Barney was great. He just liked to bully bulldogs 😄
Absolutely mind blowing stuff there 🤯
Thanks for sharing your Modest Collection - that’s the stuff mere mortals will rarely see 😳
I bet that you didn't try to pet him though 🤔
Me too, but he was quicker being a ninja dog 😂
Pete simply tasted better because Barns' always drew FIRST BLOOD! 💀
Part Two is now up on Youtube with Part One 👍️
Blair, any chance of a DVD copy with both parts 😁
After the rollercoaster ride of Part One, we have a second deep dive into the Best Bond Collection In The World! The most incredible, iconic pieces from the World of 007, in one private collection. So sit back, kick off those shoes, and pour yourself something naughty, and enjoy Part Two of Donk's Modest Collection...
Ha ha! I'll send you the 4K version when she's out!
My sincere thanks to Blair and Gav' for their skilful editing of the piece so hopefully I do not come across as a, for want of a better word, complete Dick? (yes. I know Mr Stears won an Oscar for Thunderball. This is the issue when something is unscripted & your brain can't keep up with your mouth!) This event was a great and enjoyable day which celebrated something less than enjoyable 2 years previous!! Let us just say that Blair's enthusiasm for the subject matter was infectious!
Thank you gentleman 👍️
You sir, are a gentleman and a scholar. An absolute privilege to be able to sit down and chat about your Operation Trove.
Two absolutely great videos. Thanks Blair and Donk!
Not in the least--you were kind and simply being honest about your collection and collaborations with others including EON.
The only thing that concerned me--and I was moved by your sentiment and your sincere feelings here--well, I've decided if you leave to me the Angels of Death Kit for Christmas, I will complete my transition to become Joanna Lumley, so I can use the makeup, too. That's the very definition of a "good home", isn't it?
After all that Modest Collection prop overload, it is time to get back to what the Donkey is known for .... rare vintage paper tat! 👍️
Here is something pretty special from 1966. Maj' the Queen and Prince Philip attended Aston Martin Lagonda in Newport Pagnell and were presented with a scaled down Aston Martin DB5 with Goldfinger accruements for Prince Andrew which had been crafted by AML's apprentice technicians. To accompany this little marvel, printed on a very high quality stock, an A5 size 24 page instruction book for the DB007 Special was also created. This example appears to not have been handled since it was printed 56 years ago? and yes the Donkey loves this piece of tat!
I now wait in anticipation to hear that Donk has been in contact with her Majesty and is in negotiation to acquire said scaled down DB5 😄
I think the plods are swabbing it for DNA.
DNA? don't be silly ASP. You've seen Blair's videos. Don't think they'll get a decent sample from a walking corpse? 💀
I was thinking along the lines that it’s Prince Andrews first pulling machine. Gotta be all kinds of wrong stuff he did with that. Allegedly.
Yea, pepperoni pizza is a bugger to shift from the seats 😏
I'm reading pepperoni is a burger to shiit, I must get my eyes sorted 🤣
Prince Andrew IS James Bond 007 in "No Time for Appropriate Relationships".
It's been a while but there is only "so much" rare paper tat left however this is something I've been looking for for a considerable period of time. I think as collectors we are all aware of the Gilbert tinplate licensed James Bond Aston Martin DB5 of 1965 but perhaps we are not aware of Aoshin or ASC of Japan who made said tinplate for Gilbert and the smaller licensed tinplate DB5 for Gama of Germany? ASC also marketed the tinplate Gilbert DB5 under their own brand although not licensed by Glidrose however in a near identical box to the Gilbert, ASC also produced the DB5 in silver and rocking horse pooh rare electro-gold plated which were licensed and could therefore carry the 007 brand. Of course there are fakes but the real ones feature a Japanese 007 brand label haphazardly placed on the plated coachwork. The base of the car is embossed Gilbert/007 branded. This particular example is in ex-shop stock condition just as the Donkey likes em! ❤️
That is a nice piece 😍
Given the rarity, it's been suggested they might have been a salesman's award or something.
Is there anything to suggest there were (aside from the color) something outside the standard production?
Apart from being licensed which was unusual for ASC, enabling them to produce a more pleasing to the eye branded box than the Gilbert example, this appears to have been produced for the Japanese market as there are Japanese symbols on one end of the box as well as on the toy itself. There is an identical example in The OO7 All Guide, a small A5 size book published in Japan in 1997 to coincide with the release of Tomorrow Never Dies. I had heard that the plated Gilbert boxed cars were indeed salesman examples.
Must say I really enjoyed the Best bond collection. I have a question for Donk you say that the PPK used for Live and let die was found but it doesn't have made in W Germany under the walther which is what it should have for manufactured between 1971 to 1974. I have seen a lot of PPKS with the year on the barrel ejection port and all 1973 I have seen have the made in w Germany.
This is the ejection port with 73 showing