Desmond Llewellyn’s James Bond collection has sold for $15,000.
The late actor — who played gadget specialist Q in 17 films from 1963 to 1999 — had collected several mementos from the film series as the franchise’s longest-serving star, and his collection was released on Thursday by Nate D. . Sanders went under the hammer at the auction. (28.07.22) Night, the lot was finally selling for $3,000 above the opening bid of $3,000.
The collection includes nine annotated screenplays, call sheets and a photo book of ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’.
The revised shooting script for auction was said to be in “very good condition” and included scripts from ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’, ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’, ‘For Your Eyes Only’ and ‘Octopussy’.
A custom leather bound photo book for “Tomorrow Never Dies” was created for the film’s cast.
A description says: “Created to pay homage to Albert R. Broccoli (producer), the book contains approximately 44 tissue-preserved glossy photographs of the cast and crew. Photos vary in size but are approximately 8” x 10″ ” Measures. Book measures 13” x 12.75”. Some photos out of order and light clothing, others near fine.”
Also in the lot are “about nine call sheets for various James Bond films” and a letter “allowing Llewellyn to carry a prop James Bond briefcase containing high-tech gadgets used to promote the film ‘Octopussy’.” “
A copy of Llewellyn’s biography is also included.
The actor died on 19 December 1999 at the age of 85, while going alone to a book signing event.
His Renault Megane collided head-on with a Fiat Bravo on the A27 near the village of Berwick in East Sussex.
Llewellyn suffered extensive internal injuries and was taken by helicopter to Eastbourne District General Hospital, where he soon died.
The Fiat’s driver, a 35-year-old man, was seriously injured but survived, and a woman in her thirties was also in the car and suffered minor injuries.