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Aston Martin, swim trunks for sale at 007 auction

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The 2008 Aston Martin 6 litre V12 DBS 2 door coupe used by Daniel Craig as James Bond in the movie ‘Quantum of Solace’ is shown to the media during a press preview at the James Bond movie memorabilia charity auction at Christie’s auction house in London, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. The car is expected to sell for some 100,000 -150,000 British pounds ($160-230,000 euro 120-170,00) with the proceeds going to the British children’s charity Barnardo’s.

The James Bond Auction

A general view of the James Bond movie memorabilia charity auction at Christie's auction house during the press pre-view showing large portraits of the actors who have portrayed the famous movie icon James Bond, with Sean Connery, at right,  in London, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. Launch slideshow »

Posters, set models and Daniel Craig's swim trunks are among items up for grabs in an auction of memorabilia from the James Bond movies.

Christie's auction house is selling the items to coincide with the 50th birthday of the spy movie series. The first Bond film, "Dr. No," was released on Oct. 5, 1962.

The most expensive is an Aston Martin that was driven by Craig in "Quantum of Solace." It is valued at 100,000 to 150,000 pounds ($160,000-$230,000).

Forty lots are being sold in an online auction with bidding open Friday to Oct. 8. Ten more items will go under the hammer at Christie's on Oct. 5, designated Global James Bond Day by the movies' producers.

Proceeds will go to several charities, including the U.N. children's fund, UNICEF.

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