Tuesday 9 February 2010

Bonhams costume sales - previous auctions

In the upcoming sale of classic and new series costumes and props at Bonhams, there is sadly only one item from Jon Pertwee’s era up for sale.
This got me thinking, and I looked back over past auctions and found a couple more items worth sharing.

Lot 10
John Pertwee as Dr. Who, 1970-1974
A complete outfit and sonic screwdriver, comprising: black cape coat, of wool, with plastic buttons to front, satin lined having large pockets inside, labelled "Angels & Bermans", together with a black watered silk cravat, a burgundy velvet jacket, with black watered silk effect edging and cuff detail, with wooden and plastic buttons with metal thread with black wool lining labelled inside "A. Grofs, KEIL-G" and a "sonic screwdriver" of silver painted aluminium with red, white and black edged buttons.

This costume was used for exhibition and promotional purposes and did not feature in the television series.
Jon Pertwee took The Doctor in a different direction from the "Cosmic Hobo" and decided to portray a Dandy, but with a difference. He was a master of Venusian Karate and became the James Bond version of the Doctor with his marvellous gadgets and quick wit. Instead of the hairy coat or Victorian tailcoats he opted for deep purple velvet jackets, cape and scalloped shirtfronts.
Costume by Christine Rawlins.

Sold for £9,600

Thursday 4 February 2010

Bonhams costume sale - 24th February 2010

In a few of weeks time there is another costume sale at Bonhams in Knightsbridge, this time selling off a vast number of items which have featured in the various exhibitions that have been held around the country.

Since I covered the previous auctions at Bonhams on the 16th June 2009 and 16th December 2009, I felt I should do the same for this, but because there are SO many items on offer, I have split them up by Doctor.