James Bond’s unique 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. three sale, which included greater than 500 different costumes, props and Hollywood artifacts.
“In the cinematic debut of the character of James Bond, Connery uses this hero weapon throughout the film,” Julien’s Auctions wrote in a press launch. “The silhouette of the Walther PP and PPK has served as the key iconic image for the character of James Bond since the film franchise debuted with ‘Dr. No,’ and this deactivated handgun was the first of all that followed.”
The purchaser is specified solely as an nameless American and James Bond diehard fan who “has seen every James Bond movie with their children.”
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 traditional “Pulp Fiction” had been additionally auctioned: A stunt Katana Sword utilized by Bruce Willis introduced $35,200, 35 occasions what it was anticipated to make, and a medical adrenaline equipment with needless-syringe, used tray, unused tray cowl and a drained adrenaline bottle, which had 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 replica 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 every week left till public sale.