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David Hurn: A signed b/w promotional photograph of the Scottish actor Sir Sean Connery (1930–2020) in his role as James Bond in “From Russia With Love” from 1963. Direction: Terence Young. By Sean Connery inscribed “Best wishes”. Photo size 25.5×20 cm. Frame size 43×33 cm.

The German Walther LP53 seen in the present image was never actually used in the movies. The gun - characteristic with its long barrel - only appeared in posters and promotional photos, yet - as stated before - never during the film shoots. History has it that EON Productions, the company behind the Bond movies, forgot to deliver the correct prop, the small Walther PPK, to the photographer (David Hurn), who was to create the picture of Sean Connery prior to the release of “From Russia With Love” (1963). Hurn, however, solved the problem by providing a pistol himself - although somewhat different from the intended one. Moreover, Walther LP53 isn't even a real gun. It's an air gun! “LP” stands for “Luftpistole”, air pistol in German.

Seller informs

This is a modern reproduction of a b/w photograph from 1963. The photograph bears the authentic signature of the Scottish actor Sean Connery. Certificate of authenticity from BAS included. BAS is one of the most reputable authorities in the world in regards to valuation and authentication of signatures.

Please note that Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers has not physically examined this item, the estimate is solely based on the seller’s photographic material. Therefore, we cannot provide a description of the condition, and it is not possible to request a report on the item’s condition.

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Estimate

4,000–6,000 kr.

Sold

Price realised

12,500 kr.  

37 bids

When Bidder Bid
1062942 12,500 kr.
880834 12,000 kr.
1062942 11,500 kr.
889533 11,000 kr.
1062942 10,500 kr.
880834 (Auto bid) 10,000 kr.
1062942 9,500 kr.
880834 (Auto bid) 9,000 kr.
1062942 8,500 kr.
880834 8,000 kr.
1062942 7,500 kr.
880834 7,000 kr.
889533 6,500 kr.
880834 6,000 kr.
930429 (Auto bid) 5,500 kr.
880834 5,000 kr.
930429 (Auto bid) 4,800 kr.
880834 4,600 kr.
930429 (Auto bid) 4,400 kr.
880834 4,200 kr.
930429 4,000 kr.
880834 3,800 kr.
930429 (Auto bid) 3,600 kr.
880834 3,600 kr.
930429 (Auto bid) 3,400 kr.
880834 3,200 kr.
930429 (Auto bid) 3,000 kr.
880834 2,900 kr.
930429 (Auto bid) 2,800 kr.
880834 2,700 kr.
930429 2,600 kr.
302391 2,500 kr.
880834 2,400 kr.
1062139 2,300 kr.
870907 2,200 kr.
880834 2,100 kr.
889533 2,000 kr.