Royal Mail Releases James Bond Special Stamps to Mark the 25th Movie
Royal Mail has some new stamps to mark the 25th, and the latest James Bond movie – No Time To Die!
They’ve all been motivated by the classic opening scenes and feature the six artists who’ve played 007. Some, like this one, also present vehicles from the films. There is a Lotus Esprit S1 Submarine which was in The Spy Who Loved Me.
The iconic Pierce Brosnan played the James Bond in GoldenEye in 1995. The 17th movie in the series and the first to star Brosnan. It was the first movie to feature no storylines or elements from the original books written by Ian Fleming. Pierce Brosnan appeared in the next 3 more Bond films; Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day.
In 2006 the producers of the films used Ian Fleming’s first-ever Bond story to make Casino Royale starring Daniel Craig as 007. Like Pierce Brosnan before him, Daniel Craig featured in four Bond films – Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Spectre and is soon to feature in No Time to Die in 2020. He is already on the move with the promotional shows and public appearances.
Another features the Autogyro which featured in the 1967 movie You Only Live Twice, featuring Sean Connery. There’s also a secret message on the stamp if you have a look closely.
Goldfinger was released in 1964 again with Sean Connery executing the legendary 007. In the film, MI6 agent reviews a gold smuggling chain run by Auric Goldfinger, the businessman cum mafia. As he investigates more, he starts to reveal a huge plan to hit Fort Knox – the high-security location of America’s gold reserves. Connery performed 007 in the first five Bond films: Dr. No, Thunderball, Goldfinger, From Russia With Love, and You Only Live Twice. He then arrived again as Bond in Never Say Never Again and Diamonds Are Forever.
In 1973, Live and Let Die was the first movie with actor Roger Moore playing as 007. During the making of this movie, the stunt team created a world record for a speedboat jump. Just like Sean Connery, Roger also appeared in 7 of the 007 movies. Those were, Live And Let Die, The Spy Who Loved Me, The Man with the Golden Gun, Moonraker, Octopussy, For Your Eyes Only and A View To A Kill!
If you are living in the UK or anywhere in the world, you can simply buy these special stamps from the official website of the Royal Mail.