Thursday, 2 June 2016

Bamfords Entertainment Auction -
8th June 2016

The summer Film and Entertainment auction at Bonhams is at the end of this month, but before then there is a bonus auction at Bamfords.

I’m not aware of Bamfords selling Doctor Who items before, but their sale next week has twenty-one lots - rivalling any Bonhams auction in recent years.

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 4016 - Doctor Who - a replica model
Doctor Who - a replica model, Sea Devil, life-size, 198cm high

Sold for £350


Lot 4021 - Doctor Who - Planet of the Daleks - a Thal space suit costume
Doctor Who - Planet of the Daleks - a Thal space suit costume, worn by Hilary Minster as Marat, originally broadcast 7th April - 12th May 1973, BBC Television Workroom label inscribed in ink, pale caramel quilted fabric

Sold for £1,400

Lot 4029 - Doctor Who - The Monster of Peladon - an Ice Warrior costume
Doctor Who - The Monster of Peladon - an Ice Warrior costume, 11th Season, originally broadcast 23rd March to 27th April 1974, humanoid form with reptilian skin, 186cm high Provenance: The Prop Store of London

Sold for £2,000

Lot 4030 - Doctor Who - The Official Stage Show - a Tardis
Doctor Who - The Official Stage Show - a Tardis, of painted wooden construction, 226.5cm high, 137cm wide Provenance: Bonhams 2006

Sold for £1,000

Monday, 30 May 2016

Original 3rd Doctor items on eBay -
May 2016

If you have ever wanted to zoom around country lanes in your very on Bessie - now’s your chance!


Though this is not THE Bessie used by Jon Pertwee (and briefly by Tom Baker and Sylvester McCoy) it is one of only a couple of dozen still known to be in existence.

BESSIE - Ford Siva Edwardian Tourer
FORD SIVA EDWARDIAN 4 SEATER TOURER
STARTED LIFE IN 1952 AS A FORD ANGLIA E494A
REBODIED IN EARLY 1970'S WITH SIVA PRODUCED BODY - 100 WERE MADE , BUT ONLY 18 BELIEVED TO BE IN EXISTANCE
DUE TO E494A CHASSIS = NO HYDRAULICS ON BRAKING OR CLUTCH TO WORRY ABOUT - ALL CABLE / RODS
STARTS ON THE BUTTON - AND DRIVES SUPERB
REMOVABLE SOFT TOP
SEMAPHORE TRAFFICATORS- ALL ELECTRICS CONVERTED TO 12 VOLT
ONLY 3 KEEPERS SINCE NEW

TAXATION CLASS - HISTORIC
NO TAX OR MOT REQUIRED

FULLY COM INSURANCE AROUND £60 A YEAR
OVER 60 YEARS OLD - SMALL BLEMISHES ON PAINTWORK - BUT COMES WITH AEROSOL TOUCH UP PAINT
WOULD BENEFIT FROM WOODWORK RE-VARNISHING

ONLY SELLING DUE TO CHANGE IN WORK CONTRACT - NO LONGER GET ENOUGH WEEKENDS OFF TO ENJOY

UPDATE
I see the car sold at the last second with a single bid. I happen to know the buyer of this item - and I can say it couldn’t have gone to a better chap!

Monday, 15 February 2016

The Third Doctor -
as played by THE WAR DOCTOR!

Ever wondered what might have been?

What if The War Doctor had been an earlier incarnation?

What if he said that immortal speech at the end of Planet Of The Daleks?

Well at Gallifrey One this year, as part of his stage talk on the Sunday, legendary actor Sir John Hurt (with the help of someone from the audience) did just that!



See more of Sir John Hurt reading classic Doctor speeches
as The War Doctor here
The Fourth Doctor
as played by THE WAR DOCTOR!
The Twelfth Doctor
as played by THE WAR DOCTOR!

UPDATE
To my surprise, The Radio Times’ website has picked up on my videos and shared them online!
Watch John Hurt re-read some of
Doctor Who's most iconic speeches
as The War Doctor

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Bonhams: 1994 -
31st March Entertainment Sale

I’m getting quite into tracking down past Bonhams Entertainment auctions where Doctor Who items were sold.

It started with the 1991 Doctor Who auction, where dozens of costumes and props were up for grabs. I’ve since traced later sales where many times from the 1991 auction were resold, and some of these still pop up today from time to time.

A couple of weeks ago I found a Bonhams catalogue from 1994, containing 22 lots of Who-related items were sold.

Frustratingly due to the cost of producing print publications in the days, there are no photographs to illustrate the items on offer (every image would have had to be taken on film and processed, compared to the instant and cheap nature of digital photography today).

These sales also pre-date the internet, so finding the realised prices is near impossible.

Less care seems to have been taken in preparing the text in the catalogue.


There are a number of spelling errors and possible mis-titling of episodes, but since some of these are for pre-production scripts (and therefor correct at the time) I have replicated the text here exactly as it appeared in the 1994 catalogue.

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

Please note there are a number of spelling and title errors in the catalogue, which I have repeated here for accuracy as some may refer to early drafts of scripts

Lot 350 DR. WHO The Five Doctors 1983
A Chancellory Guard wrist communicator.
Estimate £20 - 30

Lot 351 DR. WHO The Five Doctors 1983
A metallic gold hat piped in black and gold braid, worn by Castellan (Paul Jericho)
Estimate £30 - 40

Lot 352 DR. WHO The Five Doctors 1983
A cream hat piped in gold, together with a pair of cream leather gloves with embroidered sleeves, worn by Lord President Borusa (Philip Latham), (3)
Estimate £30 - 40

Lot 357 DR. WHO
A small selection of recording orders, camera scripts and transmission scripts for 'The Happiness Patrol'. 'Frontier in Space', 'Strange Matter'. 'The Curse of Fenric' and 'The Wolves of Fenric'.
Estimate £30 - 50

Lot 367 DR. WHO THE AUCTION, CATALOGUE
Sale of selected costumes from the wardrobe, on 11th May 1991. 41 page catalogue with black and white illustrations, colour cover, together with a list of prices realised. (2)
Estimate £10 - 20

Lot 368 DR. WHO MEMORABILIA
An extensive collection of Dr Who and related science fiction memorabilia, including jigsaw puzzles, badges, Cassette tapes, models, newsletters, annuals, toys, posters, magazines, approximately thirty paperback books, a mug, a china moneybox and three albums comprising of numerous official BBC colour photographs. (a lot)
Estimate £200 - 300

Lot 369 DR. WHO
A black and white publicity postcard of Jon Pertwee (Dr. Who 1963-1974), signed in blue felt tip 'with all good wishes and thanks, Jon Pertwee'.
Estimate £60 - 80

Friday, 5 February 2016

Original 3rd Doctor items on eBay - February 2016

This rather unusual item has popped up on eBay this month.

It’s amazing it has survived all these years.

The Daemons - Bok face mask
Original prop from 1971 Dr Who Daemons episodes

Comes with the dressing room polystyrene stand as seen in pictures

This is a genuine original prop in great condition - no tears etc

On 30-Jan-16 at 22:53:36 GMT, seller added the following information:
Edit: the word 'book' in the title should say 'Bok' it's a predictive typo

On 31-Jan-16 at 15:09:34 GMT, seller added the following information:
Please see last picture uploaded - we took the mask off the polystyrene stand to see the inside. I'm guessing this was to fit the head

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Bonhams: 1992 -
August 24th Entertainment Sale

Last week I showed you the content of a Bonhams sale from January 1992. In it a large number of ex-BBC Costume Dept outfits from Doctor Who were sold off.

Since then I have found another catalogue from 1992, this time from August.

Interestingly a number of the extensive Doctor Who items sound very much like those sold back in January, though with much higher estimates this time around.

More recently I think we have seen some of these lots continuing to be sold on. It’s fascinating to trace the items back through the various auction catalogues, following the prices they sell for.

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 648 Dr. Who—The Auction, Catalogue from 11th May 1991, sale of selected costumes from the Wardrobe, 42 page catalogue with black and white illustrations, colour cover, together with a sheet of prices. (2)
Estimate £10-20

Lot 649 Dr. Who stage playscript, ‘The Ultimate Adventure’ by Terrance Dicks.
Estimate £30-50

Lot 655 Two linen bodices, With large padded sleeves and brown trousers to match, possibly to be worn under some form of body armour from a l960’s/
1970’s episode.
Estimate £50-80

Lot 660 ‘The Sea Devils’, 1972 (Jon Pertwee) A black cape, with red lining worn by Dr. Who (Jon Pertwee).
Estimate £500-800
Footnote: A still of Mr. Pertwee wearing this costume was featured on the cover of the 20th Anniversary edition of the Radio Times.




Lot 661 ‘Death of the Daleks’, 1974 (Jon Pertwee) A grey velvet jacket, with rust detailing, ‘Jon Pertwee 23.2.73’.
Estimate £800-1,200


Sunday, 24 January 2016

Bonhams: 1992 -
The BBC Costume Dept sale

Exactly 24 years ago TODAY there was an unusual auction at Bonhams to sell off a vast amount of ex-BBC costume department items.

Due to the volume of items on offer, the sale was held at the BBC Costume Warehouse, which at the time was on the Royal London Industrial Estate in North Acton.

Most of the sale was non-descript items, broken down into sections such as PERIOD COSTUMES - GREEK/ROMAN, MEDIAEVAL, TUDOR, ELIZABETHAN, STUART, GEORGIAN and REGENCY, VICTORIAN and EDWARDIAN etc.

It then moved on to SPORTSWEAR and MISCELLANEOUS before CHILDRENS and LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT. There was even a section for FANCY DRESS and ARMOUR, CHAINMAIL ETC.

Then things got more interesting with NARNIA prior to the big draw the sale - the SCIENCE FICTION section.

This was broken down into DR WHO, BLAKE’S 7, THE FLIP SIDE OF DOMINICK HYDE, STAR COPS, and OTHER SCIENCE FICTION COSTUMES.

The sale closed with a section of late additions, which included an extra Doctor Who lot.

I recently picked up a copy of the sales catalogue on aBay - such as it is. Back in 1992 this consisted of a pocket folder with a stapled loose sheet listing of the items for sale. There are no photographs or illustrations, and the descriptions are scant to say the least.

I have transcribed all the Doctor Who items.

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
Click the link above to download a copy of the full catalogue

Lot 281 Planet of the Daleks, 1972, Jon Pertwee as Dr Who.
2 Thal sacesuits, one with tubing, worn by Jane Howe and Bernard Horsfsll (2)
Sold for £200

Lot 282 Planet of the Daleks, 1972, Jon Pertwee as Dr Who.
Quilted beige Thal spacesuits worn by Tim Preece, Prentis Hancock and Alan Tucker (3)
Sold for £300

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Original 3rd Doctor items on eBay -
January 2016

I see some loose bits have dropped off the original Silurian costume again.

Doctor Who And The Silurians
framed costume fragment
This is an amazing opportunity

This is almost 50 years old - a piece of an original Silurian creature from the Jon Pertwee story that introduced them in 1970!

As with many costumes of the day, they have deteriorated. No Silurian survived from this story and this is a piece of the head of one of the Silurian remains - this is ultra rare!

I have seen small pieces of Silurian sell once before for £100 each - this piece has been sited in resin to prevent further deterioration and framed for display

It is supplied with a copy of the letter of authenticity from the prop experts who sold it and is s once in a lifetime auction!