Inside the archives of James Bond

Anderson Cooper gets a look at the booby-trapped briefcase used in "From Russia With Love" with Meg Simmonds, keeper of the James Bond archives. "60 Minutes": James Bond secret to spy's success
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(CBS News) The James Bond movie franchise is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month.

The films are popular partly because of their gadgets and props - everything from booby traps to razor-sharp hats.

Anderson Cooper went inside the 007 archives, for a story on this Sunday's "60 Minutes."

Some of Q's gadgets are stored with other Bond movie memorabilia at a nondescript warehouse on the outskirts of London.

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Meg Simmonds oversees the collection of half a century's worth of artifacts.

They include a box of crystal "diamonds" from "Die Another Day," one of which was in Halle Berry's belly button. "We're not sure which one," said Simmonds.

She handles the most iconic Bond props like museum pieces. The oldest is from "Dr. No," a champagne bottle that somehow survived.

There's the booby-trapped briefcase Sean Connery used in "From Russia With Love" in 1963 . . . Jaws' deadly dentures, from "The Spy Who Loved Me" . . . and Christopher Lee's golden gun, from "The Man With the Golden Gun."

And perhaps the most famous piece of Bond memorabilia: the deadly, metal-rimmed hat worn by the henchman Odd Job in 1964's "Goldfinger." Simmonds said it's worth about 62 thousand pounds - about $100,000.

"So I shouldn't throw it across the room?" Cooper asked.

"No, please don't," she replied.

To view the preview of Cooper's report click on the video above.