1. Ian Fleming Publications Reveals Limited Edition First Day Cover

    By Devin Zydel on 2008-01-14

    Following up the release of the Royal Mail James Bond stamps as part of the centenary celebrations this past week, Ian Fleming Publications have revealed their own limited edition First Day Cover on their website (click here to view).

    New 'Casino Royale' cover artwork

    New Casino Royale cover artwork

    This special First Day Cover incorporates the six 007 novels by Fleming that are currently featured on the stamps issued by the Royal Mail: Casino Royale, Dr No, Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever, For Your Eyes Only and From Russia with Love.

    Furthermore, the envelope features artwork by Michael Gillette from the forthcoming Penguin hardback release of Casino Royale, which first revealed a few days ago.

    Bond fans will notice a few differences in the Casino Royale artwork to be featured on the hardback release and that which is on the IFP First Day Cover envelope. These include some colour variations, the removal of earrings and dress sequins for the envelope and also changes in the text (the envelope features a spade, diamond, club and heart).

    Each cover costs £20 including UK postage. International postage will be added according to weight. The covers will be available to order by credit card through Ian Fleming Publications shortly. To purchase by cheque now, please email [email protected] for an order form.

    Keep your eyes on the CBn main page for all the latest news on the Ian Fleming centenary events taking place throughout 2008. To keep track of all the upcoming 007 releases, events, television shows, and more–just keep your eyes on the CBn Calendar, located on the right panel of our main page.