Amplifyd proudly presents The Steve Oxenrider James Bond 007 Collection. The sale of this world-class collection offers 007 enthusiasts and collectors an unparalleled opportunity to acquire an array of treasures, featuring hundreds of never-before-seen contact sheets, rare and iconic stills, highly sought-after posters, records, and much more.
'Teaser' Auction February 8 - March 3, followed by dedicated auctions for each title in the 007 franchise.
A personal note from Owner / Consignor Steve Oxenrider on the Music for the James Bond Films and his journey collecting Stills and Contacts:
Music for the James Bond films has been integral to the success of the James Bond series as the winning formula of girls, gadgets, villains, and exotic locations. My first Bond album was The Incredible World of James Bond, a mail-in offer from Pepsi for the 1965 television special of the same name. That year, stores were flooded with James Bond merchandise, 007, and other spy music album compilations by various artists. In rapid succession, I snatched up the original soundtracks for the first four Bond films. As I stared at the album covers with their dynamic Robert McGinnis poster artwork or photos, the music leaping from the speakers captured each film's excitement, intrigue, and romance. I collected over 1,000 LPs, 45 singles, EPs, cassettes, 8-track tapes, and CDs in the following years. There were albums with different tracks, gatefolds, re-issues, picture discs, cover designs, and other variations. Determining how many Japanese 45 singles with different picture sleeves alone became an insurmountable but enjoyable task. For decades, the sounds of 007 have drawn fans together for concerts, blogs, and discussion groups. Even after sixty years since the release of "Dr. No," fans worldwide still eagerly anticipate who will compose the music or perform the title song for the next Bond film.. Bond music, like diamonds, is forever.
My passion for collecting James Bond movie stills began in high school. With the popularity of the Bond phenomenon in the mid-1960s with Goldfinger and Thunderball movie star magazines ran ads for celebrities and movie stills. Way before VHS or DVD, the only time you could see a Bond movie was in the theater upon its release or on a Bond double bill. Owning stills was a tangible remembrance of the movie you could take out and look at any time again and again. Most of my collection was acquired by mail order, and eventually, I got to visit the haven of movie memorabilia shops in New York—places like Movie Star News, Cinemabilia, Stephen Sally, and Jerry Ohlingers. Each had a riot of movie posters and unusual stills, publicity shots, art stills, behind-the-scenes stills, and original press stills from Europe, often brought to you by the shop owner in bulging folders or cardboard boxes. Nothing was vintage back then because it was all brand new, costing between 25-50 cents per still. My collection grew by trading with fellow collectors worldwide, mailing out ‘wants lists’ of missing numbers, and visiting film shops in Barcelona, Paris, and London.
There is great personal satisfaction that Dan Willis and his team at Amplifyd are providing an excitingly detailed approach to curating, promoting, and auctioning my collection of over 7,500 James Bond stills and contact sheets. I know, ultimately, they will find a new home in the archive of the appreciative fan and collector.