This month an item from the 2010 Bonhams Doctor Who auction is up for sale.
It sold for £180 back in 2010, and resold here for £565.55.
SOLD FOR £565.55
This is the Time Brain from the 7th Doctor story Time and the Rani. This was Sylvester McCoy's first story and also starred Kate O'Mara way back in 1987.
This large brain was the centre piece of the story. It is a moulded fibreglass piece that has various pipes and veins on it. The brain was then painted with latex. Under the latex there were several plastic bags placed that were connected to pipes.
Over the years and with the heat from the spot lights the latex has largely perished, the plastic bags are still in place, but only in pieces. The main air hoses are still there but I haven't traced them to see if they are still connected to each other.
Some of the veins are also missing. Overall this is in good condition considering it is a 27 year old original screen used prop. Bearing in mind the nature of props, the fact that it would have spent most of its life under lights in the various exhibitions and the general ability of the BBC to care for their props it is a wonder this has survived at all!!
Time and the Rani, September 1987
The Time Brain,
of moulded and painted fibreglass, with applied latex veins, having internal wiring, length approximately 50 inches (127cm)
SOLD FOR £400
I purchased the costume at the Bonhams Doctor Who auction in Knightsbridge in 2010 and have kept all my receipts. In addition, the costume still has the Bonhams tags on it. The costume is in good condition but it needs a good clean.