Thursday, 9 June 2016

Bamfords Entertainment Auction -
Rare 1966 Dalek sells for 'record' £38K

Well - who’s have believed it.
The Bamfords auction yesterday turned up a real surprise.


Amongst the lots was an unusual Dalek with an interesting history. It is particualrly noteworthy as having been given away in a competition on the back os Sugar Puff packets to promote Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150AD.

This was one of the few big product placements in the history of Doctor Who, resulting in posters for Sugar Puffs being visible on the streets of the blitzed London.


Well this Sugar Puffs Dalek has sold for a staggering £38K!!!!

You can read more about it on the BBC News website

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 First Doctor it is all new stuff which I haven’t seen at auction before.

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 First Doctor era
Lot 86
Doctor Who: A rare script for 'The Reign Of Terror', Episode Six, 'Prisoners Of Conciergerie',

1964, a camera script, first page with recording details and transmission date of 12th September 1964, mimeographed pages with cast list, technical requirements and running order, 8 x 13in (20.5 x 33cm)

FOOTNOTES
The personal copy of writer Denis Spooner (1932-1986). Spooner wrote for Gerry Anderson's series of Supermarionation puppet shows, including 'Stingray' and 'Thunderbirds'. Spooner worked on 'Doctor Who' during the first series and he is credited with introducing elements of humour into the script.
Estimate £800 - 1,000

UNSOLD

Lot 87
Doctor Who: A rare script for 'The Romans', Episode Three, 'Conspiracy',

1964, a camera script, first page with production team, recording details and transmission date of 30th January 1965, with cast list, technical requirements and running order, pale yellow mimeographed pages, 8 x 13in (20.5 x 33cm)

FOOTNOTES
The personal copy of writer Dennis Spooner (1932-1986). See Footnote to previous lot.
Estimate £800 - 1,000

UNSOLD

Bamfords Entertainment Auction -
8th June 2016

The summer Film and Entertainment auction at Bonhams is at the end of this month, but before then there is a bonus auction at Bamfords.

I’m not aware of Bamfords selling Doctor Who items before, but their sale next week has twenty-one lots - rivalling any Bonhams auction in recent years.

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 First Doctor era

Lot 4012 Coin operated Dalek fairground amusement ride.
Doctor Who - a coin operated Dalek fairground amusement ride, by Edwin Hall & Co,full-size, red paintwork, yellow interior,181cm high, c.1964 - 1967

Sold for £2,800

Lot 4017 - Doctor Who - The Dalek
Doctor Who - The Dalek, ''Dalek Invasion of Earth 2150'', 1966 - a rare original Dalek, red paint work (originally silver), 167cm high. The BBC ...
featured the Dalek in special edition DVD ''Resurrection of the Daleks'' in the 1980's. This was one of 3 Daleks given away by Sugar Puffs in their promotional competition for the second film. Provenance: Bonhams 1992

Sold for £32,000

Lot 4031 - Doctor Who - two canvas Dalek location covers
Doctor Who - two canvas Dalek location covers, c.1966.

Sold for £1,100

Monday, 15 February 2016

The First Doctor -
as played by THE WAR DOCTOR!

Ever wondered what might have been?

What if The War Doctor had been an earlier incarnation?

What if he said that immortal speech at the end of The Dalek Invasion Of Earth?
Well at Gallifrey One this year, as part of his stage talk on the Sunday, legendary actor Sir John Hurt did just that!

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 First Doctor era

Lot 644 A toy clockwork Dalek, in blue and silver livery (one arm broken, one missing).
Estimate £20-30

Lot 645 The Dr. Who Annual, 1966, 93 pages, with colour illustrations and colour hard cover, published by World Distributors by arrangement with the BBC.
Estimate £40-60

Lot 646 An early Dalek construction kit, by Marx Toys in original pictorial box.
Estimate £30-50

Lot 647 William Hartnell: a black and white 5.5 x 3.5in. photograph, signed in ink on reverse. Estimate £50-80

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 650 A colour poster, for the film ‘Dalek: Invasion Earth 2150 AD’, starring Peter Cushing as the Doctor.

Lot 651 A red and silver Dalek, believed to have featured in the film ‘Dalek: Invasion Earth 2150 AD’ with Peter Cushing as Dr. Who.
Won in a breakfast cereal competition in the 1960’s.
See illustration.



Lot 652 A Dalek, scratchbuilt to a high standard and realistically modelled and finished in grey and black.
Estimate £400-600

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 656 ‘The Aztecs’, 1964 (William Hartnell) A Jungle Cat headpiece/mask, worn by Ixta (Ian Cullen), together With a photocopy of a still showing the rear view.
Estimate £300—500

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.

Friday, 25 September 2015

The Witch’s Familiar -
Daleks from The Dead Planet

This years opening adventure for Perter Capaldi’s Doctor has been a feast for fans of all generations of Doctor Who.

As well as brining back Davros from the Tenth Doctor era, several Daleks hailing from as far back as 1963 have been gracing our television screens on a Saturday early evening - just as they did over 50 years ago.

As is usual for the BBC they have issued a collection of publicity images to promote the episode, but one in particular is a stand out favourite for me.

Peter Capalai is a big fan of the series, so for him  getting face to face with Daleks of a certain generation is a great thrill, and you can see it in this picture.


this is a guy who LOES his job!

Friday, 4 September 2015

Prop Store London auction -
23rd September 2015

So, after a number of lack-lustre auctions, it finally looks like Bonhams has a genuine challenger to their Entertainment Memorabilia sales.

PropStore.com have been selling high-end props and costumes for sometime now, including the occasional Doctor Who piece.

But this month they are holding a live auction at the BFI IMAX cinema in Waterloo - for all intents and purposes a Bonhams style auction.

there‘s some amazing stuff on offer, from Mr Spock’s costume from classic Star Trek, to costumes from Back To The Future, the Alien and Star Wars films.

And unlike the last couple of years of Bonhams auctions, there are is a good spread of quality items on offer to attract the interest of the dedicated Doctor Who fans out there.


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 First Doctor

Lot 112
Dalek and Production-Used Shooting Script
A Dalek and production-used shooting script from Doctor Who: An Adventure in Space and Time. Nicknamed “Paul,” this creature was one of four used for the recreation of their first appearance on Doctor Who.

The Dalek is made of wood with metal skirt components and features interior seating for the operator and an array of wood, metal and resin dress-up components for the operable gun stick, plunger arm and the dome assembly. Lights in the dome, powered by a 12v battery, light up when the operator speaks. The monster is finished in grey, blue and faux-silver paint.

It is accompanied by a production-used shooting script and an “owner's workshop manual” detailing the use of the Dalek on the production. Displaying wear to the fender, skirt and paint finish from use and time spent in storage. The piece remains in very good condition. Dimensions: 160 cm x 85 cm x 160 cm (63” x 33 ½” x 63”)

As this item contains electronic components, every effort has been made to describe them accurately; however no guarantee or warranty is made as to functionality, lifespan or safety of those components. It is entirely incumbent on the new owner to satisfy themselves as to their safe use and maintenance.

Estimate £4,000-6,000
Sold for £4,000

Lot 113
Dalek
A Dalek from Doctor Who: An Adventure in Space and Time. Nicknamed “Dave” on set, this creature was one of four used for the recreation of their first appearance on Doctor Who.

The Dalek is made of wood with metal skirt components and features interior seating for the operator and an array of wood, metal and resin dress-up components for the operable gun stick, plunger arm and the dome assembly. Lights in the dome and the eye stalk are powered by a 12v battery. Full controls for the creature are situated throughout the interior “cabin.” The creature is finished in grey, blue and faux-silver paint.

Displaying some wear to the fender, skirt and paint finish from use and time spent in storage. The Dalek remains in very good condition. Dimensions: 160 cm x 85 cm x 160 cm (63” x 33 ½” x 63”)

As this item contains electronic components, every effort has been made to describe them accurately; however no guarantee or warranty is made as to functionality, lifespan or safety of those components. It is entirely incumbent on the new owner to satisfy themselves as to their safe use and maintenance.

Estimate £4,000-6,000
Sold for £4,500




You can see my photos from when I
visited the auction preview here