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Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Doctor Who costunes, rare Dalek art for sale at Bonhams

Up for auction at Bonhams: The evening suit
worn by Matt Smith in The Big Bang
A collection of 37 costumes from recent episodes of Doctor Who are being offered by Angels The Costumiers in the Entertainment Memorabilia auction on Thursday 15th December 2011 at Bonhams, Knightsbridge, London.

Also in the auction are costumes from other shows such as the original The Prisoner, Walt Disney animated film cels, film posters for Star Wars, Star Trek, music memorabilia and much more, including art from the 1964 Dalek Book.

Angels The Costumiers is the world’s longest-established supplier of costumes to the film, theatre, and television industries.

Doctor Who is a perennial TV favourite," says Angels Chairman, Tim Angel, who, as a young costumier, first suggested incorporating the iconic, thick scarf into Tom Baker’s Doctor Who outfit, explaining why his company loves the show. "The Angels team always looks forward to working on the show because of the extraordinary diversity of costumes that are required to bring-to-life the Time Lord’s journeys.


On auction: The original preliminary

"The costumes in the Bonhams auction offer the chance for fans to connect with their favourite episodes, and take home a beautiful piece of TV history.”

The costumes come from a number of recent episodes including The Shakespeare Code, Human Nature/The Family of Blood, Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of Daleks and The Fires of Pompeii, and have been worn by actors including David Tennant, Matt Smith and Freema Agyeman.

Highlights include a wedding guest outfit complete with top hat and a cream coloured silk scarf, which was worn by Matt Smith in The Big Bang, which it's estimated will sell for £1,200-1,800, a doublet and hose outfit worn by Lucian Msamati as Guido in The Vampires of Venice (£600, 700) and a three-piece suit worn by David Tennant in Human Nature/The Family of Blood (£1,000-1,500).

Stephanie Connell, Head of Entertainment Memorabilia, comments, “As the world’s longest running science fiction television programme, Doctor Who has attracted a cult following and we expect fans of the show to jump at the chance to bid for these items.”

The auction also includes a huge amount of film and TV memorabilia including costumes from the 1960s series Danger Man and The Prisoner, Walt Disney animation film cels, a Thunderbirds film poster, a 1997 Star Wars film poster, promotional poster for the 1980 Flash Gordon film, a collection of quad science fiction movie posters including Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, a script for the fantasy film Willow and much more. 

• More info at: www.bonhams.com/entertainment

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