Christie's auction marks 50th anniversary of James Bond movie franchise
A pre-production replica MBW Z8 roadster made for the film 'The World is Not Enough' starring Pierce Brosnan is seen at a press preview of the James Bond movie memorabilia charity auction at Christie's auction house in London, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. The car is expected to sell fro some 25-30,000 British pounds ($38-53,000 euro 2-39,000) with the proceeds going to UNICEF.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
The Associated Press
Published Friday, September 28, 2012 12:24PM EDT
LONDON -- Posters, set models and Daniel Craig's swim trunks are among items up for grabs in an auction of memorabilia from the James Bond movies.
Christie's auction house is selling the items to coincide with the 50th birthday of the spy movie series. The first Bond film, "Dr. No," was released on Oct. 5, 1962.
The most expensive is an Aston Martin that was driven by Craig in "Quantum of Solace." It is valued at 100,000 to 150,000 pounds ($160,000-$230,000).
Forty lots are being sold in an online auction with bidding open Friday to Oct. 8. Ten more items will go under the hammer at Christie's on Oct. 5, designated Global James Bond Day by the movies' producers.
Proceeds will go to several charities, including the U.N. children's fund, UNICEF.