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Originally made for the sci-fi film Moon Zero Two (1969), the helmets were later used in many subsequent productions, most notably Doctor Who.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