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 Tenth Doctor it’s an item previously sold at auction; for Sarah Jane Adventures its an item new to auction; and for Torchwood it’s items that went unsold last time they appeared for 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 the Tenth Doctor era (plus Torchwood and Sarah Jane Adventures)

Lot 60 
Torchwood: a large collection of costumes,

BBC, 2006-2009, comprising: one complete and two part costumes for Nerys Hughes as Brenda Williams in Something Borrowed (2008); one complete costume and a soiled shirt for Rik Makarem as Dr Ruipesh Pantanjali in Day One (2006); one complete and one part school uniform costume, including duplicates, for Madeleine Rakic-Platt as Lily Frobisher (2009); one complete costume and a fur trimmed flying jacket for Louise Delamere as Diane Holmes in Out of Time (2006) (41)
Estimate £200 - 300


Lot 61 
Sarah Jane Adventures, Series 4 Episode 11: Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith, part costume,

2010, comprising; a turquoise Joseph jersey top & cornflower blue Whistles waistcoat (2)
Estimate £500 - 700


Lot 75
Doctor Who / Kylie Minogue, Series 4 Episode 'Voyage Of The Damned': Kylie Minogue as Astrid Peth, a waitress costume,

2007, a waitress dress, of black satin fabric, with ruched overlaid black taffeta sleeves, A-line with white coloured net detail to neck line and applied rhinestone buttons to front, with pleated skirt, with label inside inscribed Astrid-wire, Kylie, together with a matching pair of bloomers, of black cotton with overlaid taffeta effect fabric, with label inscribed inside Standin Stunt Double and a pair of lace up knee length heeled boots, labelled and inscribed inside 15580. 3 1/2 BMIR, Astrid Big, worn by Kylie's stunt double during the episode
Estimate £2,000 - 3,000

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Me and my Tennant Coat - Canyon Boak

I had a real nice and unexpected email from a client this weekend.

Canyon bought a Tennant Coat from me last year, and has been enjoying wearing it as part of his Tenth Doctor cosplay.

With a friend of his, he recently rented out a photo studio for a personal photoshoots and took some great pictures documenting his costume.

He got some good pictures of the coat, which I wanted to share with you. The coat looks great and he was particularly was happy with the first photo because it showed off the coat’s wonderful bespoke lining.

Let me know what you think of his shots.



Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Original 10th Doctor items on eBay - December 2015

If you’re on the look out for those rare costume cards - especially the swatches of his suit and coat - here are some listings I found this month on eBay.

Some of these listings have multiple copies on offer, so if you’re collecting, grab one while you can.

2015 Topps Sally Sparrow Costume Card


2015 Topps 10th Doctor's Brown Suit Trousers Costume Card

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Bonhams auction - 10th December 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, it’s time for the end of year Entertainment Memorabilia sale at Bonhams.

Here’s the Doctor Who items on offer.



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 77
Torchwood: A collection of costumes for John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, BBC, 2008-2009,

Fragments – a cream jersey 'period' shirt with a cotton pleated front, a set of green and red striped button braces (2);
Exit Wounds – a costume, including; a pale blue shirt with blood stains and machine gun bullet holes (1);
Day Four – a costume, including; a blue shirt (1);
various single costume pieces, including; four duplicate mid-blue shirts, two duplicate cream shirts, four duplicate royal blue shirts, four duplicate cornflower blue shirts, three duplicate blue denim shirts, four duplicate royal blue shirts, three duplicate navy shirts, a pair of dark grey trousers, a pair of brown trousers, two duplicate pairs of airforce blue trousers, two duplicate pairs of navy pleated trousers, two duplicate pairs of navy cotton trousers (32)

Estimate £500 - 700
Sold for £1,250


Monday, 23 November 2015

Topps collectors costume cards

Back in 2013 as part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations, Topps Cards in the US released a number of special costume cards.

Of interest back then was a special card with part of David Tennant’s pyjamas from The Christmas Invasion!



Well, it looks like they have issued some more costume cards this year, and most date from the 10th Doctor era.

So far I have spotted a costume card for the Ood from The Impossible Planet.

I found Sally Sparrow from Blink.
As well as Rory Williams from the Eleventh Doctor era.



But the one to really watch out for is the Tenth Doctor’s brown suit, with a swatch of the GAP trouser fabric.

But hold on - there seems to be an even RARIER card out there!


This is of The Tenth Doctor’s coat, with David Tennant’s signature as well!

As far as I understand it, the card is only availbable via a mail-in redemption card.

I cannot find any info on how many of each of these cards have been produced, but I’m guessing this last one has been done in super limited numbers!

Anyone out there know more info? I’m not a card collector!






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 Tenth Doctor

Lot 98
“Daleks in Manhattan” Pig Slave Jumpsuit and Boots
A jumpsuit and boots from the BBC sci-fi television series Doctor Who. Pig Slaves wore this costume in the fourth episode of the third season, titled “Daleks in Manhattan.”

The costume consists of a faded pink cotton jumpsuit with buttons running down the front and black elasticated cuffs and a pair of brown leather lace-up boots. A small label in the collar of the jumpsuit reads “ME467” and the boots are marked “Marston” with an inventory sticker on the sole of the left boot that reading “Doctor Who – Daleks in Manhattan.” The costume displays light signs of wear and remains in very good condition. Dimensions: jumpsuit marked size 100/39.37

Estimate £200-300
Sold for £275


Lot 101
"The Runaway Bride" Empress of the Racnoss (Sarah Parish) Bust
An Empress of the Racnoss (Sarah Parish) bust from the BBC sci-fi television series Doctor Who. Combining production-used components from the episode “The Runaway Bride” and custom made face appliance, the bust was later used as part of the Doctor Who Experience exhibition.

The torso and arms are constructed from thick foam with a latex skin that is fastened at the rear with hook and eye clasps. The claws, which were fixed in place for use in the exhibition, are made of fibreglass. The custom made facial appliances are made of foam latex, with the entire assembly supported by a fibreglass body form. The various components are finished in an insect-like red and black paint scheme with the facial appliances painted to replicate the finish of the production pieces.

Displaying wear including tears in the latex and foam from use, the piece remains in good condition. Dimensions: 50 cm x 88 cm x 122 cm (19 ¾” x 31 ½” x 48”)

Estimate £4,000-5,000
Withdrawn

Lot 104
"The Christmas Invasion" Sycorax Costume Accessories
A set of Sycorax costume accessories from the BBC sci-fi television series Doctor Who. These accessories were worn by the aliens who attempted to take over Earth on Christmas Day in the episode called “The Christmas Invasion.”

The set features a pair of felt boots, a pair of leather gloves and a collection of beaded decoration with prop bones attached. Both the boots and gloves feature rubber armour plate detailing with straps securing the armour in place. The pieces display minor wear from use including marks to the paint finish on the bone fragments. They remain in good condition.

Dimensions: boots marked size 28

Estimate £50-100
Sold for £275

Lot 107
"The Christmas Invasion" Sycorax Partial Costume
A partial Sycorax costume from the BBC sci-fi television series Doctor Who. This costume was worn by the aliens who attempted to take over Earth on Christmas Day in the episode called “The Christmas Invasion.”

The costume features an overcoat made of red crushed velvet, a pair of encrusted leather gauntlets with fitted rubber armour plates, a brown leather belt and a pair of boots with rubber armour plates and leather strapping. Beaded sashes with prop bones attached complete the look of the creature. The boots are marked “S. Mulhollome” internally.

Displaying minor wear from use including tears in the coat and the rubber on the right glove, the costume remains in very good condition.

Estimate £300-400
Sold for £700

Lot 108
"The Christmas Invasion" Sycorax Complete Costume
A Sycorax costume from the BBC sci-fi television series Doctor Who. This costume was worn by the aliens who attempted to take over Earth on Christmas Day in the episode called “The Christmas Invasion.”

The costume features a set of trousers, collar, tunic and overcoat made of red crushed velvet and wool, a pair of leather gloves, a brown leather belt and a pair of boots. Mesh-like synthetic material has been used to replicate the look of lizard skin on the arms and neck. Beaded sashes with prop bones attached complete the look of the creature. The boots are marked “Youssef Kerkour Detering” internally. The trousers are marked “Sean.” Displaying minor wear from use, the costume remains in very good condition. Dimensions: measures 62cm (24 ½”) across the chest

Estimate £600-800
Sold for £1,500

Lot 109
"The Christmas Invasion" Sycorax Partial Costume
A partial Sycorax costume from the BBC sci-fi television series Doctor Who. This costume was used for the episode “The Christmas Invasion” in which the aliens attempted to take over Earth on Christmas Day.

The costume is comprised of an overcoat made of red crushed velvet, a pair of encrusted leather gauntlets with fitted rubber armour plates, a brown leather belt and a pair of felt boots with rubber armour plates and velcro strapping. Beaded sashes with prop bones attached complete the look of the creature.

Displaying some minor wear from use including tears in the costume remains in very good condition.

Estimate £300-400
Sold for £800

Lot 114
Cyberman Exhibition Costume
A Cyberman costume display created for the Doctor Who Experience exhibition. This iteration of the Cyberman was used from the show’s second season until their replacement in sixth season. Created by Millennium FX, the creators of the show’s original Cybermen, this costume display features components pulled from the costume’s original moulds and suspended around a metal armature and expanding foam frame. The armour is made from fibreglass with a cold-cast aluminium finish that is polished to a metallic sheen. A foam rubber body suit replicating the appearance of tubing is worn underneath. A removable panel on the back reveals a motor which, when powered via a U.K. mains power supply, causes the torso to twist anti-clockwise several degrees to replicate the movement of the show’s monsters. Blue LEDs powered by a 12v battery are installed in the Cyberman’s mouth.

Standing on a MDF stand, the costume has been distressed with scratches to replicate production wear and exhibits evidence of running repairs from its time in use at the exhibition. The piece remains overall in very good condition.

Dimensions: 51 cm x 80 cm x 192 cm (20” x 31 ½” x 75 ½”)

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 £8,000-10,000
Withdrawn





Lot 115
Ood Exhibition Paint Test Bust
A paint test bust created for the Doctor Who Experience exhibition. Created by Millennium FX, the special effects company responsible for creating the Ood, this bust was made to illustrate the raw, unfinished Ood head and the final finished creature.

The head is made of silicone and presented on an expanding foam body form. One half of the head remains completely unfinished, with lengths of untrimmed silicon still present from casting, while the other has been fully finished with dappled flesh tones and the addition of long silicon tentacles.The piece remains in excellent condition. Dimensions: 30 cm x 54 cm x 55 cm (12” x 21 ¼” x 21 ¾”)

Estimate £300-500
Withdrawn

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

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.

Utopia
Futurekind Cheiftain costume
WITHDRAWN

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)
FOOTNOTES
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)
FOOTNOTES
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)
FOOTNOTES
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
Unsold

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).


Estimate
£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
Unsold

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
Unsold














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,
2009,
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
Unsold

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
Unsold