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17 March 2020

James Bond Movies

Great Britain: James Bond Movies, 17 March 2020. Images from Royal Mail and Collect GB Stamps.

In celebration of the 25th James Bond film due for release in April 2020, Royal Mail is delighted to launch the official James Bond stamp issue. The Bond films are the longest running film series in film history with James Bond known all over the world. The films are renowned for many features, including the musical accompaniment, with the theme songs having received Academy Award nominations on several occasions, and two wins. Other important elements which run through most of the films include Bond’s cars, his guns, and the gadgets with which he is supplied by Q Branch and is the focus of the Minisheet in the stamp issue. The six-stamp set features all six actors who have played James Bond, from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig. Alongside the stamps & miniature sheet there’s an extensive range of officially licensed James Bond products, including limited- edition collectables alongside some brand-new product concepts.

James Bond Stamp Set

A collection of six officially licensed James Bond Special Stamps.

Each stamp image features one of the six actors to have taken on the role of 007 across almost 60 years of action-packed movies.

The stamps take inspiration from six Bond films and feature designs depicting scenes from iconic opening sequences.

Three First Class and three £1.60 stamps.

Stamp specifications

Stamp format: Landscape
Stamp size: 60mm x 30mm
Design: Interabang
Printer: International Security Printers
Print process: Lithography
Perforations: 14.5 x 14.5
Phosphor Bars: as appropriate
Gum: PVA

Casino Royale (2006)
1st

The sixth Bond (Daniel Craig) joined the series in 2006 as the producers turn to Ian Fleming’s first novel to re-imagine a harder-edged 007. Having just earned his 00 status and his licence to kill, Bond foils ruthless Le Chiffre, who uses terror attacks to manipulate the stock market. A jaw-dropping finale ends with the tragic demise of, Vesper Lynd.

GoldenEye (1995)
1st

Although remaining involved, Cubby Broccoli passes on main producing responsibilities to his son and daughter, Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, who debuts in the producer’s chair. A new Bond (Pierce Brosnan) and a female M (Judi Dench) take the stage as a former agent, 006, threatens the world with a terrifying space weapon, GoldenEye.

The Living Daylights (1987)
1st

Timothy Dalton takes on the Bond mantle in this thrilling, lightning-paced adventure. The story draws inspiration from real-life East–West defections and Soviet-Afghan war in Afghanistan, as Bond defeats the ambitious Soviet General Georgi Koskov and a rogue US arms dealer called Whitaker.

Great Britain: James Bond Movies (full sheet of 36 1st stamps), 17 March 2020.

Live And Let Die (1973)
£1.60

In Roger Moore’s first film as James Bond, 007 travels to Harlem, New Orleans and the Caribbean to investigate the mysterious Dr Kananga, known as Mr Big. Bond saves the day during a voodoo ritual and the stunt team sets a world record for a speedboat jump.

On Her Majestys Secret Service (1969)
£1.60

The film-makers unveil a new Bond (George Lazenby) and the adventurous Tracy Di Vicenzo (Diana Rigg) in a story that sees Bond marry. SPECTRE is bidding to blackmail world powers via biological warfare. Bond defeats Blofeld but is left devastated when his bride, Tracy, is gunned down on their wedding day.

Goldfinger (1964)
£1.60

The third film starring Sean Connery introduces the iconic Aston Martin DB5, which combines ingenious gadgetry with understated elegance. The story sees Bond track gold smuggler, Auric Goldfinger, dodging death in the form of Oddjob, as well as a terrifying laser beam. Bond, with the help of Pussy Galore, foils a bid to render Fort Knox worthless.

Great Britain: James Bond Movies (full sheet of 36 £1.60 stamps), 17 March 2020.

James Bond Q Branch Miniature Sheet

Description
A Miniature Sheet with four new stamps brings together Q Branch’s ingenious inventions and legendary vehicles – including Bond’s iconic Aston Martin DB5.

Reveal hidden features when you view the Miniature Sheet under *UV light.

The two First Class and two £1.55 stamps include exclusive 007 perforations.

Stamp specifications

Stamp format: Landscape
Stamp size (perforations): Lotus Esprit Submarine and Little Nellie 60mm x 30mm (14.5 x 14.5); Bell-Textron Jet Pack and Aston Martin DBS 40mm x 30mm (14.5 x 14)
Design: Interabang
Printer: International Security Printers
Print process: Lithography
Perforations: 14.5 x 14.5
Phosphor: All over
Gum: PVA
*To reveal hidden features, we suggest using a UV light of 365NM UV wavelength

Lotus Esprit Submarine – The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
£1.55

Little Nellie – You Only Live Twice (1967)
£1.55

Bell-Textron Jet Pack – Thunderball (1965)
1st

Aston Martin DB5 – Skyfall (2012)
1st


Presentation Pack

Description
Friends, enemies, exotic locations and spectacular gadgets are the stars of souvenirs sharing the stories behind Bond’s 25 movie missions.

All six Special Stamps depicting every Bond actor set against a backdrop featuring a scene from the title sequence.

The Miniature Sheet includes the four Q Branch stamps with 007 perforations, as well as hidden features only revealed under *UV light.

The specially designed carrier card’s cover shot features Bond flying the autogyro aircraft, Little Nellie, in You Only Live Twice.

The carrier card’s reverse charts the story of Bond’s relationship with Q, the head of the British Secret Service’s research and development division.

The pack contains details of Bond’s connections with important allies and iconic villains – including Felix Leiter, Moneypenny, Blofeld, Scaramanga and Jaws.

An overview of all 25 Bond films includes details of their plots, characters, gadgets and locations.

*To reveal hidden features, we suggest using a UV light of 365NM UV wavelength.


Prestige Stamp Book

 

ourney deep inside the dangerous and glamorous world of the British Secret Service.

The 24-page Prestige Stamp Book shares insights into the film-makers, stunts and supporting characters.

It contains all six Special Stamps, the Miniature Sheet’s collection of four Q Branch stamps with hidden features and 007 perforation, as well as a Definitive pane of eight stamps unique to this issue.


Limited Edition Prestige Stamp Book

A host of unique and exciting features make this limited edition collectible a souvenir to treasure for Bond fans and collectors.

The full-colour 24-page Prestige Stamp Book includes an exclusive front cover and is presented in a special display tin embossed with the official 007 logo.

It contains an official James Bond certificate of authenticity.

Enjoy behind-the-scenes insights into the film-makers, stunts and supporting characters.

The Prestige Stamp Book contains all six Special Stamps, the Miniature Sheet’s collection of four Q Branch stamps with 007 perforation and UV hidden features, as well as a Definitive pane of eight stamps unique to this issue.

Just 1,962 of these spectacular sets have been created – commemorating the release year of Dr No, the first Bond film.


 

Retail Stamp Book

These First Class stamps featuring the first and current 007 are set against the opening sequence from Casino Royale.

Bond is pictured in action with the Bell-Textron Jet Pack in a scene from Thunderball.

Bond appears with the iconic Aston Martin DB5 in Skyfall.

The James Bond Retail Stamp Book is printed in gravure.

Stamps are self-adhesive and include 4 first class Definitive stamps and 2 James Bond first class stamps.

*Please note that the retail stamp book does not include 007 perforations as per the Q Branch miniature sheet*


Collector’s Sheet

An A4 sheet containing 10 stamps and stickers with PVA gum.

Set against a backdrop of the opening sequence from 2006’s Casino Royale.

Features the official 007 logo.

Three Casino Royale stamps. First Class

Three Goldfinger stamps. £1.60

One GoldenEye stamp. First Class

One The Living Daylights stamp. First Class

One Live and Let Die stamp. £1.60

One On Her Majesty’s Secret Service stamp. £1.60


First Day Covers

A unique, time-limited and customised souvenir. All six Special Stamps cancelled with Bond-themed postmark. The handstamp depicts the No Time to Die logo and features Spy Post, Wellington as the location. There is also an alternative handstamp depicting the No Time to Die logo and featuring Spy Post, Wellington as the location. An illustrated information card, The World of James Bond, reveals the stories behind 007’s relationships with key allies and villains.

The distinctive Q Branch Miniature SheetFirst Day Cover is a fact-packed guide to the gadgets that have been featured in turbocharged chase scenes across four Bond films. The handstamp depicts the No Time to Die logo and features Spy Post, Wellington as the location. There is also an alternative handstamp depicting the No Time to Die logo and featuring Spy Post, Wellington as the location.

The Prestige Stamp Book Pane First Day Cover features eight stamps on a Definitive pane from the Prestige Stamp Book. Postmarked on the stamps’ first day of issue with a choice of special edition Bond-themed handstamp designs. The pane includes two First Class stamps, two Second Class stamps, two Scottish Definitive Second Class stamps and two 2p stamps surrounding an image of Daniel Craig as James Bond.


James Bond Character Stamp Set

The six James Bond Character stamps are presented in a special carrier featuring the title sequence from Dr No – Bond’s first big screen mission.


Casino Royale Character Stamp Set

Six First Class stamps featuring current 007 Daniel Craig in Casino Royale presented in a special carrier featuring the title sequence from Dr No – the first Bond film.


Goldfinger Character Stamp Set

Six stamps featuring the original big-screen Bond presented in a special carrier featuring the title sequence from Dr No – Bond’s first big screen mission.


James Bond Limited Edition Press Sheet

An exceptional, unconventional and highly collectible keepsake.

A Press Sheet featuring eight Q Branch Miniature Sheets, complete with unique 007 perforations.

One of only 500 limited edition and individually numbered souvenirs.


James Bond Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Cover

Features a Brilliant Uncirculated £5 coin and the full set of James Bond Special Stamps. Bond’s legendary Lotus Esprit is depicted on the specially commissioned coin. A special postmark features the location of Blofield, Norwich –­ a pun referencing one of Bond’s most infamous foes. The envelope cover design is based on the opening titles of Dr No – Bond’s first movie mission. Inside you’ll discover the stories behind the film franchise’s memorable title sequences.

A limited edition of 15,000. Available from 4th May 2020

Coin specifications

Brilliant Uncirculated Coin description: £5 Crown
Alloy: Cupronickel
Production standard: Brilliant Uncirculated
Edge: Milled
Year date: 2020
Denomination: £5
Weight: 28.28g
Diameter: 38.61mm
Shape: Round

James Bond Silver Proof Coin Cover

Features a Silver Proof £2 coin struck by The Royal Mint and the full set of James Bond Special Stamps. Bond’s legendary Lotus Esprit is depicted on the specially commissioned coin. A special postmark features the location of Blofeld, Norwich –­ a pun referencing one of Bond’s most infamous foes. The envelope cover design is based on the opening titles of Dr No – Bond’s first movie mission. Inside you’ll discover the stories behind the film franchise’s memorable title sequences.

A limited edition of only 1,000 Silver Proof Coin Covers. Available from 4th May 2020.

Coin specifications

Silver Proof Coin description: One ounce
Alloy: 999 Ag Fine Silver
Production standard: Proof
Edge: Milled
Year date: 2020
Denomination: £2
Weight: 31.21g
Diameter: 38.61mm
Shape: Round

James Bond Gold Proof Coin Cover

Features a Gold Proof £25 coin struck by The Royal Mint and the full set of James Bond Special Stamps. Bond’s legendary Lotus Esprit is depicted on the specially commissioned coin. A special postmark features the location of Blofeld, Norwich –­ a pun referencing one of Bond’s most infamous foes. The envelope cover design is based on the opening titles of Dr No – Bond’s first movie mission. Inside you’ll discover the stories behind the film franchise’s memorable title sequences.

A limited edition of just 50 Gold Proof Coin Covers. Available from 4th May 2020.

Coin specifications

Gold Proof Coin description: Quarter ounce
Alloy: 999.9 Ag Fine Gold
Production standard: Proof
Edge: Milled
Year: date 2020
Denomination: £25
Weight: 7.8g
Diameter: 22mm
Shape: Round

James Bond Q Branch Silver Proof Coin Cover

Features a Silver Proof £2 coin struck by The Royal Mint. A special postmark features the classic car with the location Aston Clinton, Aylesbury.The stamps include special 007 perforations and hidden features that can be revealed under UV light. The envelope cover features concept art of Q’s workshop by legendary production designer Sir Ken Adam. The coin insert explores the world of Q Branch and includes an image of Bond flying the autogyro aircraft, Little Nellie, in You Only Live Twice.

A limited edition of only 1,000 Silver Proof Coin Covers. Available from 4th May 2020.

James Bond Q Branch Gold Proof Coin Cover

Features a Gold Proof £25 coin struck by The Royal Mint. A special postmark features the classic car with the location Aston Clinton, Aylesbury.The stamps include special 007 perforations and hidden features that can be revealed under UV light. The envelope cover features concept art of Q’s workshop by legendary production designer Sir Ken Adam The coin insert explores the world of Q Branch and includes an image of Bond flying the autogyro aircraft, Little Nellie, in You Only Live Twice.

A limited edition of just 50 Gold Proof Coin Covers.


James Bond Dual Compartment

A two-sided souvenir inside a black sleeve depicting the film franchise’s famous barrel and 007 logos.

The complete set of Special Stamps features all six Bonds set against scenes from iconic opening sequences. The four Miniature Sheet stamp images depict gadgets that have helped Bond escape danger on perilous missions.

On the reverse, discover more about the villains Bond encountered in the films featured on the stamps, and learn about Q Branch’s ingenious inventions – from the pen grenade to the stun gas-emitting key fob.


James Bond Limited Edition Silver Stamps

This limited edition collection includes silver versions of all six James Bond Special Stamps*. This highly collectible set is presented in a black box adorned with the official 007 logo in silver foil. It contains an official black certificate of authenticity. A unique souvenir celebrating Bond’s 25th mission.

Strictly limited to 700 sets.

Silver stamps include ¼ ounce 925s Silver.

*Silver stamps cannot be used as postage


James Bond Limited Edition Silver Miniature Sheet

A stunning, limited edition version of the Q Branch Miniature Sheet. Silver versions of all four stamps featuring the British Secret Service research and development division’s most celebrated gadgets*. The focal point of this highly collectible souvenir is Bond’s dazzling Aston Martin DB5. This collection is presented in a grey box adorned with the official 007 logo in silver foil. It contains an official certificate of authenticity.

Strictly limited to 700 sets.

Silver stamps include ¼ ounce 925s Silver.

*Silver stamps cannot be used as postage


James Bond Secret Dossier

A confidential dossier containing six code-cracking missions. Each mission is linked to one of the Special Stamps. Use the code-breaking gadget issued by Q Branch to reveal the secrets and unlock an exclusive online discount. A pull-out poster features all six Special Stamps and the Miniature Sheet depicting ingenious gadgets and iconic machines – including Bond’s Aston Martin DB5.

Good luck, 007!

Available for despatch from the 31st March 2020.


James Bond Postcards (11 in set)

Perfect for sending to Bond fans and film buffs.

Enlarged images of all six Special Stamps and the four Miniature Sheet stamps – plus the Q Branch stamp sheet composite .

Dramatic scenes from the James Bond collection are brought to life in even richer detail.

Send, collect or frame.

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