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.
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
Lot 499 THE DR. WHO ANNUAL
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
Lot 501 THE DR. WHO ANNUAL
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
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
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 514 ‘THE TENTH PLANET’
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
Lot 517 DR. WHO ARTWORK
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
Lot 519 DR. WHO AUTOGRAPHS
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
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 521 DR. WHO AUTOGRAPHS
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.
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
Lot 524 ASSORTED DR. WHO ANNUALS
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