Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Original 10th Doctor items on eBay -
July 2015

This month there are a couple of Tenth Doctor related items on eBay, some of which have come from previous Bonhams costume sales.

Futurekind Cheiftain costume

A rare opportunity to obtain a complete original screen used Futurekind Cheiftain costume from Doctor Who: Utopia as worn by Paul Marc Davies.

The multiple layered costume, comprises;
  • Wrist braces
  • A pair of shin protectors
  • Leather body armour
  • Suede effect hood applied to heavy cotton tunic
  • Further leather tunic
  • Grey leather gauntlets
  • Knitted cotton tunic
  • Suede trousers
  • Leather leg guards
  • A pair of grey suede boots

Friday, 29 May 2015

Bonhams auction - 24th June 2015

It’s that time of year again and Bonhams are due to hold their latest Entertainment Memorabilia sale in London.

Usually it has a good showing of Doctor Who related items, but this time around it’s a poor offering of only three items, all from series three.

Lot 123 
Daleks In Manhattan/Evolution Of The Daleks, 2007,
Andrew Garfield as Frank
a complete costume, comprising;
a flat cap of brown tweed, a khaki wool jacket with pleated breast pocket, a cream shirt with blue and brown stripe, a pair of fingerless gloves, a cream coloured cotton vest bearing several labels inside, a pair of brown wool trousers with braces and a pair of brown leather boots with inscribed label inside 'Frank', with original BBC returns bag (11)
Provenance: Ex-lot 167, Entertainment Memorabilia, Bonhams Knightsbridge, 15th December 2011. Sold for £400 at that time.

Although relatively unknown when starring in this 2007 episode of Doctor Who, Andrew Garfield has more recently starred in The Social Network, Never Let Me Go and as Peter Parker/Spider-Man.

Estimate £500 - £600
Sold for £475
Lot 124
Daleks In Manhattan/Evolution Of The Daleks, 2007,
Miranda Raison as Tallulah
a complete costume, comprising: a dark purple dress with pink satin effect petal shaped collar, together with matching belt, pink slip and a pair of brown leather 'Dolly' shoes (5)
Provenance: Ex-lot 168, Entertainment Memorabilia, Bonhams Knightsbridge, 15th December 2011. Sold for £688 at that time.

Estimate £150 -200
Sold for £225

Lot 125
Human Nature/The Family Of Blood, 2007,
David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor
a costume comprising: a three-piece suit, worn during the sequence where the Doctor is hiding under the persona of the Teacher John Smith, comprising a grey/ blue tweed suit with brown/ cream plastic buttons, together with a brown paisley-type tie, all items bearing 1980s Morris Angel & Sons Ltd. labels (4)
Provenance: Ex-lot 174, Entertainment Memorabilia, Bonhams Knightsbridge, 15th December 2011. Sold for £938 at that time.

Estimate £500 - £600
Sold for £1,062

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Original 10th Doctor items on eBay -
March 2015

Some odd things exchange hands at auction.

Back in 2010 when Bonhams held the massive Doctor Who sale, a couple of items in the catalogue were double decker buses as used in Planet Of The Dead.
Strangely they were withdrawn from sale prior to the auction, only for broken down bits of one of them turned up on eBay at various times since. Selling them has proved tricky to say the least!

So recently I was amused to see the other bus (which wasn’t damaged during filming) has been on eBay.

Planet Of The Dead Bristol VR bus
UNSOLD for £18,750

Here we have a Bristol VR bus, but not just any old bus!

This is the only surviving bus of three vehicles used to film the Easter Special "Planet of The Dead", the number 200 to Victoria. This particular bus was used in the opening driving sequences, and at the end when the bus comes back through the wormhole! The real registration of the bus is HJB 455W, however for filming purposes the bus was registered W974 GHM, the front number plate was still on the bus when I got it, and comes with it. This ticket machine is also included, but it is not connected. This is a genuine sale! The other two buses used where smashed up during filming and subsequently scrapped.

This really is a very unique piece of Doctor Who memorabilia from the David Tennant era. Since I bought the bus off the BBC four years ago, I have only done what work has been needed, the adverts on the side are the originals seen in the film, I've even left the microphone tape on where the Doctor was sitting, and on the floor. I've been very careful to preserve as best I can the authentic Dr Who additions, such as the adverts.

Mechanically, this bus is in very good condition, and has an MOT (Class V) expires 05/09/15, there are a couple of advisories, an oil leak on the steering box and some wear in the king pins. The body is a little time worn in places, but for a 34 year old bus that has never been restored, it's in pretty good shape! The last commercial operator was Hedingham in Essex, an operator that was known for their incredibly high maintenance standards. The lower deck floor has been replaced a few years ago and this is very solid, these are a notorious rot spot for VR's. The upholstery is smart and all the seat cushions match. There are a few spare cushions that are included that are not shown in the pictures. The time tables on the dashboard and behind the staircases are the genuine ones used in the filming.

The bus has two new batteries on, and starts on the button, is taxed and MOT'd so is ready to drive away.

The bus is a 75 seater, and has an Eastern Coachworks Body fitted to the Bristol Chassis. The bus is fitted with a Gardner six cylinder diesel engine with a semi automatic gearbox and power steering. Once you are used to the size, this is a very easy bus to drive.

The bus will also come with a bag of clothes and some umbrellas that were on the top deck when I picked it up from Upper Boat Studios, Cardiff. I think these are clothes that the location crew and the extra's were wearing.

Because the bus is over thirty years old it can be driven on a car licence under certain circumstances, the insurance and breakdown cover are not that much more than a classic car (About £400), so if you have the space, this could be an alternative to a large classic saloon! Or if you are a bus operator, this has huge earning potential!

I will assist with export or UK delivery enquiries. Please, only serious buyers, I appreciate that this has a lot of curiosity/enthusiast interest but this is here to be sold. Please call or text on 07908 480291 if you have any queries.

So there you have it, possibly the most usable bit of Dr Who membrobillia out there, to own it is certainly a talking point!

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Bonhams auction - 10th December 2014

Can’t believe 2014 is nearly over - so to confirm its immenant demise Bonhams are holding their usual December Entertainment Memorabilia sale.

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 Torchwood and Sarah Jane Adventures

Lot 145†
Torchwood, series 1, episode 8, 'They Keep Killing Suzie': Indira Varma as Suzie Costello, costume number 2, a costume, 2006, comprising a cream overcoat with belt, a black knitted cardigan, a turquoise jersey top with black skirt and black chiffon scarf (5).

Estimate £200 - 300

Lot 146†
Torchwood, series 1, episode 13, 'End of Day': Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper, costume number 2, a costume, 2006, a black Diesel jacket with brass buttons and a purple jersey top with pink stitch detail (2).

Estimate £200 - 300
Sold for £125

Lot 147†
Torchwood, series 2, episode 8, 'A Day in the Death': Burn Gorman as Owen Harper, a costume, 2008, comprising a black, zipped hooded jacket by G-Star, a khaki striped shirt and blue denim jeans, with a pair of black leather gloves (4).

Estimate £200 - 300
Sold for £125

Lot 148†
Torchwood, series 2, episode 9, 'Something Borrowed': Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper, a costume,
2008, comprising a grey printed All Saints T-shirt with pop culture psychadelic montage, black draw-string trousers and a black cotton bomber jacket labelled Hooch (3)

Estimate £200 - 300
Sold for £125

Lot 149†
Torchwood, series 3, episodes 1-4, 'Children of Earth: Days 1-4': Paul Copley as Clement McDonald, costume number 2, a complete costume, 2009, comprising a grey cardigan with simulated dirt, a dark grey sweatshirt, navy blue trousers with grey and white trainers (4).

£250 - 300
Sold for £125

Lot 150†
Torchwood, series 3: Cush Jumbo as Louis Habiba, a complete costume, 2009, comprising a black pleated skirt with pale blue cardigan and black patent Mary Jane shoes (3).

Estimate £200 - 300

Lot 151†
Torchwood, series 3, episodes 4 & 5, 'Children of Earth' Days 4 & 5: Kai Owen as Rhys Williams, costume number 2, a complete costume, 2009, comprising a navy zip jersey top, with khaki combat trousers and black converse trainers with green and white laces, all with simulation dirt and mud (3)

Estimate £250 - 300

Lot 152† 
The Sarah Jane Adventures series 2, episode 1, 'The Last Sontaran: Part 1': Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith, a costume, 2008, comprising a beige blouse with white pinstripe and a black pencil skirt (2)

Estimate £300 - 500
Sold for £175

Lot 153†
The Sarah Jane Adventures, series 2, 'Day of the Clown' Parts 1 & 2: Bradley Walsh as Odd Bob, a costume, 2008, a bespoke satin all-in-one striped clown suit of red, yellow and blue, with two corresponding yellow ruffs and two pairs of white gloves; in suit carrier (6)

Estimate £250 - 300
Sold for £400

Lot 154†
The Sarah Jane Adventures, series 3, episode 5 & 6, 'The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith: Part 1': Nigel Havers as Peter Dalton, a costume, 2009, comprising a Moss Bros black dinner jacket and trousers, with white shirt, black cummerbund and bow tie, with faux cream rose and white handkerchief to top pocket (7)

Estimate £250 - 300
Sold for £125

Lot 155†
The Sarah Jane Adventures, series 3, episode 11, 'The Gift: Part 1': Daniel Anthony as Clyde Langer, a school uniform,
comprising black trousers, black lace-up shoes, white shirt and black tie with red and grey stripes (4)

Estimate £250 - 300
Sold for £200

Lot 156†
The Sarah Jane Adventures, series 3, episode 12, 'The Gift: Part 2': Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith, a costume, 2009, comprising a baby pink loose fit blouse with pink and white spotted vest and blue French Connection jeans (3)

Estimate £300 - 500
Sold for £187

Lot 157†
The Sarah Jane Adventures, series 4, episode 1, 'The Nightmare Man: Part 1': Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith, a complete costume, 2010, pale pink Whistles loose fit jersey top with dark blue jeans and black leather biker boots (3).

Estimate £300 - 500
Sold for £187

Lot 158†
The Sarah Jane Adventures, series 4, episodes 11 & 12, 'Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith: Parts 1 & 2': Julie Graham as Ruby White, a costume, 2010, a scarlet mack with matching red vest top (2).

Estimate £200 - 300

Lot 159†
The Sarah Jane Adventures, series 5, episode 2, 'Sky: Part 2': Sinead Michael as Sky, a complete costume, 2011, comprising navy blue converse trainers, a pair of three-quarter length mid-blue jeans labelled Gap, a peach and blue striped T-shirt, a khaki hooded jacket and three pairs of grey and red striped socks (7).

Estimate £250 - 300
Sold for £125

Lot 160†
The Sarah Jane Adventures, series 5, episode 6, 'The Man Who Never Was: Part 2': Anjli Mohindra as Rani Chandra, a complete costume, 2011, comprising a cream dress with grey, pink and red heart pattern labelled Topshop with black suit jacket with three quarter length sleeves labelled Topshop, with black cotton pumps with bow detail and prop press pass Twilight Years (3).

Estimate £250 - 300

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Louise Page autograph on eBay

I don’t usually cover autographs as eBay items, but this one is from Tenth Doctor costume designer Louise Page - and it’s being sold in aid of a good cause.

The long running Doctor Who Appreciation Society (DWAS) have recently unveiled a plaque at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, the site of the recording of a number of classic series adventures. It commemorates the life and work of pioneering Doctor Who producer, Verity Lambert.

The plaque was unveiled by Unearthly Child director Waris Hussein, with William Russell and Carole Ann Ford in attendance.

Doctor Who Costume Designer Louise Page Signed Photo

The rest of the items in their sale can be found here:
DWAS auction on eBay

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

More Tenth Doctor costume t-shirts

Back in 2011 Forbidden Planet started releasing a range of t-shirt based on The Doctor’s costumes.

They soon released all twelve Doctors, and have kept the idea alive by doing a few of the peripheral characters as well.

To accompany the Tenth Doctor’s era you can now dress as Captain Jack Harkness.

Captain Jack Harkness
costume t-shirt

Alternatively you can be Rassilon as played by Timothy Dalton.

Lord President Of Gallifrey
costume t-shirt