James Bond Memorabilia & Collecting

Collecting 007: Francesc Sirvent

October 19th, 2016 by

This week we take a look at some of the items in the collection of Sirvent, Francesc Sirvent. When and how did you first get bitten by the Bond bug? When I saw From Russia With Love in a local cinema and years later, the extravaganza Moonraker. What’s your favourite item in your collection and […]

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Collecting 007: Doug Redenius

October 5th, 2016 by

Doug Redenius talks about his years as a collector. When and how did you first get bitten by the Bond bug? 1964 When I was taken to the cinema to see Goldfinger by the babysitter. I was 8 years old. What’s your favourite item in your collection and why? The Incredible World of James Bond toy diorama figure […]

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Collecting 007: Bazeer Flumore

September 21st, 2016 by

Bazeer Flumore talks about collecting the Bond books in paperback. When and how did you first get bitten by the Bond bug? Around 1980 when I was 11. I started collecting after realising I’d acquired an incomplete Raymond Hawkey – Pan set from my Dad. What’s your favourite item in your collection and why? That’s […]

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Collecting 007: Oscar Rubio

September 14th, 2016 by

Spaniard Oscar Rubio shares his collection. When and how did you first get bitten by the Bond bug? The first time I saw a James Bond movie, I was 10 or 11 years and it was The Man with the Golden Gun, I was shocked by seeing Scaramanga’s gun. What’s your favourite item in your […]

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Collecting 007: Raymond Benson

September 7th, 2016 by

Raymond Benson, author of The James Bond Bedside Companion and several  continuation novels, talks about his days as a collector.  When and how did you first get bitten by the Bond bug? It was around Christmas 1964/early 1965 after Goldfinger was out. I actually heard the soundtrack album first–the John Barry score was my introduction to James Bond, […]

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Collecting 007: Tom Cull

August 24th, 2016 by

Tom J Cull talks about knowing 007 cover illustrator Richard Chopping as a child and how he continues to find new things in Ian Fleming’s books. When and how did you first get bitten by the Bond bug? Well, there is no one thing really and it has evolved over time. I was lucky enough to know […]

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Collecting 007: Joseph Darlington

August 17th, 2016 by

Joseph Darlington, AKA Head of Section at Being James Bond, shares his collection. When and how did you first get bitten by the Bond bug? Summer of 1984 when Octopussy was being played on HBO once or twice a day. I’ve had the Bond bug ever since. What’s your favourite item in your collection and […]

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Collecting 007: Marcos Kontze

August 10th, 2016 by

Marcos Kontze from Brazil shares his collection. When and how did you first get bitten by the Bond bug? In mid 1990’s when the GoldenEye videogame for Nintendo 64 was released. As a 11 years old kid, I was amazed by it. In the coming weeks and months after I’ve played the game, I found all […]

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Collecting 007: Ben Williams

August 3rd, 2016 by

Ben Williams on collecting and Bond experiences. When and how did you first get bitten by the Bond bug? I was about 8 years old. What’s your favourite item in your collection and why? I’d say it’s the Book Club editions of the Fleming books. They were perfect when I got them at aged 8, […]

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Collecting 007: Frank Herbert

July 27th, 2016 by

Frank Herbert talks about his Bond collection. When and how did you first get bitten by the Bond bug? 1964 Goldfinger. What’s your favourite item in your collection and why? It’s hard to pick one, I have a few small screen-used props, some older items, posters from Evinrude Motors connecting Thunderball and Live And Let Die, […]

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