Saturday, February 16, 2019

BONDAGE QUARTERLY

As I continue to pair down my Bond collection, one thing I'm holding onto are all my fan club related publications. Back in the day, this was how fans received the latest news and rumors. I loved these for the excitement they brought (even it the news wasn't always accurate). I still love them for capturing a place and time in Bond fandom.

Below are two of the earliest issues of Bondage Quarterly that I own (May & August 1975). These were newsletters sent to members of the American James Bond Fan Club, and are fun to read over for what they got right and wrong. Enjoy the news!

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CLICK HERE for a look back at all the issues of the American Fan Club's main publication BondageCLICK HERE to see how the fan club would let members know that a new book was on the way.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Hugh Hefner's inscribed OHMSS to be sold

Hugh Hefner's inscribed copy of Ian Fleming's On Her Majesty's Secret Service will be offered for sale by Johnson Rare Books & Archives during the Rare Books LA festival at the Pasadena Convention Center, February 1-2. The website Fine Books & Collectibles reports:

Along with books by these writers, one of the most iconic books from Hefner’s library being offered at Rare Books LA is an inscribed first edition of Ian Fleming’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1964). The novel was serialized in Playboy before its publication in book form.

For more information on Rare Books LA visit the official website.

UPDATE: Per Tanner from Double O Section, this sold for $40,000 within the first few minutes of the show.

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