James Bond sets the style with a specialist sale at Vectis

16 August 2022
Sale marks 60 years since the release of the first James Bond film, Dr No

Celebrating 60 years this years ince the release of the first James Bond film, Dr No, the James Bond Anniversary collection held on the 9th of August featured a large collection of Corgi Juniors boxed and unboxed vehicles and gift sets, Corgi Aston Martin and Lotus Esprit variations, plus other vehicles from the films. Further items included Collectables Magazine Limited Editions sets, Danbury Mint, Matchbox, Hot Wheels, AUTOart and Eidai Grip, plus tinplate and plastic models from Gama, Gilbert and others. The sale also included Icon figures, weapons and accessories, Road Race sets, character and action toy sets, figures, puppets, board games and jigsaws, plastic kits, Scalextric and slot cars, plus catalogues, ephemera, press packs, autographs, brochures, books and DVDs.

The vintage Corgi Juniors on offer, both individually-packaged and in sets, certainly created a high level of interest, and this was reflected in the hammer prices of many. Of particular interest, and achieving highest price of the day, was a No 3008 Crime Busters Gift Set that was still in its original factory shrink wrap.

Lot 24 - Corgi Juniors No 3008 Crime Busters Gift Set
Includes silver James Bond Aston Martin DB5, blue The Man From U.N.C.L.E. car, black Batman Batmobile, and black Batboat black, with orange fin and gold trailer . Excellent to Excellent Plus in good plus inner plastic tray and good to good plus outer window box.
Estimate: £500 - £700  Sold For: £1,500

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Lot 27 - Corgi Juniors No 3116 Crimefighters Gift Set
Includes white James Bond Lotus Esprit from The Spy Who Loved Me, white Buck Rogers Starfighter, red and blue Spiderman Spiderbike with figure, white Star Trek USS Enterprise Spaceship, white and black Starsky & Hutch Buick Police Car. Near mint to mint in excellent plus late issue window box with detachable header card.
Estimate: £100 - £120  Sold For: £420

Lot 6 - Corgi Juniors 1012 James Bond S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Bobsleigh from On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Orange, grey plastic fender, with Ernst Blofeld figure. Mint on good plus blister card.
Estimate: £300 - £400  Sold For: £440