|The name's Bond... James Bond. After the incredibly successful series of covers celebrating the centenary of Ian Fleming in 2008, 2012 marks another big milestone for Bond fans everywhere, as Buckingham Covers celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of the first Bond film. Commemorate the action, the suavity and the tongue-in-cheek of James Bond with their special 50th Anniversary covers!
Royal Mail are marking the 50th anniversary of the James Bond series with a very special limited edition commemorative sheet, featuring ten iconic Bond movie poster labels alongside ten, first class, Union Flag stamps. The ten posters were chosen by Bond’s most loyal fans.
• Limited signed edition to be confirmed
• Featuring all ten stamps from Royal Mail's Bond film poster issue, spread over two covers
• Cancelled with a specially designed 50th Anniversary, Bond Street postmark on the first day of issue (1 May, 2012)
• Celebrating 50 years of fantastic cinema
Limited Signed Edition:
A limited number of these covers will be available as a special signed edition. The signer for this cover is still to be confirmed. Buckingham Covers tirelessly search for the most relevant and best possible signers to make your covers and sheets that little bit more special, but as most of the celebrities who sign for us are very busy people and sign out of good will to help raise money for charity, some signatures take a little bit longer than others to arrange. Watch this space for an update later on.
The stamps from the sheet are spread out over two covers, with cover A bearing the following stamps: Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) and Live and Let Die (1973).
Cover B bears: Moonraker (1979), For Your Eyes Only (1981), The Living Daylights (1987), GoldenEye (1995) and Casino Royale (2006).
If you haven't already, why not take a look at one of the fantastic covers produced for the centenary of Ian Fleming. Stunning artwork and limited signed editions are available, with signers including Jaws (a.k.a. Richard Kiel), Sir Christopher Lee and Sir Roger Moore! Click here
James Bond 50th Anniversary events and products featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Scalextric's James Bond 50th Anniversary products
>50 Years of James Bond poster revealed (January 10, 2012)
>Director's panel in Las Vegas (January 10, 2012)
>Royal Mail needs you for Bond (January 14-29, 2012)
>James Bond special in Mail on Sunday Live (January 15, 2012)
>Kindle edition of Cubby Broccoli's biography (January 16, 2012)
>Bond in Motion exhibition opens (January 17, 2012)
>James Bond at BAFTA Awards 2012 (February 12, 2012)
>Two new James Bond Omega limited edition watches (February 22, 2012)
>Britt Ekland, George Lazenby and John Glen attends film festival in Oman (March 30, 2012)
>Maud Adams & Eunice Gayson attends TCM Classic Film Festival in Los Angeles (April 14, 2012)
>New James Bond video game announced: 007 Legends (April 18, 2012)
>James Bond special in EMPIRE magazine's June issue (May, 2012)
>Autographed trading cards set released (May 2, 2012)
>James Bond films screened at Cannes Film Festival (May 16-27, 2012)
>150 piece 50 Years Celebration Poker set released (May 30, 2012)
>200 piece 50 Years Celebration Poker set released (May 30, 2012)
>500 piece 50 Years Celebration Poker set released (May 30, 2012)
>007 At 50: James Bond screenings in Los Angeles (June 8-24, 2012)
>Release of a new James Bond Monopoly: The 50th Anniversary Edition (July 31, 2012)
>Designing 007 exhibition in London (July 6-September 5, 2012)
>Postcards from the James Bond archives released (September 3, 2012)
>Blu-ray set with the first 22 James Bond films (September 24, 2012)
>Premiere of Skyfall (October 26, 2012)
>Designing 007 exhibition in Toronto (October 26, 2012-January 20, 2013)
>Anniversary concert in London (November 23, 2012)
The individually numbered, limited edition sheet will be launched on 1st May 2012. Order your cover here: