Friday, 12 June 2009

Bonhams costume sale - 16th June 2009

This coming week there is an auction at Bonhams in Knightsbridge of Film and Entertainment memorabilia.

Amongst the James Bond and Beatles items (and Christopher Lee’s original cape from his first Dracula film) are a number of original Doctor Who costumes, some dating right back to the very first season in 1964.
Also on sale are three Doctor costumes; one from Jon Pertwee’s last series; Jon Pertwee’s jacket when he appeared in the Children In Need special, Dimensions In Time; and a near complete Colin Baker outfit (sadly missing the coat).

This is an opportunity I can’t miss, if not to bid, but to at least go along to the viewing and take a closer look, and maybe some decent photos.

Ironically I have just done a replica (to a slightly different pattern) of the Six trousers, so now I will get the chance to check out my work against the real thing close-up. I will take a swatch of the fabric I used and compare it.

The viewing is Sunday 14th and Monday 15th June, so I will go on Monday and take some more detailed pictures, particularly of the Doctor costumes.
In the meantime, below is a full list of the items on offer, taken from the online catalogue so they can be seen all together and long after the listing on Bonhams will have been removed.


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 Seventh Doctor era
Lot 17
Ken Dodd as Tollmaster from Delta And The Bannermen, featuring Sylvester McCoy as The Doctor, first broadcast November 1987.
A tuxedo jacket, of pink velvet, heavily embroidered with silvered thread having lilac satin collar, and pink silk effect lining.
Estimate: £200 - 300
Sold for £288


Lot 18
Belinda Mayne as Delta from Dr Who - Delta And The Bannermen, featuring Sylvester McCoy as The Doctor, first broadcast November 1987.
A 1950's style dress, of white colour with green polka dots, having v-neck with net underskirt.
Footnote:
A dress of this type can clearly be seen during the scene between Delta and Chimeron Princess.

Estimate: £200 - 300
Sold for
£600

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