At right is a stunning, fan-made replica of the pin given to Sir Robert King, which explodes and kills him. The replica prop is sturdy and weighty, and is presented in a case and with a display piece to identify the prop. This is a beautiful addition to my collection!
A screen-used set of high-value casino plaques from the fictional Casino L'or Noir, owned by Valentin Zukovsky (Robbie Coltrane). Bond (Pierce Brosnan) visited the casino to retrieve information on the Russian terrorist Renard (Robert Carlyle). Shown are three plastic casino plaques in gold-color, silver-color and red ($100,000, $10,000, and $5,000 denominations, respectively). Each plaque displays an ornate, printed black design which features a side-profile of Zukovsky, card house symbols, and the name of the casino. They exhibit signs of use and wear, including light scratches and minor marks on the plastic, but remain in good overall condition.
This is a fan-made prop similar to the credit card lockpick unit that appears in the film.
A replica of the Universal Exports identification card used by James Bond in the film.
TRIBUTE TO DESMOND LLEWELYN
Desmond Llewelyn, who portrayed 'Q' in 17 of the first 19 James Bond films beginning with From Russia With Love through The World Is Not Enough (missing Dr. No and Live and Let Die), was one of the true icons associated with the film franchise. He appeared in more 007 films than any other actor, and is the only actor to work with all 5 of the first James Bond actors. His appearances were usually small parts, but were integral to queuing up the gadgetry that Bond would call upon later in the film. Audiences looked forward to his respect/hate interactions with Bond, and his scenes were expected to be in each movie. I never had the opportunity to meet him, which is my great loss, but I have spoken about him with many people who did know Desmond and they all described a delightful gentleman with whom anyone would enjoy spending some time. Desmond was killed in an automobile accident about 3 weeks after the premiere of The World Is Not Enough. Before his untimely passing, his biography had been published and I obtained a copy which had been signed by Desmond and the author. Although his last few performances were starting to show his age, and with all due respect to John Cleese and Ben Wishaw, nobody did it better playing the quartermaster role than Desmond. He will forever personify 'Q' in the minds of millions of James Bond fans.