Saturday, 20 June 2015

Bonhams Auction archive - 23rd June 2010

When I was at the last Bonhams auction, one of the auctioneers made mention of a further sale in June, where Doctor Who items would be available.

I think I was expecting another full-on sale of ex-BBC items, but what it appears to be is a general Memorabilia sale, with a hand full of Who related lots.

There are seventeen items in total, and you need to real carefully what they are. The repeated use of the phrase “built for exhibition purposes” is a bit disappointing.

I’ll go to the viewing, but I can’t see myself bidding on anything.


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 No: 126
Part believed to be from Dr. Who And The Daleks, 1964 and The Chase, 1965
A Dalek, with back section removed to reveal interior, of wood, plastic and metal, the skirt section heavily overpainted in grey, with blue hemispheres, with quilted fabric to removed rear section edges, the shoulder, neck and dome sections created for exhibition purposes, plunger missing, slats of plastic with impressed foam between, height approximately 64 inches

Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000
Sold for £4,800

Footnote:
It is believed that the skirt section of this lot is the oldest surviving screen used Dalek prop.
Thought to have been acquired by the BBC from the film company Aura after completion of 'Dr. Who And The Daleks', the Dalek was then used during the 1965 William Hartnell era story 'The Chase'. Subsequently, the piece was altered for exhibition purposes, including the removal of the back section.

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