These beautiful limited edition porcelain plates were produced by The Franklin Mint in 1995 to commemorate the six James Bond films that featured Sean Connery as Agent 007. All are licensed by Eon Productions and feature the work of artist Dick Bobnick. Each plate is edged in gold.
The picture hardly does the plates justice, as viewing them in person allows you to see the depth of color, the attention to detail, and the stunning beauty that make these plates such a desirable collectible. Each plate is individually numbered.
I purchased the painting shown, 'Woman In A Red Dress', a giclee on canvas print painted by Jane Seymour, on the express condition that I could meet the artist. I got to meet Ms. Seymour at the art gallery when I went to pick up the portrait. She is still strikingly beautiful and could not have been nicer, even penning a personal message on the back of the framed painting.
Another piece of outstanding work by artist Robert McGinnis. Although this shows a younger, rather than older, Sean Connery, it is generic enough to be applicable to any of Connery's turns as Agent 007. How many Bond icons can you spot? I see the card game, the martini, the pistol, the tuxedo, the cigarette - have I missed any? Seems like he could use a Bond girl or two... My print is number 24 of 45.
The 'James Bond Secret Agent 007' lunchbox from Aladdin. The lunchbox is in pretty good shape, very minor dings and scratches, wear along the edges, and a small bit of rust inside. It comes with the glass-lined thermos, and the glass is still fully intact in mine.
This is a rare collectible gift set of officially licensed 007 merchandise. The set contains:
1) 007 travel mug in box;
2) Gold (Goldfinger) Aston Martin DB5 keychain in box - very rare;
3) Spectre cufflinks in box;
4) Set of 4 drink coasters representing Zorin Industries, Drax, Stromberg, and SPECTRE;
5) Set of 6 pin badges representing the 6 Bond actors; and
6) 007 Tee Shirt.
The set comes in a special presentation box.
In 1964, Somportex of London produced a set of 60 black and white photo cards for the James Bond 007 Chewing Gum product. A more-detailed history of the cards is provided to the left. In 1997, Daleon Enterprises produced a replica set of the cards, complete with a history of the cards and a 'briefcase' carrying case for the set. It is this 1997 reproduction, shown above, that I have in my collection.
The first set of 007 trading cards for North America began with the 1965 Philadelphia Gum James Bond set. The set is nothing fancy. The cards feature black and white photos and a small white border. Most are movie stills, although there are some promotional shots as well. Card backs are a little more elaborate. The top has a large banner declaring James Bond as a "Secret Agent." The left corner has a series of red circles that hold the set number. Running down the left side are two black silhouettes of Bond. One is pointing a gun. The other has Bond opening a door. Finally, the cards have a large writeup describing the action. The 66-card set includes cards from the first three James Bond movies. Dr. No kicks off the set with 18 cards. From Russia With Love runs from numbers 19 to 41. The final 25 cards are dedicated to Goldfinger. My set is in very good condition, and contains all 66 original cards.
Some fun glasses. Above left are two martini glasses, one advertising James Bond films being broadcast on ABC TV on Saturday nights, and the other being a promotional item for Tomorrow Never Dies. Above right are two beer glasses, advertising for Dr. No and Thunderball.
Blackwell Limited Edition 007 Jamaican Rum
Belvedere Vodka Commemorative Bottles
Bollinger Champagne Commemorative Bottles
Bollinger released a special champagne in this special packaging that resembles a rifle muzzle in 2012 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Bond films.
Bollinger released a special champagne in this special packaging in 2015 to commemorate the release of Spectre.
Bollinger released a special champagne in this special packaging in 2019 to commemorate the 25th Bond film, No Time To Die. The bottle is laser-etched with the names of the previous Bond films in a design forming the number 25. The bottle rests in a box with a glass top - the top is also laser-etched with the movie names, and the top lifts by itself on risers, when activated.
Bollinger released a special 2007-vintage champagne in elaborate packaging designed to resemble the space shuttle in Moonraker, celebrating the film's 40th anniversary.
In celebration of the premiere of No Time To Die, Bollinger released this 007-branded Special Cuvée champagne. My bottle is now missing its cork and contents...
James Bond 007: A License To Thrill (also named 007: Licence to Thrill at the London Trocadero) was a simulator ride theme park attraction that appeared in numerous amusement parks worldwide. The attraction was produced by Landmark Entertainment. Then-current M, Judi Dench, and Q, Desmond Llewelyn, both reprised their parts for the project. The experience centers around the adventures of James Bond (first-person perspective) as he tries to foil a kidnapping attempt by terrorist Gunther Thorne. Sequences from the four-minute stunt film include a motorcycle chase, a shoot-out with the villains, leaping onto the trailing ladder of a helicopter from a moving train, dodging bullets and explosions, finally landing on a jet ski and saving the kidnapped girl.
A License To Thrill opened in 1998. At left is a flyer from the London site.
The set of "50 Years of James Bond" postcards:
Set of 100 James Bond postcards, released for the 50th anniversary in 2012.