Tarot cards used by Jane Seymour in 1973 film Live and Let Die have starred at Christie's online auction of James Bond memorabilia, which closed this afternoon (October 8).
The 10 cards, used by Seymour in her role as Solitaire, sold for £24,000 ($38,470) at the celebration of 50 years of Bond films, beating their £1,200 estimate by 1,900%.
The auction included a vast range of screen-used memorabilia and other collectibles, and featured items connected with each of the 23 films.
These included a set of cufflinks worn by Daniel Craig in the forthcoming Skyfall, which smashed their £1,500 high estimate, selling for £24,000 ($38,470).
A pre-production BMW Z8 Roadster used in 1999's The World Is Not Enough sold for £70,000 ($112,221), while the belt worn by Christopher Lee in his role as Scaramanga in 1974's The Man With The Golden Gun achieved £24,000 ($38,470) against a £1,500 estimate.
The online sale follows a live Christie's auction in London on Friday night, which saw Daniel Craig's blue swimming trunks from Casino Royale make £44,450 ($71,876), 789% above their £5,000 pre-sale estimate.
Today's sale also featured a signed first edition of Bond creator Ian Fleming's 1958 novel Dr. No, which made £10,000 ($16,030) against a £1,500 valuation. It follows the $21,250 sale of Fleming's signed 1956 Diamonds are Forever last week.
The strong performances are clear evidence of the continuing power of Bond memorabilia at auction.
"James Bond is much-loved by a truly international fan-base," Nicolette Tomkinson, a director at Christie's, said prior to the auction.
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