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ppw3o6r wrote:

Original 1965 store window poster for the Corgi 261 James Bond Aston Martin DB5.
http://s15.postimg.cc/ln6b6hkhz/image.jpg

I am so envious! ajb007/smile
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 ajb007/lol) but the complete poster with its layout, fonts and older Corgi logo is so perfectly sixties it's a dream.



themanfrombrussels wrote:

A BEAUTY ajb007/smile 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.

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http://s7.postimg.cc/ncgx567w7/DSC02096.jpg
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  ajb007/martini

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.

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ppw3o6r wrote:

http://s7.postimg.cc/ncgx567w7/DSC02096.jpg
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  ajb007/martini

Did you do the colouring in donk? Good effort this time!

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Removed.

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More, More, More  ajb007/biggrin

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See...I knew you had more  ajb007/biggrin

Keep this stuff coming - please...this is stuff you don't get to see very often - if at all  ajb007/martini

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That is truly an amazing prop .... With great sentimental value  ajb007/martini

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Nice one donk, at long last a prop!!

Encore!

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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  ajb007/biggrin
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.
http://s14.postimg.cc/42zpvwqwt/DSC00850.jpg
http://s7.postimg.cc/47z7o5p3b/DSC02448.jpg

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ajb007/amazed  ..... I have just wet myself

Once again truly stunning  ajb007/martini

Is there no end to your collection?

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Now your talking Donk  ajb007/biggrin  whoop whoop

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Just goes to show the high quality of collections (and collectors) we have at AJB - absolutely stunning, Donk  ajb007/amazed

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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?  ajb007/biggrin

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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!"  ajb007/frown

http://s14.postimg.cc/ql0qvt6m5/DSC02113.jpg

http://s7.postimg.cc/6m28ddmuf/BAPTY_2006_182.jpg

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Truly amazing stuff  ajb007/amazed

You REALLY don't this stuff everyday....unless you are Donk of course  ajb007/lol

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And here's one just for Minigeff   ajb007/smile 

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  ajb007/martini

http://s21.postimg.cc/mjgm8jogz/DSC02119_1.jpg

And yes that is an Artist Proof HAC "Bond Prologue" senigraph which has been mullered to display it!
http://s21.postimg.cc/3mtzfax77/EON_exhibit_17.jpg
Resin stunt Goldeneye PPK exhibited at Designing 007.

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It is stunning in person  ajb007/martini

I shouldnt think many people know about the senigraph Donk  ajb007/smile

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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!"  ajb007/frown

http://s14.postimg.cc/ql0qvt6m5/DSC02113.jpg

http://s7.postimg.cc/6m28ddmuf/BAPTY_2006_182.jpg

I really like that  ajb007/martini

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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Some wonderful stuff  ajb007/martini

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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!  ajb007/amazed Regrettably nothing from Thunderball (apart from the PPK drop gun of course)   ajb007/biggrin

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ppw3o6r wrote:

And here's one just for Minigeff   ajb007/smile 

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  ajb007/martini

http://s21.postimg.cc/mjgm8jogz/DSC02119_1.jpg

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  ajb007/biggrin

Think you know which is my ultimate fave brossa prop of yours, you put that in your will to me yet?  ajb007/biggrin

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ppw3o6r wrote:

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!  ajb007/amazed Regrettably nothing from Thunderball (apart from the PPK drop gun of course)   ajb007/biggrin

I was hoping to sea an Underwater Bomb Sled or a BSA Lightning  ajb007/smile

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ACACIA_AVENUE wrote:
ppw3o6r wrote:

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!  ajb007/amazed Regrettably nothing from Thunderball (apart from the PPK drop gun of course)   ajb007/biggrin

I was hoping to sea an Underwater Bomb Sled or a BSA Lightning  ajb007/smile

Funny enough I was also hoping to see those two particular classic items ajb007/biggrin

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You are just a teasing B@stard Donk  ajb007/biggrin

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Unbelievable collection! Your home must be like a fantastic Bond museum....I think you should sell tickets, I'd be the first to come see your amazing collection! ajb007/martini

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