Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Bonhams costume sale - 24th February 2010

In a few of weeks time there is another costume sale at Bonhams in Knightsbridge, this time selling off a vast number of items which have featured in the various exhibitions that have been held around the country.

Since I covered the previous auctions at Bonhams on the 16th June 2009 and 16th December 2009, I felt I should do the same for this, but because there are SO many items on offer, I have split them up by Doctor.



Here are just the lots relating to the Fifth Doctor era

Lot 95
Mindwarp, October 1986

An Alien Delegate costume, moulded and painted foam latex head, hands and leg pieces/ feet, with cowl in gold lame, with quilted purple lame edging, and matching embroidered front piece, with gold silk effect robe, on mannequin, height 64 inches (163cm)
Estimate: £550 - 750 
Sold for £1,020
Footnote:
Due to its brief appearance on screen, this costume is actually a modified Terileptil costume from The Visitation, February 1982.


Lot 109
The Caves of Androzani, March 1984

A Queen Bat prop head, of moulded and painted foam latex, length 17½ inches (45cm)
Estimate: £100 - 150 
Sold for £432
Footnote:
The milk of the creature, which inhabits Androzani Minor is used as the only antidote to the fatal illness Spectrox Toxemia.


Lot 110
The Caves of Androzani, March 1984

The Magma Beast, comprising head cowl, bodysuit and back shell, of moulded and painted foam latex and fibreglass, height 80 inches (203cm)
Estimate: £1,200 - 1,600
Sold for £1,560
Lot 111
The Caves of Androzani, March 1984

Sharaz Jek's headpiece, two-piece with elastic fastening, moulded composition, with painted leather covering, single eye, labelled inside 'Steven Gregory, 12 Mundania Road, SE22 ONG', on mannequin head
Estimate: £600 - 800
Sold for £4,800
Lot 112
Frontios, January 1984

A Tractator, in moulded and painted foam latex, fibreglass and faux fur, on display frame, height approximately 68 inches (173cm)
Estimate: £1,200 - 1,800
Sold for £1,320

Lot 113
Frontios, January 1984

A Tractator front costume only, in moulded and painted foam latex, fibreglass and faux fur, with back cut-away to reveal internal wooden framework and electric movement mechanisms, height approximately 74 inches (188cm)
Estimate: £800 - 1,200
Sold for £780
Lot 114
The Awakening, January 1984

The Malus, a large face mask, of moulded and painted fibreglass, with wiring for internal mechanisms, height 67½ x 40inches (171cm x 102cm)
Estimate: £600 - 800
Sold for £3,000
Lot 115
The Awakening, January 1984

The Malus miniature, the small seated full length figure, of foam latex composition construction, with internal wiring for lighting and movement, height 41 inches (104cm)
Estimate: £1,200 - 1,800
Sold for £1,920

Lot 116
Warriors of the Deep, 1984

A Sea Devil Warrior, with foam latex head, hands and feet, fibreglass helmet and breastplate, with leatherette simulated armour, edged with metallic effect plastic, internal metal and wooden framework housing exhibition motor, height 72 inches (183cm)
Estimate: £1,500 - 2,500 
Sold for £2,040
Footnote:
The Sea Devils in the series are amphibious prehistoric creatures, which with their cousins the Silurians, ruled the Earth before Man.


Lot 117
Warriors of the Deep, January 1984

A Sea Devil head, of moulded and painted foam latex, 14 inches (36cm) high
Estimate: £250 - 350
Sold for £660
Lot 118
The Five Doctors, November 1983 and Silver Nemesis, November 1988

A Cyberman costume, silver painted body suit, with moulded and painted fibreglass helmet and chest pieces, tubing to arms and legs, on mannequin,
height 72 inches (183cm)
Estimate: £2,500 - 3,000 
Sold for £4,080
Footnote:
The head, chest-plate and gloves are from The Five Doctors, all other components are from Silver Nemesis.


Lot 119
The Five Doctors, November 1983 and Silver Nemesis, November 1988

A Cyberman costume, silver painted body suit, with tubing to arms and legs, moulded and painted fibreglass helmet and chest piece, on mannequin, height approximately 72 inches (180cm)
Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000 
Sold for £8,400
Footnote:
The gloves are from The Five Doctors, all other components are from Silver Nemesis.


Lot 120
The Five Doctors, November 1983 and Silver Nemesis, November 1988

A Cyberman, comprising; a silver painted one-piece body suit, with moulded and painted fibreglass head and chest piece, tube detail to sleeves, legs, chest and helmet, with matching gloves and feet, the back open to show internal exhibition electric motor, on mannequin, height 73 inches (186cm)
Estimate: £1,800 - 2,500 
Sold for £9,600
Footnote:
The head and chest unit are from The Five Doctors, all other components from Silver Nemesis.


Lot 121
The Five Doctors, November 1983

A Destroyed Cyberman, silver painted body suit, with moulded and painted fibreglass helmet and chest pieces, with matching boots, blast damage to body, revealing inner wiring, tubing and hardened foam, with internal wiring and lighting, height approximately 76 inches (193cm)
Estimate: £1,200 - 1,800
Sold for £4,080

Lot 122
The Five Doctors, November 1983

Flavia's Time Lord gown, the full length pleated gown, with high collar and full length sleeves, of brick red coloured brocade fabric, heavily embroidered in repeating motif with silver coloured thread, heavily pleated throughout, having hook and eye fastenings to back, together with mannequin and corresponding head
Estimate: £350 - 450 
Sold for £720
Footnote:
Flavia during the course of the Episode becomes Acting Lord President of Gallifrey.


Lot 123
Mawdryn Undead, February 1983

Bust of Mawdryn, the painted composition head, displaying headpiece with simulated brain, and blonde wig
Estimate: £250 - 350
Sold for £336
Lot 124
Mawdryn Undead, February 1983

Vislor Turlough (Mark Strickson) - A complete costume, comprising; a dark navy two-piece suit, the single breasted jacket, with manufacturers labelled to inside pocket 'Take 6' and further label inscribed Duplicate, Mark Strickson, together with wing-collared stripe shirt and stripe tie, on mannequin
Estimate: £600 - 800
Sold for £960
Lot 125
Terminus, February 1983

The Garm costume, moulded and painted foam latex, with body armour in silver painted vinyl, with gun belt, mounted and wired for display (right arm missing), height 72 inches (183cm)
Estimate: £800 - 1,200
Sold for £624
Lot 126
Terminus, February 1983

A Vanir helmet,
of moulded and gold coloured painted fibreglass, with hinged frontal section (attachment broken), height 12 inches (30cm)
Estimate: £150 - 250
Sold for £660
Lot 127
Snakedance, January 1983

A Mara banishment mask, moulded and painted fibreglass, with gold painted eyes and red coloured highlights to eyebrows and mouth, height 10 inches (26cm)
Estimate: £350 - 450 
Sold for £660
Footnote:
This episode features an early television appearance by the actor Martin Clunes as Lon. He can be clearly seen during the scene in which these masks are used.


Lot 128
Snakedance, January 1983

A Mara Snake Effigy, moulded and painted fibreglass head, with forked tongue, pink and geometric pattern painted body constructed of fabric covered interlocking ventilation tubes, length approximately 16 feet (488cm)
Estimate: £500 - 800 
Sold for £720
Footnote:
This Snake features during the 'Mara Banishment Ceremony' scene.


Lot 129
Snakedance, January 1983

A Mara Snake Head, moulded and painted foam latex, length 18 inches (46cm)
Estimate: £350 - 450
Sold for £312
Lot 130
Arc of Infinity, January 1983

The Ergon Head, of painted and moulded fibreglass, with internal wiring and lighting, length 40 inches (102cm)
Estimate: £200 - 300
Sold for £1,320

Lot 131
Time-Flight, March 1982

A Plasmaton costume,
two-piece, in moulded and painted foam latex, legs with integral body-suit, height 78½ inches (200cm)
Estimate: £300 - 400 
Sold for £480
Footnote:
The Plastmatons feature in the series as the protoplasmic servants of the Master (in his guise as "Kalid") on prehistoric Earth, facilitating his machinations to exploit the alien Xeraphin.


Lot 132
Time-Flight, March 1982

A Plasmaton costume, two-piece, in moulded and painted foam latex, legs with integral body-suit, height 72 inches (183cm)
Estimate: £300 - 400
Sold for £456
Lot 133
Time-Flight, March 1982

A Plasmaton costume, two-piece, in moulded and painted foam latex, legs with integral body-suit, height 78½ inches (200cm)
Estimate: £300 - 400
Sold for £336
Lot 134
Earthshock, March 1982

A Destroyed Cyberman, with hardened foam exploded acid effect body extrusions, with silver coloured body suit and silver coloured rubber boots
Estimate: £800 - 1,200
Sold for £2,880
Lot 135
Various Episodes, 1980's

Cybermen costumes, comprising; three similar body suits, each being adapted boiler suits, with applied thread and wire detail, two pairs of silver coloured gloves and two boots, one inscribed 'Johnathan David', the other inscribed 'Tern Hill, Safety Boots'
Estimate: £800 - 1,200 
Sold for £2,040
Footnote:
These suits feature in a variety of stories during the 1980's, commencing with Earthshock, March 1982.


Lot 136
Black Orchid, March 1982

Nyssa's Party mask, being constructed of net to back heavily decorated to sequins, the front of moulded plastic similarly decorated with sequins and crepe detail to eyes, with wire "antenna" decorated with net and crepe
Estimate: £350 - 500 
Sold for £840
Footnote:
This mask is worn during the scene featuring the "Roaring Twenties" party at Cranleigh Hall.


Lot 137
The Visitation, February 1982

A Terileptil costume, of moulded and painted fibreglass and foam latex, together with a pair of corresponding arms, length approximately 64 inches (163cm)
Estimate: £350 - 450 
Sold for £840
Footnote:
During the course of the Episode, whilst the Terileptils are on Earth during the year 1666 where they start a chain of events which results in The Great Fire Of London.


Lot 138
The Visitation, February 1982

An Android - severely fire damaged, of moulded and painted fibreglass, with rubber and felt infill, on stand, height 70 inches (178cm)
Estimate: £350 - 450 
Sold for £600
Footnote:
This particular prop was damaged in the Longleat Dr Who Exhibition fire. Although originally the pristine version of the costume featuring in the episode, due to the damage its appearance now resembles the destroyed version.


Lot 139
Kinda, February 1982

A Trickster Mask, moulded and painted face with painted straw and coloured ribbon hair, labelled 'Made By Martin Adams, Name Lee Cornes, Character The Trickster, Production Dr Who', mask length approximately 13 inches (33cm)
Estimate: £400 - 600
Sold for £1,440

Lot 140
Castrovalva, January 1982

Nyssa (Nyssa of Traken) (Sarah Sutton) - A complete costume, comprising; high collared fitted jacket and trousers, of plum coloured velvet, the jacket with applied bronze coloured crepe panels and edging, with hook and eye fastening to neck and frog and toggle style buttons to front and sleeves
Estimate: £1,000 - 1,500
Sold for £3,360
Lot 141
Castrovalva, January 1982

A group of Hunting Items,
comprising; two similar Tribal style masks, moulded and painted fibreglass, with wire mesh grills, and three various wooden spears, decorated with feathers, hair and thread, spear length 51 inches (130cm)
Estimate: £120 - 180 
Sold for £792
Footnote:
These hunting items were worn by the inhabitants of the planet Castrovalva.

You can watch a BBC News report on the auction here:
There is also a selection of pictures from the auction here:

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