Goldeneye by ©Richard O'Neill [not for reproduction]

Field Report: Richard O’Neill

This week we see the return of the Field Report with the talented artist Richard O’Neill. What is your favourite Richard Chopping cover and do you own any 1st editions? Probably From Russia With Love, though I also like Octopussy and The Living Daylights and The Man with the Golden Gun. Unfortunately not – they’re…

Bond In The Spotlight: SAMLA and 007 In Conference

Article by Matt Sherman I felt lucky to join November’s annual gathering of Bond fanatics for debate, discourse and delicious cocktails, a celebration of all things 007 with professors and their students. Learn why SAMLA is fast turning into Bond Brains Central. ** When my friend and fellow 007 collector Carlos Perez contacted me about…

Field Report: Dan Holloway

This week, we welcome Dan Holloway to share his thoughts on some of his favourite Bond novels and covers. 1. What is your favorite Chopping cover and why? I’ve always been partial to the OHMSS cover. It was somewhat different from the others, and the the artist’s perspective was intriguing. The red stamp title and…

Field Report: Nick from A Gentleman’s Jotter

This week we welcome a fine gentleman in from the cold to discuss his love of Fleming and appreciation of Richard Chopping’s iconic dust jackets. What is your favourite Chopping cover and why? Without a doubt, Thunderball. It incapsulates the world of Fleming’s Bond so perfectly. I remember the first time I saw it in…

Field Report: David Salter

This week we welcome David Salter in from the cold, who has the distinction of having once lived in the birthplace of Ian Fleming at 27 Green Street. What is your favorite Chopping cover and why? From Russia With Love. It was the first hardback that I had bought on the day of publication and…

Field Report: Matt Sherman

This week we welcome one of the Bond community’s most esteemed members, collectors and writers in from the cold. The author of James Bond’s Cuisine: 007 Every Last Meal, Matt Sherman. What is your favorite Chopping cover and why? Thanks for such an Artistic query–with the Flemings alone, that’s like asking which of my nine…

Alice Dryden

Field Report: Alice Dryden

We are delighted to welcome in from the January cold, Alice Dryden to talk about her Bond collection and why she could still be the first woman to write an official Bond novel! 1. What is your favorite Chopping cover and why? On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. I love the detailed crest, and unless you know…