Monday 8 December 2014

Rare Dalek playsuit for auction

This week sees the regular December Entertainment And Memorabilia Auction at Bonhams.
There’s a handful of Doctor Who items, but the majority are for uninspiring Torchwood and Sarah Jane costumes.

But what has caught my eye is a lot in another auction taking place by Aston’s Auctioneeres in Dudley, West Midlands!

This Thursday and Friday (11th and 12th December 2014) sees a vast sale of Toys and Model Railways.

The most interesting lot is for an original Berwick Dalek Playsuit from 1965.
Originally sold for 66s 6d, they sell for in excess of £300 to £400, so the £150 to £220 estimate is quite conservative, given that it is complete and comes with the original box.

Lot 1350 – Berwick Doctor Who Dalek Playsuit

Tuesday 2 December 2014

Another original TV21 Dalek
comic book art on eBay

Not far off this timer last year I highlighted a stunning page of original artwork for an issue of Century 21 comic.

Now there is another similar page, also by legendary artist Ron Turner - and you can snap it up with a BuyItNow - IF you have £14,900 to hand!

UNSOLD FOR £9,900 (after relisting)

Original UK Comic Artwork

Geliot-Whitman Ltd art board is approx 15" x 21.5"
(is oversize to send as International 'Small Packet' rate)

Drawn for the issue of the comic TV CENTURY 21 issue no. 90, page 20 (back cover), October 1966.

Story is known is 'The Emissaries of Jevo'.
This is part one of six consecutive weeks.
Story board writer is David Whitaker.
Artist is Ron Turner.

No damage. No fading.

Includes the printer's colour guide Registration marks (strips).

Complete * All original

I am including in the sale an issue of the comic, along with a copy
of the 'Heading' + 'STOP PRESS' that I have made to scale
(secondary image)

A bizarre coincidence is that on reverse is ink-stamped
'M. HALL , Artist Agent' including a London address.

Thursday 16 October 2014

Prop Store Auction - 16th October 2014

Today there was an auction by Prop Store London, selling a whole Aladdin’s cave of amazing film and tv props and costumes.

Hidden amongst them was a single Doctor Who item.

It’s not strictly from Doctor Who - but it was used on there series.

The helmet was sculpted for Moon Zero Two, the only space-set science fiction film produced by Hammer.

Prop Store London - Film & TV Artefacts - 16th October 2014

Lot 72 The Ambassadors of Death Space Helmet

A space helmet used in the Jon Pertwee Doctor Who adventure The Ambassadors of Death. This helmet and others like it were worn by the astronauts on board Mars Probe 7 who were taken by an alien race and replaced by alien duplicates.

Originally made for the sci-fi film Moon Zero Two (1969), the helmets were later used in many subsequent productions, most notably Doctor Who. The helmet is made of fibreglass and features a clear plastic visor and a foam lining. It is finished in an off-white paint scheme and the neck ring has a foil appliqué to give the appearance of metal.

Well-used, the helmet retains much of its original finish with only minor scuffs and cracks to the paint finish and visor. The piece remains in good condition. Dimensions: 32 cm x 28 cm x 31 cm (12½” x 11” x 12¼”)

Estimate £1,000-1,500
Sold for £1,700

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Alternative 3rd Doctor costume t-shirt

Back in 2011 Forbidden Planet started releasing a range of t-shirt based on The Doctor’s costumes.

They soon released all twelve Doctors, and have kept the idea alive by doing a few of the peripheral characters as well.

Now they are going back over a few of The Doctors, creating some of the alternative costume variations seen down the years.

You can now get the Third Doctor - but as seen in the tenth anniversary special, The Three Doctors, with the blue lined Inverness cape.

Despite featuring in the iconic group photocall, this variant of the cape was only used briefly in a couple of scenes in the story.

That said, I do think it is a better choice than the brown Inverness cape of the original t-shirt.
3rd Doctor (Three Doctors)
costume t-shirt

But that’s not all!

If you so desire you can dress as The Brigadier too!
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
costume t-shirt

Tuesday 10 June 2014

Bonhams auction - 25th June 2014

It’s that time of the year again and another Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia auction is looming.

There are a number of Doctor Who, Torchwood and Sarah Jane Adventures items on offer.

Most of the Doctor Who items are left over the from the previous sale in December last year, now with considerably reduced estimates and reserves.

As usual I have separated the items by Doctor era, and you can see the rest of the items here:

ere are just the lots relating to the Third Doctor era
Lot 100
DOCTOR WHO/ JON PERTWEE: 'THE TIME WARRIOR' - A SET OF FOUR CAMERA SCRIPTS, 1973, mimeographed typed pages, Episodes 1-4, 8 x 11 inches (20x28cm).

Provenance: From the Estate of Bob Slatford, BBC Visual Effects Department between 1986-1974.
Working alongside Jack Kine and Bernard Wilkie.

Estimate £500 - 600
Sold for £312