Donk's Modest Bond collection

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  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,267MI6 Agent
    edited May 2017
    And now for something completely different? Not really more paper tat! :D
    A Casino Royale Royal World Premiere programme signed by the main cast and auctioned for charity plus the World Premiere ticket for the event held at The Odeon Theatre, Leicester Square, London on 14th November 2006 -{

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    Casino Royale was a long time coming but boy was it worth the wait! -{
  • ACACIA_AVENUEACACIA_AVENUE UKPosts: 1,774MI6 Agent
    Cool Donk B-)
    One of us smells like a tart's handkerchief.
  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,267MI6 Agent
    And yet more rare paper tat from 1967....Groan! :D

    This time a premiere ticket and programme for the US Premiere of You Only Live Twice held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Boulevard on June 13th 1967 -{

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  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,267MI6 Agent
    Back in 1977, Bond's and therefore Sir Roger's timepiece of choice was a Seiko much like Daniels timepiece of choice today is Omega. For The Spy Who Loved Me campaign Bond was seen "wearing or knocking it Back so it has to be good" RM's direct quote, a timepiece by Seiko. Apart from highlighting said timepiece a publicity still which featured in The Spy Who Loved Me Royal Premiere programme had Bond pointing a highly polished hand cannon. At the time I thought it was a .44 calibre High Standard Auto Mag as carried by the California Highway Patrol officers but it wasn't. It had been intended to give Bond a break from the PPK where today the P99 was selected, back in 1977 a Ruger MK1 was to be Bond's weapon of choice. A strange choice until you realise that Ian Fleming had utilised the very same pistol without cosmetic modifications in publicity for his novel Casino Royale 24 years earlier. A bespoke muzzle & sight rail were added along with bespoke sights and polished wood grips. Finally the magazine was sealed inside the frame of the weapon. The factory blued finish and engravings were polished off apart from the serial number and the grips were sprayed silver. When the weapon was archived at the armoury no one knew what it was or where it had been utilised. A one of a kind weapon for a one of a kind Knight of the Realm...RIP Sir Roger -{

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  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 26,325Chief of Staff
    Stunning stuff, as usual :o

    Not only is it great to hear about these pieces...but to actually SEE them :o :o

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    YNWA 97
  • Bond Collectors' WeekendsBond Collectors' Weekends Gainesville, Florida USAPosts: 1,875MI6 Agent
    ppw3o6r wrote:
    Back in 1977, Bond's and therefore Sir Roger's timepiece of choice was a Seiko much like Daniels timepiece of choice today is Omega. For The Spy Who Loved Me campaign Bond was seen "wearing or knocking it Back so it has to be good" RM's direct quote, a timepiece by Seiko. Apart from highlighting said timepiece a publicity still which featured in The Spy Who Loved Me Royal Premiere programme had Bond pointing a highly polished hand cannon. At the time I thought it was a .44 calibre High Standard Auto Mag as carried by the California Highway Patrol officers but it wasn't. It had been intended to give Bond a break from the PPK where today the P99 was selected, back in 1977 a Ruger MK1 was to be Bond's weapon of choice. A strange choice until you realise that Ian Fleming had utilised the very same pistol without cosmetic modifications in publicity for his novel Casino Royale 24 years earlier. A bespoke muzzle & sight rail were added along with bespoke sights and polished wood grips. Finally the magazine was sealed inside the frame of the weapon. The factory blued finish and engravings were polished off apart from the serial number and the grips were sprayed silver. When the weapon was archived at the armoury no one knew what it was or where it had been utilised. A one of a kind weapon for a one of a kind Knight of the Realm...RIP Sir Roger -{

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    My word, what a fitting tribute, sir. A classy gun for the classiest, suavest Bond!

    WOW.
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  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,267MI6 Agent
    And from one of a kind iconic props we are back with the proverbial "MORE RARE PAPER TAT!" :D

    An original colour flyer/store poster from 1965 for Gama Mechanic's of Germany's wonderful 4900 James Bond Special Agent 007 Aston Martin DB5. This is the only example this collector has ever seen -{

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  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 26,325Chief of Staff
    I've never seen one of those before either...quality -{
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  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,267MI6 Agent
    edited August 2017
    Damn...I've run out of rare paper tat! Sorry guys, back to props then! :#

    Here we have the original practical Kalashnikov AKS-74U which Pierce Brosnan and indeed Famke "Slurpy" Janssen used in 1995 on Goldeneye. Jump forward to 2001 and it was also the documented AKSU used by Daniel Craig's character Alex West on Tomb Raider where Daniel also utilised the same practical Walther P99 Pierce had used on TND, TWINE and DAD. Its last documented screen usage was in Prague where Casino Royale was shot on Brad Pitt's movie World War Z so this AKSU gets around -{

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    AKS-74U SN: 7320

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    Tomb Raider configuration

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  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 26,325Chief of Staff
    No more paper tat :(

    But that's another amazing piece -{
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  • Dirty PunkerDirty Punker ...Your Eyes Only, darling."Posts: 2,587MI6 Agent
    "You first. You...second."
    What a stunning piece.
    That should be the crown jewel of a GoldenEye collection, considering how much screen time it got.
    I love the military archives escape and Altman's music made me rewatch the sequence so many times.
    Beautiful -{
    a reasonable rate of return
  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,267MI6 Agent
    40 years ago in 1977 one of the greatest ever Bond Girls Agent XXX, Major Anya Amasova, jaw droppingly portrayed by Barbara Bach, her weapon of choice throughout the movie The Spy Who Loved Me was a .22 calibre (5.55mm) nickel plated with ivory type grips Beretta 950 B Jetfire pistol. In reality the armourers fabricated a pair of 950 grips from hardboard & painted them white to simulate bone. The weapon had previously been fitted with a discreet barrel extension which gave the illusion of a larger calibre bore. Interestingly like Roger Moore’s Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum Model 29-2 revolver, Ms Bach’s Jetfire had started life with a blued finish, the actual pistol previously utilised by both Fiona Volpe in 1965 and Andrea Anders “water pistol” in 1974. For The Spy Who Loved Me, the gun had its blued finish polished off and was then partially nickel plated at a local automotive plating works.

    Two custom pistols were crafted back in 1965 for Luciana Paluzzi. These were then reutilised by future Octopussy actress Maud Adams in 1974 before being handed to Barbara Bach in 1977. This is the first time in 40 years that the two pistols have been seen outside of images in books and on the silver screen -{

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    This rare publicity still of Cubby, Rog and Babs clearly shows the pistol's custom grips
  • walther p99walther p99 NJPosts: 3,416MI6 Agent
    ppw3o6r wrote:
    Damn...I've run out of rare paper tat! Sorry guys, back to props then! :#

    Here we have the original practical Kalashnikov AKS-74U which Pierce Brosnan and indeed Famke "Slurpy" Janssen used in 1995 on Goldeneye. Jump forward to 2001 and it was also the documented AKSU used by Daniel Craig's character Alex West on Tomb Raider where Daniel also utilised the same practical Walther P99 Pierce had used on TND, TWINE and DAD. Its last documented screen usage was in Prague where Casino Royale was shot on Brad Pitt's movie World War Z so this AKSU gets around -{

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    AKS-74U SN: 7320

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    Tomb Raider configuration

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    Craig used the same P99 in Tomb Raider that Pierce did as Bond? talk about foreshadowing!
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 26,325Chief of Staff
    Immense knowledge again, Donk -{

    And such a beautiful pair...of pistols ;%
    YNWA 97
  • casino_royalecasino_royale Posts: 202MI6 Agent
    Thanks for this great story of the Beretta 950 B Jetfire pistol used by Barbara Bach in The Spy Who Loved Me. Always love this kind of background information.

    Is this gun in your collection Donk?
  • ACACIA_AVENUEACACIA_AVENUE UKPosts: 1,774MI6 Agent
    Well done Donk, truly amazing -{
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  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,267MI6 Agent
    A further tribute to Sir Roger Moore ...

    In 1978, Roger Moore took a very short break from Bond to appear as Anglo-Irish mercenary Lt. Shawn Fynn in the United Artists Production "The Wild Geese". Fynn's weapon of choice was a 9mm suppressed AC41 Walther P38, serial number: 1887F, however this was not a factory silenced pistol being modified from standard by genius armourer "C.S." who was also responsible for a number of custom Bond specialist weapons. Fynn's AC41 was one of a number of Walther P38 pistols which were originally utilised in the 1964 classic 007 outing Goldfinger by Auric Goldfinger's Korean guards, Pussy Galore and Bond himself. It would be nice to think that it was originally the AC41 Walther P38 which was utilised by Sean's 007, nice but at this time almost impossible to prove although research has got this down to one of two and as yet I have been unable to source the second pistol.
    The movie had a strong supporting cast both in front of and behind the camera, some of whom are distinguished names from the Bond family: Bob Simmons appeared in the movie as a pilot, Richard Burton's stunt double and was also Action Arranger (Stunt Coordinator). George Leach portrayed hitman "Stone" and Bond Girl Valerie "The Spy Who Loved Me" Leon was a Casino dealer. The movie was edited by John Glen who was also 2nd Unit Director. Production Design was by Syd Cain and Maurice Binder was title designer. The production was shot at Twickenham Studios in Middlesex with location photography shot in South Africa which because of the political unrest at that time was a brave choice by all involved in particular the principal cast of Burton, Moore, Harris and Kruger.

    Regrettably as a real suppressed Walther (externally threaded barrel) the pistol has been deactivated to EU17 specifications which means the barrel has been pinned to the frame, the suppressor has been permanently attached to the barrel and in case that has not buggered it up enough? the suppressor shroud has been stripped off so 3 large holes could be bored into the lower surface of the tube. The holes were then filled in & the suppressor was sprayed black erasing its distinctive screen patina ...why for christ's sake?

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    RIP Sir Roger -{
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 26,325Chief of Staff
    That’s another great piece to have but I do find it ridiculous the level of butchery that ‘has’ to happen to these :#
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  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,449MI6 Agent
    Sir Miles wrote:
    That’s another great piece to have but I do find it ridiculous the level of butchery that ‘has’ to happen to these :#
    You and me both Sir M, especially as a knee jerk response to terrorism.....
    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • Bond44Bond44 Vauxhall CrossPosts: 1,581MI6 Agent
    Could not agree more my deactivated PPK has a pin through the chamber so you cannot even cycle drill rounds through it - various other internal parts have areas shaved off - crazy.

    Cheers :007)
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  • Bond Collectors' WeekendsBond Collectors' Weekends Gainesville, Florida USAPosts: 1,875MI6 Agent
    A great film with one of Sir Roger's best performances and a great weapon--thanks, Donk!
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  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,267MI6 Agent
    edited May 2019
    Removed from collection.
  • HalfMonk HalfHitmanHalfMonk HalfHitman USAPosts: 2,305MI6 Agent
    Nice!
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 26,325Chief of Staff
    Great item -{
    YNWA 97
  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,267MI6 Agent
    edited November 2017
    "I have a surprise from your friends back at the barracks!"

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    And Donkey has a surprise for all those on IMFDB who believe Xenia used a Beretta 418 to shoot Wayne Michaels & Simon Crane :p

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    Xenia actually used a .22 calibre nickel plated Astra Cub with bespoke practical silencer, the same pistol first utilised by Maud Adam's character Octopussy back in 1983 -{

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    And in case there is any doubt?

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    The same Astra Cub pistol seen in a publicity still for Goldeneye used by the gorgeous Izabella Scorupco
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 26,325Chief of Staff
    It’s truly amazing what you find :o -{
    YNWA 97
  • Charmed & DangerousCharmed & Dangerous Posts: 7,358MI6 Agent
    Wow, nice work Donk, love it! -{
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  • thespyboys11thespyboys11 Lindenwold,NJPosts: 1,841MI6 Agent
    LOVE seeing these posts with Donks fabulous collection!!!!! --Ed
  • Bond Collectors' WeekendsBond Collectors' Weekends Gainesville, Florida USAPosts: 1,875MI6 Agent
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  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,267MI6 Agent
    edited May 2019
    Removed from collection.
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