Thursday, 2 June 2016

Bonham auction - 29th June 2016

After Bamfords nipped in earlier this month an stole Bonhams thunder, it’s now time for the summer Film and Entertainment auction at Bonhams in Knightsbridge.

There is a mix of new items; some items previously sold; and some items from previous sales that went unsold, now listed with lower estimates.

For the Second Doctor it all comes under the heading of unsold items, now with lower estimates.

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 Second Doctor era
Lot 84
Doctor Who: A rare set of storyboards for 'The Space Pirates', Episode 1,

1969, seventeen numbered sheets with pencil sketches, typewritten text with some handwritten annotation, last page ending with John Wood 15.1.69., loose, 8 x 13in (20.5 x 33cm)

FOOTNOTES
Original storyboard artwork created during the design of the visual effects sequences. Drawn by freelance effects designer, John Wood.
Estimate £1,500 - 1,800

Sold for £1,625

Lot 88
Doctor Who / Patrick Troughton: 'Doctor Who And The Web Of Fear', a set of five Rehearsal Scripts,

1968, from the collection of episode writer Henry Lincoln, mimeographed typed script, including Episodes 1 - 5, each signed in black ink by the author, each bearing sequential project number 2317/9232 - 2317/9236, 8 x 13 inches (20x33cm) (5)

FOOTNOTES
This lot includes the script for episode three of the series, which is currently missing.
Estimate £800 - 1,200

UNSOLD

Lot 89
Doctor Who / Patrick Troughton: 'Doctor Who And The Abominable Snowmen', a complete set of six Draft Scripts,

1967, from the collection of episode writer Henry Lincoln, each with detailed hand annotated corrections, the scripts in mimeographed typed script, all being signed in black ink by the author to cover,
8 x 13 inches (20x33cm) (6)

FOOTNOTES
This set of scripts were Henry Lincoln's working copies for the episode and include a number of his amendments and corrections to the text.
Estimate £1,500 - 2,000

Sold for £1,375

Lot 90
Doctor Who / Patrick Troughton: 'Doctor Who And The Abominable Snowmen', a complete set of six Rehearsal Scripts,

1967 from the collection of episode writer Henry Lincoln, each bound mimeographed script, signed to cover in black ink 'Henry Lincoln', with recording and transmission details to front, 8 x 13 inches (20x33cm) (6)

FOOTNOTES
Written by Henry Lincoln and Mervyn Haisman 'The Abominable Snowmen' is the first storyline in the Doctor Who series to feature the character the 'Yeti'. First broadcast in September - November 1967 five of the six episodes in the series are currently considered lost.
Estimate £800 - 1,200

UNSOLD

Lot 91
Doctor Who / Patrick Troughton: 'Doctor Who And The Dominators', three Rehearsal Scripts,

1968, from the collection of episode writer Henry Lincoln, mimeographed typed script pages, Episodes 1, 2 and 5, with some pencil annotations, 8 x 13 in (20 x 33cm) (3)
Estimate £500 - 700

Sold for £375


Sunday, 31 January 2016

Bonhams: 1992 -
August 24th Entertainment Sale

Last week I showed you the content of a Bonhams sale from January 1992. In it a large number of ex-BBC Costume Dept outfits from Doctor Who were sold off.

Since then I have found another catalogue from 1992, this time from August.

Interestingly a number of the extensive Doctor Who items sound very much like those sold back in January, though with much higher estimates this time around.

More recently I think we have seen some of these lots continuing to be sold on. It’s fascinating to trace the items back through the various auction catalogues, following the prices they sell for.

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 Second Doctor era

Lot 648 Dr. Who—The Auction, Catalogue from 11th May 1991, sale of selected costumes from the Wardrobe, 42 page catalogue with black and white illustrations, colour cover, together with a sheet of prices. (2)
Estimate £10-20

Lot 654 A brown fur coat from Dr. Who in the 1960’s, believed to have been worn by Patrick Troughton.
Estimate £50-80

Lot 655 Two linen bodices, With large padded sleeves and brown trousers to match, possibly to be worn under some form of body armour from a l960’s/
1970’s episode.
Estimate £50-80


Lot 657 ‘The Mind Robber’, 1968 (Patrick Troughton) A short black silk cape, With White lining worn by The Karkus (Christopher Robbie).
Estimate £100-200

Lot 658 ‘The Space Trap’ A rehearsal script of episodes 1, 2 and 4, screened as ‘The Krotons”, 1968 (Patrick Troughton). No copy of this is held by the BBC.
Estimate £80-120

Lot 659 Early BBC television Dalek from the late 1960’s.
Estimate £1,000-2,000
Footnote: This Dalek is sold in aid of Bedford Round Table and has for several years been used to generate street collections and general fundraising.
Some modifications have been made during a long charitable life to atone for previous evil deeds and it is now painted red, white and blue. It could however be restored to its 1960’s condition to provide a rare opportunity to own an early example of one of the most famous and popular screen
monsters.
See illustration.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Bonhams auction - 10th December 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, it’s time for the end of year Entertainment Memorabilia sale at Bonhams.

Here’s the Doctor Who items 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 Second Doctor era


Lot 69
Doctor Who/ Patrick Troughton - The Web of Fear: an original prop yeti homing device, BBC, 1968, the hollow figure of stained mixed media resin, mounted on a base, accompanied by a black and white still [printed later] from the film showing the vendor in costume as a yeti, height - 11.5cm (4¾in).


FOOTNOTES
The vendor acted on Doctor Who for many years in different roles, including as a yeti in the Web of Fear and was given this prop after filming had ended.

Estimate £2,000 - 3,000
Sold for £11,500

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Original 2nd Doctor item on eBay -
July 2015

I spotted this original Doctor Who scripts on eBay this month.

They are being sold on behalf of the author, Victor Pemberton, so they have some interesting provenance.

Colony Of Devils (Fury From The Deep) episode 1
This is an original first draft episode one rehearsal script from the BBC Television programme "Doctor Who".

Colony Of Devils (Fury From The Deep) episode 2
This script is from 1968 for DOCTOR WHO AND THE COLONY OF DEVILS which was the working title of FURY FROM THE DEEP starring Patrick Troughton as the Doctor.

Colony Of Devils (Fury From The Deep) episode 3
The butterfly clip is a little rusty, and some of the outer pages have become slightly discoloured with time but bear in mind the scripts are 47 year old.

Colony Of Devils (Fury From The Deep) episode 4
For authenticity, Victor has signed the front page of each episode.

Colony Of Devils (Fury From The Deep) episode 5
I have been asked to sell Doctor Who ítems on behalf of Victor Pemberton (creator of the sonic screw driver) who due to his advancing years and health problems feels it is time to clear his archives.

Colony Of Devils (Fury From The Deep) episode 6
This is just one of the complete set of 6 original rehearsal scripts for DOCTOR WHO AND THE COLONY OF DEVILS.
These items are genuine scripts from 1968 from Victors personal archive.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Bonhams costume sale - 29th June 2011

Being June, it’s time for the next six-monthly Entertainment Memorabilia sale at Bonhams.
As usual there are a scant few Doctor Who items on offer, some more interesting that others. Here are the items relating to the Third Doctor (and the Second for want of somewhere to list them).


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 Second Doctor era

Lot 111A
Doctor Who: A rehearsal script for 'Dr Who And The War Games'
for rehearsals May 1969, Episode Seven, with related memo, cast/set list and twenty-five numbered, mimeographed pages, some annotated

Estimate: £200 - 300
Sold for £420
Lot 115
A miniature TARDIS model, created for exhibition purposes, of painted board, with plastic paper-backed windows, and plastic casing to light, having internal electrical workings (plug removed), height 5ft, width 15 inches.

Estimate: £150 - 200
Sold for £900

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Bonhams auction - 10th December 2014

Can’t believe 2014 is nearly over - so to confirm its immenant demise Bonhams are holding their usual December Entertainment Memorabilia sale.

Must say I’m a little puzzled by this item in the catalogue.

If the photograph is to be gone by, it sold in last year’s December 2013 Bonhams sale for an eye-watering £6,250. Curious to see it’s back up for sale for a mere £2,000 to £3,000.


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 Second Doctor era

Lot 141
Doctor Who/Patrick Troughton - The Web Of Fear: An original prop Yeti homing device, BBC 1968, the hollow figure of stained mixed media resin, mounted on a base, accompanied by a black and white still [printed later] from the film, height - 4¾ inches (11.5cm).


FOOTNOTES
Provenance: From the Esate of Bob Slatford, BBC Visual Effects Department between 1986-1974, working alongside Jack Kine and Bernard Wilkie.


Estimate £2,000 - 3,000
Sold for £8,750


Lot 142
Doctor Who - The Seeds Of Death: A bespoke shirt made for Frazer Hines as the character Jamie McCrimmon, BBC, 1969, the black shirt with three quarter length sleeves with ties to cuffs and neck, made by costume designer Bobbi Bartlett, accompanied by a document from Frazer Hines concerning the provenance.

FOOTNOTES
The character Jamie McCrimmon normally wore a khaki shirt along with a kilt during his senes in Doctor Who. However this shirt was made for Frazer Hines to add some variety to his character's wardrobe and is the only one that was produced. It has remained in Hines' collection ever since.

Estimate £1,000 - 1,500
Sold for £1,375

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Bonhams auction - 25th June 2014

It’s that time of the year again and another Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia auction is looming.

There are a number of Doctor Who, Torchwood and Sarah Jane Adventures items on offer.

Most of the Doctor Who items are left over the from the previous sale in December last year, now with considerably reduced estimates and reserves.

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 Second Doctor era

Lot 95
DOCTOR WHO / PATRICK TROUGHTON: 'DOCTOR WHO AND THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMEN', A COMPLETE SET OF SIX REHEARSAL SCRIPTS, 1967. From the collection of episode writer Henry Lincoln, each bound mimeographed script, signed to cover in black ink 'Henry Lincoln', with recording and transmission details to front, 8 x 13 inches (20x33cm).

FOOTNOTES
Written by Henry Lincoln and Mervyn Haisman 'The Abominable Snowmen' is the first storyline in the Doctor Who series to feature the character the 'Yeti'. First broadcast in September - November 1967 five of the six episodes in the series are currently considered lost.

Estimate £1,000 - 2,000
Unsold (again)

Lot 96
DOCTOR WHO / PATRICK TROUGHTON: 'DOCTOR WHO AND THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMEN', A COMPLETE SET OF SIX DRAFT SCRIPTS, 1967. From the collection of episode writer Henry Lincoln, each with detailed hand annotated corrections, the scripts in mimeographed typed script, all being signed in black ink by the author to cover,
8 x 13 inches (20x33cm).

FOOTNOTES
This set of scripts were Henry Lincoln's working copies for the episode and include a number of his amendments and corrections to the text.

Estimate £2,000 - 3,000
Unsold (again)


Lot 97
DOCTOR WHO / PATRICK TROUGHTON: 'DOCTOR WHO AND THE WEB OF FEAR', A SET OF FIVE REHEARSAL SCRIPTS, 1968. From the collection of episode writer Henry Lincoln, mimeographed typed script, including Episodes 1 - 5, each signed in black ink by the author, each bearing sequential project number 2317/9232 - 2317/9236, 8 x 13 inches (20x33cm).

FOOTNOTES
This lot includes the script for episode three of the series, which is currently missing.

Estimate £1,000 - 1,500
Unsold (again)

Lot 98
DOCTOR WHO / PATRICK TROUGHTON: AN ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN POSTCARD ADDRESSED TO HENRY SOSKIN (HENRY LINCOLN) FROM PATRICK TROUGHTON REGARDING HIS AUTHORSHIP,
circa 1968, this lot relates to 'The Abominable Snowman', in blue ink 'Dear Henry, Sooper (sic) Script specially (sic) No.6. Very Happy. Thank You. Do Some More Please. Please. Pat. T.'

Estimate £300 - 500
Sold for £137

Lot 99
DOCTOR WHO / PATRICK TROUGHTON: 'DOCTOR WHO AND THE DOMINATORS', THREE REHEARSAL SCRIPTS, 1968, from the collection of episode writer Henry Lincoln, mimeographed typed script pages, Episodes 1, 2 and 5, with some pencil annotations, 8 x 13 inches (20x33cm).

FOOTNOTES
Henry Lincoln (born Henry Soskin) is an English author, famed for his co-authorship of the book 'The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail'.
'The Dominators' was broadcast as five episodes during August - September 1968. Henry Lincoln and Mervyn Haisman requested their writing credit for this series of episodes to be removed, due to their dissatisfaction with the eventual production, the reduction in the number of episodes (from five to six), the ending being written without consultation and the licensing agreement for the 'Quarks' characters.
The episode is therefore credited as 'Norman Ashby'.'The Dominators' was the final series of episodes written for Doctor Who by the pair.

Estimate £500 - 700
Unsold (again)