Collecting 007: Murray Gillespie

Canadian Murray Gillespie talks about his collection.

Bond vinyl

When and how did you first get bitten by the Bond bug?

I would saw the Bond Bug really got me after I attended the 25th Anniversary James Bond Exhibit at The MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) in New York in the Summer of 1987.

What’s your favourite item in your collection and why?

A View to a Kill invitation

I would venture to say that my favourite item is likely the Premiere Invitiation to A View to a Kill in 1985. It was the first Canadian premiere I attended and one of the items I’ve had the longest, so it’s quite special to me.

What item would you most like to add?

I would really like to add to my Collection the UK Double Crown Posters for Dr No and Goldfinger. They are the perfect size for framing, very unique, and quite rare. I’d like to get a hold of them to go with the Thunderball poster I already have.

What’s your biggest obstacle to collecting, or is there a tip you’d like to share?

The biggest obstacle is knowing what to buy, and having a discerning eye on what to purchase and what to let go. Beware of fakes, know the provenance and pick your items carefully. Collecting 007 can be very expensive!!

Anything else?

I have a real penchant for Vinyl and 007 Music. I have a cool Collection of 45 LP’s including Dr No, From Russia with Love and Goldfinger.

Where can people find you?

David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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One Response to “Collecting 007: Murray Gillespie”

  • James G lawless

    I am in my 70s I have read every one of Mr Fleming s novels every one, I have in my collection all the bond novel s right up to the present day .also rare cuff links shaken on one , stirred on the other , also a lighter from Dr No 1963 2x watches one an Omega that I got from my son for my 60th Birthday also a Black knitted Tie from F/M Bonds favourite store Mr . James G Lawless inverness scotland