Sir Thomas Sean Connery, arguably the best silver screen James Bond, may have left us for a better place, but fans and movie buffs can own a piece of memorabilia to remember by. An object that is as recognizable as the MI6 agent himself as the phrase “shaken, not stirred.”
It is the Walther PP handgun, referred to in the film as a Walther PPK by M (Bernard Lee), used by Sean Connery as James Bond in the very first Bond film, Dr. No (EON Productions, 1962).
The Sean Connery James Bond Walther PPK Pistol used in Dr. No with DVD (Lot 1359) is deactivated (i.e. not capable of discharging) and one of two used in the film.
The collectible includes a Certificate of De-activation from The London Proof House as well as a letter of provenance from BAPTY dated September 2006, verifying that the handgun (Walther PP) with the serial number 19174A was used by Sean Connery in the 1962 EON production Dr. No.
It is not 100% original, though. The original grips have been replaced on a subsequent production and so, demanding collectors may want to take note. The firearm was supplied by BAPTY in the UK. And oh, yes, winning bid will also get a copy of the film on DVD.
Granted, the Walter PPK itself may not be the best 380 pistol money can buy, but damn, we are talking about one that was used by the late actor in one of the most iconic film of all time and so…
Sean Connery James Bond Walther PPK Pistol used in Dr. No with DVD (Lot 1359) is set to go on the block on December 03, 2020 at 10:00AM PST as part of the Julien’s Auctions’ Icons and Idols: Hollywood auction.
Images: Julien’s Auctions.