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Wednesday, 12 December, 2001, 13:32 GMT
Bond watch for sale
James Bond: The World is not Enough
James Bond: Memorabilia goes under the hammer
A wristwatch worn by Pierce Brosnan as secret agent James Bond in the 1997 adventure Tomorrow Never Dies is to go under the hammer.

Bond uses the Omega stainless steel diver's watch in the film's final sequence to detonate a bomb.

Auction house Christie's expects the timepiece to fetch up to 15,000 in its annual sale of film memorabilia.

The other highlight of the sale is a prop sword used by Mel Gibson as Scottish hero William Wallace in the 1995 film Braveheart.

It is expected to sell for between 7,000 and 9,000.

The sword from Braveheart
Mel Gibson took a swipe at the English i n 1995

The Bond watch is just one of several 007-related items up for auction.

A three-piece wool suit and a pair of Church's black leather brogue shoes, both worn by Brosnan, are expected to fetch between 2,000 and 3,000, and 1,500 and 2,000, respectively.

It is thought a two-piece dinner suit given to the vendor by original Bond actor Sean Connery shortly before the first film in the series, 1962's Dr No, will sell for up to 2,000.

Complementing Mel Gibson's sword is one used by Richard Gere as Lancelot in the 1995 film First Knight.

That is expected to fetch between 1,000 and 1,500.

Many items from the field of animation are up for grabs, including a 1932 drawing by Walt Disney of his most famous cartoon character, Mickey Mouse, and various original production backgrounds created by Walt Disney Studios.

Chief among these are a gouache from The Jungle Book, 1967, which features Mowgli and Baloo playing in the jungle, and one from Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs, 1937, showing the Witch offering Snow White the poisoned apple.

Two scale models of chicken sheds made for Chicken Run, in 2000, each accompanied by a cinema poster, are on sale.

From 1989's Batman, there is conceptual artwork for Gotham City.

A USS Enterprise Starfleet Command uniform from Star Trek is also on offer.

Fans of British films will be able to pick up a set of 12 pre-production drawings by Nigel Cotes, each a study for the drawings made in 1983's The Draughtman's Contract, one of the films that helped establish Peter Greenaway as a director.

See also:

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