Monday 31 May 2010

Bonhams auction - 23rd June 2010

When I was at the last Bonhams auction, one of the auctioneers made mention of a further sale in June, where Doctor Who items would be available.

I think I was expecting another full-on sale of ex-BBC items, but what it appears to be is a general Memorabilia sale, with a hand full of Who related lots.

There are seventeen items in total, and you need to real carefully what they are. The repeated use of the phrase “built for exhibition purposes” is a bit disappointing.

I’ll go to the viewing, but I can’t see myself bidding on anything.

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 128
Part believed to be from The Evil of the Daleks, 1967
A Dalek (heavily altered for Exhibition purposes), of wood, plastic and metal construction, distressed overall, with black body and blue hemispheres overpainted grey (all now flaking), with narrow single panel set of hemispheres to rear skirt, the neck and dome sections created for exhibition purposes (plunger and eye missing), slats of metal, much of dome section missing, height approximately 61 inches

Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000
Sold for £4,800

It is believed that the skirt and shoulder sections of this Dalek were used on 'Evil of the Daleks' in 1967.
The rear of the skirt section reveals a single panel of hemispheres, however Daleks skirt sections ordinarily feature two rows of hemispheres. The single panel section were used during this particular episode, it has been suggested, so that the Daleks could travel through doors whilst on set.

Apparently, this Dalek was created to go through ordinary doors on set and was nicknamed the Wilkie Dalek after Bernard Wilkie, co founder of the BBC Visual Effects Department rescued it from a skip at Ealing Studios in the 1970’s.

The Doctor Who News Page: Wilkie Dalek for Sale
Lot 129
Moonbase and The Tomb of the Cybermen, 1967

A Cyberman helmet, of silver painted fibreglass, having removable panel to back with hook and catch fastening, tape applied round eyes and mouth, eight drilled holes in circular shape to either side of helmet and two drill holes to neck, eyes internally covered with wire mesh, clear plastic poles to either side of head covered in silver paint (now flaking), some cracking and loss to fibreglass, interior with one foam ear protector and elasticated loop to top, height 16 inches (40.5cm)

Estimate: £3,000 - 4,000
Sold for £7,800