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Daniel Craig’s swimming trunks worn in Casino Royale up for charity auction

ANI  London, September 29, 2012
First Published: 18:31 IST(29/9/2012) | Last Updated: 18:33 IST(29/9/2012)

The blue swimming trunks, which Daniel Craig wore during a scene in Casino Royale, is set to fetch hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity in an online auction.

The shorts are just one of 50 items of James Bond memorabilia to be sold in Christie’s charity sale to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first 007 movie ‘Dr No,’ the Daily Mail reported.

Other lots include a one-third scale model of an Aston Martin DB5 used in the filming of Skyfall, the next Bond adventure set to hit the big screen in October.

The car was used in earlier Bond films and has become closely associated with the fictional double agent.

The model is expected to fetch 30,000 pounds to 40,000 pounds, while another Aston Martin built in 2008 and used in the opening sequence of the last Bond movie Quantum of Solace has a price tag of 100,000 pounds to 150,000 pounds.

There is also a special edition of Bollinger champagne set to make 10,000 pounds to 15,000 pounds.

Among the smaller items being sold are 10 tarot cards used by Jane Seymour who played Solitaire in Live and Let Die and a belt with a golden bullet buckle worn by Christopher Lee as Scaramanga in The Man With the Golden Gun.

Those with eyes on Craig’s swimming shorts may also like to go for the pair of Tom Ford sunglasses he wore in Quantum of Solace, which comes with an expected price tag of 2,000 pounds to 3,000 pounds.

The auction, which will raise funds for a range of charities including Unicef, is one of a series of events being held around the world to mark the anniversary of one of the world’s longest-running and most successful film franchises.

Forty lots will be sold online between September 28 and October 8, while 10 of the star items have been reserved for a live auction on October 5 – ‘Global James Bond Day’ at Christie’s offices in South Kensington, London.

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