I found some truly great items at the Big Flea this past weekend. I went late on Saturday afternoon as the crowds were thinning out and despite the fact that one of my “regular” toy vendors was absent, I managed to find some fun things to add to the collection…
I found a few vintage space-themed items, which I will always scoop up, including a “Blast Off” bagatelle game, a Tom Corbett coloring book, and a Space Patrol puzzle.
Mitch M. gave me an excellent deal on this 1974 Mego Batmobile and a 1966 Batman milk glass, which will go great on my vintage Batman shelf (if I can fit them in, that Batmobile is big!).
I can not tell you how much I wish I had an 8mm movie projector right now.
Now, this was potentially the find of the year. This huge James Bond 007 “The Man with the Golden Gun” movie poster banner was hanging in a booth that was selling old furniture and wooden printer’s type. This poster had no reason to be there, so I thought there might be a deal to be had.
The vendor tried to tell me that the poster was a limited edition silk-screen print number 74 out of 251, but I knew better. That 74/251 is the National Screen Service’s numbering system–the movie was released in 1974 and the 251 denote that the film was the 251st movie released that year. The poster has some condition issues, but when you see something unusual with an icon like James Bond on it, you have to buy it (or at least, I do).
The photos really obliterated the colors, but believe me when I say the ink is bright, day-glow orange and black. This was made to be seen from across the room, and put this thing under a black light and it will surely burn out your retinas. The banner is 20″ tall and over 79″ wide!
I have never seen this poster before and have had no luck finding another one on the internet, so if anyone out there has any information on it, I’d love to hear it!
It’s such a simple version, but the more I look at it, the more I like it.
Crooked Ninja Turtle Gang says
Those are some GOOD finds! Oh and you website changed since the last time I was here (2 hours ago roughly) it looks great though.
Ha! Thanks. The new look is a work in progress. 😉
Change? ARRGHHH! I HATE CHANGE! But the site does look good.
Nice haul. I never seem to know when the Big Flea is in town. You’ve got all the connections!
Connections? Ha! It comes around every couple of months. Come across the river and I’ll give you the tour. 😉
Yup, that is indeed a sweet Batmobile! It’s the Mego version, right?
I stopped drooling over the pic and actually read the words. Yup, Mego 😛
Awesome finds! Great poster… love it.
Thanks. I wish I could have taken a better picture of that poster to show the orange color. It really is shockingly bright. 😉
Very nice Brian!
Shawn Robare says
I saw a set of 8mm original King Kong reels recently at a Antique shop and thought about you. They weren’t marked, and I have no idea what a good price is for these things. I think there were like 4-6 in the set…
Those sound awesome! Especially if they were for the 1933 film. I’ve bought a few 8mm movies before, and they usually are pretty inexpensive (<$10), but classic sci-fi and movies like King Kong would sell for much more.
Nice haul. I am envious of the Bond poster.