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Daryl Burchmore's James Bond Collection for sale

By: FSWL team
Daryl Buchmore James Bond collection
Vectis Auctions Ltd is having a huge James Bond auction on Friday 25th October 2013 (auction starts at 10:30 GMT) featuring no less than 571 lots related to Ian Fleming's creation. Daryl Burchmore, a dedicated collector and long-time Bond fan, is offering his entire collection in the sale.

The James Bond Sale auction (sale no 462) takes place at the Teesside Industrial Estate in Middlesbrough's Thornaby on Tees.

Extract from a Daily Mail article by Amanda Williams: (22/10/2013)

Lifelong enthusiast Daryl Burchmore is selling off his colossal collection - which includes secret agent themed toys, sweets, ladies tights, and even cans of tuna - after being made redundant.

The tens of thousands of individual pieces, painstakingly gathered over four decades, have featured in museum exhibitions and on TV in the UK, United States and Japan, and have taken over his four-bedroomed house in Eastbourne, Sussex.

But now - much to the relief of his long suffering wife Jane - the unusual haul of goods will go under the hammer on Friday, and is expected to bring more than £100,000.

Many of the lots, some containing several items, were originally children’s playthings, and Friday’s sale is being handled by specialist toy auction house Vectris, of Stockton on Tees.

And although individual items seem modestly priced - a rare edition of Goldfinger's vintage Rolls Royce estimated at about £400 - it is the sheer scale which makes the collection unique.

Auctioneer Andy Reed said: "This reflects one man’s passion for collecting over about 40 years, and he has amassed everything he could related to James Bond. It’s unbelievable what some people will collect."

There are posters, autographs, costumes, toys, sweets, cinema tickets, movie premiere programmes, brochures, Easter eggs, bubble bath and even a pair of branded 007 shoes and ladies tights.

Mr Burchmore is even selling a couple of cans of John West tuna fish - bought because the label bears a competition promoting Die Another Day (2002).

Burchmore said: "There are a few reasons why I’m selling - I’m 51, I can’t take it with me, and I’ve got two kids and a mortgage to support."

Other auctions with James Bond lots featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Bonhams (November 2006)
>Christie's (December 2006)
>Bonhams (March 2007)
>Bonhams (October 2007)
>UNICEF (October-December 2007)
>Christie's (December 2007)
>Lyon and Turnbull (September 2008)
>Bonhams (December 2008)
>Christie's (December 2008)
>Christie's (November 2009)
>Bloomsbury (May 2010)
>Cameo Fine Art Auctioneers (May 2010)
>Winter Associates (October 2010)
>RM Auctions (Aston Martin DB5) (October 2010)
>Vectis (December 2010)
>Crafoord Auktioner (Casino Royale first edition) (March 2012)
>Christie's (October 2012)
>Profiles in History (December 2012)
>Boisgirard Antonini (February 2013)
>Christie's (June 2013)

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