Donk's Modest Bond collection

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  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,268MI6 Agent
    1968, 45 years young, factory fresh retail display card for the fabulous Corgi 270 James Bond Aston Martin DB5.
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  • ACACIA_AVENUEACACIA_AVENUE UKPosts: 1,774MI6 Agent
    ppw3o6r wrote:
    1968, 45 years young, factory fresh retail display card for the fabulous Corgi 270 James Bond Aston Martin DB5.
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    Very nice -{ well done, another superb item.

    Do you have the Toyota display card?
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  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,268MI6 Agent
    ppw3o6r wrote:
    1968, 45 years young, factory fresh retail display card for the fabulous Corgi 270 James Bond Aston Martin DB5.
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    Very nice -{ well done, another superb item.

    Do you have the Toyota display card?

    Not yet! :D
  • ACACIA_AVENUEACACIA_AVENUE UKPosts: 1,774MI6 Agent
    ppw3o6r wrote:

    Not yet! :D

    I look forward to the good news :D

    Just looked on the QDT site ........ that 269 cutaway is very nice -{

    In the black and white pic of all the parts shows an oversize mould of the top half of the Lotus, I was at an auction about 20 years when an identical one in blue resin was up for sale, sadly I did not go for it wish I had know :(
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  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,268MI6 Agent
    edited August 2013
    Original 1965 store window poster for the Corgi 261 James Bond Aston Martin DB5. You wait years to source a 261 retailer display stand then along comes the same artwork on a poster just a few weeks later!
    Not the usual ex-shop stock condition but almost impossible to find unused. Next stop linen backing and bleaching for posterity. It will be interesting to see the "Before" and "After" images -{
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  • ACACIA_AVENUEACACIA_AVENUE UKPosts: 1,774MI6 Agent
    edited August 2013
    Very Nice -{
    Another fine addition to your collection, are you going to post it or deliver it by hand?.
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  • themanfrombrusselsthemanfrombrussels BrusselsPosts: 187MI6 Agent
    AMAZING :)
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  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 26,348Chief of Staff
    Beautiful items again, Donk....no doubt posterity will thank you for looking after these items -{
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  • themanfrombrusselsthemanfrombrussels BrusselsPosts: 187MI6 Agent
    ppw3o6r wrote:
    1968, 45 years young, factory fresh retail display card for the fabulous Corgi 270 James Bond Aston Martin DB5.
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    Very nice -{ well done, another superb item.

    Do you have the Toyota display card?

    A BEAUTY :) were they only used on the UK market in the sixties ?
    kind of stuff that never turns up over here in Belgium :(
    seen one only once before and that was in a die hard corgi collector's collection, alongside the 007 Toyota and the Avengers one .... i was drooling in front of his display ;) .... i asked nicely and politely if he did not want to sell them ... strangely i received a negative answer LOL
  • Rainier WolfcastleRainier Wolfcastle Posts: 484MI6 Agent
    ppw3o6r wrote:
    Original 1965 store window poster for the Corgi 261 James Bond Aston Martin DB5.
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    I am so envious! :)
    While I find the illustration of the 270 DB5 much better than this one (this looks more like a VW 1600 TL fastback with a DB5 grille - something our "DB5 replica" guys should try :))) but the complete poster with its layout, fonts and older Corgi logo is so perfectly sixties it's a dream.


    A BEAUTY :) were they only used on the UK market in the sixties ?
    I don't know for the DB5 and Toyota but the poster for the DAF Mustang and Moon Buggy was also printed in other languages - I have seen French and German.
  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,268MI6 Agent
    edited September 2013
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    Original 1965 AML leaflet on the Top Secret Specification of the James Bond Aston Martin. Printed probably in their thousands to meet the demands of eager school boys and girls for information on the even then classic Bond Mobile. Measuring just 10" by 8" when opened out (two leaflets shown) the leaflet is a fine example of merchandising from the birth of Bondmania -{

    The leaflet shown here is identical to the one illustrated in Dave Worrall's The Most Famous Car in the World however for completists there is a variant leaflet (of course there is!). Printed on a slightly thicker stock and being cut perhaps 1 to 2mm larger (probably hand guillotined back then?) , the DB5 has slightly more tarmac present & a slightly fuller boarder bottom right around the "Top Secret" stamp on the cover.
  • minigeffminigeff EnglandPosts: 7,884MI6 Agent
    ppw3o6r wrote:
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    Original 1965 AML leaflet on the Top Secret Specification of the James Bond Aston Martin. Created probably in their thousands to meet the demands of eager school boys and girls for information on the even then classic Bond Mobile. Measuring just 10" by 8" when opened out (two leaflets shown) the leaflet is a fine example of merchandising from the birth of Bondmania -{

    Did you do the colouring in donk? Good effort this time!
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  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,268MI6 Agent
    edited November 2017
    Removed.
  • danjaq_0ffdanjaq_0ff The SwampsPosts: 7,283MI6 Agent
    More, More, More :D
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 26,348Chief of Staff
    See...I knew you had more :D

    Keep this stuff coming - please...this is stuff you don't get to see very often - if at all -{
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  • ACACIA_AVENUEACACIA_AVENUE UKPosts: 1,774MI6 Agent
    That is truly an amazing prop .... With great sentimental value -{
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  • minigeffminigeff EnglandPosts: 7,884MI6 Agent
    Nice one donk, at long last a prop!!

    Encore!

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  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,268MI6 Agent
    edited March 2014
    Created by the late great John Stears for actor Robert Shaw's character Red Grant in 1962's classic From Russia with Love and seen here together on AJB for the first time. They were originally to debut at The Barbican's Designing 007 exhibition but as the exhibition became less prop and more costume orientated their inclusion in "Q-Branch" was dropped at the zero hour..Quote "We have a number of great exhibits we also did not have room for". Their loss as the props were to be bequeathed to The Archive for future generations to enjoy at the end of the exhibition's 3 year run or my passing (whichever came sooner!)
    It is unknown if Mr Shaw used either prop on screen however the Mauser Broomhandle was used as a rack gun at the SPECTRE training camp and the PPK is believed to have been used in the Orient Express fight sequence shot at Pinewood and was further used as a fight or drop-gun in Thunderball although regrettably NOT by Mr Connery. If the Knight of the Realm knows otherwise? please please let me know :D
    The Mauser which was originally 2 separate props went on to be used but not seen in the weapons tray of BMT 216A in Goldfinger & was further utilised in the Goldfinger & Thunderball tour cars of 64-65 before being returned to Pinewood Studios where an unknown hand glued the 2 props together before the Mauser took up residence in Sir Ken Adam's office. It can be seen in a very famous black & white plate of Mr Adam designing, surrounded by Bondian artefacts. The Mauser is far left in the image on the window ledge.
    Both props are composed of a black brittle glass like material which chips very easily, are cracked to buggery and have both received major damage at some point in time, in particular the Mauser's trigger & the PPK's hammer which may have been cast in the cocked or uncocked position? as both can be seen in the fight sequence. I was told by someone at Pinewood who is regrettably no longer with us and who informed me of the existence of the prop and perhaps where to search for it, when the PPK is completely out of focus in the sequence but is glossy in appearance it is this one.
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  • ACACIA_AVENUEACACIA_AVENUE UKPosts: 1,774MI6 Agent
    edited September 2013
    :o ..... I have just wet myself

    Once again truly stunning -{

    Is there no end to your collection?
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  • danjaq_0ffdanjaq_0ff The SwampsPosts: 7,283MI6 Agent
    Now your talking Donk :D whoop whoop
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 26,348Chief of Staff
    Just goes to show the high quality of collections (and collectors) we have at AJB - absolutely stunning, Donk :o

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  • minigeffminigeff EnglandPosts: 7,884MI6 Agent
    Gobsmacking donk, truly cool stuff.

    It never ceases to amaze me the amount of missed opportunities I hear about concerning EoN and other official producers of Bondian items.

    To the bizarre choice of stuff for RM's Bond on Bond book, EoN declining your more than generous offer, and other TV shows and interviewers completely missing the rare cool stuff and centring on the run of the mill stuff like corgi's and parker ballpoints.

    Anyways, at least us true fans can appreciate the rarity and uniqueness of yours, and others collections here on AJB.

    Anything to show from the Brossa era other than that manky assault vest? :D
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  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,268MI6 Agent
    edited September 2013
    Created by the late great John Stears for the 1967 classic You Only Live Twice. One of only two SFX "Firing" Gyrojet rifles known to still exist and the most complete. Can be seen in the assault on Blofeld's Volcano base of operations shot at Pinewood Studios when two Ninja extras fire the weapons, one appears to close his eyes as he presses the charge button mounted on the lower trigger guard which like turning on a light switch completes the circuit which ignites the charge. Having fired the weapon myself using an external power source as the Eveready cells sealed inside the stock have long since dried up, I can fully understand why he did. The rifle is composed of a black brittle material with a similar composition to glass. The blast chamber which has a flip open top which encases the pyrotechnic charge is composed of steel and is ventilated on both sides to enhance the flash.
    The weapon was to be exhibited at The Barbican Designing 007 exhibition in the "Q-Branch" exhibit..
    "You Know the Rest!" :(

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  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 26,348Chief of Staff
    Truly amazing stuff :o

    You REALLY don't this stuff everyday....unless you are Donk of course :))
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  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,268MI6 Agent
    edited September 2013
    And here's one just for Minigeff :)

    Goldeneye "Prologue" Walther PPK. Pierce's hero PPK used in his first Prologue sequence. The pistol was also used to cast the stuntguns utilised in the whole of the pre-titles sequence (in Pierce's manky assault vest!) and the majority of Pierce's photo-shoots.
    Full well knowing the answer by now I did not offer it to EON for the Designing 007 exhibit however they did exhibit one of the resin silenced PPK stunt guns which were originally cast from it -{

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    And yes that is an Artist Proof HAC "Bond Prologue" senigraph which has been mullered to display it!
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    Resin stunt Goldeneye PPK exhibited at Designing 007.
  • danjaq_0ffdanjaq_0ff The SwampsPosts: 7,283MI6 Agent
    It is stunning in person -{

    I shouldnt think many people know about the senigraph Donk :)
  • ACACIA_AVENUEACACIA_AVENUE UKPosts: 1,774MI6 Agent
    ppw3o6r wrote:
    Created by the late great John Stears for the 1967 classic You Only Live Twice. One of only two SFX "Firing" Gyrojet rifles known to still exist and the most complete. Can be seen in the assault on Blofeld's Volcano base of operations shot at Pinewood Studios when two Ninja extras fire the weapons, one appears to close his eyes as he presses the charge button mounted on the lower trigger guard. Having fired the weapon myself using an external power source as the Eveready cells sealed inside the stock have long since dried up, I can fully understand why he did.
    The weapon was to be exhibited at The Barbican Designing 007 exhibition in the "Q-Branch" exhibit..
    "You Know the Rest!" :(

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    I really like that -{

    Is that also made of Resin/Fibreglass? (or whatever they used). It looks like a gyrojet hand gun with a stock and forestock added to it (not that I know a lot about firearms).

    Thanks for sharing these wonderful gems, well done, do you have anything from Thunderball?
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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,792MI6 Agent
    Some wonderful stuff -{
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  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,268MI6 Agent
    edited September 2013
    Hi AA. Yes made of the identical brittle material as the two From Russia with Love props. Kind of surprised it did not disintegrate when fired! :o Regrettably nothing from Thunderball (apart from the PPK drop gun of course) :D
  • minigeffminigeff EnglandPosts: 7,884MI6 Agent
    ppw3o6r wrote:
    And here's one just for Minigeff :)

    Goldeneye "Prologue" Walther PPK. Pierce's hero PPK used in his first Prologue sequence. The pistol was also used to cast the stunguns utilised in the whole of the pre-titles sequence (in Pierce's manky assault vest!) and the majority of Pierce's photo-shoots.
    Full well knowing the answer by now I did not offer it to EON for the Designing 007 exhibit however they did exhibit one of the resin silenced PPK stunt guns which were originally cast from it -{

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    And yes that is an Artist Proof HAC "Bond Prologue" senigraph which has been mullered to display it!

    Now ya talking donk, very nice mate. My favourite bit is the plaque :D

    Think you know which is my ultimate fave brossa prop of yours, you put that in your will to me yet? :D
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