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 Fifth Doctor era
Lot 14
Simon Rouse as Hindle from Dr. Who: Kinda series, featuring Peter Davison as The Doctor, first broadcast February 1982.
A two-piece suit, including a khaki coloured canvas jacket, having leather collar and panel to front, with matching stripe detail to sleeves, brown silk effect lining, the jodhpurs style trousers, of matching fabric, with leather detail to side seams, having zips to hem, and elasticated stirrup, labelled inside trousers “Morris Angels & Son, Ltd., Theatrical Costumiers, 119 Shaftesbury Avenue, London,W.C.2” and inscribed “S. Rouse”.
A costume of this type can clearly be seen on screen during the series, and features in the scene where Hindle is frustrated after the Doctor meets with him and makes a quip with an apple.
Estimate: £350 - 450
Sold for

Lot 15
Barbara Murray as Lady Cranleigh from Dr. Who: Black Orchid, featuring Peter Davison as The Doctor, first broadcast March 1982.
An Eighteenth century style full length dress, of peach coloured taffeta, heavily embroidered to front with floral motif, having lace collar and cuffs, with corset to top, labelled inside with measurement details.
This dress appears during the ball scene of the series.

Estimate: £300 - 400
Sold for

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