Bridport Bond Script Breaks World Record
5:22pm 24th January 2014
(Updated 5:40pm 24th January 2014)
"Diamonds are Forever" and have also proved to be very expensive after a world record breaking sale at the Bridport Auction House.
One of the first ever scripts for the hit James Bond spy thrillers has gone under the hammer.
The proofers copy of Ian Fleming’s 1956 7th Spy Novel was sold at the Bridport Auction House for a world record breaking £11,000.
The uncorrected proof would have been the very first script penned by the writer before it was sent-off to editors and printers.
Auction House Director Mike Dark told us the audience and telephone bidders for the James Bond gem were "shaken but not stirred" by the sale;
"It was a rainy day and we had 4 tele bidders with the audience who'd turned out for the sale. I'm not so much a James Bond fan but I like books and know about them. On the outside the proofers copy looks a bit boring but it is pretty special and I was pleasantly surprised when it came in."
Mike also seems to have gone all 007 on us and is keeping the buyers identity a closely guarded secret;
"Let’s just say the local lady vender who sold it was pleased and now realises diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and most certainly are forever."