Thursday, 4 August 2016

Original 5th Doctor items on eBay -
August 2016

This first item I found on eBay this month was originally sold at the big Bonhams Doctor Who costume auction in 1991.

It was either part of Lot 49 or Lot 50, which contained a number of costume pieces from Resurrection Of The Daleks, including body suits, belts, jackets, helmets and the cap.

The hat was re-sold (or one very similar) at another Bonhams auction in 2011.

I am not 100% sure if this is the same hat - there were many made for the story so it could be one of many.

Still, the seller has provided some great detailed images of the hat, giving some clues to its construction.

Resurrection Of The Daleks
Prison ship soldier’s hat

This is a gem.

This is a genuine (not replica) cap from the classic episode of Doctor Who- Resurrection of the Daleks. It was worn by the soldiers who boarded the spaceship.

This was bought from John Fitton (RIP) Books and Magazines c. 1990, folowing the selloff of costumes from the BBC.

Not sure how to price this. It originally cost me £75, and that was quite some time ago. So open to offers. Buyer is welcome to inspect in person before buying, but cash only for collection (Surrey) please.


If you have any questions, please do ask. I have a number of harder-to-find Doctor Who items up for auction, so please do take a look and see if anthing takes your fancy.



Time Flight
Set Blueprints (signed by Peter Davison)
GENUINE BBC DR WHO BLUEPRINT PROP FOR THE PETER DAVISON STORY TIMEFLIGHT, THESE ARE THE BLUEPRINTS FOR THE MASTERS CRYSTAL BALL MACHINE, WHICH WAS A CENTRAL FEATURE OF THE STORY.
THIS IS A VERY LARGE PIECE AND DIFFICULT TO PHOTOGRAPH. IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. THERE IS SOME PAPER LOSS TO THE RIGHT HAND SIDE, BUT THIS DOES NOT DETRACT FROM THE ITEM, WOULD LOOK GREAT FRAMED.
COMES COMPLETE WITH A PROP MASTERS CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY.
SIGNED BY THE DOCTOR HIMSELF PETER DAVISON. I OBTAINED THIS AUTOGRAPH PERSONALLY FROM PETER WHEN HE ATTENDED A CONVENTION IN NOTTINGHAM, AND THEREFORE GIVE A 100% LIFETIME MONEYBACK GUARANTEE AS TO ITS AUTHENTICITY
A VERY DESIRABLE AND UNIQUE PIECE, SIGNED BY AN ORIGINAL DOCTOR.

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 Fifth Doctor it is all new stuff which I haven’t seen at auction before, though the Earthshock helmet could be the one sold at Bonhams in 1992.


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 Fifth Doctor era
Lot 82
Doctor Who: A Cyberman Charge,

in silver-painted composite with moulded and other detailing, remnants of attaching strips to base, 13.5 x 8 x 6cm (5 1/4 x 3 4/16ths x 2 1/4in)

FOOTNOTES
According to information from the vendor, this was screen used in the 1982 story, 'Earthshock' and was made by model maker Bill Pearson.
Estimate £1,500 - 1,800

UNSOLD

Lot 83
Doctor Who: Earthshock, an Earth Trooper's helmet,

1982, moulded and painted composite, each cheek-piece with inset torch, inside of dome with plastic headpiece, with CoA from Movie Bits, helmet 25.5cm (10in) high
Estimate £700 - 800

Sold for £937

Lot 85
Doctor Who: A Cyberman head, 1960s-1980s,

in silver-painted composite material, inside dome with foam, 17in (43cm) high

FOOTNOTES
According to information received from the vendor, this head began as a new style of Cyberman made by Jack Lovell for 'The Invasion', 1968, and was screen used in this story, following which it then had corrugated pipes added and screen used in 'Revenge Of The Cybermen', 1975. After this it was kept in the BBC archive until the early 1980s, when it was decided that the Cybermen should be completely revamped for their appearance in 'Earthshock', 1982. Richard Gregory of Imagineering was given the contract to design the new style of Cyberman and was given this 'Invasion/Revenge' Cyber head to work from. He re- sculpted the head by cutting areas out, adding details such as the eyebrows and ear sides, using items to hand such as metal, wood and filler. The final result was the head offered here: this head was then used as the master form for all Cybermen made during the 1980s. (The clear mouth and handle bars are later replacements.) Spanning three decades of the classic T.V. series, it is believed no other example of an 'Invasion/Revenge' Cyberman head exists.
Estimate £4,000 - 5,000

Sold for £6,250

Bamfords Entertainment Auction -
8th June 2016

The summer Film and Entertainment auction at Bonhams is at the end of this month, but before then there is a bonus auction at Bamfords.

I’m not aware of Bamfords selling Doctor Who items before, but their sale next week has twenty-one lots - rivalling any Bonhams auction in recent years.

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 Fifth Doctor era

Lot 4018 - Doctor Who - Earthshock - a Cyberman
Doctor Who - Earthshock - a Cyberman, 19th Season, originally broadcast 8th - 16th March 1982, 194cm high Provanance: Stuart Evans

Sold for £2,000



Lot 4019 - Doctor Who - Enlightenment - a space pack
Doctor Who - Enlightenment - a space pack, worn by Peter Davison, 20th season, first broadcast 1st March to 9th March 1983, 49cm long

Sold for £1,000

Lot 4022 - Doctor Who - Resurrection of the Daleks - a Dalek Trooper costume
Doctor Who - Resurrection of the Daleks - a Dalek Trooper costume, with gun, 21st Season, originally broadcast 8th - 15th February 1984, 186cm high Provenance: Stuart Evans

Sold for £750


Lot 4023 - Doctor Who - Snakedance - a Mara Snake Effigy - 20th Season
Doctor Who - Snakedance - a Mara Snake Effigy - 20th Season, originally broadcast 18th - 25th Jamuary 1983, yellow and black markings on a pink ground, 141cm long Provenance: Bonhams 2010

Sold for £550

Lot 4025 - Doctor Who - The Caves of Androzani - a Magma Beast costume
Doctor Who - The Caves of Androzani - a Magma Beast costume, 21st season, originally broadcast 8th - 16th March 1984, 213cm high Provenance: Bonhams, 2010

Sold for £2,000


Lot 4026 - Doctor Who - The Caves of Androzani - a Salateen costume
Doctor Who - The Caves of Androzani - a Salateen costume, worn by Robert Glenister, 21st season, originally broadcast 8th - 16th March 1984, comprising silver coloured trousers and jacket with black and blue felt shoulders

Sold for £1,300

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Sunday puzzler - Fifth Doctor DVD sleeve

This DVD set came out November last year as a HMV exclusive.
It’s nothing super special - just three classic Fifth Doctor adventures bundled up in a card box.

It includes his first and last outings, Castrovalva and The Caves of Androzani, plus the return of the Cybermen in Earthshock.

The box art is nicely done, and sits well with the other two similar sets for the Third and Fourth Doctors.

But I have a  ittle quiz question for you - and I’ll give you the full answer this time next week.

What’s wrong - or should I say, has been put right about the portrait shot of Peter Davison?

Post your answers in the comments below, and come back this time next week for the reveal - and how I helped!
Doctor Who: An Introduction to the Fifth Doctor (hmv Exclusive)

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Bonhams: 1994 - 31st March Entertainment Sale

I’m getting quite into tracking down past Bonhams Entertainment auctions where Doctor Who items were sold.

It started with the 1991 Doctor Who auction, where dozens of costumes and props were up for grabs. I’ve since traced later sales where many times from the 1991 auction were resold, and some of these still pop up today from time to time.

A couple of weeks ago I found a Bonhams catalogue from 1994, containing 22 lots of Who-related items on sale.

Frustratingly due to the cost of producing print publications in the days, there are no photographs to illustrate the items on offer (every image would have had to be taken on film and processed, compared to the instant and cheap nature of digital photography today).

These sales also pre-date the internet, so finding the realised prices is near impossible.

Less care seems to have been taken in preparing the text in the catalogue.


There are a number of spelling errors and possible mis-titling of episodes, but since some of these are for pre-production scripts (and therefore possibly correct at the time) I have replicated the text here exactly as it appeared in the 1994 catalogue.

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 Fourth Doctor era

Please note there are a number of spelling and title errors in the catalogue, which I have repeated here for accuracy as some may refer to early drafts of scripts

Lot 349 DR. WHO 1982 (Peter Davison) 
A white fibreglass hat (with clearly visible cracks) with net veil worn by Castrovalva (with sticker 'Lynn' on the inside crown).
Estimate £30 - 40

Lot 350 DR. WHO The Five Doctors 1983
A Chancellory Guard wrist communicator.
Estimate £20 - 30

Lot 351 DR. WHO The Five Doctors 1983
A metallic gold hat piped in black and gold braid, worn by Castellan (Paul Jericho)
Estimate £30 - 40

Lot 352 DR. WHO The Five Doctors 1983
A cream hat piped in gold, together with a pair of cream leather gloves with embroidered sleeves, worn by Lord President Borusa (Philip Latham), (3)
Estimate £30 - 40

Lot 353 DR. WHO The Five Doctors 1983-84
Part of the costume belonging to Turlough (Mark Strickson), one of the companions, comprising grey shirt with red narrow stripes, a black waistcoat, a red and blue striped tie, a black tie with pink and white stripes, and elasticated clip-on braces. (5)
Estimate £350 - 400

Lot 354 DR. WHO Warriors Of The Deep 1984 (Peter Davison)
A Sea Base 4 communicator.
Estimate £30 - 40

Lot 358 DR. WHO
A TARDIS Sign and casing of metal, wood and fibreglass used during the John Nathan Tumer era of Dr. Who (1978-1989), together with the back cloth belonging to the TARDIS door.
Estimate £400 - 600
Note: The vendor informs me he acquired this lot at a Dr. Who auction in Saxmundham.

Lot 362 DR. WHO
Various studio plans and sets for episodes of 'Castrovalva', 'Doomsday', 'Rinda' and others.
Estimate £30 - 50

Lot 363 DR. WHO
Assorted studio plans/sets for episodes of 'Arc Of Infinity', 'Mawdryn Undead', 'Terminus', 'Enlightenmenf and 'The King Demons'.
Estimate £30 - 50

Lot 364 DR. WHO
Studio plans/sets for 'Frontias', 'Resurrection of the Daleks", and 'Planet of Fire', 1984 season.
Estimate £30 - 50

Lot 367 DR. WHO THE AUCTION, CATALOGUE
Sale of selected costumes from the wardrobe, on 11th May 1991. 41 page catalogue with black and white illustrations, colour cover, together with a list of prices realised. (2)
Estimate £10 - 20

Lot 368 DR. WHO MEMORABILIA
An extensive collection of Dr Who and related science fiction memorabilia, including jigsaw puzzles, badges, Cassette tapes, models, newsletters, annuals, toys, posters, magazines, approximately thirty paperback books, a mug, a china moneybox and three albums comprising of numerous official BBC colour photographs. (a lot)
Estimate £200 - 300

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Bonhams: 1992 -
August 24th 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 Fifth 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 653 A complete replica of a Cyberman costume, includes head, breastplate, gloves, suit and feet.
Estimate £500-800

Lot 665 ‘Earthshock’, 1981 (Peter Davison) A reproduction Cyberman, in excellent condition with boots and gloves, head and breastplate.
Estimate £800-1,200

Lot 666 ‘Earthshock’, 1981 (Peter Davison) A Cyberman gun.
Estimate £200-300

Lot 667 ‘Earthshock’, 1981 (Peter Davison) A Trooper helmet.
Estimate £150-250

Lot 668 ‘Earthshock’, 1981 (Peter Davison) Two Trooper face-plates, in black with yellow eyeslits.
Estimate £30-50

Lot 669 ‘Terminus’, 1983 (Peter Davison) Olvir’s bubble helmet.
Estimate £30-50

Lot 670 ‘Terminus’, 1983 (Peter Davison) A Vanir helmet.
Estimate £300-500

Lot 671 ‘Arc of Infinity’, 1983 (Peter Davison) A beige cotton top and culottes, Worn by Tegan (Janet Fielding), the culottes are marked with her name.
Estimate £100-200

Lot 672 ‘Arc of Infinity’, 1983 (Peter Davison) A beige cotton top, Worn by Tegan (Janet Fielding), marked With her name.
Estimate £80-120

Lot 673 ‘Frontios’, 1984 (Peter Davison) Five colonists’ waterbottles, a collection of eyeshields and belts plus one mask.
Estimate £50-80

Lot 674 ‘Resurrection of the Daleks’, 1984 (Peter Davison) Two Dalek guard breastplates, Worn by Stein (Rodney Bewes) and Kiston (Leslie Grantham).
Estimate £40-60

Lot 675 ‘Resurrection of the Daleks’, 1984 (Peter Davison) Two Dalek guard breastplates, Worn by Lytton (Maurice Colbourne) and Styles (Rula Lenska).
Estimate £40-60

Lot 676 ‘Resurrection of the Daleks’, 1984 (Peter Davison) A Dalek guard jumpsuit.
Estimate £30-50

Lot 677 ‘Resurrection of the Daleks’, 1984 (Peter Davison) A Dalek guard jumpsuit.
Estimate £30-50

Lot 678 ‘Resurrection of the Daleks’, 1984 (Peter Davison) A Dalek guard jumpsuit.
Estimate £30-50

Lot 679 ‘Resurrection of the Daleks’, 1984 (Peter Davison) Running order sheets.
Estimate £30-50

Lot 680 ‘Caves of Androzani’, 1984 (Peter Davison) A Federal Force Trooper uniform, in silver material With red detailing, Worn by Harry Payne.
Estimate £30-50

Lot 681 A similar lot, worn by David Cole.
Estimate £30-50

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Bonhams: 1992 -
The BBC Costume Dept sale

Exactly 24 years ago TODAY there was an unusual auction at Bonhams to sell off a vast amount of ex-BBC costume department items.

Due to the volume of items on offer, the sale was held at the BBC Costume Warehouse, which at the time was on the Royal London Industrial Estate in North Acton.

Most of the sale was non-descript items, broken down into sections such as PERIOD COSTUMES - GREEK/ROMAN, MEDIAEVAL, TUDOR, ELIZABETHAN, STUART, GEORGIAN and REGENCY, VICTORIAN and EDWARDIAN etc.

It then moved on to SPORTSWEAR and MISCELLANEOUS before CHILDRENS and LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT. There was even a section for FANCY DRESS and ARMOUR, CHAINMAIL ETC.

Then things got more interesting with NARNIA prior to the big draw the sale - the SCIENCE FICTION section.

This was broken down into DR WHO, BLAKE’S 7, THE FLIP SIDE OF DOMINICK HYDE, STAR COPS, and OTHER SCIENCE FICTION COSTUMES.

The sale closed with a section of late additions, which included an extra Doctor Who lot.

I recently picked up a copy of the sales catalogue on aBay - such as it is. Back in 1992 this consisted of a pocket folder with a stapled loose sheet listing of the items for sale. There are no photographs or illustrations, and the descriptions are scant to say the least.

I have transcribed all the Doctor Who items.

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 Fifth Doctor era
Click the link above to download a copy of the full catalogue



Lot 289 Kinda, 1982, Peter Davison as Dr Who. 
Long black dress with slits worn by Mary Morris as Panna (1)
Sold for £60

Lot 290 Black Orchid, 1982.
Dress belonging to Nyssa (Sarah Sutton) plus a copy for her double (2)
Sold for £90

Lot 291 Enlightenment, 1983, Peter Davison as Dr Who. 
Spacesuit backpack with matching helmet (2)
Sold for £90

Lot 292 A similar lot (2)
Sold for £320

Lot 293 A similar lot (2)
Unsold

Lot 294 A similar lot (2)
Sold for £160

Lot 295 A similar lot
Sold for £170

Lot 296 Spacesuit backpacks without helmets (3)
Sold for £50

Lot 297 Terminus, 1983, Peter Davison as Dr Who. 
Vanir helmets (2)
Sold for £600

Lot 298 Caves of Androzani, 1984, Peter Davison as Dr Who. 
Silver material suits with black detailing and coloured shoulders worn by Robert Glenister as Salateen, Van Staples, Harry Payne, Allen Talburt and Pat Gorman (7)
Sold for £200

Lot 299 Warriors of the Deep, 1984, Peter Davison as Dr Who.
Undergarments worn by Crewmember T Steedman of Sea Base 4 Marine (1)
Sold for £30

Lot 300 Terminus, 1984, Peter Davison as Dr Who. 
Olvirs bubble helmet, cloak and body armour, plus assorted pieces (a lot)
Sold for £200

Lot 301 Planet of Fire, 1984, Peter Davison as Dr Who. 
Elders headdress and bracelets (3)
Sold for £65

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Original 5th Doctor items on eBay - December 2015


Earthshock - Earth Troopers Helmet
Doctor Who Earthshock (1982) Original Production Earth Troopers Helmet An original Earth Troopers helmet worn on screen in Earthshock (1982) starring Peter Davison as the Doctor.

The helmet is made from fibreglass. This helmet is still in it's original condition, hasn't been repainted like other helmets that where used in another Doctor Who story. This Trooper helmet still has the original lights in the sides, also has the cradle inside that goes around the actor's head. The helmet is still in a lovely screen used condition !




I only know of a few of these's helmet's out there, a very rare Doctor Who prop. Comes with display stand. This item comes with a Movie Bits Certificate of Authenticity.