Sir Roger Moore's sons join Barbara Broccoli at auction
No Mr. Bond, I expect you to buy! Sir Roger Moore’s sons Geoffrey and Christian join producer Barbara Broccoli at auction as actor’s personal collection of 007 memorabilia goes under the hammer
The family of former James Bond star Sir Roger Moore gathered at Bonhams auction house on Monday evening as the late actor’s personal collection of memorabilia from the iconic franchise prepared to go under the hammer.
Moore, who passed away aged 89 in 2017, played womanising secret agent Bond seven times between 1973 and 1985 – a record that is yet to be beat.
And he accrued an impressive collection of highly sought-after mementoes from his time on set, including the tuxedo he wore while scaling the Eiffel Tower – aged 58 – in A View To A Kill, his final outing as 007.
The collection of more than 180 possessions is now up for sale, and has been given an overall estimate of £420,000.
Attending the event on Monday evening, Moore’s actor sons Geoffrey and Christian were joined by an assortment of extended family members, as well as legendary Bond producer Barbara Broccoli.
No time to buy: (left to right) Roger Moore’s eldest son Geoffrey, Bond producer Barbara Broccoli and youngest son Christian were at Bonham’s on Monday as his collection of 007 memorabilia went under the hammer
Iconic: The dinner suit Sir Roger Moore wore in A View To A Kill is set to fetch up to £30,000 at auction as the late actor’s possessions are sold off by his family. Above: The Eiffel Tower scene where Bond wore the suit
Licence to chill: (left to right) Lara Sidawi Moore (wife of Christian) Christian Moore, Ambra Moore (daughter of Geoffrey), Geoffrey Moore and his wife Loulou and young family members pose for a photo at the event
Down the hatch old boy: Guests were treated to Martini cocktails – Bond’s favourite tipple – at the event on Monday evening
The auction also includes a collection of 20 Swatch wristwatches that come in a 007-themed brown suitcase, made to mark the 40th anniversary of Bond on film.
Moore’s silk ties and cravats – which he wore to dozens of showbusiness events in his career – could sell for up to £1,000.
A pair of skis made by supercar firm Lamborghini could also fetch up to £1,000.
Moore was also a keen artist and a large portfolio of his drawings, sketches and studies is among the collection being sold by his family.
They are expected to sell for up to £8,000.
Also on offer is a large collection of photographs of Sir Roger portraying Bond and a contacts book featuring the addresses and phone numbers of famous figures including Princess Margaret and Sir Paul McCartney.
The auction is being headed by Sir Roger’s son Geoffrey, to mark the 50th anniversary of his father’s first Bond film, 1973 hit Live and Let Die.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to charity.
Special occasion: Geoffrey Moore poses with his wife Loulou Moore (right) and daughter Ambra (left)
Delicate: Gallery assistants adjust a Bogner white ski suit purchased for Roger Moore in A View to a Kill in 1985
Memorable: Also being sold is the ski suit Sir Roger wore in A View To A Kill, which was released in 1985 and marked his final appearance as Bond after six previous outings. The suit could sell for up to £15,000
Impressive: A set of skis, believed to be used by Bond in The Spy Who Loved Me, have been immaculately preserved
Legendary: Gallery assistants adjust a double-breasted mohair dinner suit believed to have been made for Sir Roger Moore in The Spy Who Loved Me in 1977
Special guests: Eva Rice and Tim Rice (left) and Jeanine Nerissa Sothcott and Michael Paré (right) attended the event at Bonham’s on Monday evening
For your eyes only: A collection of blazers, once owned by former Bond Sir Roger Moore
Try this for size: A single breasted suit, once owned by Moore, features among the 180 pieces up for sale
Legendary: This poster showing Sir Roger as Bond up against Grace Jones’s villain in A View to a Kill could sell for up to £700
All yours: This portrait of Sir Roger sporting a beard that was signed by the photographer could sell for up to £1,500
Remember this? Geoffrey Moore, son of Sir Roger Moore, stands with a James Bond mohair double-breasted dinner suit worn by Sir Roger for the Eiffel Tower scene in A View to a Kill
Out of this world: Another poster in the sale is one for Moonraker, which was released in 1979 and was Sir Roger’s fourth outing as Bond
Suits you: A pair of gold cufflinks also feature among the 180 items in the lot
Sir Roger, who passed away aged 89 in 2017, was a passionate Unicef ambassador.
Harvey Cammell, Bonhams’ global director for valuations and private collections, said: ‘Sir Roger Moore was a true icon of the silver screen, best known for bringing his natural charm and panache to the role of 007.
‘Bonhams is honoured to be offering his personal collection for sale and giving this unique opportunity for Bond fans to get a little closer to the man himself.’
Deborah, Geoffrey, and Christian Moore, Sir Roger Moore’s children, added: ‘We know how much our father meant to so many people across the globe.
‘For many he was James Bond as well as The Saint, but he was also a kind and generous individual, as understandably proud of his charitable work as his acting career. We are delighted to be able to share his legacy with his many fans.’
The sale takes place on Wednesday.
No time to buy: A gallery assistant holds an Omega 50 years of 007 limited edition automatic calendar bracelet watch, with the inscription ‘To Roger love from Michael and Barbara’
Lovely: Also on sale is Moore’s Gucci contacts book, which features the addresses and phone numbers of famous figures including Princess Margaret and Sir Paul McCartney. It could sell for up to £1,500
Quids in: Moore’s personal black leather wallet containing international cards and currency. It could sell for up to £800
Three’s company: (left to right) Ambra Moore, Sir Roger’s daughter Deborah Moore and Barbara Broccoli
Award: A glass UNICEF award from the German committee presented to Sir Roger Moore
It could be yours: Another memento from the 80 piece collection, which will go on sale from Wednesday
Side by side: (left to right) Paul McKenna, Lara Sidawi Moore and Christian Moore posed for a photo at the event on Monday evening
Pricey: An Omega watch, one of numerous timepieces to be featured in the colelction
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