Donk's Modest Bond collection

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  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,268MI6 Agent
    Collection updated on post no:01 -{
  • danjaq_0ffdanjaq_0ff The SwampsPosts: 7,283MI6 Agent
    Bloody hell Donk, where do you hide this stuff :)) I thought you had most of it on display :o
  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,268MI6 Agent
    danjaq_0ff wrote:
    Bloody hell Donk, where do you hide this stuff :)) I thought you had most of it on display :o

    False walls mate :D
  • danjaq_0ffdanjaq_0ff The SwampsPosts: 7,283MI6 Agent
    False what Donk :D
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 26,348Chief of Staff
    Again - a real pleasure to see this stuff - thanks -{
    YNWA 97
  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,268MI6 Agent
    edited May 2013
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    At first glance these both look like the Corgi Juniors packaged 1001 James Bond Aston Martin DB6 however the first diecast issued in 1968 is technically the 3rd and in my opinion the superior variant of the Husky Bond DB6 with metal wheels and rubber tyres & matt silver coachwork, this example being made for the American market, the baseplate featuring a Corgi Juniors sticker covering the husky branding. The second diecast issued in 1970 featured metalic silver coachwork, a new casting for the baseplate featuring Corgi Juniors branding and the less aesthetically pleasing Whizzwheels. Not surprising the first diecast which I class as a transitional model for the Husky/Corgi Juniors change over is the rarer version which took this collector many years to source -{
  • ACACIA_AVENUEACACIA_AVENUE UKPosts: 1,774MI6 Agent
    They look really nice, The 1001 with metal wheels and rubber tyres is still on my list of items to get. I do have the whizzwheels carded version but with non chromed wheels.
    Thanks for sharing the pic -{
    One of us smells like a tart's handkerchief.
  • danjaq_0ffdanjaq_0ff The SwampsPosts: 7,283MI6 Agent
    Very cool Donk -{

    I have a set of them wheels on my Golf :D
  • thespyboys11thespyboys11 Lindenwold,NJPosts: 1,842MI6 Agent
    AWESOME COLLECTION!!! Always great to see these items!!!!!!!!!!!
  • dailo007dailo007 Posts: 182MI6 Agent
    Nice Buddy, good to see you got the 68 version at last, they appear to be reaching hen's teeth levels of rarity.

    Defo one of my favorites that also made an equally rare appearance in the Husky Crime Busters set
  • VoituerVoituer Posts: 483MI6 Agent
    ppw3o6r wrote:
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    At first glance these both look like the Corgi Juniors packaged 1001 James Bond Aston Martin DB6 however the first diecast issued in 1968 is technically the 3rd and in my opinion the superior variant of the Husky Bond DB6 with metal wheels and rubber tyres & matt silver coachwork, this example being made for the American market, the baseplate featuring a Corgi Juniors sticker covering the husky branding. The second diecast issued in 1970 featured metalic silver coachwork, a new casting for the baseplate featuring Corgi Juniors branding and the less aesthetically pleasing Whizzwheels. Not surprising the first diecast which I class as a transitional model for the Husky/Corgi Juniors change over is the rarer version which took this collector many years to source -{

    You got one at last!! your other extra is different to mine as yours has the chrome on the wheels where mine is black....

    I'll dig out a photo of the black wheels
  • VoituerVoituer Posts: 483MI6 Agent
    Hey Donk,

    My vote for one of the rarest juniors is the one in the Heroes Giftset - whats your vote?
  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,268MI6 Agent
    Voituer wrote:
    Hey Donk,

    My vote for one of the rarest juniors is the one in the Heroes Giftset - whats your vote?

    Well once I would have said the Husky/Corgi Juniors 1001 but realistically I guess it has to be the carded 1010 OHMSS VW Beetle. I remember seeing one at the Lea Valley collectors fair back in 1984 for I think 60 Quid but did not know what the hell it was & passed on it...Dohhh! :(
  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 7,475MI6 Agent
    Boy, those bring back memories. I remember having the older Corgi Jr and lost it in the garden. My mother got me the new version and I was really disappointed with the plastic and wheels. It didn't go anywhere near as fast down that plastic loop the loop track I had screwed to the edge of the dining room table.
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  • Rainier WolfcastleRainier Wolfcastle Posts: 484MI6 Agent
    ppw3o6r wrote:
    Voituer wrote:
    Hey Donk,

    My vote for one of the rarest juniors is the one in the Heroes Giftset - whats your vote?

    Well once I would have said the Husky/Corgi Juniors 1001 but realistically I guess it has to be the carded 1010 OHMSS VW Beetle. I remember seeing one at the Lea Valley collectors fair back in 1984 for I think 60 Quid but did not know what the hell it was & passed on it...Dohhh! :(
    Well, since you have the car in the OHMSS set I can imagine you can live with that :))

    Voituer, which car do you mean with "the one in the Heroes Giftset"?

    ppw3o6r wrote:
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    At first glance these both look like the Corgi Juniors packaged 1001 James Bond Aston Martin DB6 however the first diecast issued in 1968 is technically the 3rd and in my opinion the superior variant of the Husky Bond DB6 with metal wheels and rubber tyres & matt silver coachwork, this example being made for the American market, the baseplate featuring a Corgi Juniors sticker covering the husky branding. The second diecast issued in 1970 featured metalic silver coachwork, a new casting for the baseplate featuring Corgi Juniors branding and the less aesthetically pleasing Whizzwheels. Not surprising the first diecast which I class as a transitional model for the Husky/Corgi Juniors change over is the rarer version which took this collector many years to source -{
    Woohoo, two models from Donk's modest collection that are also part of mine! :D
    So, now I just need the OHMSS Rockets and Juniors sets, the gold-plated Corgi premiere models, the Eidai Grip Lotus, the ... ;)

    Just two modest remarks: The Juniors were introduced in 1970, not 1968. And while the non-Whizzwheels version was available only for a few months until they adapted the baseplate to accomodate the larger diameter wheels, this Whizzwheels version was introduced sometime later the same year and produced until 1972.
    Interesting is that the Corgi Juniors sticker did not cover the Husky baseplate - the HUSKY wording was machined off the mould, leaving a larger, empty space.
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    I think it's true that the non-Whizzwheels Corgi Juniors were only available in the U.S., I have never seen a card without the 75c price. Maybe in Britain there was still enough stock left of the Husky DB6 until the Whizzwheels version arrived.

    The Whizzwheels cars are rather ugly - but they can keep a collector happy hunting for variations. There are (at least) four different #1001 wheel versions:
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    The first had the deep-dish Rockets wheels with recessed spokes which prevented chrome-foiling. Later came flat 5-spoke wheels in unchromed and chromed versions - these are a bit smaller than the earlier wheels. And finally, again a bit smaller (but still far oversized), 10-spoke wheels; shown in the 1972 catalogue. The two cars to the right are the 1979-83 release #40 which show the far smaller wheels, clear windows and a redesigned ejector mechanism with larger button.


    Looking forward to the next pictures of your treasures, Donk! :)
  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,268MI6 Agent
    Thanks for all the info RW. Most interesting. Most of my knowledge on the subject comes from Dave Worrall's masterpiece James Bond Diecasts of Corgi. Glad you like the "Modest Collection" -{
  • dailo007dailo007 Posts: 182MI6 Agent
    I'm fairly certain the Juniors DB5 first appeared in 1968 in the Crimebusters set with the sticker covering the Husky Brand.

    I have a couple of the 1001 and 1401 versions, but I rarely see the 1201 version in the same style (for some reason I can't upload a pic!!!!)
  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,268MI6 Agent
    edited May 2013
    1965 licensed Gama Mechanic of Germany 4900 James Bond Aston Martin DB5. This particular example is in ex-shop stock condition with Bond, his bandit and the often missing key still sealed in the original pack. Although all the plastic Bond DB5s shared the same body shell some of which were gold, white, yellow or even red plastic, this particular variant is perhaps the rarest with pristine painted gold coachwork. The car measuring 9" in length features nearly all the gadgets of the smaller Corgi 270 including the oversized flip open roof panel, perhaps its only negative point along with not the greatest of box illustrations. The drive is clockwork while the lights & machine guns are battery operated which is concealed beneath the bonnet bulge. The ejector seat, rear bullet proof shield & rear number plates are lever operated.
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  • danjaq_0ffdanjaq_0ff The SwampsPosts: 7,283MI6 Agent
    Bloody hell Donk, how many DB5s do you have, I think a pic of all of ya DB5s is in order :)
  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,268MI6 Agent
    edited July 2013
    1965, 48 years young: unused condition retailer display card for the fabulous Corgi 261 Aston Martin DB5 featuring it's original retail price of 9 shillings & 11 pennies.
    Thank you QDT. You've made me a happy Donk -{
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  • ACACIA_AVENUEACACIA_AVENUE UKPosts: 1,774MI6 Agent
    Very nice...cracking item. -{
    Good to see you managed to get one of them, I bet you have smile on your face that won't go away for a few days.
    Well done.
    One of us smells like a tart's handkerchief.
  • VoituerVoituer Posts: 483MI6 Agent
    V Nice -{

    - just been to the website of that dealer website you mentioned FM are they expensive - WOW. In the sold section there is a giftset 22 sold at £1950, apparently it has a unique sticker on the shuttle, pity no-one identified it as a boot sticker from a Corgi Rockets OHMSS Escort! :))
  • ACACIA_AVENUEACACIA_AVENUE UKPosts: 1,774MI6 Agent
    Voituer wrote:
    V Nice -{

    - just been to the website of that dealer website you mentioned FM are they expensive - WOW. In the sold section there is a giftset 22 sold at £1950, apparently it has a unique sticker on the shuttle, pity no-one identified it as a boot sticker from a Corgi Rockets OHMSS Escort! :))

    Must have a look at their site....to busy steaming off boot stickers at the moment :)
    One of us smells like a tart's handkerchief.
  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,268MI6 Agent
    Voituer wrote:
    V Nice -{

    - just been to the website of that dealer website you mentioned FM are they expensive - WOW. In the sold section there is a giftset 22 sold at £1950, apparently it has a unique sticker on the shuttle, pity no-one identified it as a boot sticker from a Corgi Rockets OHMSS Escort! :))

    Expensive perhaps but boy have they had some incredible Bond pieces in the past. I'd kill for that original Corgi 269 Lotus Esprit factory cut away model..most definitely a Quality Diecast Toy! -{
  • VoituerVoituer Posts: 483MI6 Agent
    I thought you bought that !

    what you could do its grind a Corgi Lotus is half and get the same thing! Don't float my boat but I can see a smidge of appeal :)
  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,268MI6 Agent
    Voituer wrote:
    I thought you bought that !

    what you could do its grind a Corgi Lotus is half and get the same thing! Don't float my boat but I can see a smidge of appeal :)

    I found out about QDT literally hours after that 269 factory jobby had sold otherwise my credit card would have melted that day. It's not just the Lotus, its the detail which went into the one of a kind hand made presentation box...wow! -{
  • VoituerVoituer Posts: 483MI6 Agent
    I've seen it before, did Adam's dad (bondposters) have it I wonder........
  • VoituerVoituer Posts: 483MI6 Agent
    talking about credit cards melting I have been sorting through some boxes and you might spot a certain something in there!
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  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,268MI6 Agent
    Voituer wrote:
    talking about credit cards melting I have been sorting through some boxes and you might spot a certain something in there!
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    Wow...very impressive & out of focus :) Wot am I looking for? :D
  • VoituerVoituer Posts: 483MI6 Agent
    well its not clear ( crappy phone camera ) but I know you were asking about a certain giftset
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