Shaken and Stirred: Sir Roger Moore’s Personal Bond Collection Revealed
Bond aficionados are on high alert as Sir Roger Moore’s personal collection of 007 memorabilia is slated for exhibition in London this autumn. This isn’t just any ordinary exhibition, it’s a goldmine for Bond enthusiasts, featuring a trove of 180 rare and unique collectibles that were personally amassed by Moore during his time as the iconic British spy.
The collection, which offers a remarkable blend of Bond-associated paraphernalia, includes the iconic white ski suit from A View to a Kill, a limited edition ’50 Years of 007′ Omega watch, and larger-than-life original posters of unforgettable Moore Bond films such as Moonraker and The Spy Who Loved Me, where Bond was up against his biggest ever foe, Jaws.
Sir Roger Moore, who starred as James Bond more times than any other actor in the franchise, between 1973 and 1985, has left a lasting legacy. His collection is set to go under the hammer, with Moore’s family deciding to auction the collection through renowned auctioneers, Bonhams on Bond Street.
Style and Sophistication: A Tribute to Sir Roger Moore
Sir Roger Moore, who passed away in 2017, remains a symbol of style and sophistication, associated indelibly with the persona of James Bond. He was the face of the spy in seven films, more than any other actor, gracing the screens in Live and Let Die (1973), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983), and A View to a Kill (1985).
Aside from his remarkable Bond tenure, Sir Roger also made a mark in TV shows like The Saint (1962-1969) and The Persuaders (1971), further entrenching him as a style icon and a symbol of British cool.
The auction, scheduled for October 4, coincides with the 50th anniversary of his debut as James Bond. The sale is a unique opportunity for Bond enthusiasts and collectors to own a piece of the cinematic legend’s personal collection.
The Lots on Offer: Iconic Memorabilia and More
The auction offers an impressive array of lots from the late actor’s personal collection. Among the most sought-after items are a limited edition ’50 Years of 007′ Omega Seamaster watch, estimated to fetch between £20,000 and £30,000, a single-button mohair dinner suit made by Douglas Hayward for Moore in Octopussy, also valued between £20,000 – £30,000.
Also on offer are a series of original film posters, including a one-sheet international poster for A View To A Kill, a British Quad poster for Moonraker, and an Australian Daybill poster for The Spy Who Loved Me, signed by Sir Roger Moore himself.
The auction is a celebration of Sir Roger Moore’s contribution to the Bond legacy and a rare opportunity for fans to connect with the life and work of one of Britain’s most beloved actors. As they say in the world of 007 – this opportunity comes neither shaken nor stirred, but served with a dash of style and a taste of cinematic history.