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Walther used in 'From Russia With Love' publicity to sell at Christie's this month

03-Nov-2010 • Collecting

The Walther air pistol, held by Sean Connery as James Bond in the advertising campaign for the 1963 film 'From Russia With Love' will go up for auction at London's famous auction house, Christie's, on Thursday, 25th November 2010 as part of the 'Popular Culture: Film and Entertainment' sale.

The Walther and plenty more movie memorabillia will be auctioned off at 85 Old Brompton Road, London on Thursday 25 November 2010, commencing at 2pm. Viewing is optional between the 20th and 25th of November.

Lot Number 102

A Walther air pistol held by Sean Connery as James Bond in the photo-shoot used for the main image in the poster and advertising campaign for the 1963 United Artists/Eon film 'From Russia With Love'; the air pistol, a .177 (4.5mm) Walther 'LP MOD.53' Air Pistol, Serial No. 054159, with 24cm barrel, blackened finish throughout, in original close-fitted Walther case with sight elements; accompanied by a letter concerning the provenance from the original vendor stating that the image he shot of Connery holding this Walther air pistol was ... used in some way or other to promote ever Bond film till "You Only Live Twice"; and a corresponding reproduction still of Connery holding this gun - 10x8in (24.5x20.3cm).

£15,000-20,000

Other lots of interest include Peter Hunt's (director, On Her Majesty's Secret Service) wallet (lot #100), A collection of "From Russia With Love" publicity material (lot #101), A Moviola frame used by director Peter Hunt (lot #104)

These lots can be found on Page 27 of the Christie's Brochure

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