James Bond: You Only Live Twice

Lot #199 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - James Bond's (Sean Connery) Screen-matched Suit

Stock #137446

This lot will be auctioned on Tuesday, November 9th. The auction will begin at 3:00pm GMT and lots are sold sequentially via live auctioneer; tune in to the live streaming broadcast on auction day to follow the pace. Note other lots in the auction may close on November 10th or November 11th.

James Bond's (Sean Connery) screen-matched suit from Lewis Gilbert's Bond movie You Only Live Twice. Bond wore his suit in multiple scenes, from his arrival in Tokyo and his encounter with secret service agent Aki (Akiko Wakabayashi), up until Tiger Tanaka (Tetsuro Tamba) welcomed him into his home. A distinctive pinch in the jacket's left shoulder screen matches to the moment Bond met sumo wrestler Sadanoyama Shinmatsu.

It is rare for examples of Sean Connery suits to come up for auction, as many were taken from the set by the actor after producer Albert "Cubby" Broccoli stated he could keep any of the costumes he requested. This lot was initially obtained by a crew member, to whom it was likely offered for sale when production wrapped.

The grey herringbone woollen two-piece suit was custom-made by tailor Anthony Sinclair, who created clothing for all of Sean Connery's appearances as 007. The jacket features two button fastenings and three pockets on the front. An Anthony Sinclair label with handwritten blue text reading "July. 1966, S. Connery. Esq, 464 - 5468 Repeat" is located in the jacket's interior right-breast pocket. An additional label reading "May 1966, lt., S. Connery Esq, g., F456As5468/bm18h.b." is sewn into the trousers.

The suit's white cotton dress shirt and black knit tie are reproductions constructed by Turnbull & Asser, the same company that originally made the garments for the movie. Completing the display is a pair of smart black shoes. The suit displays minor signs of production use and age.

Estimate: £50,000 - 70,000 M

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Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

This item is on consignment and is sold under the margin scheme for collector's items; no VAT is due.
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