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James Bond auction raises over $4 million for charity

An James Bond memorabilia auction has concluded, raising more than $4.3 million (£3 million) for charity.
The online sale of props and costumes from the latest 007 film Spectre finished on Tuesday (23Feb16), with a pair of cufflinks personalised for the fictional British spy garnering the highest bids, selling for $105,120 (£74,500). A gun holster worn by Daniel Craig as Bond sold for $33,511 (£23,750).
Bids were made both online and at an event at London auctioneers Christie’s last week (end19Feb16), with Bond fans competing for 24 lots donated by the Spectre cast and director Sam Mendes.
The proceeds made from the two auctions raised around $4.3 million (£3 million) for charities including Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS).
The highest selling lot was an Aston Martin DB10 car used in the movie, which sold for $3.4 million (£2.4 million).

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