Bond's Money Clip

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  • MrsDallowayMrsDalloway Posts: 79MI6 Agent
    Any self-respecting girl would wear nothing less than a diamond clip.

    And is it just me, or is there something slightly vulgar about a man with a money clip instead of a perfectly good (and discreet) wallet?
  • s96024s96024 Posts: 1,519MI6 Agent
    I think it's just a bit of a way too show of, if you carry alot of cash.
  • 72897289 Beau DesertPosts: 1,673MI6 Agent
    I think money clips were more common in the pre-credit card/driver's license days and many men carried them in lieu of a fine leather wallet.

    Of course those days are long past and a wallet is a more secure place to keep all that plastic and those ugly Euro notes and dollar bills.
  • David SchofieldDavid Schofield EnglandPosts: 1,528MI6 Agent
    Any self-respecting girl would wear nothing less than a diamond clip.

    And is it just me, or is there something slightly vulgar about a man with a money clip instead of a perfectly good (and discreet) wallet?

    Yep. If it wasn't James Bond. Then it becomes cool.B-)
  • superadosuperado Regent's Park West (CaliforniaPosts: 2,554MI6 Agent
    7289 wrote:
    I think money clips were more common in the pre-credit card/driver's license days and many men carried them in lieu of a fine leather wallet.

    Of course those days are long past and a wallet is a more secure place to keep all that plastic and those ugly Euro notes and dollar bills.

    I'm a wallet man myself, but I'm afraid that mine looks like George Costanza's from Seinfeld: :))
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  • Remmert007Remmert007 Posts: 210MI6 Agent
    :)) Does it make the squeaking sounds when you close this wallet? This will definitely get you back problems!
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  • cpoulos62cpoulos62 Station UPosts: 452MI6 Agent
    Nice clip and seems to work well with US banknotes. I think it is great with the EURO considering the large size. Personally I am not fond of putting my credit card and licence in it.
  • cpoulos62cpoulos62 Station UPosts: 452MI6 Agent
    Was this money clip ever visible in CR? I know that it is credited to the screen where Bond gives a tip to the package carrier after the train scene. But to be honest with you, I could not see it. Any comments?
  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 6,713MI6 Agent
    cpoulos62 wrote:
    Was this money clip ever visible in CR? I know that it is credited to the screen where Bond gives a tip to the package carrier after the train scene. But to be honest with you, I could not see it. Any comments?

    No, it never received screen time. But it was on display at Omega with several other props.
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  • The Bond ExperienceThe Bond Experience Newtown, PAPosts: 5,472Quartermasters
    It does have screen time and it can be seen quite well especially if you have BluRay...after Bond and Vesper get off the train and before they get in the car for the "Broadchest" discussion Bond turns left and grabs a bill and takes the envelope from the porter with his left hand, the same hand he is holding the clip of money and cards. You can even zoom in on the clip...
  • Sgt_StriderSgt_Strider Posts: 3MI6 Agent
    I have the DVD and when I zoomed in, I can't make out the details of it.

    So is the money clip from the silver shop for real here? Or it's an imitation?
  • sruzgarsruzgar Welcome to ScotlandPosts: 1,416MI6 Agent
    The money clip is exactly the same one as used in the film.

    If you look at the first post in this thread you can see a detailed picture from the Omega Bond exhibition in Genève.
  • 00-Agent00-Agent CaliforniaPosts: 451MI6 Agent
    7289 wrote:
    Question: In Moonraker, Bond is trying to figure out what to do with the money he has won from Drax. Amoung the items he considers buying are "three diamond clips". I have never been able to figure out what these were. Could they be money clips?

    Anyone care to speculate .....

    Speculate? Never!
    Actually this has cropped up a couple of times before and is mentioned here: http://www.ajb007.co.uk/articles/007/jamesbondclothing4/
    (scroll down to the Cufflinks & Jewellery section).

    In short, as others have suggested, these were indeed articles of women's jewellery (hair clips or brooches?); Fleming confirms it in FYEO when Bond buys one for another girl.

    If memory serves, when Fleming is describing Vespers velvet dress in Casino Royale he notes that she is wearing a diamond clip at the V of her neckline.
    "A blunt instrument wielded by a Government department. Hard, ruthless, sardonic, fatalistic. He likes gambling, golf, fast motor cars. All his movements are relaxed and economical". Ian Fleming
  • Sgt_StriderSgt_Strider Posts: 3MI6 Agent
    I saw that picture, but no one mentioned if this is the real thing or just an imitation of the money clip in the picture.
  • silvershopgiftssilvershopgifts Posts: 14MI6 Agent
    Hi Just to confirm, yes this is the same money clip as featured in the film, not an imitation. The only difference being the hallmark letter "h" for 2007 rather than the letter "f" as used in the film made in 2005.

    email support@silvershopgifts.com to get a promotional code for a 50% discount on this item.
  • Bentley Mark IVBentley Mark IV TexasPosts: 131MI6 Agent
    Just got my money clip, fantastic quality. Has anyone else who owns one noticed that it is not perfectly symetrical? For example, on mine the curved lower portion is noticeably crooked and the clip is not folded over perfectly evenly. I guess this speaks for the fact that it is a hand-made piece.
  • The Bond ExperienceThe Bond Experience Newtown, PAPosts: 5,472Quartermasters
    Hmmm, not to alarm you but mine does not have these abnormalities...
  • Bentley Mark IVBentley Mark IV TexasPosts: 131MI6 Agent
    Thanks for the response Mantis. Has anyone else noticed this? I may have to ask for an exchange if I recieved a defective clip.
  • 00-Agent00-Agent CaliforniaPosts: 451MI6 Agent
    I dont notice these problem with mine either.:#
    "A blunt instrument wielded by a Government department. Hard, ruthless, sardonic, fatalistic. He likes gambling, golf, fast motor cars. All his movements are relaxed and economical". Ian Fleming
  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 6,713MI6 Agent
    Nope, nor mine :(
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  • Bentley Mark IVBentley Mark IV TexasPosts: 131MI6 Agent
    Thank you for the responses. Silvershop gifts is going to exchange the clip for me.
  • BillythekidBillythekid Posts: 33MI6 Agent
    edited August 2007
    Here's a screencap i found online of Bond handing her the black credit card ...

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v170/billyschorr/CR_0353.jpg

    Hope this helps (my first post here ;) ) !

    Kind Regards,

    Billy

    Sorry, Billy - we are not allowed (by order of Sony/MGM/Eon legal teams) to show copyrighted images, but we can link to them. Sir Miles.
  • cpoulos62cpoulos62 Station UPosts: 452MI6 Agent
    This is from Wikipedia:

    In the 2006 film Casino Royale, James Bond walks into The Ocean Club (an exclusive Bahamian resort), goes to the concierge, requests a room without a reservation, and simply hands the concierge a black credit card. This is likely a reference to the Amex Centurion. In later times his office arranged such things prior to his arrival. Bond only handled money as a courier for other people or when collecting his gains in various casinos.
  • BillythekidBillythekid Posts: 33MI6 Agent
    cpoulos62 wrote:
    This is from Wikipedia:

    In the 2006 film Casino Royale, James Bond walks into The Ocean Club (an exclusive Bahamian resort), goes to the concierge, requests a room without a reservation, and simply hands the concierge a black credit card. This is likely a reference to the Amex Centurion. In later times his office arranged such things prior to his arrival. Bond only handled money as a courier for other people or when collecting his gains in various casinos.

    Wikipedia is far from error-proof ; particularly considering any user may add entries. Unfortunately i lent my copy of CR to my father (the reason i'm a Bond fan to begin with) so i can't confirm what "the Mantis'" found ... as described below. If this quote is correct from Mantis (i'm more inclined to believe a forum member here than Wikipedia) then Bond did carry cards *and* cash. Again my apologies for not having my CR copy at hand to verify.

    "It does have screen time and it can be seen quite well especially if you have BluRay...after Bond and Vesper get off the train and before they get in the car for the "Broadchest" discussion Bond turns left and grabs a bill and takes the envelope from the porter with his left hand, the same hand he is holding the clip of *money* and cards. You can even zoom in on the clip..." The The Mantis (hope it's ok to quote a forum member from a previous post ?).


    Best Regards,

    Billy

    It does have screen time and it can be seen quite well especially if you have BluRay...after Bond and Vesper get off the train and before they get in the car for the "Broadchest" discussion Bond turns left and grabs a bill and takes the envelope from the porter with his left hand, the same hand he is holding the clip of money and cards. You can even zoom in on the clip..." The The Mantis (hope it's ok to quote a forum member from a previous post ?).
  • Sea DwellerSea Dweller Posts: 10MI6 Agent
    I had mine (w/"h") for about a month...then lost it along with my wallet. It's a nice money clip; very similar to a classic one by Tiffany's. The DP clip is lighter and seemed to do better with holding cash. But it scratches very easily! Total price (inc. shipping to the US) was about $140.
  • silvershopgiftssilvershopgifts Posts: 14MI6 Agent
    Just to keep you all informed we are still selling this money clip and have the offer still available to all forum members.

    Here is the link to the James Bond Money Clip

    The promotional code which gives you 40% off not only the money clip but all other products on the site is 123RDP

    Please feel free to browse around the website.

    Thanks

    Richard

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  • sruzgarsruzgar Welcome to ScotlandPosts: 1,416MI6 Agent
    Thanks Richard! What Letter are we up to on the hallmark?

    Simon
  • toutbruntoutbrun Washington, USAPosts: 1,501MI6 Agent
    I had mine (w/"h") for about a month...then lost it along with my wallet. It's a nice money clip; very similar to a classic one by Tiffany's. The DP clip is lighter and seemed to do better with holding cash. But it scratches very easily! Total price (inc. shipping to the US) was about $140.

    I don't get it... why would James Bond use a copy of a Tiffany? Because it obviously is.
    If you can't trust a Swiss banker, what's the world come to?
  • 007 and a half007 and a half LondonPosts: 595MI6 Agent
    The company is quite local to me and makes some beautiful products which are sold in many top department stores but they don't shout about it.
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