CUFFLINKS believed to have belonged to James Bond author Ian Fleming have sold at auction for £4,400.

The late author was known for cracking codes through his role as a spy before penning the famous James Bond series.

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And it appears his passion for puzzles and brain teasers extended to his sartorial choices too.

Oxford Mail:

The pearl cufflinks with a radial decoration contain the inscriptions ‘WUS’, ‘SIL’, ‘UDH’ and ‘NUF’ at the back.

The groups of letters inscribed are believed to represent a code which will perhaps be cracked by the highest bidder, who won the lot at Mallams Auctioneers, on St Michael's Street, yesterday.

The winner paid £4,400 for the cufflinks, which were initially marketed at £800.

Fleming, the British writer, journalist, and naval intelligence officer is most famous for writing the Bond series of fictional spy novels which led to several adaptations.

Fleming’s time in the Naval Intelligence Division during the Second World War is said to have inspired much of his writing for the character of James Bond.

It is believed that these cufflinks were worn by Fleming to the Dr. No post film screening party in 1962.


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