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Topic: Ian Fleming's Cigarette Holder

Hi

I had a though this morning... does anyone know what happened to Ian Fleming's cigarette holder?

It was something that he's using in most of the photo's I've seen of him and as such I think it's quite an iconic item.

I asked Ian's  niece Lucy via Twitter and unfortunately she doesn't know of it's whereabouts.

Just wondered if the good people of AJB might be able to shed some light on this mystery.

http://s11.postimg.cc/5vo98wb0v/Untitled.jpg

PS:

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No idea either but it sure would be great to find it a la Kerim Bey's personal possessions (including his yellow cigarette holder) after he is murdered on the Orient Express in FRWL.  ajb007/smile  ajb007/martini

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If you find a matching one...

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Are you talking about the 1907 Faberge cigarette case? his own case he owned, he wrote about it in From Russia With Love to in lines 13-15, on page one. I believe it had been a gift from Mary Millicent Rogers a former girlfriend. Would be amazing if the actual case turned up. Due to the unfrotunate young death of Felmings troubled son who knows where most of his posessions ended up after Ann's death in 1981. My best guess Fleming left it to his brother Peter before his death in 1971 and its been passed down by his family (His widow Celia and his three children) they lived in Glencoe in Scotland and its probably still here. Hope this helps.

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I'm thinking more of the cigarette holder/filter myself.

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You can get some of his old radiators on eBay just now lol.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/8-vintage-cas … 4ae02aa0f5

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_M wrote:

You can get some of his old radiators on eBay just now lol.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/8-vintage-cas … 4ae02aa0f5

Somebody better tell him Fleming was never knighted  ajb007/rolleyes

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From Southend, no less.

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http://deci-licious.com/masterpiece-lon … -and-more/

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Yep the things people try and pass off now days lol.

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This makes me doubt my Genuine Elizabethan dvd player.  ajb007/crap   ajb007/wink

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Interesting thread.
Is there a look alike, or replica of Fleming's cig holder that can be found?
What about Marc Ange Draco's?
We're not smokers here in Ca, however, I always thought it would be cool to use one of those electronic jobs on a holder. You get the cool factor of a holder w/o the uncool cancer...

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I may have a lead on the make and model of Fleming's. M's from Dr. No would be lovely as would Blofeld's from DAF--I found a similar one to DAF so far...

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I now doubt the authenticity of my white pussycat

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Some fans have Piz Gloria ashtrays still, and may want to trade...

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InternationalExports wrote:

Are you talking about the 1907 Faberge cigarette case? his own case he owned, he wrote about it in From Russia With Love to in lines 13-15, on page one. I believe it had been a gift from Mary Millicent Rogers a former girlfriend. Would be amazing if the actual case turned up. Due to the unfrotunate young death of Felmings troubled son who knows where most of his posessions ended up after Ann's death in 1981. My best guess Fleming left it to his brother Peter before his death in 1971 and its been passed down by his family (His widow Celia and his three children) they lived in Glencoe in Scotland and its probably still here. Hope this helps.

As one of the extremely curious over Bond's "real" cigarette case, thank you for the info; the name Mary Millicent Rogers is a good lead for further research!  According to Andrew Lycett's Fleming bio in p. 89, it was a girlfriend named Maud Russell who gave fleming his gunmetal finished, gold cigarette case, though IMO these bits of information are never definitive.  Also, I think Caspar died before his mother by many years...sad.

"...the purposeful slant of his striding figure looked dangerous, as if he was making quickly for something bad that was happening further down the street." -SMERSH on 007 dossier photo, Ch. 6 FRWL.....

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Mary Jane Russell is the Bond girl of the short story For Your Eyes Only. She works for MI6... has a penchant for milk chocolate.

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Bond Collectors' Weekends wrote:

Mary Jane Russell is the Bond girl of the short story For Your Eyes Only. She works for MI6... has a penchant for milk chocolate.

Actually, it's Mary Ann Russell, Bond's contact in Paris in FAVTAK, that's in the FYEO collection of short stories.

"...the purposeful slant of his striding figure looked dangerous, as if he was making quickly for something bad that was happening further down the street." -SMERSH on 007 dossier photo, Ch. 6 FRWL.....

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superado wrote:
Bond Collectors' Weekends wrote:

Mary Jane Russell is the Bond girl of the short story For Your Eyes Only. She works for MI6... has a penchant for milk chocolate.

Actually, it's Mary Ann Russell, Bond's contact in Paris in FAVTAK, that's in the FYEO collection of short stories.

Sorry the trauma of writing my book obscured my own memory!   ajb007/lol

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"Bond meets agent Mary Ann Russell of
MI6. He borrows her Peugeot then thinks
of her, seeing her half-eaten milk chocolate
in her car."

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/DUNHILL-GOLD-CI … 2a3d33d4a5

http://s2.postimg.cc/yioa6wb0p/tech_tabak_ian_fleming_smoking_cigarette_holder.jpg

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Googled Millicent Rogers and found a Christies auction listing of her gunmetal Fabrege cigarette case that her family claimed to be the inspiration for Bond's case.  Sorry, I'm not at home and don't have the link.  I wasn't too impressed with how it looked and wonder about the backstory of the Bond connection.

"...the purposeful slant of his striding figure looked dangerous, as if he was making quickly for something bad that was happening further down the street." -SMERSH on 007 dossier photo, Ch. 6 FRWL.....

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She was one of Fleming's lovers, wasn't she? She might have indeed gifted him the case but Fleming's style was above it...

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Bond Collectors' Weekends wrote:

She was one of Fleming's lovers, wasn't she? She might have indeed gifted him the case but Fleming's style was above it...

Found the link for A Fabergé Gold-Mounted Gunmetal Cigarette Case, circa 1900http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/eca … ver-n08981

Looking at her cigarette case, I could see how Fleming was possibly inspired by it's appearance, but I wonder if the dimensions and funtionality suited the fictional cigarette case, since it's supposed to be wide and slim and able to hold 50 cigarettes.  I'm inclined to think that the family made the theoretical leap because of the case being gunmetal in color and the fact that their mother was acquainted with Fleming.  I'm still interested to know about Fleming's own case, that was also gunmetal, which I would think suited his own consumption needs.

"...the purposeful slant of his striding figure looked dangerous, as if he was making quickly for something bad that was happening further down the street." -SMERSH on 007 dossier photo, Ch. 6 FRWL.....

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Confirmation from The Real Story: James Bond

http://s27.postimg.cc/avnjmex4j/The_Real_Story_James_Bond.jpg

The white dot and gold rings are visible.

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Bond Collectors' Weekends wrote:

I'm thinking more of the cigarette holder/filter myself.

I have one. It is an Asprey holder and apparently he had about ten of them. I purchased from Petronella Wyatt, daughter of Fleming's close friend Woodrow Wyatt. He had been staying with the family and left the holder with them by accident, later telling them that they could keep it.

Not selling by the way, but just FYI!

Incidentally trying to get some Morland cigs/box to match up with it if you hear of any!