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Bond villain Oddjob's lethal bowler hat valued at €34k

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The hat from Goldfinger

The hat from Goldfinger

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The hat from Goldfinger

A battered bowler hat from the James Bond film Goldfinger has been valued at up to £30,000 (€34,000) on the Antiques Roadshow.

The steel-rimmed hat and weapon belonged to hitman Oddjob (Harold Sakata) in the 1964 film.

The owner said he was a big 007 fan as a child and his brother-in-law, who was a driver for Aston Martin during the filming of Goldfinger, asked Pinewood Studios if they had any memorabilia.

Studio bosses gave him Oddjob's bowler hat but they removed the metal rim.

"As a young lad, everybody wanted to throw the Oddjob hat," the owner said. "If you look at it, everybody did throw the hat because it's absolutely in pieces because it didn't have the steel in it any more.

"Therefore, whenever it landed it damaged it."

Shaking

It was previously revealed that the hat appears on the BBC One show, leaving Roadshow expert Marc Allum "shaking with anticipation and excitement".

The Bond item was part of a collection of 007 memorabilia brought to Antiques Roadshow when it filmed at the National Botanic Garden of Wales last summer.