Monday 16 November 2015

Bonhams FLASHBACK: 16th & 17th November 2005 Rock n' Roll & Film Memorabilia

I’ve been researching the Entertainment Memorabilia auctions at Bonhams, and it was EXACTLY 10 years ago today that Tom’s scarf, last worn in Shada, was sold along with a number of other classic series items.

Here’s what was on offer.
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 Fifth Doctor era

Lot 611
'Dr. Who': The Master's 'tissue compression eliminator' (miniaturising gun), the prop in black-painted brass with electric wiring, as used by Anthony Ainley throughout the 1980s in his portrayal of The Doctor's nemesis, 23cm (9in) long.
Estimate £700 - 900
Sold for £1,440

Lot 612
'Dr. Who': an Easter egg box,
by Suchard, with Peter Davison insert, 19cm (7½in) high
Estimate £30 - 40
Sold for £6

Lot 614
A model of the Tardis,

1980s, made of balsa, base with switch and marked in red 002 B.N., top with light, 16in (6¼in) high
Estimate £200 - 300
Sold for £228

Lot 615
A 'Tardis' telephone,

1988, by Holdcourt Ltd., still sealed in original box
Estimate £75 - 100
Sold for £216

Lot 617
Two Radio Times cover proofs,

1983, marking the 20th Anniversary of the programme, one for the regular issue, the other for a Special, each mounted and framed and with inscription Presented To John Nathan Turner By Radio Times
Estimate £100 - 150

Lot 620
A head-dress from the 'Snakedance' episode,

1983, painted fibreglass, in the form of five different faces, on stand, 74cm (29in ) high
This episode features Martin Clunes in an early TV appearance.
Estimate £300 - 400
Sold for £1,320

Lot 622
'Dr. Who': a Tardis roundel,
fibreglass, with traces of black and grey paint, indicating use in the Tardis of both The Doctor and The Master, believed to be the last surviving example from the original Tardis, 55cm (21½in) diameter
Estimate: £500 - 700

Lot 622A
A collection of Dr Who costumes
Estimate £40 - 60
Sold for £312

Lot 624A
A model of the Tardis,

1980s, balsa, wired for light, base with on/off switch, 15cm (6in) high
Estimate £200 - 300
£200 - 300

Lot 625
A model of the Tardis,

1980s, in balsa, 11cm (4¼in) high
Estimate £100 - 150
Sold for £90

Lot 628
Nine miniaturised character figurines,

a unique set made for the 20th Anniversary Special edition, 'The Five Doctors', comprising the First, Second, Third and Fifth Doctors, Susan Foreman, Sarah Jane Smith, Tegan Jovanka, the Brigadier and Vislor Turlough, each in painted modeller's clay on circular metal base, one damaged during filming, the tallest 23cm (9in) high
Broadcast in the UK on 25th November 1983, this anniversary edition was actually premiered two days earlier in the US.
Estimate £3,000 - 4,000
Sold for £3,600

Thursday 12 November 2015

Original 5th Doctor items on eBay -
November 2015

Okay, so this isn’t strictly an “original” item of Fifth Doctor costume or prop, but it dates from the Peter Davison era.

It’s an interesting item, and did sell for quite a lot of money, given what it is.

Longleat Doctor Who Exhibition
TARDIS control panel section

Doctor Who Tardis control panel from the original Longleat Doctor Who exhibition from the 1970s/80s. This item was one of three at the exhibition but this particular item is purported to have original parts of the Tardis. This item was one of a handful of items which survived the fire at Longleat that destroyed most of the exhibition in the mid-90s. It plugs in and has working sounds and lighting

I've shown images of this panel in the Longleat Doctor Who exhibition.

Control panel size,

Lenght - 179cm
Width - 39cm
Height - front of panel 8cm, back of panel 23cm

The exhibition itself was built by a company called Parker Hinson out in Ruislip and it might have been that the panels were made or animated by Tony Oxley formerly of the Visual Effects dept.

In good condition for a prop of this age, missing a small piece formica on both corners, but looks fantastic when switch on.

A rare piece that survived the fire at Longleat.

Regarding postage, weight at a guess is approx 25kg, item will need to be picked up or by a courier. Item can be delivered within a 100 mile radius of St.Austell for £50 by local delivery man.