Saturday, 27 June 2015

Bonhams Auction archive - Dalekmania!

Last week I showed you the Hartnell items that sold at the 23rd June 2010 Bonhams Entertainment Auction.

Also in the same auction was a truly beautiful piece of original hand-painted artwork from the cover of a 1960s Dalek annual dating from 1964.

later Bonhams auctions have also included a number of sales of posters relating to the 1960s Dalek features films, starring Peter Cushing.

Here’s what’s been on offer down the years.



Lot No: 127
The original cover artwork for 'The Dalek Book', 1964
watercolour and gouache on paper, unsigned, mounted, framed and glazed, together with an original copy of the annual, artwork 31.5 x 42.5cm (12½ x 16¾in)

Estimate: £500 - 700
Sold for £3,600



Lot 154
Doctor Who: The original preliminary design artwork for ‘The Dalek Book’, 1964, watercolour and gouache on paper, unsigned, mounted on board, 11½ x 15 inches (29 x 38cm)

Estimate: £500 − 700
Sold for £1,500


Lot 113
Dr Who: A collection of thirty four re-release film posters
1965 and 1966, re-release version British one-sheets for Dr Who and the Daleks (x6), Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 AD (x28), all rolled, 27 x 41 inches, (34)

Estimate: £200 - 300
Sold for £660


Lot 48
Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.,
British Lion Films, 1966, British quad poster, 40 x 30 inches (105 x 76cm.)
Estimate: £300 - 400
Sold for £425


Lot 118
Daleks Invasion Earth 2150, British Lion Films, 1966, British ABC Cinema quad poster, with overlaid snipe for 'Indian Paint', 30 x 40 inches (76x102cm)
Estimate: £500 - 700
Sold for £625

Friday, 26 June 2015

Series Three costume index

With the start of the new series, William Hartnell is now seen wearing a new pair of darker trousers. There are a much finer sign of houndstooth compared to those worn in his first two series.

That aside, his costume remains fairly constant throughout this series, rounding out the year with a return to almost his original costume to include the calf-length cape and his Black Astrakhan Ambassadors style hat.
Galaxy 4
Coat Three-quarter length black double breasted coat

Waistcoat Cream vertically striped tapestry, with four pockets

Shirt White wing-collar design

Tie Navy blue silk cravat, tied in a large bow

Trousers High waisted, dark coloured fine hound’s-tooth design wool

Shoes Black spats shoes

NB. The Doctor carries his walking stick and wears a monocle on a black silk ribbon around his neck


Mission to the Unknown
The Doctor does not appear in this single part story, which acts as a prequel to the upcoming The Dalek’s Master Plan.

The Myth Makers
Coat Three-quarter length black double breasted coat

Waistcoat Cream vertically striped tapestry, with four pockets

Shirt White wing-collar design

Tie Navy blue silk cravat, tied in a large bow

Trousers High waisted, dark coloured fine hound’s-tooth design wool

Shoes Black spats shoes

NB. The Doctor carries his walking stick and wears a monocle on a black silk ribbon around his neck

The Daleks’ Master Plan
Coat Three-quarter length black double breasted coat

Waistcoat Cream vertically striped tapestry, with four pockets

Shirt White wing-collar design

Tie Navy blue silk cravat, tied in a large bow

Trousers High waisted, dark coloured fine hound’s-tooth design wool

Shoes Black spats shoes

NB. The Doctor wears a monocle on a black silk ribbon around his neck

Episode: 10 - Escape Switch
The Doctor wears his panama hat as first worn in The Daleks. It is now quite battered! And briefly uses his glasses, as first seen in The Sensorites

The Massacre of St Bartholomew’s Eve


Coat Three-quarter length black double breasted coat

Waistcoat Cream vertically striped tapestry, with four pockets

Shirt White wing-collar design

Tie Navy blue silk cravat, tied in a large bow

Trousers High waisted, bold windowpane hound’s-tooth design wool

Shoes Black spats shoes

The Ark
Coat Three-quarter length black double breasted coat

Waistcoat Cream vertically striped tapestry, with four pockets

Shirt White wing-collar design

Tie Navy blue silk cravat, tied in a large bow

Trousers High waisted, dark coloured fine hound’s-tooth design wool

Shoes Black spats shoes

NB. The Doctor wears a monocle on a black silk ribbon around his neck

Episode: 1 - The Steel Sky
This episode has the best close-up I have seen of The Doctor’s ring


Episode: 3 - The Return
This episode has the single best view of The Doctors spats boots
The Celestial Toymaker


Coat Three-quarter length black double breasted coat

Waistcoat Cream vertically striped tapestry, with four pockets

Shirt White wing-collar design

Tie Navy blue silk cravat, tied in a large bow

Trousers High waisted, dark coloured fine hound’s-tooth design wool

Shoes Black spats shoes

NB. The Doctor wears a monocle on a black silk ribbon around his neck

The Gunfighters

Coat Three-quarter length black double breasted coat
This photo is particularly interesting. Taken with a flash, the camera has clearly picked out the SIX silk-covered buttons that adorn the front of Hartnell’s jacket.
Waistcoat Cream vertically striped tapestry, with four pockets

Shirt White wing-collar design

Tie Navy blue silk cravat, tied in a large bow

Trousers High waisted, dark coloured fine hound’s-tooth design wool

Shoes Black spats shoes

NB. The Doctor acquires a black Stetson hat and wears a monocle on a black silk ribbon around his neck

Episode: 4 - The OK Corral
The Doctor wears a sheriff’s badge
The Savages
Coat Three-quarter length black double breasted coat

Waistcoat Cream vertically striped tapestry, with four pockets

Shirt White wing-collar design

Tie Navy blue silk cravat, tied in a large bow

Trousers High waisted, dark coloured fine hound’s-tooth design wool

Shoes Black spats shoes

NB. The Doctor wears a monocle on a black silk ribbon around his neck

The War Machines
Coat Three-quarter length black double breasted coat

Cloak Black ankle-length with velvet collar and chain fastening at neck
NB. This is a longer cloak than seen in An Unearthly Child 

Waistcoat Cream vertically striped tapestry, with four pockets

Shirt White wing-collar design

Tie Navy blue silk cravat, tied in a large bow

Trousers High waisted, dark coloured fine hound’s-tooth design wool

Shoes Black spats shoes

Hat Black Astrakhan Ambassadors style
NB. The Doctor wears his Ambassadors hat for the first time since An Unearthly Child

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.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Series Two costume index

My research into the First Doctor’s costume continues with Series Two.

Until putting this together I hadn’t picked up on The Doctor continuing to wear a cloak he purloined from Revolutionary France at the end of the previous series.

I guess I’ve been watching random stories out of sequence, and hadn’t seen The Reign Of Terror that often due to the missing episodes.

Planet of Giants
Waistcoat Cream vertically striped tapestry, with four pockets

Shirt White wing-collar design

Tie Navy blue silk cravat, tied in a large bow

Trousers High waisted, bold grey windowpane hound’s-tooth design wool

Shoes Black spats shoes

Cloak Ankle-length cloak with large collar, clasped with a chain

NB: The Doctor does not wear his coat, as he left it in France! He does, however, wear the cloak he traded for it and wears a monocle on a black silk ribbon around his neck

The Dalek Invasion of Earth
Coat Three-quarter length black double breasted coat

Waistcoat Cream vertically striped tapestry, with four pockets

Shirt White wing-collar design

Tie Navy blue silk cravat, tied in a large bow

Trousers High waisted, bold grey windowpane hound’s-tooth design wool

Shoes Black spats shoes

NB: Despite leaving his coat in revolutionary France, The Doctor has it back again!

He also wears a monocle on a black silk ribbon around his neck, which he uses in Episode 2: - The Daleks

Episode: 1 -
World’s End
the Doctor briefly uses his glasses while searching the warehouse



Episode: 2 - The Daleks
Episode: 3 - Day of Reckoning
While being prepared for RoboMan conversion, The Doctor’s jacket is removed
Episode: 4 - The End of Tomorrow
The Doctor does not appear due to William Hartnell being injured on set during the filming of episode 3


Episode: 5 - The Waking Ally
William Hartnell walks with a stick (not his usual prop) probably while he was recovering from his injury during the filming of episode 3

The Rescue
Coat Three-quarter length black double breasted coat

Waistcoat Cream vertically striped tapestry, with four pockets

Shirt White wing-collar design

Tie Gingham cravat, tied in a large bow

Trousers High waisted, bold grey windowpane hound’s-tooth design wool

Shoes Black spats shoes

Episode: 1 - There Powerful Enemy
The episode opens with The Doctor not wearing his coat. You can clearly see his fob watch hanging on a short length of ribbon from his waistcoat pocket

The Doctor also uses his glasses again in this episode
The Romans
Opening scene of 
episode 1 - The Slave Traders

Coat Three-quarter length black double breasted coat

Waistcoat Cream vertically striped tapestry, with four pockets

Shirt White wing-collar design

Tie Gingham cravat, tied in a large bow

Trousers High waisted, bold grey windowpane hound’s-tooth design wool

Shoes Black spats shoes
NB: For the rest of the entire story, The Doctor and his companions are in Roman civilian attire

The Web Planet
Coat Three-quarter length black double breasted coat

Waistcoat Dark honeycomb pattern with black piped edge and two pockets
NB This is the only story this waistcoat appears in

Shirt White wing-collar design

Tie Gingham cravat, tied in a large bow
NB The cravat becomes untied during most of episode 2

Trousers High waisted, bold grey windowpane hound’s-tooth design wool

Shoes Black spats shoes

NB: He also wears a monocle on a black silk ribbon around his neck


Episode: 1 - The Web Planet, 2 - The Zarbi

The Doctor wears a protective coat and hat to venture onto the planet surface
The Crusade
Coat Three-quarter length black double breasted coat

Waistcoat Cream vertically striped tapestry, with four pockets

Shirt White wing-collar design

Tie Navy blue silk cravat, tied in a large bow

Trousers High waisted, bold grey windowpane hound’s-tooth design wool

Shoes Black spats shoes


Episode: 1 - The Lion
The Doctor also wears his black cloak, first seen in An Unearthly Child


Episode: 3 - The Wheel of Fortune,
4 - The Warlords
The Doctor goes in disguise as a Crusader

The Space Museum


Coat Three-quarter length black double breasted coat

Waistcoat Cream vertically striped tapestry, with four pockets

Shirt White wing-collar design

Tie Navy blue silk cravat, tied in a large bow

Trousers High waisted, bold grey windowpane hound’s-tooth design wool

Shoes Black spats shoes

NB: He also wears a monocle on a black silk ribbon around his neck
Episode: 1 - The Space Museum

The episode opens with The Doctor and his companions still wearing their Crusaders dress from the previous episode.
Miraculously during a cut-away their clothes change to modern attire. Ian remarks upon it, only for The Doctor to shrug it off, saying it has saved them time having to change!

Episode: 3 - The Search
The Doctor does not appear in the episode due to William Hartnell being on holiday
The Chase
Coat Three-quarter length black double breasted coat

Waistcoat Cream vertically striped tapestry, with four pockets

Shirt White wing-collar design

Tie Navy blue silk cravat, tied in a large bow

Trousers High waisted, bold grey windowpane hound’s-tooth design wool

Shoes Black spats shoes

NB: He also wears a monocle on a black silk ribbon around his neck


Episode: 1 - The Executioners
The Doctor uses his glasses and his panama hat as briefly worn in The Daleks
Episode: 3 - Flight Through Eternity
The Doctor does not wear his jacket for the episode
Episode: 5 - The Death of Doctor Who, 6 - The Planet Of Decision
The Doctor carries his walking stick as first used in Marco Polo

The Time Meddler
Coat Three-quarter length black double breasted coat

Waistcoat Cream vertically striped tapestry, with four pockets

Shirt White wing-collar design

Tie Navy blue silk cravat, tied in a large bow

Trousers High waisted, bold grey hound’s-tooth design wool

Shoes Black spats shoes

Episode: 1 - The Watcher
The Doctor wear his original cloak from An Unearthly Child




Episode: 2 - The Meddling Monk
The Doctor does not appear in the episode due to William Hartnell being on holiday
Episode: 4 - Checkmate
The Doctor dons a monk’s habit to go in disguise at the monastery