Sunday, 11 December 2016

Original 7th Doctor items on eBay - December 2016

Looks like we have a new item that’s been sent to the Doctor Who breaker’s yard!

These pieces come from a destroyed Dalek base that appeared in a number of Bonhams auctions a few years ago.

Initially, at the Bonhams auction - 23rd June 2010 it was attributed as made for exhibition purposes, and sold for £720. I wondered if it was from Resurrection Of The Daleks, hence I filed it under my Fifth Doctor blog.

By Bonhams auction - 18th December 2013 it had been identified as being the remains of a Dalek seen in the Totter’s Lane junk yard for scenes in Remembrance Of The Daleks. With a reserve of up to £5,000, it went unsold.

Now pieces of this Dalek are appearing on eBay.

Remembrance Of The Daleks
Dalek gore - lot 1
SOLD for £82

A piece of Dalek Gore taken from a original screen-used Dalek.

The Dalek is the first to be destroyed in the junkyard scene in the "Remembrance Of The Daleks" story, and has been screen matched to this.

Gore measures approximately 11 inches x 7 1/2 inches.

In my photos shows the original screen-used dalek from which the Gore came from. Please see photos with red circle to identify your piece.

The Dalek skirt section was seen at various exhibitions after the broadcast including Longleat, Dapol and Blackpool.


Remembrance Of The Daleks
Dalek gore - lot 2
SOLD for £31

A piece of Dalek Gore taken from a original screen-used Dalek.

The Dalek is the first to be destroyed in the junkyard scene in the "Remembrance Of The Daleks" story, and has been screen matched to this.

Gore measures approximately 8 inches x 7 inches.

In my photos shows the original screen-used dalek from which the Gore came from. Please see photos with red circle to identify your piece.

The Dalek skirt section was seen at various exhibitions after the broadcast including Longleat, Dapol and Blackpool.


Remembrance Of The Daleks
Dalek gore - lot 3
SOLD for £52

A piece of Dalek Gore taken from a original screen-used Dalek.

The Dalek is the first to be destroyed in the junkyard scene in the "Remembrance Of The Daleks" story, and has been screen matched to this.

Gore measures approximately 11 inches x 7 1/2 inches.

In my photos shows the original screen-used dalek from which the Gore came from. Please see photos with red circle to identify your piece.

The Dalek skirt section was seen at various exhibitions after the broadcast including Longleat, Dapol and Blackpool.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Doctor Who Experience -
7th Doctor pinball machine

You may have noticed the two Seventh Doctor pinball machines that were sold at the recent Bamfords auction.

If you have ever wondered what these machines look like when they are played, you have the chance to play one yourself in the lobby area of the Doctor Who Experience!

last time I was there there someone had the nerve to have a go, and I videoed it on my iPhone.

Thursday, 2 June 2016

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 Seventh Doctor era

Lot 4013 - Doctor Who - a fruit machine.
Doctor Who - a fruit machine, Doctor Who the Time Lord, the display depicting Davros, Daleks and Tardis, 181cm high

Sold for £550


Lot 4015 - Doctor Who - a pinball machine.
Doctor Who - a pinball machine, by Midway Manufacturing Company, California Ave, Chicago, the display decorated with the seven Doctors to Silvester McCoy, 190cm high, c.1989

Sold for £1,800

Friday, 26 February 2016

Original 7th Doctor items on eBay - February 2016

Oh dear - another bit has dropped of a Tetrap somewhere. Still, there’s always eBay!

Time And The Rani
Tetrap arm
SOLD for £74

Original Doctor Who prop - Tetrap arm - screen used - from Bonhams - amazing!
With Certificate of Authenticity

This is an unbelievable piece for all Dr Who fans.

Any props from the original series of Dr Who are rare, but a piece of the doctor's costume is astounding!

This is an original dr who screen used monster prop / costume piece from the first Sylvester McCoy story in season 24 "Time and the Rani"

I have seen and sold a couple of smaller items, pieces of fur, digits, but this is the whole forearm of a screen used Rani. As only 3 full costumes were made and only one survives in full, this is an amazing piece.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and is brought to you with no reserve.

The piece is presented in a 3D display box frame and comes with a certifcate of authenticity confirming its purchase from bonhams.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Bonhams: 1994 -
31st March Entertainment Sale

I’m getting quite into tracking down past Bonhams Entertainment auctions where Doctor Who items were sold.

It started with the 1991 Doctor Who auction, where dozens of costumes and props were up for grabs. I’ve since traced later sales where many times from the 1991 auction were resold, and some of these still pop up today from time to time.

A couple of weeks ago I found a Bonhams catalogue from 1994, containing 22 lots of Who-related items on sale.

Frustratingly due to the cost of producing print publications in the days, there are no photographs to illustrate the items on offer (every image would have had to be taken on film and processed, compared to the instant and cheap nature of digital photography today).

These sales also pre-date the internet, so finding the realised prices is near impossible.

Less care seems to have been taken in preparing the text in the catalogue.


There are a number of spelling errors and possible mis-titling of episodes, but since some of these are for pre-production scripts (and therefore possibly correct at the time) I have replicated the text here exactly as it appeared in the 1994 catalogue.

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 Seventh Doctor era
Lot 357 DR. WHO
A small selection of recording orders, camera scripts and transmission scripts for 'The Happiness Patrol'. 'Frontier in Space', 'Strange Matter'. 'The Curse of Fenric' and 'The Wolves of Fenric'.
Estimate £30 - 50

Lot 358 DR. WHO
A TARDIS Sign and casing of metal, wood and fibreglass used during the John Nathan Tumer era of Dr. Who (1978-1989), together with the back cloth belonging to the TARDIS door.
Estimate £400 - 600
Note: The vendor informs me he acquired this lot at a Dr. Who auction in Saxmundham.

Lot 365 DR. WHO
Studio sets/plans for 'Timelash', 'Ultimate Foe' and 'Time Of The Rani', series 1985-87.
Estimate £30 - 50

Lot 367 DR. WHO THE AUCTION, CATALOGUE
Sale of selected costumes from the wardrobe, on 11th May 1991. 41 page catalogue with black and white illustrations, colour cover, together with a list of prices realised. (2)
Estimate £10 - 20

Lot 368 DR. WHO MEMORABILIA
An extensive collection of Dr Who and related science fiction memorabilia, including jigsaw puzzles, badges, Cassette tapes, models, newsletters, annuals, toys, posters, magazines, approximately thirty paperback books, a mug, a china moneybox and three albums comprising of numerous official BBC colour photographs. (a lot)
Estimate £200 - 300

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 Seventh 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 690 ‘Dragonfire’, 1987 (Sylvester McCoy) Two spiked uniform helmets, in Teutonic style.
Estimate £50-80

Lot 691 ‘Delta and the Bannermen’, 1987 (Colin Baker) Two white oversuits, one Worn by Delta (Belinda Mayne), and one undersuit.
Estimate £80-120


Lot 692 ‘Happiness Patrol’, 1988 (Sylvester McCoy) Five Drone masks.
Estimate £30-50

Lot 693 ‘Ghostlight’, 1989 (Sylvester McCoy) John Nathan-Turner’s running order sheets for episodes 1 and 3.
Estimate £30-50

Lot 694 ‘Survival’, 1989 (Sylvester McCoy) A copy of the script for episode 3, the final episode of Dr. Who.
Estimate £30-50

Lot 695 The pocket watch worn by Sylvester McCoy during his time as Dr. Who.
Estimate £300-500

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Bonhams: 1992 -
The BBC Costume Dept sale

Exactly 24 years ago TODAY there was an unusual auction at Bonhams to sell off a vast amount of ex-BBC costume department items.

Due to the volume of items on offer, the sale was held at the BBC Costume Warehouse, which at the time was on the Royal London Industrial Estate in North Acton.

Most of the sale was non-descript items, broken down into sections such as PERIOD COSTUMES - GREEK/ROMAN, MEDIAEVAL, TUDOR, ELIZABETHAN, STUART, GEORGIAN and REGENCY, VICTORIAN and EDWARDIAN etc.

It then moved on to SPORTSWEAR and MISCELLANEOUS before CHILDRENS and LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT. There was even a section for FANCY DRESS and ARMOUR, CHAINMAIL ETC.

Then things got more interesting with NARNIA prior to the big draw the sale - the SCIENCE FICTION section.

This was broken down into DR WHO, BLAKE’S 7, THE FLIP SIDE OF DOMINICK HYDE, STAR COPS, and OTHER SCIENCE FICTION COSTUMES.

The sale closed with a section of late additions, which included an extra Doctor Who lot.

I recently picked up a copy of the sales catalogue on aBay - such as it is. Back in 1992 this consisted of a pocket folder with a stapled loose sheet listing of the items for sale. There are no photographs or illustrations, and the descriptions are scant to say the least.

I have transcribed all the Doctor Who items.

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 Seventh Doctor era
Click the link above to download a copy of the full catalogue


Lot 311 Dragonfire, 1987, Sylvester McCoy as Dr Who. 
Set of Kanes mercenaries uniform hats, grey felt with look of Germany WWI (approx 5)
Sold for £200

Lot 312 Very old space suit used in Dr Who. 
Jacket and 2 pairs of trousers in silver plastic with red detailing (1)
Sold for £150

Lot 313 Full length cream and ochre linen gowns with hoods. 
Worn by Nigel Skeet and Wayne Peel and red, grey and blue striped jacket (3)
Sold for £300

Friday, 22 January 2016

Original 7th Doctor items on eBay -
January 2016

I see some loose bits have dropped off the original Tetrap costume again.

Time And The Rani
framed Tetrap fragment
This is an amazing opportunity

There were just three of these tetrap costumes made for the 1987 story 'time and the rani'.

As with many costumes of the day, they have deteriorated. This is from one of these original screen used costumes sold in the famous bonhams auction.

I have seen small pieces of tetrap skin sell for £50-100 over the years on ebay but never such a large piece - this digit is in great condition and has been framed in a box frame - only three digits and I am keeping one!

It is supplied with a copy of the letter of authenticity and is s once in a lifetime auction!