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Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Doctor Who Memorabilia Auction

Auction house Bonhams is doing one with DW items 18 December (they've done these before). There's a nice long writeup of it at the Downthetubes blog here, or you can just go look directly at the Bonhams website if you like.The full press release offers an overview of some of the goodies: "One of the sale highlights is a Destroyed Dalek, believed to have appeared in Remembrance of the Daleks, which is offered for sale with estimates of £4,500-£5,000....Made from wood, fiberglass, metal, plastic and foam, the Dalek prop stands at over 1 meter in height. This model is believed to be the very one blown up in the episode and later to appear in the office of villain, Mr. Rattcliffe. [sic]"

Yes, they've spelt "Rattcliffe" wrong. Sorry.

Henry Lincoln has dug up all his old memorabilia just in time to cash in on the rediscovery/anniversary enthusiasm and has signed them, so if you really want the scripts for "The Dominators" now's your chance...yes, probably everyone's more excited about the ones for "The Web of Fear". They found a couple of Yeti homing props, too.

"Props and monsters from Tom Baker era will also be offered such as a 1978 Taran Wood Beast monster costume from, Doctor Who: The Androids of Tara (estimates £1,500-£2,000). The enormous body suit of synthetic fur is complete with clawed hands, scaled face and protruding eyes and teeth, set on a head measuring half a meter in diameter....Also appearing in the sale is the original dove pan magic trick prop from The Talons of Weng-Chiang, 1977 staring Tom Baker as Doctor Who. The prop is from the estate of Larry Barnes, magic advisor for Doctor Who. It is estimated to sell for £700-£900."

"A Cyberman costume from 1988 episode Doctor Who: Silver Nemesis consisting of silver painted body suit, molded chest pieces, laser gun and gloves is estimated at £1,000-£1,500."

A couple of Jon Pertwee scripts are for sale too, and scripts and props from stories that were directed by Fiona Cumming. And a remarkable number of clothes from Torchwood, with latex body parts from the series.

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