Sunday, 10 December 2017

Bonhams auction - 13th December 2017

It’s that time of year when Bonhams hold their Winter Entertainment auction, and there are a number of quite nice items for sale - IF you have deep pockets!!!

Ok, so the item listed below sin‘t strictly a First Doctor item, but it is such a good and faithful reproduction I had to share it with you here!

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 Twelfth Doctor era

Lot 44
Full-size silver coloured Dalek
Doctor Who: a full-size silver coloured Dalek ('Mk 3', 1965-1969) constructed for use in various BBCTV episodes, screen-used 1960's version constructed circa 1990.
Principally constructed in fibreglass (with metal, plastic and wooden elements) in five sections, comprising (1) wheelbase (2) skirt section (3) 'shoulder' section (4) neck 'bin' with embrasure frame and (5) dome, painted matt silver overall with black, blue and polished silver elements, including: approx 10cm trolley wheels countersunk into the black wooden base which underpins the fibreglass skirt, blue fibreglass hemispheres bolted onto that matt silver skirt (which includes an internal wooden bench seat for the operator), polished aluminium mesh and slats on the blue 'shoulder' section, a three-tier silver plastic manipulator arm with rubber 'sucker' cap, a polished metal gun-stick and rods, wooden neck bin covered in matt black metal mesh with silver embrasure in wood and fibreglass, the silver fibreglass dome featuring a metal and plastic eyestalk with blue plastic rings and illuminating black eyeball, and opaque dome light-covers, height approximately 60 inches (153cm).

This 'vintage-style' Dalek was built in 1990 to the original BBC specifications for both charity display and BBC use. Notably, in 1993, it joined the line-up in the (now iconic) Doctor Who 30th Anniversary homage to the 1964 image of Daleks On Westminster Bridge. Later that year it made its first television appearance on BBC 2 in the drama reconstruction sequences of the BBCTV anniversary documentary Thirty Years In The TARDIS. After further use in a number of BBC shows and events - including those marking the millennium (BBC 2's 'Doctor Who Night') and the 2003 Doctor Who 40th Anniversary (Longleat) – it joined the 'Dalek Evolution' display at the Doctor Who Experience in both London (Olympia) and Cardiff (Porth Teigr). The Dalek made its first screen appearance in Doctor Who itself in the Series 7 episode Asylum Of The Daleks (TX 01/09/2012: BBC 1) and returned for both The Magician's Apprentice and The Witch's Familiar in Series 9 (TX 19/09/2015: BBC 1 & 26/09/2015: BBC 1 respectively).

During the first of those episodes, the Doctor (Matt Smith), Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darville) were kidnapped by the Daleks and sent to their 'asylum' planet to prevent a break-out by the unstable Daleks imprisoned there. It was then that the Doctor met the first of the manifold Clara Oswalds (Jenna Coleman) created during the events leading up to the series' 50th Anniversary. In the latter episodes, the next Doctor (Peter Capaldi) - accompanied by Clara and "Missy" (Michelle Gomez) - was summoned to the Daleks' home planet, Skaro, for one last visit to their creator, Davros, who seemed to be dying. This turned out to be a sophisticated ruse to enable Davros to drain the Doctor of his regenerative power, but proved insufficient to fool him. As on so many previous occasions, the Doctor turned the tables on both Davros and his Daleks, and defeated them.

Please note: Intellectual property rights and Trade Marks of the BBC/Terry Nation estate require that this screen-used item must be used for personal home display only; any and all commercial use is expressly prohibited.
Please note: This is a large item so will go to offsite storage after the sale.
Estimate £10,000 - 15,000
Sold for £17,500

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

7th March 1996 Entertainment sale

Search back in an old Bonhams catalogue I bought recently, I found these two listings.

The problem back in those days was only a select number of items were photographed for the catalogue, so what the Dalek really is will be a bit of a mystery for now.

Lot 246
A collection of original manuscripts, typed scripts and draft novels from the Donald Cotton collection, including ‘Mythmakers’, ‘Gunfighters’, ‘Romans’, ‘Small Prophet Quick Return’, ‘Heroes
Of Destruction’, ‘Dues Ex Machina’, some typed, others handwritten, all signed.
Estimate £400 - 500

Lot 247
A secondary Dalek costume and head labelled ‘Dr Who and the
Daleks Scorpion Automotives Ltd. Northampton @ BBC T.V.
Estimate £200 - 300

Saturday, 2 September 2017

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 First Doctor era

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

1965 Ninety-three pages, with colour illustrations and colour hard cover, published by World Distributors by arrangement with the British Broadcasting Corporation.
Estimate £30 - 50

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

1965 - Ninety-three pages, with colour illustrations and colour hard cover, published by World Distributors by arrangement with the B.B.C., together with three black and white photographs, signed, Jon Pertwee, William Hartnell and Peter Cushing. (4)
Estimate £60 - 80

Lot 502 A ‘DALEK’
A fibreglass Dalek of orange/black body and gold skirting base, modelled from a dalek used in the first Dr. Who (Peter Cushing) film.
Estimate £1,250 - 1,750

Lot 503 A ‘DALEK’
A black fibreglass replica Dalek with good roundels built to a very high standard, all to original Dalek modifications and dimensions.
Estimate £1,750 - 2,250

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

The complete script for the final story of William Hartnell’s tenure as the Doctor.
Estimate £50 - 80

Ben Jackson’s jacket from ‘The Smugglers’, also featured in the Radio Times Tenth Anniversary Photo Shoot, signed by Michael ‘Ben’ Craze inside this jacket.
Estimate £200 - 300

Lot 516 ‘ARTWORK: DR. WHO’
By Stuart J. Hunphreyes Featuring a plethora of creatures and characters from thirty years of Doctor Who.
Estimate £20 - 40

Six pieces of original artwork by well known ‘Who’ artists (Dicky Howett and Lee Sullivan), including artwork previously featured in the Doctor Who Magazine. (6)
Estimate £100 - 150

A superb collection of Dr. Who associated autographed photographs, postcards, letters and related ephemera, including Tom Baker, John Nathan-Turner, John Leeson, Anthony Ainlay, Tony Selby, David Troughton, John Levene, Christopher Ryan, Ian Marter, Jackie Lane, Michael Wisher, Honor Blackman, Colin Baker, Bonnie Langford and many others. (a lot) Estimate £100 - 200

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

Another similar collection of Dr. Who associated autographed photographs and postcards, including Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Bonnie Landford, Bernard Cribbins, Mark Strickson, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton, William Russell, Hugh Lloyd, Richard Franklin, and several others.
(a lot)
Estimate £100 - 1 50

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

Another selection of ‘B.B.C. TV Dr. Who annuals, including those for 1965, 1976 (x2), 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983.
Estimate £150 - 250

A collection of Dr. Who annuals including the 21st year anniversary issue, 1984 (X3), Terry Nation’s Dalek Annual, 1976 (X2) and 1978, B.B.C. TV Dr. Who Adventures in Time and Space, 1971, The Amazing World of Dr. Who, 1976, B.B.C. TV Doctor Who Special Journey Through Time, and Doctor Who and the Daleks Omnibus, 1976. (a lot)
Estimate £200 - 300

Friday, 14 July 2017

13th September 2001 Entertainment sale

Looking back through some bon hams catalogues, I found this one-off item for sale. It’s technically moulded from a Dalek that appeared in a McCoy adventure, but since it has been styled after the Movie Daleks, I have listed it here.

Lot 174
A Dalek
manufactured by ‘This Planet Earth’ the black Dalek made from the original mould of a 1988 television Dalek and modified to look like a Dalek from the 1966 film ‘Dalek Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.’ Mounted plaque with engraved wording ‘This Planet Earth Limited’ "The Dalek" from ‘Remembrance Of The Dalek’, taken from the original BBC mouldings. Serial No. 15497/A (signed I Clarke in black marker.) The Daleks device mark copyrighted by BBC/Terry Nation 1963.

Licensed by BBC Worldwide Limited’. This Dalek also has a detachable clavv. Height 170 cm. Base length 115 cm. Base width 88 cm. Head diameter 54 cm.
Estimate £2,000-2,500

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

15th January 2008 Entertainment sale

Looking back through some old Bonhams catalogues, I found these two 1960s Dalek movie posters for sale.

Apart from this it was a very quiet sale, Doctor Who-wise.

Lot 114
Dr. Who And The Daleks,
Regal Films, 1965, U.K. Quad poster, linen-backed, rolled, folded, 30 x 40 inches
Estimate £450 - 550
Sold for £ 504

Lot 115
Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.,
British Lion Film Corps., 1966, UK Quad poster, having snipe for ABC Birkenhead pasted on top, folded, condition A-, 30 x 40 inches.
Estimate £400 - 500
Sold for £ 300

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

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

Lot 391 DR. WHO
A copy of ‘The Daleks’ 33 r.p.m. mini album, 1965, in its original cover, a Wall’s Ice Cream ‘Dr. Who Space Adventure Book’, 1967, a copy of Radio Times Doctor Who 20th Anniversary Special, 1983, with pull-out poster, and a copy of Radio Times Doctor Who 10th Anniversary Special, 1973. (4)
Estimate £120 - 160

A selection of postcards and photographs, of varying sizes, signed individually by Tom Baker, Jon Pertwee, John Levene, Colin Baker, Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Sylvester McCoy, a clipped autograph of William Hartnell, and some others. (qty.)
Estimate £200 - 300

Lot 397 DR. WHO
A Chad Valley Doctor Who Give-a-Show Projector, containing colour slides showing a selection of stories from the BBC T.V.

Exciting Dr. Who Adventures (1965), two boxed battery operated Mysterious Daleks (1964), a boxed Dalek money box (1965), and two boxed battery operated/robot action Daleks (1974). (6)
Estimate £200 - 300

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