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James Bond weapon auctioned for $ 436,000

MUMBAI: The air pistol that James Bond star Sean Connery held in a promotional poster of the 1963 classic From Russia With Love has fetched USD 436,000 in an auction.


The weapon that recently went on sale at Christie‘s auction house in London was expected to fetch between USD 30,000 to USD 40,000, collected ten times its asking price, it is reported.


Another James Bond pistol that appeared in the 1974 film The Man With The Golden Gun, sold for USD 30,000 at the Popular Culture: Film and Entertainment sale.


On the other hand, a Darth Vader costume that was expected to fetch up to USD 400,000 failed to sell. The costume was used in the second Star Wars film The Empire Strikes Back.


Other items put up for auction included a dinosaur model from the 1933 King Kong film and a metal box containing the glowing red eye of the computer HAL from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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