Sean Connery’s pistol from ‘Dr. No’ auctioned for $256K
James Bond’s authentic gun has a brand new proprietor.
Hollywood memorabilia hawker Julien’s Auctions has offered the Walther PP handgun utilized by the late Sean Connery within the first James Bond movie, 1962’s “Dr. No,” for $256,000.
The historic firearm was the top-selling merchandise on the Beverly Hills-based public sale home’s Dec. 3 sale, which included greater than 500 different costumes, props and Hollywood artifacts.
“Within the cinematic debut of the character of James Bond, Connery makes use of this hero weapon all through the movie,” Julien’s Auctions wrote in a press launch. “The silhouette of the Walther PP and PPK has served as the important thing iconic picture for the character of James Bond for the reason that movie franchise debuted with ‘Dr. No,’ and this deactivated handgun was the to start with that adopted.”
The client is specified solely as an nameless American and James Bond diehard fan who “has seen each James Bond film with their kids.”
Different objects offered within the sale included two items of Tom Cruise memorabilia — a fighter pilot helmet made for him and utilized in “High Gun,” which offered for $108,000, and a Navy officer’s cap made for his character Lt. Daniel Kaffee within the 1992 movie “A Few Good Males” ($9,375). Varied props from Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 cult traditional “Pulp Fiction” have been additionally auctioned: A stunt Katana Sword utilized by Bruce Willis introduced $35,200, 35 occasions what it was anticipated to make, and a medical adrenaline equipment with needless-syringe, used tray, unused tray cowl and a drained adrenaline bottle, which have been utilized in Uma Thurman’s iconic heroin overdose scene and landed $8,750.
As well as, an 158-page embossed script for 1972’s “The Godfather,” marked “Third Draft,” offered for $10,240; a replica of “Grays Sports activities Almanac,” from 1989’s “Again to the Future Half II,” went for $22,400; and Steve Martin’s “Soiled Rotten Scoundrels” navy costume bought $11,250.
In distinction, a uncommon, first version, holographic Pokémon card from 1999 at present boasts a $170,000 bid with over per week left till public sale.
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