500,000 POUNDS

Contributed by: The Complete James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin

The purchase price of the jeweled Fabergé egg in the Sotheby auction in Octopussy. The high bidder is sinister exiled Afghan Prince Kamal Khan (LOUIS JOURDAN), who expected to pay only 250,000 pounds. But thanks to James Bond (ROGER MOORE), who raised the ante by entering the bidding himself, the price has been inflated beyond all reason. As Bond says to Secret Service art expert Jim Fanning (DOUGLAS WILMER), “He had to buy.”


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