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Here's an interesting piece which just surfaced at auction from a cinema in Manchester put on the Donkey's radar by my good friend Acacia_Avenue  ajb007/martini
Measuring 148cm x 134cm x 2.3cm (so larger than a US subway poster), mounted on wood, initially it looks like it may have been pieced together from a quad poster however the lettering is painted. The dates do correspond to December 1964. The image of Mr Connery is taken from a Goldfinger press still shot on the set under the Fort Knox model where Bond was imprisoned by Goldfinger's Korean guards but where did it come from? For From Russia With Love and indeed Thunderball poster sets were sent to cinema managers to cut up to produce their own Front of House bespoke displays and even though such an item has not been recorded for Goldfinger? this is what this collector believes the piece to be so perhaps the only known surviving example? Whatever it is I think it is bloody fantastic!  ajb007/heart

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Original publicity still featured in volume 4 of 007 Magazine's excellent Goldfinger portfolio

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Nice!  ajb007/cheers

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I agree it is bloody fantastic  ajb007/martini

One of us smells like a tart's handkerchief.

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ajb007/martini  Amazing

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Cool Donk, another window bites the dust  ajb007/biggrin  ajb007/shifty

Trust No One

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danjaq_0ff wrote:

Cool Donk, another window bites the dust  ajb007/biggrin  ajb007/shifty

He hasn’t got any left anyway.  It’ll be ceilings now.  ajb007/lol

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Re: Donk's Modest Bond collection

That’s another great piece ajb007/martini

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Wow!!!!!

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Connery is the best Bond squatter! Amazing item.

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Covered at length in another post:

https://www.ajb007.co.uk/topic/50799/a- … op-update/

The latest although short term addition to The Modest Collection and possibly the most important, Sean Connery's modified Gentex pilot's flying helmet utilised on the rear screen projection stage at Pinewood Studios in 1967 while filming the Little Nellie flying sequence for You Only Live Twice  ajb007/martini

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Sean preparing for rear projection

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Back where it belongs although thirteen months behind schedule, exhibited at Bond In Motion next to the Wallis component part flying case which it was last seen inside in the window of Selfridges Department Store in 1967. Perhaps for this iconic restored prop TWICE really IS THE ONLY WAY TO LIVE!  ajb007/martini

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Hats Off, on a great job  ajb007/martini

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Re: Donk's Modest Bond collection

Amazing addition to an already amazing collection. ajb007/martini

Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.

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Re: Donk's Modest Bond collection

Wow, another incredible piece! - I hope you don't have to part with it too quickly  ajb007/crap

"How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."

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Donk, it was a pleasure to assist in adding to 'the Modest Collection'
A Very important prop added (temporarily) to an equally great collection.
To quote Indiana Jones "That belongs in a museum"....and that's just where its heading.
--Ed

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And we are back with rare paper tat ....groan!  ajb007/crap

An original Royal Premiere ticket for the late Sir Roger's first outing as 007 in 1973's Live And Let Dieajb007/martini

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ppw3o6r wrote:

And we are back with rare paper tat ....groan!  ajb007/crap

An original Royal Premiere ticket for the late Sir Roger's first outing as 007 in 1973's Live And Let Dieajb007/martini

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Mmmm ...... Paper Tat, very nice Young Donkey  ajb007/martini

One of us smells like a tart's handkerchief.

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Amazing that you keep finding this stuff  ajb007/amazed and in such good condition  ajb007/martini

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The Holiest of Holy Grail James Bond posters. An original 1967 You Only Live Twice full body Sean Connery STB or two panel Japanese poster. The main image is of that painted by Robert McGinnis with the head originating from the design found on every other Japanese YOLT poster and an MGC Zella Mehlis replica Walther PPK replacing the Walther LP53. I found this actual poster just over a year ago on a poster site in Osaka, Japan while surfing google. I clicked on the thumbnail image & was taken to a listing of over 20,000 posters. Regrettably you could not put YOLT in a search box. It took many hours to cover but the listing was gone. I contacted numerous specialist dealers in Japan and the US in the hope they may know who uses blue ceramic spaceman paperweights to badly hold posters flat but no one knew. The poster should have been described as an STB or two panel but the seller described it as a double poster. The only problem was when you search for YOLT double poster on google you get double bills. Whenever I've searched for Japanese Bond posters I've always tried double poster in the hope the listing may be up again but it has always been the same thumbnail which goes nowhere until Saturday 15th June 2019 when a larger image appeared. I clicked on the link which took me through to an auction site where the poster was listed as "unavailable" ...shitttt! however I clicked on the link and was shocked to be put through to eBay.com and a current listing using the same sh1te cropped images with the poster being held flat by the same blue spaceman paperweight/ashtray?. The seller only ships to the US & it was one of those listings where the seller would not answer questions until you click on "this is not about an item". From that he replied quite quickly saying he would go to Fedex Monday to get the shipping rates and the deal was done. In the 40+ years I have been collecting Bond posters I have only seen two examples for sale including this one. The last was almost 10 years ago @ $4k on ebay and we had a darn good exchange rate back then but at that time I could not afford £3k plus I thought it won't sell at that price so I'll wait for it to be relisted & hopefully make an offer on it but of course it received one bid & sold!. Today I just paid over £4300 to secure it. It has only ever appeared in 2 specialist subject poster books, both by Thomas Nixdorf. A wonderful specialist book on Bond & Man From Uncle posters only published in Japan does not list it neither does the DK James Bond 50 Years of Movie Posters book featuring posters from EON's Archive. Previous to Thomas Nixdorf’s excellent “License To Thrill” book this Donkey did not even know the poster existed! Over the years the specialist dealers I have approached to try and source it have either said this is like “Hen’s Teeth” on a rarity scale or did not know of its existence! One respected Japanese specialist said "oh you mean the premiere screening poster, no I have never seen one for sale". This would make sense that special posters were produced for the premiere being a production based in Japan. This wonderful piece of classic 1960’s Bondmania now graces the entrance to The Modest Collection enclosure. I was about to put in a new kitchen after 30 years but as I think you’ll agree? This Donkey has his priorities down in the right order  ajb007/martini

https://i.postimg.cc/jCjRBhpQ/fullsizeoutput-79d.jpg  https://i.postimg.cc/1nP1NfbH/You-Only-Live-Twice-Japanese-Double-Poster.jpg
                The original google thumbnail image with spaceman paperweight which started the hunt!

Last edited by ppw3o6r (22nd Jun 2019 09:11)

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Great poster, but what's the story behind it?

But seriously, a very exciting find, and looks to be in superb, superb condition. Congratulations!  ajb007/martini  ajb007/martini  ajb007/martini

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Bond Collectors' Weekends wrote:

Great poster, but what's the story behind it?

But seriously, a very exciting find, and looks to be in superb, superb condition. Congratulations!  ajb007/martini  ajb007/martini  ajb007/martini

No real story, just ridiculously rare. If it wasn't for Thomas Nixdorf I would quite possibly have never known about it. It was unusual for Japan to issue two different designs of STB or two panels for a Bond movie. The second designs came with the early 1970s re-releases  ajb007/martini

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Very nice young Donk ajb007/martini

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

One of us smells like a tart's handkerchief.

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ACACIA_AVENUE wrote:

Very nice young Donk ajb007/martini

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!  ajb007/biggrin

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Absolutely love that  ajb007/heart

Who needs a kitchen anyway?  ajb007/lol

Thank you for sharing the image...and for sharing your remarkable story it tracking it down ajb007/martini

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ppw3o6r wrote:

Well I thought it was about time...only one of each item in this collection folks!

Enjoy  ajb007/martini

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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. ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol 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.

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He’s not missing all of them  ajb007/wink

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