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.
“In 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 because the movie franchise debuted with ‘Dr. No,’ and this deactivated handgun was the to begin with that adopted.”
The purchaser is specified solely as an nameless American and James Bond diehard fan who “has seen each James Bond film with their kids.”
Other objects offered within the sale included two items of Tom Cruise memorabilia — a fighter pilot helmet made for him and utilized in “Top 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 Men” ($9,375). Various props from Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 cult basic “Pulp Fiction” have been additionally auctioned: A stunt Katana Sword utilized by Bruce Willis introduced $35,200, 35 instances what it was anticipated to make, and a medical adrenaline package 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.
In addition, an 158-page embossed script for 1972’s “The Godfather,” marked “Third Draft,” offered for $10,240; a duplicate of “Grays Sports Almanac,” from 1989’s “Back to the Future Part II,” went for $22,400; and Steve Martin’s “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” army costume obtained $11,250.
In distinction, a uncommon, first version, holographic Pokémon card from 1999 at the moment boasts a $170,000 bid with over per week left till public sale.