Thursday, 8 February 2018

Bonhams FLASHBACK: 18th August 1999
Film, Entertainment & Celebrity Autographs

I found this old Bonhams catalogue from 1999 on eBay recently, and it’s got a good selection of costumes and props from a range of eras of Doctor Who.

There are some amazing costumes listed in this sale, many of which haven’t seen the light of day since. It would be amazing to know where they are!
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 Second Doctor era


Lot 113
Doctor Who
A blueprint for the complete floor plans for the story The Two Doctors (the last episode to feature Patrick Troughton as the Doctor) signed by the cast and producer, together with clipped signatures of William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton framed with two publicity postcards of the two Doctors. (various sizes)
Estimate £500-800

Lot 125
Doctor Who
A guards studded tunic with leather trimming from the Pirate Planet episode.
Estimate £400-500

Lot 127
Doctor Who
A large collection of scripts for episodes from Hartnell to McCoy, some signed, episodes include, Shada, Tomb Of The Cybermen, Genesis Of The Daleles, The Daleles Master Plan and the complete four episodes of Planet The Giants. Approx 20.
Estimate £1000—1500

Lot 129
Doctor Who
A mounted display of autographs and corresponding pictures of seven actors Who have played the Doctor; Williain Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davidson, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy.
Estimate £200—300

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Bonhams FLASHBACK:
2nd September 1993 Entertainment sale

I came across this vintage Bonhams catalogue dating from 1993.

In my research into sales of Doctor Who costumes and memorabilia at historical Bonhams auctions, I don’t think I’ve seen quite so many Who-related items in a general sale before - 75 items in total, most of which are costume.

Catalogues in those days were sparsely written, often containing typing errors and misattributions. Hence you will see Sontarin (not Sontaran) and Androzanni (instead of Androzani).
Other instances cite the wrong episode titles; wrong seasons; and occasional wrong aliens!


I have therefore NOT attempted to correct any of these as it is not always possible to fathom the ambiguous nature of some of the listings.

Where possible I have used the (few) photos from the catalogue to illustrate the items, but most I have sourced images from either episodes cited, or later Bonhams auctions where it would appear these items resurfaced for sale.
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 Second Doctor era

Lot 467 A CYBER CONTROLLER HELMET
An accurate ļ¬breglass replica of this helmet. Estimate £350 - 450

Lot 480a ‘THE TWO DOCTORS’
1985 (Colin Baker) A replica Sontarin gun.
Estimate £60 - 80

Lot 498 DR. WHO - THE AUCTION, CATALOGUE
From 11th May 1991 Sale of selected costumes from the wardrobe, 41 page catalogue with black and white illustrations, colour cover, together with a sheet of prices realised. (2)
Estimate £10 - 20

Lot 500 DR. WHO
‘The Dr. Who Celebration Commemorative Programme’ Twenty Years of a Time Lord, held at Longleat House, Wiltshire on 3rd and 4th April 1983 and signed by ‘Pat Troughton’.
Estimate £60 - 100

Lot 512 LONDON POLICE BOX (T.A.R.D.I.S.)
A blue London police box, complete with beacon on the top, built of wood, to the same dimensions and appearance of the B.B.C. TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimensions In Space) featured in regular episodes of Dr. Who.
Estimate £2,000 - 3,000

Lot 520 VARIOUS DR. WHO AUTOGRAPHS
Including Sarah Sutton, Jessica Martin, William Russell, Richard Briers, Nicola Bryant, Frazer Hines, Dinsdale Landen, Sophie Aldred, and others.
Estimate £30 - 40

Lot 522 DR. WHO ANNUALS
A selection of the ‘B.B.C. TV Dr. Who Annuals’ from 1965, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980 and 1981.
Estimate £150 - 250

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Bonhams FLASHBACK: -
19th December 1994 Entertainment Sale

In my researching into sales of Doctor Who costumes and memorabilia at historical Bonhams auctions, I came across the catalogue for an Entertainment Sale in late 1994.

There are a good dozen Who-related items right at there end of the sale.

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 Second Doctor era
NB: There are minimal photo illustrations in the catalogue. 
All colour images are internet sourced and as example only

Lot 379 DR. WHO
A replica Cyberman head, similar to those featured in ‘Moonbase’, 1967 (Patrick Troughton).
Estimate £100 - 200







Lot 395 DR. WHO/PATRICK TROUGHTON
A colour head and shoulders postcard, signed in blue ballpoint ‘Best Wishes Patrick Troughton’.
Estimate £80 - 120
Lot 398 DR. WHO


Eight Dr. Who related books including four Dr. Who Annuals (1966, 1967, 1969 and 1970), Dr. Who and the Invasion from Space, The Dalek Outer Space Book, The Dalek Book and the Dalek Painting Book. (8)


Estimate £150 - 250

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Bonham auction - 29th June 2016

After Bamfords nipped in earlier this month an stole Bonhams thunder, it’s now time for the summer Film and Entertainment auction at Bonhams in Knightsbridge.

There is a mix of new items; some items previously sold; and some items from previous sales that went unsold, now listed with lower estimates.

For the Second Doctor it all comes under the heading of unsold items, now with lower estimates.

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 Second Doctor era
Lot 84
Doctor Who: A rare set of storyboards for 'The Space Pirates', Episode 1,

1969, seventeen numbered sheets with pencil sketches, typewritten text with some handwritten annotation, last page ending with John Wood 15.1.69., loose, 8 x 13in (20.5 x 33cm)

FOOTNOTES
Original storyboard artwork created during the design of the visual effects sequences. Drawn by freelance effects designer, John Wood.
Estimate £1,500 - 1,800

Sold for £1,625

Lot 88
Doctor Who / Patrick Troughton: 'Doctor Who And The Web Of Fear', a set of five Rehearsal Scripts,

1968, from the collection of episode writer Henry Lincoln, mimeographed typed script, including Episodes 1 - 5, each signed in black ink by the author, each bearing sequential project number 2317/9232 - 2317/9236, 8 x 13 inches (20x33cm) (5)

FOOTNOTES
This lot includes the script for episode three of the series, which is currently missing.
Estimate £800 - 1,200

UNSOLD

Lot 89
Doctor Who / Patrick Troughton: 'Doctor Who And The Abominable Snowmen', a complete set of six Draft Scripts,

1967, from the collection of episode writer Henry Lincoln, each with detailed hand annotated corrections, the scripts in mimeographed typed script, all being signed in black ink by the author to cover,
8 x 13 inches (20x33cm) (6)

FOOTNOTES
This set of scripts were Henry Lincoln's working copies for the episode and include a number of his amendments and corrections to the text.
Estimate £1,500 - 2,000

Sold for £1,375

Lot 90
Doctor Who / Patrick Troughton: 'Doctor Who And The Abominable Snowmen', a complete set of six Rehearsal Scripts,

1967 from the collection of episode writer Henry Lincoln, each bound mimeographed script, signed to cover in black ink 'Henry Lincoln', with recording and transmission details to front, 8 x 13 inches (20x33cm) (6)

FOOTNOTES
Written by Henry Lincoln and Mervyn Haisman 'The Abominable Snowmen' is the first storyline in the Doctor Who series to feature the character the 'Yeti'. First broadcast in September - November 1967 five of the six episodes in the series are currently considered lost.
Estimate £800 - 1,200

UNSOLD

Lot 91
Doctor Who / Patrick Troughton: 'Doctor Who And The Dominators', three Rehearsal Scripts,

1968, from the collection of episode writer Henry Lincoln, mimeographed typed script pages, Episodes 1, 2 and 5, with some pencil annotations, 8 x 13 in (20 x 33cm) (3)
Estimate £500 - 700

Sold for £375


Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Bonhams FLASHBACK: 24th May 2006
Rock and Roll and Film Memorabilia

It was EXACTLY ten years ago today - during David Tennant‘s first season as The Doctor - there was a sale of Entertainment Memorabilia at Bonhams.

Some 59 Doctor Who lots were on offer (though these inflated by the sale of some 25 artworks from a 1985 book Doctor Who Illustrated A-Z, nearly all of which went unsold.
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 Second Doctor era


Lot 274
Blueprint Longleat exhibition
A plan blueprint from the BBC Dr. Who Exhibition at Longleat.
Estimate: £100 - 120
Unsold
Lot 277
Doctor Who Illustrated A-Z
Original Artwork by Lesley Standring from 'Doctor Who Illustrated A-Z' (1985),
"Jamie, Jo Grant and Jagaroth", black and white image. 15in x 22in.
Estimate: £200 - 250
Unsold

Lot 278
Doctor Who Illustrated A-Z
Original Art by Lesley Standring for Doctor Who Illustrated A-Z. Omega. Black and White on art board. 15 x 22 inches
Estimate: £180 - 200
Unsold

Lot 280
Doctor Who Illustrated A-Z
Original Art by Lesley Standring for Doctor Who Illustrated A-Z. Ice Warriors. Black and White on art board. 15 x 22 inches
Estimate: £180 - 200
Unsold


Lot 290
The Power of the Daleks
Narration Links for the Audio dramatisation The Power of the Daleks by Eric Saward with a hand written note dated 22/8/92 "Dear Ian Enclosed is a copy of the narration links as promised. Give me a ring sometime. Lots of Love Eric. PS Thanks for your help on the script E"
Estimate: £120 - 150
Unsold
Lot 299
Doctor Who Illustrated A-Z
Original Artwork by Lesley Standring from 'Doctor Who Illustrated A-Z' (1985), "The Second Doctor- Patrick Troughton", black and white image. 15in x 22in
Estimate: £200 - 250
Unsold

Lot 303
Doctor Who Illustrated A-ZOriginal Artwork by Lesley Standring from 'Doctor Who Illustrated A-Z' (1985), "Davros and Daleks", colour image. 15in x 22in.
Estimate: £250 - 300
Unsold
Lot 304
Doctor Who Illustrated A-ZOriginal Art by Lesley Standring for Doctor Who Illustrated A-Z. Patrick Troughton the second Doctor. Colour on art board. 15 x 22 inches
Estimate: £200 - 250
Unsold

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Bonhams FLASHBACK: -
24th August 1992 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 Second 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 654 A brown fur coat from Dr. Who in the 1960’s, believed to have been worn by Patrick Troughton.
Estimate £50-80

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 657 ‘The Mind Robber’, 1968 (Patrick Troughton) A short black silk cape, With White lining worn by The Karkus (Christopher Robbie).
Estimate £100-200

Lot 658 ‘The Space Trap’ A rehearsal script of episodes 1, 2 and 4, screened as ‘The Krotons”, 1968 (Patrick Troughton). No copy of this is held by the BBC.
Estimate £80-120

Lot 659 Early BBC television Dalek from the late 1960’s.
Estimate £1,000-2,000
Footnote: This Dalek is sold in aid of Bedford Round Table and has for several years been used to generate street collections and general fundraising.
Some modiļ¬cations have been made during a long charitable life to atone for previous evil deeds and it is now painted red, white and blue. It could however be restored to its 1960’s condition to provide a rare opportunity to own an early example of one of the most famous and popular screen
monsters.
See illustration.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Bonhams auction - 10th December 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, it’s time for the end of year Entertainment Memorabilia sale at Bonhams.

Here’s the Doctor Who items on offer.




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 Second Doctor era


Lot 69
Doctor Who/ Patrick Troughton - The Web of Fear: an original prop yeti homing device, BBC, 1968, the hollow figure of stained mixed media resin, mounted on a base, accompanied by a black and white still [printed later] from the film showing the vendor in costume as a yeti, height - 11.5cm (4¾in).


FOOTNOTES
The vendor acted on Doctor Who for many years in different roles, including as a yeti in the Web of Fear and was given this prop after filming had ended.

Estimate £2,000 - 3,000
Sold for £11,500