Thursday 30 June 2011

Pertwee-worn Inverness Cape sells for £4,800 at auction

Yesterdays Entertainment sale at Bonhams included an Inverness cape worn by Jon Pertwee (see right).

Although it was not from his era as The Doctor, it had been worn for the numerous personal appearances, photo-calls, as well as for his role in Dimensions In Time.

I wrote about this very cape in my Costume Index Appendix a couple of years back.

Having seen it first hand at the viewing, I was disappointed by its construction, thinking it a bit cheap and nasty.

That said it was worn by the man himself, and a buyer was sufficiently impressed enough to pay £4,800 for the privilege of owning it.

Tuesday 28 June 2011

Bonhams auction - 29th June 2011 -
the viewing

This week is the bonhams entertainment sale, so I popped along to the viewing to see the Who-related items for myself.

The solitary Pertwee item, an Inverness cape, was a bit disappointing for me. Although it had been worn throughout the final appearances of Jon in the role, it wasn't as well made as I thought it might have been.
The cape part actually buttoned on, making it removeable. The herringbone fabric it was made from felt cheap and the lining was a simple viscose with a self-stripe and not the luxurious looking brightly coloured silks of the screen used ones.

Wednesday 15 June 2011

Nestle Milk Chocolate Bars - picture 6

Today it’s picture six of Doctor Who Fights Masterplan “Q” - the 15-part adventure on the backs of the Nestl√© Doctor Who Milk Chocolate bars.
Pursued from the planet Quorus by The Doctor and Jo Grant, The Master eludes them and we start to see the beginnings of his evil Masterplan Q!

Here is the final side to the sweet shop display box.

Tuesday 7 June 2011

Down to a tee

Forbidden Planet’s relentless release of The Doctor costume t-shirts continues with the upcoming Third Doctor (see below).

It represents Jon Pertwee’s costume as specifically seen in Frontier In Space, the only times the combination of green Smoking Jacket, brown Inverness Cape and velvet bow tie were seen on screen together – although the bow tie worn in the episode was not the wine colour shown here.

Sunday 5 June 2011

COUNTDOWN - June 1971

Exactly forty years ago this month, Countdown comic had The Doctor continuing his adventures in The Vogan Slaves.

From issue 19 the comic was retitled Countdown The Space-age comic!

Click the issue title to view
the complete comic in PDF format.

Issue 16

Contains comic strips of
Doctor Who - The Vogan Slaves pt 2
art by Harry Lindfield

also Joe 90, Dastardly And Muttley, Countdown, Thunderbirds, UFO, Stingray, 
Issue 17

Contains comic strips of
Doctor Who - The Vogan Slaves pt 3
art by Harry Lindfield

also Dastardly And Muttley, Stingray, The Investigators, UFO, Thunderbirds, Countdown
Issue 18

Contains comic strips of
Doctor Who - The Vogan Slaves pt 4
art by Harry Lindfield

also Stingray, Countdown, Lady Penelope, Dastardly And Muttley, Thunderbirds, UFO, 
Issue 19

Contains comic strips of
Doctor Who - The Vogan Slaves pt 5
art by Harry Lindfield

also Countdown, Dastardly And Muttley, Stingray, Captain Scarlet, UFO, Thunderbirds, 

Friday 3 June 2011

Bonhams costume sale - 29th June 2011

Being June, it’s time for the next six-monthly Entertainment Memorabilia sale at Bonhams.
As usual there are a scant few Doctor Who items on offer, some more interesting that others. Here are the items relating to the Third Doctor (and the Second for want of somewhere to list them).

As usual I have separated the items by Doctor era, and you can see the rest of the items here:
Here are just the lots relating to the Third Doctor era
Lot 111
Dr. Who: Jon Pertwee
An inverness cape, in charcoal herringbone, frock with matching striped lining, black velvet collar, five buttons and three pockets, capelet with blue braid edging and purple lining, with background information including a copy of the 'Radio Times', 20-26 November 1993, the front cover featuring Pertwee wearing the cape

Estimate: £4,000 - 5,000
Sold for £4,800

This was worn on-screen for the 30th anniversary episode, 'Dimensions In Time', and can be seen on the cover of the Dr. Who Annual, 1996, in Jon Pertwee's autobiography, the Dr. Who magazine and several BBC videos. It was originally purchased at the Longleat auction in August 1996, which included a number of items from Jon Pertwee's widow. The cape was Lot 64 in the auction.

Lot 111A
Doctor Who: A rehearsal script for 'Dr Who And The War Games'
for rehearsals May 1969, Episode Seven, with related memo, cast/set list and twenty-five numbered, mimeographed pages, some annotated

Estimate: £200 - 300
Sold for £420
Lot 115
A miniature TARDIS model, created for exhibition purposes, of painted board, with plastic paper-backed windows, and plastic casing to light, having internal electrical workings (plug removed), height 5ft, width 15 inches.

Estimate: £150 - 200
Sold for £900