Good news for members of the James Bond Collector’s Club (not to be confused with the James Bond International Fan Club, publishers of ‘OO7’ Magazine). After a long delay, club president Dave Worrall has announced that a new issue of the terrific club fanzine, Collecting 007, is in the works and should arrive in members mailboxes in September. Issue #20 will be chock full of Bond collector news and features contributed by club members themselves. Dave likes to point out that Collecting 007 is “the only James Bond fan club publication left in the world that features articles written by (and about) the members of the club itself.” In this upcoming issue CBn has assisted on two articles — a report on the Diamonds Are Forever Mustang, and the recently discovered Sanchez escape plane from Licence To Kill — with info and photos contributed by CBn’s very own Bond Girl Athena Stamos.
But along with this good news, Dave also sends out an urgent plea. Membership subscriptions will expire with issue 20, and unless the club receives at least 750 subscribers, Collecting 007 #20 will be the last issue and the club will disband. Dave has sent a letter to all current Collectors Club members explaining the economics of the situation (subscriptions are everything for a magazine that does not feature any advertising whatsoever), along with an attached subscription renewal request form. If you’re a current member and would like to see the club and magazine continue, mail that form back to Dave ASAP. If you are not a member and would like to join the Collector’s Club (maybe in time to receive issue #20), you can find all the details at the Solo Publishing website.
Dave reports that dozens of subscription renewal request forms are arriving daily (mine’s in the mail, Dave) so things are looking good. Here’s to the upcoming Collecting 007 issue #20, and to the continued success and long life of the James Bond Collectors Club.