A Walther air pistol, held by Sean Connery in a publicity shot for the James Bond classic ‘From Russia With Love’, has fetched more than 250,000 pounds at an auction.
The gun sold for 277,250 pounds, more than 10 times its estimate of 15,000-20,000 pounds at Christie’s in London on Thursday, reports the BBC.
Meanwhile, a rare Darth Vader costume made for Star Wars film ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ failed to sell at auction as no bidder offered to pay the reserve price.
The outfit, believed to have been the first complete Vader costume to be offered at auction, was expected to fetch up to 230,000 pounds.
Another James Bond pistol that appeared in the 1974 film ‘The Man With The Golden Gun’ was sold for 15,000 pounds.