Local BBC Sites

Page last updated at 08:07 GMT, Tuesday, 14 December 2010
Rare James Bond books to be auctioned in Gloucestershire
James Bond film poster
Posters will be auctioned such as the 1963 From Russia With Love poster

Rare first edition copies of Ian Fleming's James Bond books are expected to fetch thousands of pounds at auction in Gloucestershire.

Casino Royale, the book that first introduced 007 in 1953, is expected to fetch £12,000 when it goes under the hammer in South Cerney on Thursday.

Other volumes for sale include first editions of Live and Let Die, Moonraker and Diamonds Are Forever.

The sale at Dominic Winter Auctioneers will also feature James Bond posters.

First edition James Bond book
A first edition of Live and Let Die is expected to make 5,000

Auctioneer Dominic Winter said: "The rare book market has many changing tastes and fashions, although the strikingly colourful James Bond first editions have always been one of the surest certainties over the last thirty years.

"Prices and demand have gone up, with premium prices being paid for mint condition rarities.

"The 007 film industry has helped that impetus by drawing in thousands of new fans keen to buy into the James Bond fantasy.

"First editions, film posters, autographs - we've got everything but his gun."




SEE ALSO
First Bond book sells for 19,000
17 Dec 10 |  Entertainment & Arts
Batman comic could fetch 25,000
06 Dec 10 |  People & Places
Bond's DB5 up for auction
05 Oct 10 |  People & Places
Deaver named latest Bond author
28 May 10 |  Entertainment & Arts
James Bond's giant foe speaks
24 Apr 10 |  Entertainment
Bond film on hold
20 Apr 10 |  Entertainment
James Bond's Lotus up for auction
13 Nov 08 |  Entertainment

OTHER RELATED BBC LINKS


BBC iD

Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2019 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific