Sir Christopher Lee died Sunday morning at ripe old age of 93. Lee was famous for the title role in Count Dracula, Saruman in The Lord of the Rings and assassin Francisco Scaramanga in The Man with the Golden Gun. The eponymous gold gun was fashioned from a cigarette case, a lighter, a fountain pen and cuff links. Scaramanga assembled the parts into a 4.2mm caliber firearm, firing a gold bullet with unerring accuracy. As our web friends would say, because guns. A non-working limited edition (199/7500) pencil-packing silver variant of the SD Studios replica – signed by Roger Moore – is up for action at Bonhams. It’s expected to fetch . . .
Five to eight thousand dollars. Lot details as follows:
Inspired by James Bond’s firearm of choice, the classic Walther PPK. This set was originally produced in two versions, silver finish and matte PVD finish, and offered in two editions: as a set of four instruments and as a set of seven. The set of seven is preferred by collectors and consists of fountain pen, ballpoint, three lighters, two cufflinks and a keychain. The consignor, an esteemed client of Dupont’s, requested a specially-made set substituting a propelling pencil in place of the keychain. Dupont complied, resulting in this unique set.
All pieces are silver-finished, and the writing instruments and lighters are decorated with stainless steel bullet devices with a time zone function. Set comprises fountain pen, ballpoint, propelling pencil, Jeroboam lighter, Ligne 2 lighter, Gatsby lighter, and bullet cufflinks. Medium 18K rhodium-plated gold nib, has been inked. Display box. Limited Edition: each item has a different limitation number (not a matching set). Included with the lot is a brief statement from the consignor noting the set’s pedigree.