The latest Whisky.Auction miniatures and memorabilia auction is now live and includes two extra special signed charity lots.
Macallan Hip Flask signed by Dame Judi Dench
The highlight has got to be this piece of James Bond history, Dame Judi Dench references her role as ‘M’ in the James Bond series with this signed Macallan hip flask. The signature reads ‘Judi Dench M–007’. Macallan whisky was famously enjoyed in the Skyfall film (2012) in a scene with M, James Bond and arch-villain Raoul Silva, played by famed Spanish actor Javier Bardem. This auction is live now and closes on Tuesday 5 January.
This prosaically out of date premixed can of gin and tonic was signed by creator, writer and star of acclaimed BBC comedy series Fleabag. The M&S gin and tonic was famously drunk by The Hot Priest in episode two of the show.
The lot also includes a signed first edition Special Edition Fleabag script, history of Fleabag and notes from the creative team behind the show. This auction is live now and closes on Tuesday 5 January.
Future auctions will include further celebrity signed items for charity. Watch out for:
Johnnie Walker Black Label Whisky signed by England Rugby legend Mike Tindall
No Johnnie Walker collection would be complete without a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black Label 12 Year Old signed by former England rugby union player Mike Tindall, a member of the 2003 World Cup winning squad. Auction starts 10 January.
Moët & Chandon Champagne signed by former British racing driver Damon Hill
Whether you choose to drink it or spray fizz over your fellow drivers this bottle of Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial Champagne will make for a great talking point when you show your dinner guests. It was signed by British former racing driver Damon Hill, the 1996 Formula One World Champion. Auction starts 14 February.
Highclere Castle London Dry Gin signed by actor Jim Carson
An excellent way to transport yourself back in time and enjoy a classic cocktail with a botte of gin in signed by English actor Jim Carter who is perhaps best known for his role as Mr Carson in the historical drama series Downton Abbey. The botanicals used in this Highclere Castle gin were sourced from the gardens of Highclere Castle, a country house built in 1679 which was the main filming location for Downton Abbey. Auction starts 10 January.
2018 Blank Canvas Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with a hand drawn label by illustrator and author Chris Riddell
Enjoy a bottle of cat’s pee on a gooseberry bush signed by acclaimed political cartoonist Chris Riddell. Most recently the award winning illustrator wrote and illustrated the Ottoline series. Auction starts 14 February.
Bollinger 2009 Spectre James Bond 007
This bottle of 2009 Bollinger Champagne is presented in a 007 gift box released to accompany the film Spectre to mark the 14th appearance of the Champagne brand in the James Bond series. This item is unsigned, it has been left blank for your own message. Auction starts 14 February.
This collection of celebrity signed items was gathered by Louise Ben-Nathan for her charitable causes. I asked her how the collection began and Louis said ‘I worked alongside my best friends to collect the items signed by celebrities to auction for the charities, waiting outside stage doors and approaching celebrities at events to ask for their help. This is how we’ve collected such great lots and we’re excited to see how much we can raise for charity with them.’
‘I was diagnosed in 2018 with Triple Negative Breast Cancer, a rare and aggressive form of cancer with very few treatment options available. While I was ill I was supported by the amazing Chai Cancer Care…and the Institute of Cancer Research is researching new immunotherapy treatments for cancer like mine. These charities are very close to my heart and I wanted to raise some money to support them.’
Don’t miss these great opportunities to get your hands on signed items while also supporting important charities.
Chai Cancer Care (registered charity 1078956) provides comprehensive, professional and expert services to any member of the Jewish community affected by cancer, patients, their families and friends.
The Institute of Cancer Reserch (registered charity 534147) is one of the world’s most influential cancer research organisations.