Sunday 10 December 2017

Bonhams auction - 13th December 2017

It’s that time of year when Bonhams hold their Winter Entertainment auction, and there are a number of quite nice items for sale - IF you have deep pockets!!!

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 Twelfth Doctor era

Lot 44
Full-size silver coloured Dalek
Doctor Who: a full-size silver coloured Dalek ('Mk 3', 1965-1969) constructed for use in various BBCTV episodes, screen-used 1960's version constructed circa 1990.
Principally constructed in fibreglass (with metal, plastic and wooden elements) in five sections, comprising (1) wheelbase (2) skirt section (3) 'shoulder' section (4) neck 'bin' with embrasure frame and (5) dome, painted matt silver overall with black, blue and polished silver elements, including: approx 10cm trolley wheels countersunk into the black wooden base which underpins the fibreglass skirt, blue fibreglass hemispheres bolted onto that matt silver skirt (which includes an internal wooden bench seat for the operator), polished aluminium mesh and slats on the blue 'shoulder' section, a three-tier silver plastic manipulator arm with rubber 'sucker' cap, a polished metal gun-stick and rods, wooden neck bin covered in matt black metal mesh with silver embrasure in wood and fibreglass, the silver fibreglass dome featuring a metal and plastic eyestalk with blue plastic rings and illuminating black eyeball, and opaque dome light-covers, height approximately 60 inches (153cm).

This 'vintage-style' Dalek was built in 1990 to the original BBC specifications for both charity display and BBC use. Notably, in 1993, it joined the line-up in the (now iconic) Doctor Who 30th Anniversary homage to the 1964 image of Daleks On Westminster Bridge. Later that year it made its first television appearance on BBC 2 in the drama reconstruction sequences of the BBCTV anniversary documentary Thirty Years In The TARDIS. After further use in a number of BBC shows and events - including those marking the millennium (BBC 2's 'Doctor Who Night') and the 2003 Doctor Who 40th Anniversary (Longleat) – it joined the 'Dalek Evolution' display at the Doctor Who Experience in both London (Olympia) and Cardiff (Porth Teigr). The Dalek made its first screen appearance in Doctor Who itself in the Series 7 episode Asylum Of The Daleks (TX 01/09/2012: BBC 1) and returned for both The Magician's Apprentice and The Witch's Familiar in Series 9 (TX 19/09/2015: BBC 1 & 26/09/2015: BBC 1 respectively).

During the first of those episodes, the Doctor (Matt Smith), Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darville) were kidnapped by the Daleks and sent to their 'asylum' planet to prevent a break-out by the unstable Daleks imprisoned there. It was then that the Doctor met the first of the manifold Clara Oswalds (Jenna Coleman) created during the events leading up to the series' 50th Anniversary. In the latter episodes, the next Doctor (Peter Capaldi) - accompanied by Clara and "Missy" (Michelle Gomez) - was summoned to the Daleks' home planet, Skaro, for one last visit to their creator, Davros, who seemed to be dying. This turned out to be a sophisticated ruse to enable Davros to drain the Doctor of his regenerative power, but proved insufficient to fool him. As on so many previous occasions, the Doctor turned the tables on both Davros and his Daleks, and defeated them.

Please note: Intellectual property rights and Trade Marks of the BBC/Terry Nation estate require that this screen-used item must be used for personal home display only; any and all commercial use is expressly prohibited.
Please note: This is a large item so will go to offsite storage after the sale.
Estimate £10,000 - 15,000
Sold for £17,500