James Bond fans and aficionados may well be catching their breath at the thought of “Spectre – The Auction” next month. Christie’s have announced that the special charity event to mark the release of the 24th Bond Film on DVD and Blu-ray will involve both a live sale in London and an additional online facility.

Bumper sale of lots

With rare film memorabilia spread across an enticing twenty-four lots in total, the diehard followers of the British secret agent’s escapades will no doubt be keen to get involved in the bidding warfare.

Aston Martin steals the show

The likely star of the show should be the Aston Martin DB10, which will be the first car of its type to be included in a public sale.

With the inclusion of a special plaque that has been signed by the current James Bond star Daniel Craig, bids are expected to reach as high as the staggering figure of £1.5 million.

There is a slight restriction on the car’s usage though. Potential buyers should observe that it is “for static display purposes only and not as a means of transport,” so perhaps holding on to the daily runaround in addition would be advisable.

Smaller items for sale

For those on a slightly smaller budget, but still seeking an element of decadence, the lots such as Q’s laptop or maybe an Omega watch may well be more of interest. Those seeking to imagine themselves as the main star himself may well be interested in a pair of sunglasses or a pair of Tom Ford cufflinks worn by Craig in the film.

Celebrity donations

Several of the items going on sale have been donated by celebrities associated with the “Spectre” film. Director Sam Mendes has entered into the spirit of the worthwhile event in that respect, as has the actor who played the character Mr White, Jesper Christensen. Not to be outdone, British popstar Sam Smith has also added to the ‘plunder’, no doubt still enjoying his moment as the singer of the first Bond signature tune to reach number one in the UK singles charts.

Charities expected to benefit from the generous donation of the items include Medecins Sans Frontieres and the UN’s Mine Action Service.

Speaking on behalf of Christie’s, their honorary chairman David Linley commented that it gave him “great pleasure for Christie’s to be part of this.”

The auction has been split into two distinct elements: ten lots will go under the hammer at Christie’s London on February 18th; the remaining fourteen lots will be available to online bidders in the days leading up to the eagerly anticipated auction.