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Vintage James Bond Posters To Go To Auction

James Bond will be returning – and not just on the big screen. To coincide with the belated launch of No Time to Die, international auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull, in partnership with poster specialists Tomkinson Churcher, are to offer a fine selection of vintage 007 posters as part of an auction of Vintage & Film Posters live online on 19th October. A total of 15 Bond posters come under the hammer, many of them classics...

Missing James Bond Car Worth £18m Reportedly Found After 25 Years

One of the world’s most iconic cars, the Aston Martin DB5 from the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger, has reportedly been found in the Middle East nearly 25 years after its disappearance. The famous DB5, driven by actor Sean Connery in Bond movies Goldfinger and Thunderball, was equipped with various specially equipped gadgets including ejector seats, tyre-shredders and machine guns, along with bulletproof shield just to name a few. These gadgets were crucial in helping...

Ewbank’s Strikes Like a Thunderball With James Bond Memorabilia Sale

A rare intact James Bond movie poster is expected to fetch up to £12,000 in Ewbank’s James Bond 007 auction on April 9th. Created for Thunderball (1965), the Advance British Quad poster features four panels promoting 007 and his adventures, two painted by Frank McCarthy and two by Robert McGinnis. the ‘quad’ was designed to be cut into four pieces, so very few examples (complete or otherwise) have survived. The estimate for this linen-backed poster...

A Time to Buy – James Bond Memorabilia at Auction

With the sad death of Sir Sean Connery, and the 100th birthday of the character James Bond coming up, the secret agent has never been more in the spotlight, or under the hammer. So is now a good time to buy James Bond Memorabilia at auction? Sir Sean Connery’s sad death in October 2020 reminded us all that the character of James Bond remains as entertaining, controversial, and stylish as ever. With the 100th anniversary...

James Bond Centenary Marked by Ewbank’s Auction

Although Ian Fleming did not provide James Bond with a birth date, John Pearson’s official fictional biography of the agent does, and it turns out that 007 would have turned 100 on November 11th, 2020. Coinciding with the centenary and the passing of Sean Connery aged 90 is Ewbank’s Auctions’ James Bond memorabilia sale, aptly titled A Time To Buy, on November 20. Ewbank’s have been holding dedicated Bond auctions for some time, with additional...

How Billy Reid’s Bond Peacoat Made it Onscreen

Written By Paul Underwood Billy Reid is a modern Southern studio based in Florence, Alabama. From there, the brand has been making expertly crafted, standout clothing for more than 20 years, for which it has earned four CFDA awards, the most prestigious honour in fashion. One such item is the Bond Peacoat, a standout piece of outerwear that has become one of Billy Reid’s bestsellers, thanks in part to its supporting role in the movie...

Remembering Dame Diana Rigg, from The Avengers to Shakespeare

Dame Diana Rigg, who has died at the age of 82, enjoyed a long and distinguished acting career on stage, in film and on television. She is probably best remembered as action girl Emma Peel from The Avengers, but the range of her work spanned everything from Shakespeare and James Bond to camp comedy. Praised portrayal Born Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg near Doncaster in 1938, she was brought up in India where her father worked...

Aston Martin Celebrates James Bond 25 With Special Editions

Aston Martin is celebrating the release of the 25th James Bond film with two exclusive 007 special editions inspired by the cars featured in No Time to Die. This new collaboration between Aston Martin and EON Productions, the company that produces the James Bond films with Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios, delivers exciting new 007 editions of the Aston Martin Vantage and DBS Superleggera. See also: Remembering Dame Diana Rigg, from The Avengers to Shakespeare No...

More Coronavirus Cancellations As COVID-19 Panic Spreads – No Time to Die for James Bond

While the worldwide spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 has not yet led to massive travel restrictions and supply shortages some have predicted, there have been cancellations of events in the world of arts and collectables, and may be more yet. For the general public worldwide, perhaps the most notable news was the postponement of the release of the much anticipated James Bond movie No Time to Die, which was supposed to have received its UK...

Omega Releases Special Edition James Bond Seamaster Watch

The Omega Seamaster has long been the timepiece of choice for the world’s most beloved spy: James Bond. And this year, Omega is releasing a limited edition version of the Seamaster Diver to celebrate the 50th anniversary of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969). Although perhaps not the fan favourite from the film franchise, the semicentennial occasion has provided an opportunity to admire anew the spy’s watch. Like Bond himself, Omega says that the watch is...

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