Some weeks ago I emailed Bond to ask for permission to scan more Bond magazines and offer them for download here on the blog. I waited a couple of weeks but received no reply so I emailed them again. A couple of weeks later and again I had still received no reply so I decided to try one last time and if I still received no reply I would just forget about it.
Third time lucky, they replied and after a couple more emails back and forth I received an email yesterday giving me permission provided the magazines are old and discontinued and are not among those available for sale on their website.
I have made a start with the scanning and will gradually add them to the blog over the coming days, weeks or months depending on how quickly I can get them done (and how quickly I get bored with them!).
Here is an extract from one of the magazines, from the Bond inventor and editor, Roger Curry, who explains about the two sections of the magazine :
“The Bond Collection which will be a pattern section with an encyclopedia of hints and tips to pull out and collect and the Bond Magazine which will be a news and ideas section with articles, readers letters etc.”
This could get confusing as the original magazines from the 80s are called Bond Magazine and start at issue one and these newer ones from the 90s are also called Bond Magazine and start at issue one. I am going to eventually try and put clickable thumbnails of the front covers on the page where all the links are to make it easier to see exactly which issues you are downloading. In the meantime there will still just be text links. These newer issues are all in black and white and are only twelve pages each.
The pull out sections he mentions have all been pulled out and stored in a seperate binder so I will probably scan them all and save them as one PDF.
Then there are the Bond Collection magazines which will take a little longer to scan as they have more pages and are in colour but I will get there, eventually.
I’ll scan and upload a few at a time and post the links as I do them.
Talk to you later,