Amazing £91,250 raised for Parkinson's UK at James Bond auction
Update 7 October 2012
Our lot, the complete works of Ian Fleming, estimated at up to
£15,000, was actually sold for an amazing £91,250 after a tight
contest between bidders!
Many thanks again to the Fleming family for this incredibly
2 October 2012
Taking a break from tackling international espionage, James Bond
is turning his hand to a rather different mission - helping to
raise funds for Parkinson's UK.
Thanks to an incredibly generous donation from the Fleming
family, a very special item will be auctioned off at a James
Bond themed event at Christie's this week.
A finely bound special edition of the complete works of Ian
Fleming will go under the hammer, and every penny from the highest
bidder will be donated to help fund our vital work.
The auction takes place on Friday 5 October at Christie's in
The date is significant as it's Global James
Bond Day and the 50th anniversary of the release of the film Dr
No which was the first James Bond film ever made.
The Fleming family are supporting our work
The Fleming family are delighted to have donated a finely bound special edition of the complete works of Ian Fleming to help Parkinson's UK.
Ian Fleming's niece, Kate Grimond
James Bond was created by English author and journalist, Ian
Ian Fleming's niece, Kate Grimond, said:
"The Fleming family are delighted to have donated a finely bound
special edition of the complete works of Ian Fleming to help
"Friends of our family have Parkinson's, so we know about the
good work of the charity.
"We hope that the sale of the books at the auction will help the
Parkinson's UK with its future work to find
been expecting your bid, Mr Bond
The highest bidder who might be 'shaken not stirred' will enjoy
18 volumes of hand-sewn books which all have a theme.
The presentation box for the books, published by Queen Anne Press, has the
Fleming crest in gilt on the lid.
Christie's estimate the auction lot could be sold for £10,000 -