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Far Up!..Far Out!..Far More!.....More uber rare paper tat!
An original 1969 ticket application form for the Royal Premiere screening of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. The only one this collector has ever seen. So rare that it did not make it to the pages of Charles Helfenstein’s excellent The Making of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.  Unlike the Goldfinger Royal Premiere ticket application form the recipient not only kept the form for posterity but also attended the screening at The Odeon Theatre, Leicester Square, London on Thursday 18th December 1969. Ticket prices ranged from 1 Guinea to 25 Guineas.
The accompanying ticket was once the property of a Lady, who purchased the most expensive seat at 25 guineas situated in the prestigious Royal Circle and yes Donkey absolutely loves this  ajb007/martini

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Fav piece of paper tat so far  ajb007/amazed

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ajb007/martini  Amazing

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Is it acceptable to admit that I think old George did quite a good job?  ajb007/amazed

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minigeff wrote:

Is it acceptable to admit that I think old George did quite a good job?  ajb007/amazed

As an usher at the cinema in giving the 'Lady' her ticket back ?  ajb007/amazed  ajb007/biggrin

I think George did a splendid job - my fav film  ajb007/martini

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Stunning Donk  ajb007/martini

One of us smells like a tart's handkerchief.

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ajb007/amazed  ajb007/amazed  ajb007/amazed  ajb007/amazed  ajb007/amazed

Wow...just wow.

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An incredibly rare original 1965 "paper tat!" variant of the Corgi 261 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 window poster which at first glance probably does not appear different to the example previously listed in Donk's Modest Bond Collection? however that example featured the legend "Collect Corgis Always Topical" where this earlier example stated "Corgi Toys Always Topical". The poster is printed on glossy paper, measures 300mm x 198mm and has unused gum strips for applying behind glass as does the variant C270 poster. This is the only example of this particular poster this collector has ever seen however for the completest there is a near identical poster without the price roundel, one of which sold through Vectis as Lot #141 for £260 back in August 2005. This is not what I usually like to class or indeed secure as ex-shop stock condition but it is 51 years old so next stop is a spot of linen backing,cleaning & light fold restoration which should be an interesting process with the gummed strips!  ajb007/martini

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Standard Corgi C261 poster

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2005 Vectis Auctions example

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'Rare Paper Tat' my favourite  ajb007/martini
Nice one Donk

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Another collectable saved for posterity - lovely  ajb007/martini

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Oh no not more rare vintage paper tat?

Goldfinger received its Royal World Premier at the Odeon Theatre, Leicester Square on September 17th 1964 however its US Gala Premiere did not take place until 3 months later at 8pm on December 21st 1964  held at The DeMILLE THEATRE at Broadway and 47th Street followed by a Golden Champagne Supper Ball at HOTEL ASTOR.

Seen here perhaps for the first time? is the Program for the screening itself, the program for the Supper at HOTEL ASTOR and a Preview Screening ticket for October 29th 1964 also from the DeMILLE THEATRE, the only ticket for the event that this collector has ever seen. The Programme and ticket were printed on gold stock...naturally ajb007/martini

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ajb007/martini  Once again another amazing rarity  ajb007/martini
You are truly the man with the 'Midas Touch' Donk

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More amazing 'tat' - remarkable how you find these  ajb007/amazed  ajb007/martini

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Fantastic  ajb007/martini

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Yet more rare vintage paper tat!

In this Thunderball's 50th Anniversary year it is nice to turn up something out of the ordinary? A 10" x 8" black and white single sided glossy flyer from BSA Motorcycles to announce the usage of their 650 Lightning motorcycle in the new James Bond Thriller Thunderball. The motorcycle retailed for £341 and 16 shillings. Today you will pay 20 times that amount for a clean original example.

The flyer is printed on the same paper stock as the British Campaign book therefore it is reasonable to assume that this was intended to be an insert sheet similar to the Ford Escort sheet which was inserted in the British OHMSS Campaign book.

What makes it nice for this collector is it confirms that the BSA 650 Lightning double crown size poster was produced by BSA themselves and not by National Screen Services  ajb007/martini

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Another amazing find - brilliant  ajb007/martini

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...... Whoosh!!
Nice one Donk  ajb007/cheers

One of us smells like a tart's handkerchief.

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ppw3o6r wrote:

Oh no not more rare vintage paper tat?

Goldfinger received its Royal World Premier at the Odeon Theatre, Leicester Square on September 17th 1964 however its US Gala Premiere did not take place until 3 months later at 8pm on December 21st 1964  held at The DeMILLE THEATRE at Broadway and 47th Street followed by a Golden Champagne Supper Ball at HOTEL ASTOR.

Seen here perhaps for the first time? is the Program for the screening itself, the program for the Supper at HOTEL ASTOR and a Preview Screening ticket for October 29th 1964 also from the DeMILLE THEATRE, the only ticket for the event that this collector has ever seen. The Programme and ticket were printed on gold stock...naturally ajb007/martini

"you are not alone"...  ajb007/lol

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In 1984, the Danbury Mint were commissioned to produce a model of the 1964 James Bond Aston Martin DB5, BMT 216A, resplendent with fixed position Bondian gadgets as featured in the movie Goldfinger. The model would be cast in pewter and would also be silver plated. With a $120 price tag the model was penned for a 1985 release date. Due to believed quality issues (note the angle of the bullet proof shield) the release was delayed to the extent that those who had placed pre-orders and paid deposits or paid in full? were offered refunds which the majority accepted however a small quantity held out and they were rewarded for their patience with deliveries in early 1986. Only enough models to honour the commitment of the pre-orders were produced. Some were received without their wooden plinths with covering letters that the plinth would be sent at a later date. Most were received without copies of the official blueprints which in turn were copies of the original EON Productions paperwork penned by Michael Lamont. Each model was supplied with a certificate of ownership made out to the name of the purchaser and was shipped in a plain white box with moulded blue foam inserts to protect the fragile contents. Also seen here is the original 1984 magazine spread and glossy colour flyer seen in black & white in Dave Worrall's excellent tome "The Most Famous Car in the World".

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The often missing top foam packing piece with cut outs to protect the fragile wing mirrors

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The illusive Michael Lamont penned official blueprints  ajb007/martini

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Aww, I had one of them.  Flogged it on Ebay in 2000.

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Another nice piece in the not so modest collection.

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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Beautiful  ajb007/martini

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Another lovely bit of kit  ajb007/martini

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An important artefact from The Modest Collection covered in a previous post : Back in 1997 the Bond armourers were tasked to create the greatest Bond gadget you "NEVER" saw for the Tomorrow Never Dies Arms Bazaar pre-titles sequence. On screen Pierce Brosnan's Bond is carrying out video surveillance identifying the greatest get together of the world's known terrorists. After the Admiralty "have seen enough!" they decide to launch a cruise missile however Bond spots some Soviet Nuclear torpedoes under the wings of an Albatros L39 jet fighter & realises there is about to be a bigger bang than anticipated? White Knight (007) launches into action "filthy habit!" carrying a carbine style unknown rifle however this is not how this sequence originally began.

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Rubber stunt cast off SFX transforming rifle

In the original cut Bond takes what appears to be a 15" x 7" package from inside his jacket so not much bigger than his suppressed P99. A folded hollow pistol grip was released revealing a short magazine, he then presses down on the front of said package when what turned out to be a top folding stock flips open and locks into place. In the same action a short 10" barrel pops out much like the pop out barrel of a Gat air pistol which had been locked in place by a sprung butt plate. As the stock unfolded a sprung padded cheek rest had also been released. This 10 second "cutting room floor" sequence would have introduced movie audiences to the small but deadly Sterling Armaments based AR180 carbine. As the cutdown magazine could only hold 5 rounds (which would empty in one short burst) to spray the ensemble of arms dealers the Bond armourers changed the short clip for a standard 5.56mm Armalite 30 round. A rubber stunt weapon cast off the transforming weapon was also utilised. Additionally with a 30 round magazine fitted the pistol grip could not covertly unfold nor indeed could the weapon be produced from inside Pierce's jacket as originally intended & indeed originally shot!

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Practical rifle fitted with 30 round 5.56mm magazine

When Pierce at Frogmore Hall Studios in Hertfordshire in the UK and his stunt double stand in, Douglas James in the French Pyrenees fire the weapon from the cockpit of the L39 Albatros a standard 10" barrel AR180 with the addition of the top folding stock, modified short cocking lever & cut down sights was utilised to greater match the appearance of the "Gadget Rifle" which had been cut from one of the greatest pre-titles sequences in a Bond or indeed any movie. Three different rifles, practical blank fire and SFX folding sharing two variant stocks and rubber stunts were utilised to complete the sequence on location and at the Frogmore Hall Studios backlot.

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The transforming rifle was created by genius armourer C.S. who went on the create Colonel Moon's Tankbuster for 2002's Die Another Day. Just 18 years later C.S.'s apprentice would create Patrice's folding case rifle for 2012's Skyfall  ajb007/martini 

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Practical rifle fitted with 5.56mm 30 round magazine

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Another fantastic post Donk! I had no idea about this rifle - a shame the conversion was omitted from the final film. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge and, umm, modest collection with us  ajb007/cheers

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