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 Sixth Doctor

Lot 92
Terror of the Vervoids Communicator Device
A handheld communicator device from the BBC sci-fi television series Doctor Who. This communicator was used in the 1986 serial Terror of the Vervoids by The Doctor (Colin Baker) and the crew of the Hyperion III after the ship was invaded by the plantlike Vervoids.

The prop communicator is made of aluminium with bevelled edges and original rubber buttons. Sympathetically restored, the piece features a replacement grill made using production-used mesh and a replacement red Perspex triangular section. One of only two believed to still be in existence, this prop device displays some scratches and wear but remains overall in good condition. Dimensions: 12 cm x 5 cm x 2 cm (4 ¾” x 2” x 1”)

Estimate £300-500

Lot 93
Terror of the Vervoids Light-Up Blaster
A prop light-up blaster from Doctor Who. This blaster and others like it were used by The Doctor (Colin Baker) and the crew of the Hyperion III after the ship was invaded by the plant-like Vervoids.

The prop blaster is made from vac-formed plastic and resin with an acrylic barrel. Lights run up the barrel and are activated by a button on the grip. The blaster is finished in yellow and black paint. A replacement battery cover has been fitted to the weapon’s left side and the piece has some scratches and wear to the paint finish. It remains in otherwise good condition. Dimensions: 19 cm x 16 cm x 6 cm (7 ½” x 6 ½” x 2 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 compo-nents. It is entirely incumbent on the new owner to satisfy themselves as to their safe use and maintenance.

Estimate £600-800
Sold for £600

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

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