Donk's Modest Bond collection

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  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,173MI6 Agent
    Very nice young Donk -{

    Certainly looks in great condition, is it better than you imagined?

    Thankfully yes. The paper stock is poor, the bleed through was strong even when still rolled & the two halves do not quite line up so it is staggered each side on the join ...smells right too! :D
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,591Chief of Staff
    Absolutely love that :x

    Who needs a kitchen anyway? :))

    Thank you for sharing the image...and for sharing your remarkable story it tracking it down -{
    YNWA 97
  • DrNoPlaquesDrNoPlaques SwabyPosts: 219MI6 Agent
    ppw3o6r wrote:
    Well I thought it was about time...only one of each item in this collection folks!

    Enjoy -{

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    Ultra rare for both Bond & Corgi collectors, the OHMSS Rockets and Juniors giftsets of 1970
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    Corgi Royal Premiere presentation Moonraker Space Shuttle. One of only ten created to be given out to VIP guests including The Duke of Edinburgh and Roger Moore. The actual one featured in The James Bond Diecasts of Corgi book.

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    Corgi Royal Premiere presentation gold plated The Spy Who Loved Me Lotus Esprit. One of only ten created to be given out to VIP guests including HRH Princess Anne, Colin Chapman of Lotus Cars, Cubby Broccoli, Curt Jurgens, Ken Adam and Roger Moore. The actual one featured in Sir Roger Moore's Bond on Bond book.

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    1967 James Bond Scalextric set. In factory fresh, unplayed with time capsule condition...Criminal!

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    1986 Danbury Mint pewter/silver plated James Bond Aston Martin DB5. Factory fresh including full paperwork and packing. It retailed @ $120 26 years ago!

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    Original set of 8 US Goldfinger lobby cards. In unissued condition in original NSS Goldfinger stamped brown paper wrapping.
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    Original 1964 National Screen Services Goldfinger case
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    The ultra rare off-white variant Gama Mechanic of Germany James Bond Aston Martin DB5
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    Original 1972 Corgi window poster for the Diamonds are Forever 811 Moonbuggy and 391 Ford Mustang Mach 1
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    Original 1968 Mettoy Playcraft press release, press release photo and Corgi store window poster for the fabulous Corgi 270 James Bond Aston Martin DB5.
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    1967 Dealer missile instruction envelope for the fabulous Corgi 336 Toyota 2000 GT
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    Original 1964 8" x 6" AML press photo
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    Original 1965 AML leaflet for the Top Secret Specification of the James Bond Aston Martin
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    Okay, hardly vintage but a great Bond collectible none the less!
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    When Corgi Classics released their Definitive Bond Collection at Taylor's Bar in Soho, London in November 2000, 60 units of this cheap looking piece of tat were produced. Appearing to be 4 of the production models clipped to a piece of thin card with a blured image of a 271 DB5. Not a patch on the Corgi presentaions of the 1960's and 1970's however first impressions are deceiving. The Lotus Turbo was sprayed a different bronze to the production version & its bumpers were painted black where the production models were unpainted so tat but rare!

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    1966 Cecil Coleman James Bond Tuxedo set
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    1966 Gama Mechanic of Germany tinplate 007 Aston Martin DB5
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    Ex-Dave Worrall collection 1965 Gilbert 16602 Oddjob handpuppet. If you look closely the backing card is still unpunched although some idiot punched a hole through next to the factory punched pop out & it still carries the original $1.40 price tag
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    Factory fresh 1965 Gilbert 16012 first issue Oddjob doll in Butler box. Interestingly like the illusive tuxedo box Sears James Bond doll was manufactured in Portugal. The second issue Karate box was made in Hong Kong.
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    Ex-Justin Pressland 1966 Gilbert 16111 factory sealed second issue Oddjob doll.
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    [Factory fresh/unused, AMF Voit 1965 B98 Thunderball swim mask
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    I'm not a fan of modern Corgi diecasts but this 2006 release ticked all the boxes. Sold through Corgi Goldstar stockists only 200 units were produced of this quality item although the packaging and certificate were done a bit on the cheap. One can only imagine what the value of the piece would have been if someone at Corgi had had the forsight to give them out to VIP guests at the Casino Royale Royal Premiere?
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    The incredible 1977 Japanese Edai Grip licensed diecast Lotus Esprit & the rarely seen operating instructions printed on the bottom of the box.
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    Roadgoing and underwater box art for the 1977 Edai Grip Lotus Esprit licensed model kit. The model replicated the features of the diecast with the addition of a battery operated motor, the missiles however were relocated to the front bumber instead of the correct bonnet location.
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    Aurora 585-249 factory fresh 1965 Aston Martin Super Spycar model kit. Effectively an unlicensed James Bond Aston Martin DB5 with full movie gadgets with the addition of whitewall tyres!. Stunning box art with a 16 page instruction manual dated 1964 give a hint to what this could have been if Airfix had not had the license to produce the car in all its 1964 screen glory.
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    1966 Strombecker Raceways 8630 James Bond's 007 Aston Martin
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    Corgi Juniors 1001 James Bond Aston Martin DB6 of 1968 and 1970
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    Factory fresh 1965 Gama Mechanic of Germany 4900 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 with painted gold coachwork.
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    Original 1965 retail display card for the Corgi 261 Aston Martin DB5
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    Original 1968 retail display card for the fabulous Corgi 270 Aston Martin DB5
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    Original 1965 retail window poster for the Corgi 261 Aston Martin DB5
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    Incredible ex-Marcel Van Cleemput 1977 Corgi C269 Lotus Esprit factory demonstration cutaway model
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    Incredibly rare Corgi C269 Lotus Esprit with red over sleeve signed by Roger Moore. Originally given out to VIP guests at a Corgi launch luncheon after a special Press screening of The Spy Who Loved Me
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    Original 1968 rare variant "Corgi Toys" store window poster for the fabulous Corgi 270 James Bond Aston Martin DB5

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    Original 20" x 15.5" b&w plate from TSWLM Royal Premiere
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    1967, almost factory fresh Cecil Coleman You Only Live Twice James Bond action figure
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    3 of the 6 illusive 1967 Cecil Coleman Action Figure sets
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    Original 1964 AML BMT216A 10" x 7.5" press photo
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    Original set of 8 US You Only Live Twice lobby cards. In unissued condition in original NSS translucent paper wrapping
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    Marcel Van Cleemput's personal invite to TSWLM Press Screening & C269 Press Launch
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    Incredible ex-Marcel Van Cleemput gold plated Corgi C270 & cream interior prototype C261 007 Aston Martin DB5
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    1967 US export Husky 1201 James Bond Aston Martin DB6
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    Original 1964 British Petroleum BMT216A tie in press photo
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    1965 Gilbert/Sears James Bond doll (repro box lid...Bugger!)
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    Original 1964/65 AML FMP 7B 10" x 8" press photo
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    Original 1965 Mettoy Playcraft press release photo for the Corgi 261 James Bond Aston Martin DB5
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    Jonathan Cape 1953 First Edition, Second Impression

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    3 down, 1 to go of the illusive 1965 Thunderball door panels

    Very nice collection indeed, missing these though. :)) :)) :)) Dr No props.
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    James had 1 x £50, a few £100s and 2 x £500s (only person on the table to have them). The £10s can also be seen (well, just).
    Gorgeous collection though, thanks for sharing.
  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 7,279MI6 Agent
    He’s not missing all of them ;)
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  • DrNoPlaquesDrNoPlaques SwabyPosts: 219MI6 Agent
    Asp9mm wrote:
    He’s not missing all of them ;)

    :)) :)) :)) :)) :))
  • Bond Collectors' WeekendsBond Collectors' Weekends Gainesville, Florida USAPosts: 1,764MI6 Agent
    Incredible, Donk!! He's Double-Oh -{ -{ -{ -{ -{ -{ -{
    Own The Club Deux and tour Jamaica for Ian Fleming, Dr. No, Live and Let Die and No Time to Die. Go, Double-O!
  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,173MI6 Agent
    edited January 2020
    It’s been awhile but the Donkey is back with a bang, 007 record breaking bangs to be exact because these unique bespoke props are off the Casino Royale Aston Martin DBS roll car. When the rear bumper separated from the car in the final roll it took the carbon fibre diffuser with the bespoke exhaust caps bolted firmly inside with it! -{

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  • ACACIA_AVENUEACACIA_AVENUE UKPosts: 1,762MI6 Agent
    And there was me thinking Bond swerved to avoid Vesper :D

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    One of us smells like a tart's handkerchief.
  • danjaq_0ffdanjaq_0ff The SwampsPosts: 7,229MI6 Agent
    And there was me thinking Bond swerved to avoid Vesper :D

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    :)) :)) :))
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,597MI6 Agent
    edited December 2019
    The car pre-final roll looks better than Donk‘s present ride :D
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 7,279MI6 Agent
    Higgins wrote:
    The car pre-final toll looks better than Donk‘s present ride :D

    The idiot speaks, shoots and scores 8-)

    You see, that is a proper car. Not the teeny bopper play school designed Lego cars you like.
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  • Charmed & DangerousCharmed & Dangerous Posts: 7,354MI6 Agent
    And there was me thinking Bond swerved to avoid Vesper :D

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    :)) :)) :))
    "How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,706MI6 Agent
    Donk and the Aston Martin,

    Battered, Damaged and in need of repair........ Donk has been posting on AJB for years ;)
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,173MI6 Agent
    And we're back with rare paper tat! :D

    A couple of interesting black & white plates showing BMT 216A's appearance at the Sears store chain dated October 29th 1965 and FMP 7B's appearance in Detroit dated July 11th 1966 sporting road legal 9C-1791 number plates over the top of its signature JB 007 tour plates -{

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  • ACACIA_AVENUEACACIA_AVENUE UKPosts: 1,762MI6 Agent
    Brilliant!!!!, Lord Donk of Aston Paper Tat -{
    One of us smells like a tart's handkerchief.
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,591Chief of Staff
    More rare stuff -{
    I just hope you don’t have a fire at your place :o
    YNWA 97
  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,173MI6 Agent
    Last seen folded at the 2019 Propstore Bond Poster auction where it sold for ten times its estimate (oh crap!) and now after a spot of linen backing -{
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  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,591Chief of Staff
    Lovely job - looks amazing now -{
    YNWA 97
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,597MI6 Agent
    Wonderful!

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    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,173MI6 Agent
    edited April 8

    Well fellow AJBers, it has been 2 years and 2 pretty **** years at that but ....... welcome back to Donk's Modest Bond Collection:

    My thanks to The Bond Vivant for badgering me to take certain pieces out of storage, some of which are now back in storage 👍️


    Well fellow AJBers, if you are still awake after Blair and Gav's first forage through The Modest Collection? then grab your popcorn and a nice mug of tea for Part Two (new pants may be required?):


  • The Bond VivantThe Bond Vivant SeendPosts: 1,242MI6 Agent

    It was an honour and a privilege, my friend. Thanks for being so gracious, and so generous with your time. I hope that you folks enjoy the film of Donk’s incredible collection, with the second part coming next week.

  • ACACIA_AVENUEACACIA_AVENUE UKPosts: 1,762MI6 Agent


    I watched it on the television and most certainly did enjoy the film, looking forward to part 2.

    The pre title sequence is EPIC to say the least ...... oh and Donk's bits aren't bad either 😉

    Well done Blair, Donk and Gavin

    One of us smells like a tart's handkerchief.
  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 2,589MI6 Agent

    This was a great video (as all of Blair's are!) and it was nice to meet you Donk! Wishing you all the very best for your collection plans and obviously in the hunt for the missing items.👍️

    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,738MI6 Agent

    Superb stuff, some incredible things there. I've never even seen that photo of Connery crouching down before, let alone that poster/ad board.


    I'm interested by the unused folding rifle from TND you mention, what would that have been?

  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,173MI6 Agent

    It was used by Brosnan but the transformation sequence was cut! Wait for part two of Blair and Gav's video and ALL will be revealed 👍️

  • Bond Collectors' WeekendsBond Collectors' Weekends Gainesville, Florida USAPosts: 1,764MI6 Agent

    Another nice video from BV and with a lovely person, too. What a marvelous video, watched some of it "only" twice.

    Own The Club Deux and tour Jamaica for Ian Fleming, Dr. No, Live and Let Die and No Time to Die. Go, Double-O!
  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,738MI6 Agent

    Oh great thank you, I didn't realise you had it, I will look out for that.

    Seeing the Lazar gun was a treat, I'm very happy that something that unique and recognisable is being looked after so well.

  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 7,279MI6 Agent

    Apart from the Donkey juice that gets on it every now and then.

    Can’t wait till part two. Ya know how much I love that TND Sterling. It’s about time that thing got some justice done to its creation.

    Well done Blair and Donk, it’s about time the collection got some public kudos.

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  • ACACIA_AVENUEACACIA_AVENUE UKPosts: 1,762MI6 Agent
    edited April 5

    Totally Agree 👍

    The TND Sterling AR180 is most definitely a highlight of The Modest Collection.

    One of us smells like a tart's handkerchief.
  • danjaq_0ffdanjaq_0ff The SwampsPosts: 7,229MI6 Agent

    Well done Donk and Blair, looking forward to part 2.

    Cant help but think that Blair is lucky that Barney is no longer on guard, Bless him ❤️

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