Friday 26 February 2016

Original 7th Doctor items on eBay - February 2016

Oh dear - another bit has dropped of a Tetrap somewhere. Still, there’s always eBay!

Time And The Rani
Tetrap arm
SOLD for £74

Original Doctor Who prop - Tetrap arm - screen used - from Bonhams - amazing!
With Certificate of Authenticity

This is an unbelievable piece for all Dr Who fans.

Any props from the original series of Dr Who are rare, but a piece of the doctor's costume is astounding!

This is an original dr who screen used monster prop / costume piece from the first Sylvester McCoy story in season 24 "Time and the Rani"

I have seen and sold a couple of smaller items, pieces of fur, digits, but this is the whole forearm of a screen used Rani. As only 3 full costumes were made and only one survives in full, this is an amazing piece.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and is brought to you with no reserve.

The piece is presented in a 3D display box frame and comes with a certifcate of authenticity confirming its purchase from bonhams.

Sunday 7 February 2016

Bonhams FLASHBACK: -
31st March 1994 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 Seventh Doctor era
Lot 357 DR. WHO
A small selection of recording orders, camera scripts and transmission scripts for 'The Happiness Patrol'. 'Frontier in Space', 'Strange Matter'. 'The Curse of Fenric' and 'The Wolves of Fenric'.
Estimate £30 - 50

Lot 358 DR. WHO
A TARDIS Sign and casing of metal, wood and ļ¬breglass 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 365 DR. WHO
Studio sets/plans for 'Timelash', 'Ultimate Foe' and 'Time Of The Rani', series 1985-87.
Estimate £30 - 50

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

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