With the new James Bond film ‘No Time To Die’ finally being released in the Cinema on 30th September 2021, a full size Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger complete with working gadgets has been put on display at the Coaling Jetty outside Battersea Power Station, complete with a retro Corgi Toys classic 261 box.
Corgi Toys first produced this model in October 1965 and this model had the longest waiting list that Christmas. In the seven weeks from its release leading up to Christmas around 750,000 would be sold. Replicating the action features of the on-screen version it was an instant success, winning the UK Toy of the year award. At auction this model is still highly collectable, obviously when in mint boxed condition, with unopened complete instructions, which also contained a spare bandit figure and a cloth lapel badge. In October 2013, C & T Auctioneers sold a sealed pack of six 261 DB5 Aston Martins for £5,500. In our forthcoming auction on 15th September 2021, lot 215 we have a rare gold-plated promotional Corgi 261, this was one of four produced, the vendor purchased this model from an auction in Newcastle some 10 years ago; another one was recorded for sale in an Auction in Canada in 1996 ‘Corgi Toys auction of a lifetime The Bradshaw collection’.
The full-size replica Corgi 261 DB5 will be on display at Battersea Power Station until 1st October 2021, alternatively if you would like to own the original Corgi model, please check out our vintage toy auctions, we do regularly sell them in various conditions.