First Edition James Bond Books Up For Auction On Tyneside

First Edition James Bond Books Up For Auction On TynesideFirst edition copies of Ian Fleming’s 007 books are among the top lots in an auction being held in Benton.

The titles, including For Your Eyes Only, From Russia With Love and Dr No, went under the hammer with Village Auctions on Saturday August 17 and were expected to fetch up to £1,000 in total. Auctioneer Malcolm Barry said:

“I was very surprised at the condition of them. When I was told they were first edition, I was expecting them to be tatty and dog-eared, but they’re virtually brand new, although they’re 50-odd years old. They’re very collectable. I haven’t seen a set like that in a long time.”

Considering some of the prices these James Bond first editions with Richard Chopping artwork has fetched in the past, it would be surprising if they only reached £1,000. If they did, then whoever got them got a bargain!

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