles of the film Scrooge by Ronald Searle, a Star Wars British quad poster and a signed Darth Vader head, plus a lot of pop music lots including Rolling Stones album cover artwork and rarities featuring The Beatles (including a lot of artwork from the Yellow Submarine film), The Who, the Sex Pistols and The Clash, among many others.

• For further information on Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Sales, visit: www.bonhams.com/departments/COL-ENT/

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. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek 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.

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