Friday, 8 June 2012

Bonhams Auction - 3rd July 2012

It’s coming to that time of year again, and the summer Memorabilia Auction at Bonhams is due to be held on 3rd July.

There’s not much in the sale of Doctor Who interest – just four items: one 1960s Dalek poster and three costume from David Tennant’s era.

Here are the details.

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 Tenth Doctor era

Lot 159
Doctor Who - The Runaway Bride, December 2006
Two Roboform costumes, one believed to have been David Tennant's disguise costume worn during the episode, each outfit comprising: a black hooded cape of wool, with Velcro® fastening and split side seam, together with a black wool jacket/coat, the costume attributed to Tennant with a pair of black loafer shoes and a black leather effect belt with large buckle, the other with belt only (2 costumes)
Estimate: £400 - 500
Sold for £1,000
NB This costume was originally sold for £438 at the 15th December 2011 auction (lot 163). Its estimate was also £400 - £500.

Lot 160
Doctor Who - Tooth and Claw, 2006
A maid's costume, as worn by Queen Victoria's staff, comprising: a black cotton dress, with button front with lace effect collar and cuffs, together with a fine net and lace belted apron
Estimate: £100 - 150
Sold for £225
NB This costume was originally sold for £400 at the 15th December 2011 auction (lot 159). Its estimate was also £100 - £150.

Lot 161
Doctor Who - Smith and Jones, 2007: A Slab guard costume,
comprising: a two-piece black leather biker type outfit, the leather jacket with geometric detail to top of sleeves with a pair of trousers, both labelled 'Hein Gericke' the jacket with label inside inscribed 'Matt', together with a pair of leather gauntlet/ gloves and a black cotton T-shirt (5)
The Slab guards protect the Plasmavore, Florence Finnegan whilst she is on Earth.

Estimate: £300 - 400
Sold for £237
NB This costume was originally sold for £225 at the 15th December 2011 auction (lot 164). Its estimate was also £300 - £400.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Louise Page - my precious memento

You will hopefully have seen the interviews I have conducted with costume designer Louise Page about her time creating the look and clothes for the Tenth Doctor.
I have now met her half a dozen times and resisted the urge to be a fanboy and ask for her autograph.

She is a real icon for designing the coat and suit I love so much, so asking her to just sign some photograph or a page of a book would not seem fitting enough for the esteem I hold her in.

When we first met at a local Starbucks, she brought along a large swatch of the fabric from the Tennant Coat and kindly gave it to me to keep.

During a later visit we discussed the blue suit at length, and she pulled out an equally large swatch of the blue suit fabric. Again I was thrilled to be given the swatch to keep.

Well this last visit I finally found THE one thing I wanted her to sign for me.

To keep the swatches safe and in pride of place, I found the perfect frame with a double mount to display them.
I keep it on top of my bookcase of tailoring books, along with my Matt Smith autographed convention brochure.

This was the perfect thing to finally ask her to sign, so she kindly captioned the two swatches on the mount and signed her name along the side.

She very much liked how I had framed the swatches, and was very happy to autograph it for me.

I now have the most FANTASTIC memento of meeting her. Thank you Louise!!