Bond, James Bond
Collecting James Bond autographs
This blog is about collecting James Bond autographs. I have a collection of over 6000, that have been collected in person, through the mail, through agents and through reputable auction houses. I also act as an agent for a number of Bond stars at signing shows
From Russia With Love - Red Grant - Robert Shaw
This is an extremely rare signed photo of Robert Shaw as Red Grant in From Russia With Love.Robert Shaw wasn't a good signer when he was alive, but he died of a heart attack in 1978 - three years after filming his best known role as Quint in Jaws - this started a flood of faked autographs - so be careful. Signed Bond shots are extremely rare.
The Bad Guys - Dr.No - Joesph Wiseman
Now let's start on the the bad guys....and where better to start than with the first of Bond's foes....Dr.No played by Joesph Wiseman.Joesph was born in Montreal in 1918 - he is now 88 abd still going strong, although you will notice that his signature has got rather shaky of late - but he does still sign through the mail.
The World is Not Enough - Denise Richards
Hummanah, Hummanah! Denise Richards was Bond's leading lady in The World is not Enough, playing the extremely gorgegous Dr. Christmas Jones.
Denise is still an extremely big star, and autographs, particularly on Bond shots, are hard to find. There's also a lot of fakes on the market.
Also, Denise's charachter was responsible for a line worthy of Honor Blackman's Pussy Galore. In the closing sequence, Bond says "And I thought Christmas only came once a year!" Pure Bond cheese!
Michelle Yeoh - Tomorrow Never Dies
Michelle Yeoh was Pierce Brosnan's strong-minded, independent leading lady in Tomorrow Never Dies
Goldeneye Babe - Isabella Scorupco
A few years break until 1995, and Pierce Brosnan is in the seat as the new Bond (and in my mind, still one of the best!).His first outing in Goldeneye saw him teamed up with Russian Scientist, Natalya Fyodorovna Semyonova played by Isabella Scorupco (yeah - of course...all Russian scientists look like this! Sigh!)Isabella is a successful model and business woman now, and autographs are not easy to come by - I only have two in my collection at the moment.
Licence to Kill - Carey Lowell
Timothy Dalton's other love interest in Licence to Kill was Carey Lowell - who played Pam Bouvier.Carey is another very rare signer (perhaps due to being married to a high profile celebrity like Richard Gere!)I only have four in my collection at the moment.
Licence Kill - Talisa Soto
Licence to Kill had two leading ladies vying for Bond's attention (lucky man!)....Taliso Soto and Carey Lowell. This is my Talisa Soto collection. Talisa played Lupe Lamora. It is extremly hard to find authentic Soto's - especially on BW!The top and middle photos are the same image...the top one is 8x10, the middle one is 7x5
Maryam D'Abo signed book
This is a copy of Maryam D'abo's hardback "Bondgirls are Forever". She signed it for me in silver pen on the dustcover when I met her at Infinitely Better, Swindon in 2004
Maryam D'Abo & Ken Sharrock
This is an extremely rare multi-sign from The Living Daylights of Maryam D'Abo and Ken Sharrock (the jailer).Ken died a couple fo years ago, and didn't sign that many autographs when he was alive either.
Maryam D'Abo VII
and some more...34 single signed BW photos in total...so far!