Friday 18 September 2015

Prop Store London auction -
BFI IMAX preview

With the Prop Store London live auction about a week away, many of the choice items on offer have been on display in the foyer of the BFI IMAX cinema in Waterloo, where the auction will be hosted.

Here are the Doctor Who items on show.

Most of the Doctor Who items are on display are grouped together in one glass cabinet, containing Leela’s costume, a Cyberman, two Autons and an Ood prosthetic.

Also hidden away in there is Matt Smith’s top hat and a yellow bolster from Terror Of The Vervoids.

The Ood mask comes from the Doctor Who Experience exhibition, and was a display model to show how the masks were created.

It was very interesting to see Leela’s costume close-up.

Designed to look like it was hand-made, when you look closely you can see it is machine stitched together and the rough hand stitching is done in 2-ply knitting wool!

Also on display is Leela’s blow-pipe, use to deliver deadly Janus thorns.

In the centre of the exhibition is a stand with a Dalek from An Adventure In Space And Time.

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. 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 Fourth Doctor

Lot 94
“Meglos” Production-Used Screenplay
A production-used screenplay from the BBC sci-fi television series Doctor Who. The screenplay is from the second serial of the eighteenth season titled “Meglos.” Written by John Flanagan and Andrew McCulloch, it consists of more than 100 unannotated pages printed on multi-coloured A4 paper and held together with a large metal split pin. It is signed by Christopher Owen who played the role of the “Earthling” in each of the serial's four episodes. Slightly worn from use, the script displays minor tears on the front page. It remains overall in good condition. Dimensions: 30 cm x 21.5 cm x 2 cm (12” x 8 ½” x ¾”)

Estimate £250-300

Lot 95
Leela's (Louise Jameson) “The Invasion of Time” Costume
Leela’s (Louise Jameson) costume from Doctor Who. As the companion of the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker), Leela wore her primitive dress in the fifteenth season episodes “Image of the Fendahl,” “Underworld” and “The Invasion of Time.” This costume screen matches to the episode “The Invasion of Time.”

The costume features a chamois leather mini-dress with matching underwear, a pair of arm wraps, a leather belt with matching hip pouch and a pair of wedge heel leather boots. All of the garments feature thick faux-stitch detailing to give them the appearance of being crudely made with an array of stitches created using black and grey wool running down the front, sides and back of the dress. The costume pieces are fastened using leather and cotton laces. A replica knife and leather scabbard complete the set.

Distressed for use with carefully applied dirt, stains and grime, the costume displays some signs of wear from use and time spent in storage, including creases that can be matched on screen and rust stains from corroded steel eyelets. The costume remains overall in very good condition.

Estimate £12,500-15,000

Lot 96
Leela's (Louise Jameson) Blowpipe
A blow pipe used by Leela (Louise Jameson), companion of the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) in the BBC sci-fi television series Doctor Who. The prop was used for scenes in the show’s fourteenth and fifteenth season where it was used to fire Janis thorns that immobilised foes.

The prop blowpipe is made from a thin metal tube which has been painted to give the effect of wood. A thin length of frayed string wraps around the pipe and is secured at both ends with glue.

There is a painted ring of foam attached one end of the pipe with white and orange feathers glued just below it. The pipe displays light signs of wear as a result of age such as small chips to the paint. It remains in very good condition. Dimensions: 31 cm x 5.5 cm x 5 cm (12 ¼” x 2 ¼” x 2”)

Estimate £3,000-5,000

Lot 97
Deedrix’s (Crawford Logan) “Meglos” Jacket and Boots
Deedrix’s (Crawford Logan) jacket and boots from the BBC sci-fi television series Doctor Who. The Tigellan Savant wore this jacket and boots in the episode “Meglos” as he helped the Doctor (Tom Baker) to recover the Dodecahedron and save his planet.

Made of white material, the jacket features a synthetic mesh lining and collar, black trim detailing and a zip-up front. A handwritten label marked “Crawford” is attached at the collar. The boots are made of leather with tie-up nylon tops.

Displaying light wear from use, the pieces remain in very good condition. Dimensions: jacket measures 45 cm (17 ¾”) across the chest; boots marked size 9

Estimate £500-700