Dr No

Collecting 007: Brendan Edwards

October 9th, 2018 by

Australian collector Brendan Edwards talks about his experiences of collecting 007 memorabilia. When and how did you first get bitten by the Bond bug? It was in 1989. I was 17 years old and discovered a copy of Thunderball in my garage. It only took me two days to read and I fell in love […]

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Eunice Gayson dies at the age of 90

June 11th, 2018 by

Over the weekend we heard the sad news of the death of Eunice Gayson, who played Sylvia Trench in the first two James Bond films. Appearing right at the start of Dr No (1962), she helped introduce Sean Connery as 007 and in doing so became the first ever Bond girl, as shown in the […]

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Rare 007 posters in late November auction

November 7th, 2016 by

A collection of four posters featuring Sean Connery as 007 are to be auctioned later this month by Bonhams. The lot numbers for these posters are 819 (Dr No), 820 (Goldfinger), 821 (Thunderball) and 822 (From Russia With Love). The latter two are from Italy. Also up for auction are a Tom Ford suit worn […]

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Dismissing the James Bond code name theory

February 18th, 2015 by

Eoghan Lyng takes a look at why the theory held by some fans that “James Bond” is just a code name used by a number of different agents over the years just doesn’t hold water. Image: from cover art of Bond 50 22 film Blu-Ray box set, available from Amazon UK and Amazon.com. Some people have too much […]

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Hello Mr Bonds. We’ve Been Expecting You!

December 12th, 2014 by

There are few things on this earth that merit celebration. There is the birth of a baby, the fall of The Berlin Wall, the introduction of a new Bond actor. Hell, there have only been six of those in, what, fifty years? To call it an event is an understatement, heresy even! Here, I am […]

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Original Dr No quad poster expected to fetch £5k+ at auction

June 18th, 2014 by

An original British quad poster for the first James Bond film, Dr No, is expected to fetch between £5,000 and £7,000 in an online auction run by Christie’s. The poster, designed by Mitchell Hooks and in excellent condition and backed on linen, measures by 76 by 102 cm and has a starting bid of £4,800 and is part […]

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Dr No first edition available from Oxfam

June 16th, 2014 by

A first edition copy of Ian Fleming’s sixth James Bond novel, Doctor No, is now available for sale from Oxfam’s website. The first edition, first copy of the book is one of 20,000 copies printed in 1958 and although it is in poor condition and without a dust jacket, proceeds of the sale go to a good […]

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The James Bond vodka martini

April 30th, 2014 by

Hearing the words “shaken, not stirred” conjures up the image of James Bond instantly; here we look at the James Bond vodka martini.

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Rare Dr No poster expected to sell for £5K at auction

December 18th, 2013 by

A rare poster for Dr No is expected to sell for £5,000 when it comes up for auction at Bonham’s tomorrow. The 30in x 40in poster, which would have been used in a cinema to advertise the original 1962 release of the film and is expected to receive fierce bidding, according to Bonhams’ experts. Source: Daily […]

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Charity shop’s Dr No first edition sells for £600

October 17th, 2013 by

A first edition copy of Dr No, which was handed into an Oxfam shop earlier in the year, has sold for £600 at auction. The book was in good condition and of the six Bond books on sale at the auction, by Bloomsbury, fetched the largest amount. Two copies of Goldfinger also went under the […]

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