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12/04/2015 12:32:00 am - Reported by Chuck Foster

The traditional December Entertainment Memorabilia auction at Bonhams takes place on Thursday 10th December this year, and amidst the usual array of props, scripts, etc. from film and television are a number from Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures. Some of the highlights to bankrupt you this Christmas(!) include:

Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Auction Dec 2015: Yeti homing device from The Web of Fear (Credit: Bonhams)Lot 69: Web of Fear: an original prop yeti homing device

Doctor Who/Patrick Troughton, BBC, 1968

A hollow figure of stained mixed media resin, mounted on a base, accompanied by a black and white still [printed later] from the film showing the vendor in costume as a yeti, height - 11.5cm (4¾in)

Footnotes: The vendor acted on Doctor Who for many years in different roles, including as a yeti in the Web of Fear and was given this prop after filming had ended.

Estimated at £2000-3000 (US$3000-4500)
Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Auction Dec 15 - Eggshell Proton Drive from The Creature From The Pit (Credit: Bonhams)Lot 70: The Creature From The Pit: an original prop 'eggshell' photon drive

Doctor Who/Tom Baker, BBC, 1979

A hollow 'eggshell' of mixed media resin painted in mottled grey paint, with part of a computer mother board glued to the underneath, the underneath with grey paint to the edge signed and dated by Tom Baker in blue pen, an identical prop can be seen when the Doctor finds the fragment of 'eggshell' which is the 'creature's' space vehicle's photon drive; together with two dyeline copies of construction drawings for the set, the photon drive, 23 x 20 x 4cm (9 x 8 x 1½in) (3)

Footnotes: The vendor was the studio design assistant for these episodes.

Estimated at £1000-1500 (US$1500-2200)
Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Auction Dec 15 - poster from The Greatest Show in the Galaxy (Credit: Bonhams)Lot 73: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy: two screen used prop circus posters

BBC, 1988

A mixed media of acrylic paint and pen on paper, the posters can be seen in the ticket booking area of the Psychic Circus, approximately 76 x 102cm (30 x 40in)

Footnotes: The vendor was the set designer for these episodes and commissioned the posters to be made.

Estimated at £500-700 (US$750-1000)
Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Auction Dec 15 - Costumes worn by John Barrowman (Credit: Bonhams)Lot 77: A collection of costumes for John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness

BBC, 2008-2009

Various single items including shirts (some soiled), trousers and accessories, with some duplicates, for episodes including Fragments, Exit Wounds, Day Four

Estimated at £500-700 (US$750-1000)
Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Auction Dec 15 - Costumes worn by Elisabeth Sladen (Credit: Bonhams)Lot 87: A large collection of costumes for Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith

BBC, 2007-2011,

Mostly part costumes, including several duplicates and five costumes for stunt doubles for episodes including Pilot, School Reunion, The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith, Prisoner of the Judoon, Death of the Doctor; together with various single costume pieces including tops, t-shirts and blouses, full list available on request

Estimated at £500-700 (US$750-1000)


Full list of related auction items


Doctor Who:
LotDescriptionEstimate
69An original Yeti homing device from The Web of Fear£2000-3000
70Prop Eggshell Proton Drive from The Creature From The Pit£1000-1500
71Collection of scripts/construction drawings from Resurrection of the Daleks£500-700
72Camera script from Mysterious Planet and rehearsal script from The Five Doctors£500-700
73Circus posters from The Greatest Show in the Galaxy£500-700
74Scripts and production drawings from The Greatest Show in the Galaxy£500-700
75Scripts, designs and production paperwork from The Curse of Fenric£500-700
76Chemical bomb and construction paperwork from The Curse of Fenric£500-700
 
Torchwood:
77Collection of costumes as worn by John Barrowman (Jack)£500-700
78Collection of costumes as worn by Kai Owen (Rhys)£300-500
79Collection of costumes including as worn by Indira Varma (Suzie)£400-600
80Collection of costumes as worn by Eve Myles (Gwen)£500-700
81Collection of costumes including as worn by Nerys Hughes (Brenda)£400-600
82Collection of costumes as worn by Burn Gorman (Owen)£400-600
83Collection of costumes as worn by Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto)£400-600
 
The Sarah Jane Adventures:
84Collection of costumes as worn by Anjli Mohindra (Rani)£500-700
85Collection of costumes as worn by Daniel Anthony (Clyde)£400-600
86Collection of costumes as worn by Sinead Michael (Sky)£400-600
87Collection of costumes as worn by Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah)£500-700
88Collection of costumes including as worn by Julie Graham (Ruby)£400-600
89Collection of costumes as worn by Tommy Knight (Luke)£300-500
90Collection of Bubbleshock Factory costumes from Invasion of the Bane£200-300


The full catalogue can be downloaded from the Bonhams website.