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 modiļ¬cations 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.