Wednesday 28 September 2011

The Master’s Tissue Compression Eliminator gun on eBay!

It’s funny what pops up on eBay form time to time.

Back in 2005 there was a Bonham’s auction which included a handful of Doctor Who items.
Amongst what was on offer was The Master’s Tissue Compression Eliminator gun! it sold for £1,440.

Well, it recently surfaced on eBay, with a Buy it Now for £4,000!

The listing was accompanied by a couple of additional detail pictures, showing how robustly constructed the prop was.
The full description was as follows:

You are bidding for the original screen used prop - The Master’s Tissue Compression Eliminator gun, featured in multiple stories throughout the mid-eighties.

This weapon was used by the Master to shrink people to death. The prop here on offer was used by Anthony Ainley, Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant!

The prop is made from durable brass, painted black. It has an activating plunger at the base which, when pushed, will open the four ‘petal’ shapes at the bulb end. Even better, the prop still retains its original wires. When fixed to a battery, the interior light will still glow!

This prop comes with the original purchase letter from Bonham’s Auctioneers in 2005. It is currently being displayed on my collector’s page at (Andrew Knight).

Offers were also invited, and it is unclear if it did find a buyer - but I’m sure it has ended up in good hands somewhere (as opposed to the hands of an intergalactic megalomaniac!)

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