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